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Ove Sprogøe is a Actor Danois born on 21 december 1919 at Odense (Danemark)

Ove Sprogøe

Ove Sprogøe
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Nationality Danemark
Birth 21 december 1919 at Odense (Danemark)
Death 14 september 2004 (at 84 years) at Amager

Ove Wendelboe Sprogøe Petersen (21 December 1919 – 14 September 2004) was a Danish actor. Born in Odense, his parents were Arthur and Inger Sprogøe. He married Eva Rasmussen in 1945, with whom he had three children. One of these is actor Henning Sprogøe.

He made his debut in the film Hans Store Aften (His Big Night). His characteristic prominent chin that had been feared an obstacle of his career did not prevent him from being one of the most versatile and used Danish actors. His strength laid in the almost diabolic, mischievous and brash but he effortlessly played meek and shy types as well as elegantiers. Among his many roles on stage in classic plays might be mentioned Mephisto in Faust, the title figure of Strindberg's The Father and some Molière and Bertolt Brecht characters. An extremely popular actor in Denmark, he played many diverse roles, including several recurring television parts. He appeared in 157 films, making him one of the hardest-working actors in the history of Danish film. In his early years he often was the part of a duo working together with his friend and colleague Dirch Passer.

He is probably best known for playing one of the lead roles in the Olsen Gang movies, along with Morten Grunwald and Poul Bundgaard, playing the gang leader Egon Olsen, known for his short temper, striped suit, and cigar. By this role he earned an international fame though mostly in Eastern Europe, in the GDR he together with his colleagues became almost a cult figure. Among his TV roles must be mentioned his elegant and humorous ex-burglar Larsen in the series Huset på Christianshavn ("The House at Christianshavn" – the first Danish sitcom) and his role as the wise and courageous doctor Louis Hansen in the epic, historical drama-series Matador, both also shown outside Denmark.

He was an able singer especially in shows or revues and his interpretation of Tim Spencer's Cigarettes, whiskey and wild wild women (in Danish re-creation: Fandens Oldemor – "The Devil's Great-Grandmother") almost became his signature tune.

He was the Danish voice of the Sultan in the dub of Disney's Aladdin.

He was an actor who combined great public sympathy with the ability to remain a private person with a modest lifestyle. After his death it was revealed that he had been a passionate art enthusiast and had amassed a valuable collection of modern paintings.

Shortly after his death in 2004, Nordisk Film (the company that made the Olsen Gang movies) established a scholarship for actors in his name. The state-owned road to The State Prison in Vridsløselille (the prison where his Egon Olsen character was a frequent "guest"), was renamed by the city of Albertslund to Egon Olsens Vej (Egon Olsen Road). On 24 October 2005, his native city of Odense named a square Ove Sprogøes Plads (Ove Sprogøe Square) in his honour.

Usually with

Dirch Passer
Dirch Passer
(48 films)
Erik Balling
Erik Balling
(24 films)
Karl Stegger
Karl Stegger
(44 films)
Paul Hagen
Paul Hagen
(33 films)
Carl Ottosen
Carl Ottosen
(20 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ove Sprogøe (90 films)

