Swedish-Icelandic Edda Magnason has been designated a Shooting Star at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival, signed a contract with a Hollywood agent and scored several awards for the biopic Waltz for Monica (Monica Z in Swedish). She has, however, very little time to read film scripts right now. The talented singer-songwriter’s third album, Woman Travels Alone, has just been released by Warner Records.
He has been making Sweden laugh for more than 30 years, creating characters comedy-lovers of all ages have come to adore. Whether in the suit of Bertil the disastrous but charming gardener, Greger Hawkwind the kilt-and-stiletto-sporting fireman or the hundred-year-old man who very famously climbed out of a window, Robert Gustafsson’s comic brilliance shines brighter than ever.
A regular feature across Danish theatre stages over the past decade, known to Nordic Noir fans as the young human rights activist of Borgen, Signe Egholm Olsen has just taken the next step towards international recognition and Nordic Noir deification. The Danish actress talks to Scan Magazine about starring alongside Sofie Gråbøl in the feature film The Hour of the Lynx.
Despite the challenges facing countries in the current global economic landscape, we have seen signs of positive developments in the British economy in 2013, and it gives me great pleasure to wish travellers between Scandinavia and the UK a prosperous New Year.
As the New Year sets in, Europe is still being weighed down by slow economic growth. The sluggish growth, and its impact on jobs, dominates the policy agenda, together with concerns over weaknesses in the banking sector.
February 2014 brings Nicolaj Cederholm’s theatre concert, Mozart Undone, to the Barbican Centre, London. Experience one of the most unconventional romps through one tonne of water and 30 Mozart hits, where music takes centre stage.
As Sir Richard Branson prepares to launch the world's first commercial spaceship, two Danish rocketeers test homemade spacecraft that could one day challenge Virgin Galactic.
Mai Manniche is a woman of many hats. She has studied economics and media science and worked as a communications consultant as well as internationally as a model – but there was never any doubt in her mind what her true passion was: designing jewellery.