NIELS ARDEN OPLEV (Director) is a television and film director who in 2009
directed Millennium: Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, the most successful
Scandinavian film of all time.
He graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 1989 and went on to
direct two International Emmy Award winning television series - "Ornen" and "Rejseholdet"
- as well as a series of successful feature films. Oplev's feature debut,
Portland, marked the start of a controversial 'new wave' of Danish films
throughout the mid-nineties and was nominated for the Golden Bear at the Berlin
Film Festival 1996.
In 2006, he directed the hugely popular We Shall Overcome, which was Denmark's
bestselling film of the year. It won a host of international awards, including
the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. Oplev followed up in 2009 with an
adaptation of Steig Larsson's novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which
smashed box office records in its opening weekend before being sold for
Oplev has moved into television directing in the United States, signing an
overall deal with CBS in 2013 and directing the pilot for "Under the Dome,"
based on the cult novel by Stephen King. He directed "Mr. Robot," starring
Christian Slater and Rami Malek, which premiered on USA Network in March 2015
and was released on Amazon Prime in the UK in October 2015. He also directed the
pilot episodes of "Game of Silence" and "Midnight Texas," both for NBC.
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