Charlotte Sieling

Charlotte Sieling
Born (1960-07-13) July 13, 1960
Copenhagen, Denmark
Nationality Danish
Occupation Actor, film director
Spouse(s) Peter Langdahl (m. 1996; div. 2000)
Children 2

Charlotte Sieling (born 13 July 1960) is a Danish actress and film director. She began her career as an actress in the mid-1980s. In the 2000s, she turned to film directing, working on a number of successful DR TV series such as the Emmy-winning Unit One, The Killing, The Bridge and the BAFTA-winning Borgen. She had her feature film debut with Above the Street, Below the Water in 2009. Her success as a director of TV series has more recently brought her to the US where her work includes directing two episodes of Homeland.[1]

Early life and education

Sieling was born in Copenhagen. She completed her education as actress at National Theatre School of Denmark in 1985. In 1895, she graduated from the National Film School of Denmark where she attended the screenplay line.[1]


Between 1988 and 1991, Sieling was affiliated with the Royal Danish Theatre where her roles included the lead in the musical Esther. From 1992 to 1994, she was affiliated with the Betty Nansen Theatre.[2]

Sieling had her debut as a director when she directed eight episodes of Unit One. She has continued her collaboration with DR, working on a number of their most successful television series. She worked on the first season of The Killing directed the first four episodes of Danish/Swedish crime series The Bridge and was conceptual director on the third season of BAFTA Award-winning Borgen

She had her feature film debut with Above the Street, Below the Water in 2009.[1] In 201314, she has worked on a number of television series in the US.[1]

Personal life

Sieling married theatre manager and stage director Peter Langdahl in 1996. The couple divorced in 2000. They have two children.[1]



As an actress
Year Title Role Notes
1986 The Wolf at the Door
1988 Mord i Paradis
1989 Notater om kærligheden
1990 Farlig leg
1993 Det bli'r i familien
1994 Frække Frida og de frygtløse spioner
1995 Farligt venskab
Elsker, elsker ikke Hannah Nominated—Bodil Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Carmen & Babyface
1996 En loppe kan også gø
2003 The Five Obstructions
2005 Accused Miriam
2006 Supervoksen

As a director

Year Title Notes
2009 Above the Street, Below the Water Nominated—Bodil Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
2017 Mesteren


As an actress

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Gøngehøvdingen 3 episodes
1998 Taxa
2003 Unit One 1 episode

As a director

Year Title Notes
20002002 Rejseholdet 8 episodes
20042005 Krøniken 3 episodes
2007 The Killing 12 episodes
2011 Broen 4 episodes
2013 Borgen 2 episodes
Jo 2 episodes
The Bridge 1 episodes
Graceland 1 episodes
White Collar 1 episodes
2014 The Americans 1 episodes
Those Who Kill 1 episodes
Tyrant 1 episodes
The Strain 2 episodes
Homeland 1 episodes
2015 Wayward Pines 1 episodes


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "interview Skuespiller fandt sit selvværd som instruktør". Politiken (in Danish). Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  2. "Charlotte Sieling i Den danske Filmdatabase". DanskeFilm (in Danish). Retrieved 12 February 2015.

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