Biografi

Erik Balling was one of the most beloved Danish filmmaker in the 20th century. Balling was a director, a producer and a writer. Erik Balling was mostly famous for creating such TV epics as "Matador" and "Huset På Christianshavn" and the film-series of "Olsen banden". Erik Balling was born the 19th of November 1925 in the Danish city of Nyborg, as a son of a priest. In 1946 Balling was hired as an assistant at "Nordisk Film Kompagni" - the world's oldest film production company. His talent was soon recognised, and Balling soon had the opportunity to work as a director. His debut as a director came in 1952, with the film: "Vi arme syndere". Balling soon gained a reputation of having good technical skills, and after that film his talent was widely recognised. In 1957 he became head of "Nordisk Film" - the youngest one ever. Balling was mostly famous for his comedies. In his early days he directed Poeten og Lillemor (1959) and Sommer i Tyrol (1964), which were very popular at the time. In the middle of the 1960s Balling tried to chance his style when it came to comedies. At this time the popular James Bond films circled the globe, Balling's next film was inspired by those films, teaming up with Henning Bahs to make the Jamed Bond spoof "Slå Først Frede" (1965), which became very popular in Denmark - so popular it spawned a sequel Slap af, Frede! (1966). This co-work with Henning Bahs was so fruitful that they made many more movies together. This co-work eventually led to film-series of "Olsen banden", which started with Olsen-banden (1968) - and eventually they made a total of 14 "Olsen banden" film, plus a TV series and a movie version where the characters in "Olsen banden" are children. "Olsen banden" was about a small band of small time criminals, trying to become millionaires. "Olsen banden" were not only very popular in Denmark, but also in East-Germany, Poland, Sweden and Norway - especially in Norway and Sweden, who eventually made their own national versions of "Olsen banden", namely the Norwegian "Olsen banden" and the Swedish "Jönssonligan" - Henning Bahs and Erik Balling also helped the Norwegians and the Swedes to write those. In that late 60s and early 70s Balling made the popular Danish TV series "Huset På Christianshavn", which also became the basis for a movie: "Ballade på Christianshavn (1971)". In 1970 Balling produced the very popular Danish TV epic "Matador". More than fifty percent of Denmark's population watched "Matador" in those days. "Matador" was about life in a smaller city in Denmark in the 30s and 40s. Balling was always known for his warm style, when he portrayed humans. Throughout his life, he received many prizes. He was 80 years old when he died the 19th of November 2005.

Erik Balling was one of the most beloved Danish filmmaker in the 20th century. Balling was a director, a producer and a writer. Erik Balling was mostly famous for creating such TV epics as "Matador" and "Huset På Christianshavn" and the film-series of "Olsen banden". Erik Balling was born the 19th of November 1925 in the Danish city of Nyborg, as a son of a priest. In 1946 Balling was hired as an assistant at "Nordisk Film Kompagni" - the world's oldest film production company. His talent was soon recognised, and Balling soon had the opportunity to work as a director. His debut as a director came in 1952, with the film: "Vi arme syndere". Balling soon gained a reputation of having good technical skills, and after that film his talent was widely recognised. In 1957 he became head of "Nordisk Film" - the youngest one ever. Balling was mostly famous for his comedies. In his early days he directed Poeten og Lillemor (1959) and Sommer i Tyrol (1964), which were very popular at the time. In the middle of the 1960s Balling tried to chance his style when it came to comedies. At this time the popular James Bond films circled the globe, Balling's next film was inspired by those films, teaming up with Henning Bahs to make the Jamed Bond spoof "Slå Først Frede" (1965), which became very popular in Denmark - so popular it spawned a sequel Slap af, Frede! (1966). This co-work with Henning Bahs was so fruitful that they made many more movies together. This co-work eventually led to film-series of "Olsen banden", which started with Olsen-banden (1968) - and eventually they made a total of 14 "Olsen banden" film, plus a TV series and a movie version where the characters in "Olsen banden" are children. "Olsen banden" was about a small band of small time criminals, trying to become millionaires. "Olsen banden" were not only very popular in Denmark, but also in East-Germany, Poland, Sweden and Norway - especially in Norway and Sweden, who eventually made their own national versions of "Olsen banden", namely the Norwegian "Olsen banden" and the Swedish "Jönssonligan" - Henning Bahs and Erik Balling also helped the Norwegians and the Swedes to write those. In that late 60s and early 70s Balling made the popular Danish TV series "Huset På Christianshavn", which also became the basis for a movie: "Ballade på Christianshavn (1971)". In 1970 Balling produced the very popular Danish TV epic "Matador". More than fifty percent of Denmark's population watched "Matador" in those days. "Matador" was about life in a smaller city in Denmark in the 30s and 40s. Balling was always known for his warm style, when he portrayed humans. Throughout his life, he received many prizes. He was 80 years old when he died the 19th of November 2005.

