Charlotte Sieling, born 1960, is a recognized Danish director having directed numerous popular – and award winning TV-series during the past years. She graduated as actress from the Danish National School of Theatre in 1985 and ten years later, 1995, – from the National Film School of Denmark, where she’d been studying screenplay writing. During the 90’s she had a very promising career working as a stage and film actress (she even won Best Actress Award in Varna, Bulgaria for her role as Hannah in the Danish feature film “Love Me, Love Me Not” from 1995) – before finally taking up directing as her professional living.
In Denmark she’s primarily known as the director of the Danish family saga “Better Times”, which gave her the popular breakthrough and led her into the hearts of the Danes – by telling the dramatic love story of the characters Erik and Ida and at the same time took them on a time travel into four decades of Danish history and politics. Apart from “Better Times”, Charlotte has directed countless episodes of successful TV-series such as Emmy awarded “Unit 1” and “The Killing”. She was conceptual director on the first four episodes of the Danish/Swedish crime series “Broen” (The Bridge), for which she’s received great reviews and caught great international attention. The series even won The International TV Dagger-award 2012 in London – and on top of this Charlotte was also BAFTA nominated for her work on “The Bridge”.
She is also the conceptual director on the first 2 episodes of Season 3 of BAFTA-award winning Danish TV-series “Borgen”, which alongside “The Killing” and “The Bridge” has enjoyed great success abroad. In 2012 she was asked to direct a new TV-series called “JO” in Paris, by Atlantique Productions - 2013, she went to LA to direct an episode of the American TV-Series “Graceland”, followed by episodes on “The Bridge” (US), “White Collar” (NY), “The Americans", “Tyrant", "The Strain", “Homeland" and as conceptual director on “Queen of the South (2016). Beginning of this year, 2017, she had her first Danish feature film coming out since 2009 - “The Man", which she has both written and directed.
Her feature film debut “Above the Street, Below the Water”, released in 2009, starred some of the finest actors in Denmark – a story about 3 couples’ intertwining lives in Copenhagen. Charlotte manages a variety of genres; from grandiose epic family tale to cold-blooded, cynical crime drama told with a typical Danish twist of irony – to social-realistic comedy dealing with troubled couples living in modern society. In other words a gifted storyteller from whom we can expect much more in the future to come, national as well as international.
|Margrete: Queen of the North||2021||SF Studios|
|The Man||2017||Nimbus Film|
|Over gaden under vandet||2009||Nimbus Film|
|Short Film||Year||Production Company|
|45 cm||2007||Zentropa Productions|
|The girl who had no mustache||06-07|
|Tut and Tone||1995|
|Lovecraft Country (episode 107)||2020||Bad Robot|
|The InBetween (episode 101)||2019||Universal Television|
|Homeland (episode 705)||2018||Teakwood Lane Productions|
|Good Behavior||2016||Tomorrow Studios|
|Queen of the South (koncept. instr.)||2016||Fox TV Studios|
|Wayward Pines (episode 102)||2015||FX Productions|
|Homeland (episode 405)||2014||Teakwood Lane Productions|
|The Strain (epidsode 107-108)||2014||FX Network|
|Tyrant||2014||Teakwood Lane Production|
|Those Who Kill (episode 103)||2014||Fox 21|
|The Americans (episode 206)||2014||Dreamworks Television|
|White Collar (episode 509)||2013||Jeff Eastin & Warrior George Productions|
|Graceland (episode 109)||2013||Fox Television Studios|
|The Bridge (episode 103)||2013||FX Productions|
|Jo (koncept. instr)||2013||Atlantique Productions|
|Borgen III (koncept. instr.)||2013||DR1|
|The Bridge (koncept. instr. episode 1 -4)||2011||DR1+SVT|
|The Killing II (episode 7+8)||2009||DR1|
|The Killing (episode 10+11)||06-07||DR1|
|Better Times (koncept. instr. 16 episoder)||02-06||DR1|
|Unit One (8 episoder)||00-04||DR1|