Ghita Nørby
Ghita Nørby is a popular Danish actress with 117 film credits to her name from 1956-2005, making her one of the most active Danish actresses ever. She was born in Copenhagen
Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark, with an urban population of 1,199,224 and a metropolitan population of 1,930,260 . With the completion of the transnational Øresund Bridge in 2000, Copenhagen has become the centre of the increasingly integrating Øresund Region...

, Denmark
Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. The countries of Denmark and Greenland, as well as the Faroe Islands, constitute the Kingdom of Denmark . It is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark...

 to opera singer Einar Nørby (1896-1983). She studied two years at the Danish Royal Theatre (Det Kongelige Teater), and was actress there 1956-1959.

She has been married a number of times. First in 1956 to architect Mogens Garth-Grüner, and then to actor Henrik Wiehe. She met her next husband Italian pop singer/actor Dario Campeotto
Dario Campeotto
Dario Campeotto is a Danish singer, actor, and entertainer. He was born in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen to Italian parents, Emma and Ernesto Campeotto....

 on the set of a film they were shooting in 1962. They were married in 1963, and had a son, actor Giacomo Campeotto in 1964. They were divorced in 1969. She married actor Jørgen Reenberg in April 1970. She is currently married to pianist/composer, Svend Skipper.

She has received a number of awards and recognitions including the Ingenio et Arti
Ingenio et Arti
Ingenio et Arti is a Danish medal awarded to prominent Danish and foreign scientists and artists. The honour, a personal award of the Monarch, was instituted by King Christian VIII in 1841 and could be awarded to women as well as men.The medal is awarded irregularly, on average less than twice per...

 medal in 2006.

Selected filmography

  • Charles' tante (Charles' Aunt, International English title): 1959. Role of Laura Hornemann
  • Baronessen fra benzintanken
    Baronessen fra benzintanken
    Baronessen fra benzintanken is a 1960 Danish comedy film directed by Annelise Reenberg and starring Maria Garland, Ghita Nørby, Dirch Passer and Ove Sprogøe.-Cast:...

     (The Baroness from the Gas Station): 1960. Role of Anne Tofte/von Rosensten
  • Han, Hun, Dirch og Dario
    Han, Hun, Dirch og Dario
    Han, Hun, Dirch og Dario is a 1962 Danish comedy film directed by Annelise Reenberg and starring Ghita Nørby.-Cast:* Ghita Nørby - Marianne Borg* Ebbe Langberg - Poul Borg* Dirch Passer - Eigil Hansen...

  • Oskar
    Oskar (film)
    Oskar is a 1962 Danish film directed by Gabriel Axel and starring William Bewer.-Cast:* William Bewer - Chauffør hos Rosentorn* Vera Gebuhr - Charlotte, stuepige* Judy Gringer - Tina, stuepige hos Bang* Lone Hertz - Vibeke Bang, Bernhards datter...

  • Sytten
    Sytten is a 1965 Danish coming-of-age sex comedy directed by Annelise Meineche and starring Ole Søltoft and Ghita Nørby. Søltoft plays a 17-year-old high school student who discovers the youthful excesses of sexual desire during his summer vacation in 1913...

  • Sangen om den Røde Rubin 1970
  • Amour
    Amour (film)
    Amour is a 1970 Danish drama film directed by Gabriel Axel and starring Svend Johansen.-Cast:* Svend Johansen - Diderik* Ghita Nørby - Elise* Kim Meyer - Sønnen* Kirsten Lyngholm - Datteren* Tine Bjerregaard - Gundelil* Ole Guldbrandsen - Kjartan...

  • Matador
    Matador (TV series)
    Matador is a Danish TV series produced between 1978 and 1981. It is set in the fictional Danish town of Korsbæk between 1929 and 1947. It follows the lives of a range of characters from across the social spectrum, focusing specifically on the rivalry between the families of two businessmen: The...

     (Monopoly): 1978, TV series. Role of Ingeborg Skjern
  • Katinka
    Katinka (film)
    Katinka is a 1988 Danish-Swedish drama film directed by Max von Sydow. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival.-Cast:* Tammi Øst - Katinka* Ole Ernst - Bai* Kurt Ravn - Wilhelm Huus* Erik Paaske - Linde...

  • Dansen med Regitze (Memories of a Marriage, Waltzing Regitze
    Waltzing Regitze
    Waltzing Regitze, also known as Memories of a Marriage, is a 1989 Danish drama directed by Kaspar Rostrup. Based upon a popular Danish novel by Martha Christensen, the film is an unsentimental portrait of the history and changes of a middle-aged couple's marriage, told through flashbacks during a...

    ): 1989
  • Den goda viljan (The Best Intentions
    The Best Intentions
    The Best Intentions is a 1992 Swedish drama film directed by Bille August and written by Ingmar Bergman. It is semi-autobiographical and tells the story of the complex courtship of Bergman's parents, Erik and Karin , and the difficult early years of their marriage, up to the point where Anna is...