Personal Info

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Fødselsdato 1924-11-29

Dødsdag 2005-11-19

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Skrivning TV udsendelserFilm

1988 Mord i Paradis Writer
1986 Mord i mørket Writer
1984 Midt om natten Writer
1982 Jönssonligan & DynamitHarry Screenplay
1981 Olsen-bandens flugt over plankeværket Author
1979 Olsen-banden overgiver sig aldrig Writer
1978 Olsen-banden går i krig Screenplay
1978 Olsenbanden og Data-Harry sprenger verdensbanken Writer
1977 Olsenbanden og Dynamitt-Harry på sporet Writer
1977 Olsen-banden deruda' Writer
1976 Olsenbanden for full musikk Writer
1976 Affæren i Mølleby Writer
1976 Olsen-banden ser rødt Screenplay
1976 Kassen stemmer Writer
1975 Olsen-banden på sporet Screenplay
1975 Olsenbandens siste bedrifter Writer
1974 Olsen-bandens sidste bedrifter Writer
1974 Olsenbanden møter Kongen og Knekten Writer
1973 Olsenbanden og Dynamitt-Harry går amok Writer
1973 Olsen-banden går amok Author
1972 Olsen-bandens store kup Author
1972 Olsenbanden tar gull Writer
1971 Olsen-banden i Jylland Screenplay
1971 Ballade på Christianshavn Writer
1971 Hændeligt uheld Writer
1970 Olsenbanden og Dynamitt-Harry Writer
1970 Rend mig i revolutionen Writer
1969 Olsenbanden: Operasjon Egon Screenplay
1969 Olsen-banden på spanden Screenplay
1968 Olsen-banden Screenplay
1968 Det var en lørdag aften Writer
1967 Martha Writer
1966 Slap af, Frede! Writer
1965 Slå først, Frede Writer
1965 Landmandsliv Writer
1964 Sommer i Tyrol Writer
1964 Døden kommer til middag Writer
1963 Hvis lille pige er du? Writer
1960 Tro, håb og trolddom Writer
1959 Poeten og Lillemor Writer
1958 6-dagesløbet Screenplay
1956 Kispus Writer
1955 På tro og love Writer
1953 Adam og Eva Writer

Instruering

1984 Midt om natten Director
1981 Olsen-banden over alle bjerge Director
1981 Olsen-bandens flugt over plankeværket Director
1979 Olsen-banden overgiver sig aldrig Director
1978 Olsen-banden går i krig Director
1977 Olsen-banden deruda' Director
1976 Olsen-banden ser rødt Director
1975 Olsen-banden på sporet Director
1974 Olsen-bandens sidste bedrifter Director
1973 Olsen-banden går amok Director
1972 Olsen-bandens store kup Director
1971 Olsen-banden i Jylland Director
1971 Ballade på Christianshavn Director
1971 Hændeligt uheld Director
1970 Rend mig i revolutionen Director
1969 Olsen-banden på spanden Director
1968 Olsen-banden Director
1968 Det var en lørdag aften Director
1967 Martha Director
1967 Jeg er sgu min egen! Director
1966 Slap af, Frede! Director
1965 Slå først, Frede Director
1965 Landmandsliv Director
1965 Halløj i himmelsengen Director
1964 Sommer i Tyrol Director
1964 Døden kommer til middag Director
1963 Hvis lille pige er du? Director
1962 79 af stöðinni Director
1962 Den kære familie Director
1961 Cirkus Buster Director
1961 Poeten og Lillemor i forårshumør Director
1960 Poeten og Lillemor og Lotte Director
1960 Tro, håb og trolddom Director
1959 Poeten og Lillemor Director
1956 Qivitoq - fjeldgængeren Director
1956 Kispus Director
1954 Kongeligt besøg Director
1953 Adam og Eva Director

Produktion

1971 Hændeligt uheld Producer
1958 6-dagesløbet Producer
1956 Kispus Producer

Skuespil

Bandefører Balling
1998 Olsen-bandens sidste stik as Himself (uncredited)

Skaber

1978 Matador Creator
1970 Huset på Christianshavn Creator

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