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Bodil Kjer is a Actor Danoise born on 2 september 1917 at Odense (Danemark)

Bodil Kjer

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Birth name Bodil Valborg Karen Ellen Kjer
Nationality Danemark
Birth 2 september 1917 at Odense (Danemark)
Death 1 february 2003 (at 85 years) at Copenhagen (Danemark)

Bodil Kjer (1917–2003) was a Danish actress whose talent and charisma earned her status as a Primadonna and the title of first lady of Danish theater. Kjer's leading roles reflect the span of Denmark's modern cinema: such as the artistic maturity of the war-torn 1940's in Jenny and the Soldier, the light-hearted romance of the 1950s and 1960s in Mød mig på Cassiopeia, the action drama of the 1970s in Strømer, and the modern epic tale in Babette's Feast (1987). Denmark's highest film prize, the Bodil Awards, were named in honor of Kjer and Bodil Ipsen. Kjer twice received her namesake award for Best Actress (1948, 1952) and once for Best Supporting Actress (1977). In 1997, she accepted an honorary Bodil for lifetime achievement.


Bodil Valborg Karen Ellen Kjer was born 2 September 1917 in Odense, Denmark. She entered film in 1938 in Balletten danser. Kjer died on 1 February 2003.

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Filmography of Bodil Kjer (14 films)

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Babette's Feast, 1h42
Directed by Gabriel Axel
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Cooking films
Actors Stéphane Audran, Birgitte Federspiel, Jarl Kulle, Bodil Kjer, Bibi Andersson, Ghita Nørby
Roles Filippa
Rating77% 3.89553.89553.89553.89553.8955
The elderly and pious Protestant sisters Martine (Birgitte Federspiel) and Philippa (Bodil Kjer) live in a small village on the remote western coast of Jutland in 19th-century Denmark. Their father was a pastor who founded his own Pietistic conventicle. With their father now dead and the austere sect drawing no new converts, the aging sisters preside over a dwindling congregation of white-haired believers.
Jenny and the Soldier, 1h32
Directed by Johan Jacobsen
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Poul Reichhardt, Bodil Kjer, Johannes Meyer, Maria Garland, Elith Pio, Karin Nellemose
Roles Jenny
Rating69% 3.468373.468373.468373.468373.46837
Two common working-class people, Robert and Jenny, meet one day in a bar. After Robert defends Jenny against her date, a district attorney's chauffeur, who is trying to get her drunk, they begin a relationship. She soon discovers that she will be tried in court for an abortion she needed a few years previously. Her parents disown her and she loses her job as a saleswoman. Robert stays with her, admitting his own responsibility for killing someone when he was 17 years old. Distraught at the thought of going to prison, Jenny convinces Robert to commit suicide with her. Just as she is planning the suicide, her lawyer comes and announces that the case has been dropped—the case had been delayed too long while the district attorney was in the hospital after his chauffeur has caused an automobile accident.