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Ellen Dorrit Petersen

Ellen Dorrit Petersen

Highest Rated: 97% The Innocents (2021)

Lowest Rated: 67% Leave (2022)

Birthday: Dec 4, 1975

Birthplace: Norway

Ellen Dorrit Petersen is a blond Norwegian actress who first studied her craft at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. After completing her degree in Performing Arts, she found a home in the Rogaland Theatre, a well-established theatre in the city of Stavanger. Petersen next joined the ranks of the Norwegian Theatre back in Oslo before finding a starring role in Nils Sandvik's short film "Pionéren." She made her debut feature-film performance in Erik Poppe's emotionally wrenching drama "Troubled Water," about a desperate man released from prison after being convicted of murdering a child and struggling to start over by befriending a young mother (Petersen). Released in 2008, the film took home the Best Narrative Feature audience prize at the Hamptons International Film Festival. Petersen's next role, in the WWII romantic drama "Iskyss," won her the 2009 Amanda Award for Best Actress. She plays Vera Våge, a Norwegian embassy employee who spies on her own country to protect the man that she loves, a Russian POW. After a top-billed part in the panned drama "Pax," about glimpses into the lives of passengers on a plane that is plummeting to the ground, she received a small role in the well-received reformatory school drama "King of Devil's Island," starring Stellan Skarsgård. Petersen continued starring in intimate, small-scale films in the early 2010s, including the two-woman drama "Fjellet," which earned her another Amanda nomination, and the 2012 suburban tragedy "Into the Dark."

Highest rated movies

97% The Innocents
94% King of Devil's Island
92% Thelma 92% Shelley
92% Blind
67% Armand
67% Leave


TROUBLED WATER, (aka DEUSYNLIGE), Ellen Dorrit Petersen, 2008. ©Film Movement BLIND, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, 2014. © Kimstim TROUBLED WATER, (aka DEUSYNLIGE), from left: Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Paul Sverre Valheim Hagen, 2008. ©Scanbox Entertainment SHELLEY, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, 2016, ©Scanbox Entertainment SHELLEY, from left, Cosmina Stratan, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, 2016, ©Scanbox Entertainment



67% No Score Yet Armand Unknown (Character) - 2024
67% 52% Leave Cecilia (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet 14% Possession Suzanne (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet 25% Battle: Freestyle Vivian (Character) - 2022
97% 73% The Innocents Ida og Annas mor (Character) $21.1K 2021
No Score Yet 60% Three Wishes for Cinderella Stemoren (Character) - 2021
92% 77% Thelma Unni (Character) $147.1K 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Handle With Care Camilla (Character) - 2017
92% 39% Shelley Louise (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Woods 2 Live (Character) - 2015
92% 74% Blind Ingrid (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Voice of Life Unknown (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Into the Dark Anita (Character) - 2012
94% 88% King of Devil's Island Bestyrerens kone (Character) $4.2K 2010
No Score Yet 90% Troubled Water Anna (Character) - 2008


No Score Yet 71% Grenseland Anniken (Character) 2017