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Barbara
Barbara (1997)
, 2h23
Directed by Nils Malmros
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Anneke von der Lippe, Birgitte Federspiel, Lars Simonsen, Jesper Christensen, Jens Dyhr Okking, Ove Sprogøe
Rating61% 3.0514453.0514453.0514453.0514453.051445
The aptly named ship Fortuna arrives in Tórshavn, bringing Poul (Lars Simonsen), the new pastor for the parish of Vágar, and the populace has gathered for the event. Among them is Barbara (Anneke von der Lippe), the widow of two former pastors for whose untimely deaths she is blamed by many. Pastor Poul is warned about her but falls for her charms, despite the fact that when three French ships come to port she follows the example of most of the other women in the town and allows herself to be seduced by a French sailor. As the widow of the parish, she has a house of her own on Vágar, and she and Poul leave for their respective homes there. Inevitably, they marry, but when in Tórshavn on a subsequent visit, Barbara meets and falls for the foppish Andreas Heyde (Peter Reichhardt), on a research trip from Copenhagen. Poul persuades Barbara to leave with him; however, when Christmas approaches he feels duty-bound to visit the outlying island of Mykines, despite Barbara's entreaties that he not do so. Andreas has now arrived nearby to spend Christmas at the home of the chief magistrate of the island. Despite his misgivings, Poul answers the call of duty, hoping to return almost immediately, but he is delayed by the weather for eleven days, and on his return he discovers that Barbara has left for Tórshavn with Andreas. After a confrontation between Poul and Andreas, instigated by Gabriel, Andreas is finally persuaded to leave for Copenhagen, without Barbara, and she makes a desperate and futile attempt to reach his ship, once more the Fortuna, as it leaves.
War of the Birds, 1h8
Directed by Jannik Hastrup
Origin Danemark
Genres Animation
Themes Films about animals, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about birds, Children's films
Actors Anne Marie Helger, Ove Sprogøe, Per Pallesen, Helle Ryslinge, Christophe Lemoine, Claire Guyot
Roles The Male Magpie (voice)
Rating73% 3.6852553.6852553.6852553.6852553.685255
In a forest lives a community of birds who live peacefully, including a pair of sparrows residing happily in a nest awaiting the hatching of their two eggs. A storm rolls in and a white dove warns the couple about Fagin, a sinister black vulture who kills every bird in his path. Fagin comes, and the male sparrow bravely attempts to protect his family by distracting the vulture and is pursued but is killed. The female shares her mate's fate, and the struggle caused the two eggs to fall out the nest with only one surviving and landing near a hole in the tree which is owned by Walter, an owl. Betty, a bluebird, comes and decides to adopt the egg. Days and hours later, the egg hatches and Betty names him Oliver. While Betty is away, Walter tells Oliver a story about Betty saving a dove named Olivia from a cat and adopting her. Betty introduces Olivia to Oliver, both of them quickly becoming friends. Betty goes away again, and Oliver and Olivia wander off and befriend two orphaned mice named Fredrick and Ingolf. They play but Ingolf, who dreams of flying like a bird, falls into a stream and is saved by the group. The Dove appears and warns them about Fagin, prompting them to run and hide. Oliver, who spots Fagin, becomes too scared to move, but Olivia saves him and hide in a can. Fagin corners the young bird and nearly kills them, but is chased away by a male orthonologist human and his dog. Betty finds them and scolds them for wandering off and while Betty and Olivia leave, Oliver learns to fly with the help of Olivia.
Hip hip hurra!, 1h50
Directed by Kjell Grede
Origin Suede
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Peinture
Actors Stellan Skarsgård, Lene Brøndum, Jesper Christensen, Morten Grunwald, Ghita Nørby, Ove Sprogøe
Roles Bonatzi
Rating55% 2.7733852.7733852.7733852.7733852.773385
La vie et le quotidien des peintres de Skagen, au nord du Danemark. L'un de ces peintres, Peder Severin Krøyer (Stellan Skarsgård), inspire ceux qui l'entourent mais il sait que la folie dont souffrait sa mère va bientôt l'atteindre à son tour.
You Are Not Alone, 1h30
Directed by Lasse Nielsen
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, La sexualité des mineurs, Teen LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Ove Sprogøe, Hugo Herrestrup, Beatrice Palner, Michael Kennedy, Jan Schmidt
Roles Kim's dad (the Headmaster)
Rating74% 3.746843.746843.746843.746843.74684
Set in a Danish all-boys boarding school, one of the boys, Bo (Anders Agensø), develops a special relationship with the headmaster's young son Kim (Peter Bjerg). In the beginning of the film the headmaster is trying to get funding for a new gym for the school. The boarding school is likely a Christian one, as they have school prayer and the teachers keep referring to good Christian morals.
The Olsen Gang on the Track, 1h45
Directed by Erik Balling
Origin Danemark
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Heist films
Actors Ove Sprogøe, Morten Grunwald, Poul Arne Bundgaard, Kirsten Walther, Ove Verner Hansen, Paul Hagen
Roles Egon Olsen
Rating71% 3.594713.594713.594713.594713.59471
Olsen has planned to rob a train car filled with gold. The plan backfires when Olsen forgets the new summer timetable and the gang accidentally abducts the car containing the CID summer picnic hosted by Superintendent Jensen.
The Last Exploits of the Olsen Gang
Directed by Erik Balling
Origin Danemark
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Heist films
Actors Ove Sprogøe, Morten Grunwald, Kirsten Walther, Poul Arne Bundgaard, Axel Strøbye, Jes Holtsø
Roles Egon olsen
Rating70% 3.5439453.5439453.5439453.5439453.543945
After last robbery, Olsen Gang went to Majorca, but without any money, as Benny and Kjeld accidentally threw loot to the garbage bin. Egon breaks to the local restaurant to get back on track with the finances, unfortunately he's caught and whole gang returns to Denmark. After some time Egon is released; Kjeld and Benny are waiting for him but Egon abandons them: He has been hired by Stock Broker Holm Hansen to open a safe in Switzerland belonging to his deceased associate. Egon demands 25% of the value equivalent of the contents of the safe as payment for his work. Holm Hansen agree, but has his Swiss henchman double-cross Egon once the safe is open and leave him at the mercy of the Swiss police. Egon escapes though, and makes it back to Denmark, where he reunites with Benny and Kjeld with a new plan to exact revenge and claim his payment.
The Olsen Gang Goes Crazy
Directed by Erik Balling
Origin Danemark
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Heist films
Actors Ove Sprogøe, Morten Grunwald, Poul Arne Bundgaard, Kirsten Walther, Peter Steen, Preben Kaas
Roles Egon Olsen
Rating69% 3.4943453.4943453.4943453.4943453.494345
Film starts with a robbery scene, Egon is about to open Franz Jäger safe in local cinema with his two partners, out of sudden comes Benny's brother Harry which is dynamite specialist. He is also alcohol addict and was drinking before the action and because of his clumsy moves he turns on the alarm, police comes and Egon is caught. After 8 months in prison Egon comes out with brand new plan to rob mobster which has warehouse with frozen food as a cover-up for his illegal business. Unfortunately for Egon, Benny and Kjeld have no longer interest in thievery as they both found jobs in a local shop and Ben is engaged to the store's manager. Harry feels guilty for the last action and helps Egon to make criminals from Ben and Kjeld again. He succeeds and his ingenious plan as usually works almost flawlessly so they're getting the money, but with Ben and Kjeld as a partners he can be certain that they won't be wealthy for a long time.
Lenin, You Rascal, You, 1h22
Origin Danemark
Genres Comedy
Actors Peter Steen, Dirch Passer, Jørgen Ryg, Judy Gringer, Ove Sprogøe, Lisbet Lundquist
Roles Mulligan, britisk ambassadør
Rating36% 1.840111.840111.840111.840111.84011