Danish film critic, born in 1940. On completing his studies he moved to Paris with the dream of becoming a film director, landing a job as director’s assistant for Jean-Pierre Melville in Le deuxième souffle (Second Breath, 1966), before going on to work from Paris on various Danish newspapers as a film correspondent. In 1970 he returned to Denmark where he worked on the radio, specializing in interviews.
In the mid 80s he began to broadcast “Bogart”, Danish TV’s most famous and innovative cinema programme which he would host for seventeen years influencing public opinion as an undisputed authority on films.When he decided to leave the programme at the end of 2002, everyone acknowledged the enormous importance of his voice and presence in the development of Danish cinema. He has published several books on cinema as a writer and essayist.