Rumle Hammerich

Rumle Hammerich 1988 at the Malmö opening of his first film Otto Is a Rhino.

Jens Peter Hammerich, better known as Rumle Hammerich (born 16 November 1954), is a Danish film director, screenwriter and film company director. He is currently creative director at Nordisk Film.

His filmography consists of both feature films and television films and mini series in Denmark as well as Sweden. His mini series Young Andersenwhich describes the formative boarding school years of Hans Christian Andersen won an Emmy Award for Best international TV Movie/Mini Series in 2005.[1] His crime series The Protectors (Danish: Livvagterne) won the 2009 International Emmy Award for the best television drama series.[2]


Jens Peter Hammerich was born on 16 November 1954 in Copenhagen to translator Ida Elisabeth Hammerich and Paul Hammerich, journalist, writer and editor in chief at the national Danish newspaper Politiken. From an early age he was called Rumle and when his father in 1959 asked her mother to translate Charles M. Schulz's comic strip Peanuts for Politiken, she gave the perpetually dirty boy Pig-Pen her son's nickname.

He graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 1979 and had his debut as a feature film director in 1983 with the children film Otto er et næsehorn "Otto Is a Rhino". After working in Sweden in the early 90's, directing films such as the horror film Svart Lucia and the children film Kan du vissla Johanna?, he was made director of national Danish television station DR's fiction department in 1994. In 1998 he left DR and the following year he joined Nordisk Film, where he led the subsidiary Nordisk Film Produktion until 2003, when he was made creative director of the company.[3]



Feature films

TV series and film



Feature films

TV series



Feature films

TV series and films


  1. "Danish TV series Livvagterne wins Emmy for Best TV Drama". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Retrieved 2010-01-04.
  2. International Emmy Awards, Previous Awards
  3. "Rumle Hammerich". Gyldendal. Retrieved 2010-04-16.
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