Lene Seested

Throughout Seested’s career as a leading Casting Director, she worked closely with the Oscar-, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning Director, Susanne Bier, as her personal Casting Director all throughout 20+ years. To name a few, Seested casted Bier’s award-winning feature films: ‘In a Better World’ (Oscar and Golden Globe), ‘After the Wedding’ (Oscar and Golden Globe nominee), ‘The One and Only’ (box office no. 1 holder for 20 years and ‘Brothers’. Moreover, Seested’s credits include the Oscar nominee short film ‘At Night’ and she was involved in casting a few roles to Sean Penn’s renowned ‘Into the Wild’, ‘Behind Enemy Lines’, Cameron Crowe’s ‘Vanilla Sky’, ‘The Prince & Me’, Allan Ball’s ‘True Blood’ and Thomas Vinterberg’s ‘Festen.
Seested is a true pioneer and expert within her field. In 1998, she was the first to drawn inspiration from international approaches and implement them into the Danish casting industry. Moreover, Seested was the first to promote Danish and Scandinavian actors internationally.

Seested has a force and talent for creating breakthroughs both nationally and internationally as she is exceptionally talented at spotting actors and matching them to the right tole. As a Casting Director, Seested utilized her talent and made possible national breakthroughs for the following actresses; Sidse Babett Knudsen (The One & Only), Sonia Richter (Open Hearts), Molly Egelind (Love is all You Need), Cecilie Stenspil (The Protectors) and Emma Leth (Triple Dare).

Today as an agent, Seested is behind matching clients such as Kristofer Hivju for the role of ‘Tormund Giantsbane’, who starred in 33 episode of the worldly phenomenon that is HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones, Alex Høgh Andersen for the role of ‘Ivar the Boneless’, who starred in 41 episodes of HBO’s hit series ‘Vikings’, Linnea Berthelsen for the role of ‘No. 8/Kali’ in Netflix’s blockbuster series ‘Stranger Things’,

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Experience the short films of Martin Strange Hansen, an Oscar-winning director, Lene Seested, the executive producer, and  the extraordinary talents of the Class of 2021 students at Panorama. At Panorama, it goes beyond acting; it’s a collaborative journey led by producer Per, writer Anna, cinematographer Solveig, costume designer Chantal, and more.