Magazine article Screen International

Danish Director Kathrine Windfeld Dies Aged 48

Magazine article Screen International

Danish Director Kathrine Windfeld Dies Aged 48

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Danish director's final TV series to be premiered later this month by Danish pubcaster DR.

Danish director Kathrine Windfeld has died at 48 after a short illness. According to local press, she suffered from a brain tumour.

Windfeld, whose latest television series (as conceptual director) The Team (Mord uden grænser) - a European DR-ZDF-SVT-ORF-ARTE co-production starring Danish actor Lars Mikkelsen - will be premiered by Danish pubcaster DR on Feb 22, left her imprint both in feature films and television drama.

"With her insisting power and energy she was on the threshold of realising the full potential of an already impressive career," wrote managing director Henrik Bo Nielsen of the Danish Film Institute. "Her infectious humour and sometimes furious energy will be remembered and missed."

Educated at the National Polish Film School in Lodz, adding a MA in Film Production at the Northern School of Film & TV at the University of Leeds, Windfeld made several shorts and documentaries while working as assistant director on DR series including the Emmy winner, Unit One (Rejseholdet/2003) and Ørnen (The Eagle/2003). …

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