    '), 1992
  • Riget
    The Kingdom (TV miniseries)
    The Kingdom is an eight-episode Danish television mini-series, created by Lars von Trier in 1994, and co-directed by Lars von Trier and Morten Arnfred. It has been edited together into a five-hour movie for distribution in the United Kingdom and United States...

     (The Kingdom, International title): 1994-97, TV series
  • Hamsun
    Hamsun (film)
    Hamsun is a 1996 Danish-Swedish-Norwegian-German drama directed by Jan Troell, about the later life of the Norwegian author Knut Hamsun , who together with his wife Marie Hamsun , went from being national saints to national traitors after supporting Nazi Germany during their occupation of Norway...

    , 1996
  • Edderkoppen (The Spider): 2000, TV series
  • Rejseholdet
    Rejseholdet is a Danish television crime series starring Charlotte Fich, Mads Mikkelsen and Lars Brygmann. Produced by Danmarks Radio , the program aired 32 episodes spanning four seasons from 2000 to 2004...

     (Unit 1, International English title): 2000, TV series
  • Hjælp, Jeg er en Fisk (Help! I'm a Fish!): 2000. Voice of Aunt Anna, the Eel
  • Fire høytider
    Fire høytider
    Fire høytider is a Norwegian television mini-series directed by Leidulv Risan that originally aired on Norwegian TV channel NRK1 in 2000.The series consisted of five episodes where each episode dealt with an ethical dilemma.-Selected cast:*Erik Ulfsby...

     (Four Festivals): 2000, TV min-series
  • Grev Axel (Count Axel): 2001, Role of Baronesse Gjerløv
  • En kort, en lång (Shake It All About
    Shake It All About
    Shake It All About is a Danish award-winning comedy-drama from 2001.-Plot:The film is about a gay couple, Jørgen and Jacob, who live in a happy partnership. One day Jacob asks Jørgen to marry him, and he happily accepts...

    , International English title): 2001
  • Kokken (The Cook): 2002
  • Arsenik og gamle kniplinger (Arsenic and Old Lace
    Arsenic and Old Lace (play)
    Arsenic and Old Lace is a play by American playwright Joseph Kesselring, written in 1939. It has become best known through the film adaptation starring Cary Grant and directed by Frank Capra. The play was directed by Bretaigne Windust, and opened on January 10, 1941. On September 25, 1943, the...

    ): 2002, TV. Role of Abby Brewster.
  • Arven (The Inheritance, European English title): 2003
  • Ørnen: En krimi-odyssé
    The Eagle (TV series)
    The Eagle: A Crime Odyssey is a Danish police procedural television series produced by Danmarks Radio, created and written by Peter Thorsboe and Mai Brostrøm. The series debuted on 10 October 2004 in Denmark...

     (The Eagle: A Crime Odyssey
    The Eagle (TV series)
    The Eagle: A Crime Odyssey is a Danish police procedural television series produced by Danmarks Radio, created and written by Peter Thorsboe and Mai Brostrøm. The series debuted on 10 October 2004 in Denmark...

    ): 2004, TV series
  • O' Horten
    O' Horten
    O' Horten is a 2007 Norwegian film directed by Bent Hamer. The film's title character Odd Horten is a habit-bound train driver, who is about to retire. On the day of his retirement he ends up in an unexpected situation, and is forced to reconsider his life. As in other films by Hamer, the themes...

    , 2007
  • Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick
    Everlasting Moments
    Everlasting Moments is a 2008 Swedish drama film directed by Jan Troell, starring Maria Heiskanen, Mikael Persbrandt and Jesper Christensen. It is based on the true story of Maria Larsson, a Swedish working class woman in the early 1900s, who wins a camera in a lottery and goes on to become a...

    , 2008

She has additionally provided Danish voice to the following Disney animation films Pocahontas, Lady and the Tramp II
Lady and the Tramp
Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released to theaters on June 22, 1955, by Buena Vista Distribution. The fifteenth animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, it was the first animated feature filmed in the CinemaScope widescreen...

, Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World
Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World
Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World is a 1998 straight-to-video sequel to the 1995 Disney film Pocahontas. The film is inspired by true events in the life of Pocahontas which took place several years after her encounter with John Smith and the founders of Jamestown...

, Mulan
Mulan is a 1998 American animated film directed by Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook, with story by Robert D. San Souci and screenplay by Rita Hsiao, Philip LaZebnik, Chris Sanders, Eugenia Bostwick-Singer, and Raymond Singer. It was produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney...

, The Emperor's New Groove
The Emperor's New Groove
The Emperor's New Groove is a 2000 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures through Buena Vista Distribution on December 15, 2000. It is the 40th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics...

, and Mulan II
Mulan II
Mulan II is a 2004 American direct-to-video Disney animated feature directed by Darrell Rooney and Lynne Southerl and is a sequel to the 1998 animated film Mulan. The entire cast from the first film returned, except for Eddie Murphy , Miriam Margolyes , Chris Sanders and Matthew Wilder...


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