Mette Lysdahl, actress, Berlin
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  • Actress
Acting age 24 to 33 Years

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LanguagesDanish English French German Norwegian Swedish
DialectsAmerican (Standard), British (Standard)
Instrumentsdrums
Skills (dance)Latin-American Salsa Samba Standard
Skills (sports)skiing swimming underwater scuba-diving yoga
Immediate working areaBerlin
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Brandenburg
NationalityDanish
LicencesB (car) [eu], diving licence - PADI Advanced Open Water Diver [int], diving licence - PADI Rescue Diver [int]

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About Mette Lysdahl

I was born and raised in Gullestrup, a very small vilage outside of Herning in the Danish countryside.

I´ve always enjoyed traveling, my family was passionate skiers at our annual skiing holidays in Austria, however I spend most of my summer holidays in a hunting lodge in the forest in the small island Langeland in Southern Denmark. Here I enjoyed fishing for eels from my family's wooden rowboat and building little snail castles in the forest.

At the age of 15 I attended a Language school in Bournemouth, UK, it was my first time out on my own, and I fell madly in love with a Hungarian guy called Adam, who sadly never returned my feelings.

At the age of 18, I went to Melbourne, Australia, to attend year 12 at Lauriston Girls School - and to meet Kangaroos.

After finishing High School, I went back to Melbourne to study at Melbourne Acting School, it was here I 'discovered' the Meisner-technique, a technique I have worked with ever since.

In Australia I also had my first Scuba Dive experience. I started at the top by taking my license at The Great Barrier Reef. Since then I have been a passionate diver, I have dived all over Asia, in Africa and also in Denmark, which I wouldn't recommend anyone unless they really like swimming in cold water with ridiculously low visibility. At this point I have achieved the level of Advanced, Rescue Diver.

Returning from Melbourne, I moved to Copenhagen, but after a few years, I was longing for another adventure and went to Hong Kong to study Drama and Film at Chinese University of Hong Kong. I experienced a typhoon, learned to appreciate elevators and saw most of Asia as well as learning a great deal about myself and my craft.

I finished my courses in Hong Kong, returned to Copenhagen and started taking classes at the Meisner School, Ophelia in Copenhagen. Later on I moved to Berlin, where I attended classes at Actor Space Berlin, fell in love with the city's relaxed lifestyle and learned to speak fluent German.

At the moment I´m working all over Europe, I still enjoys skiing, diving and all other kind of water sports (it doesn't really matter if the water is frozen or not).

If I were no longer able to pursue acting, I would consider working in a nursing home for wounded hedgehogs, because I feel bad about how many hedgehogs my dog has accidentally hurt throughout the years.

Training

Year 
2018 to 2019American Accent
2016 to 2019Peter Tvertsin (British Accent)
2014 to 2019Nicole Rutenbeck (Deutscher Akzent)
2012 to 2013Klanggewinn, Nathalie Claude (Deutscher Akzent)
2009 to 2010Ophelia (Meisner-Technik, Dänemark)
2008Lambs Dramasociety (Drama performance, Hong Kong)
2005 to 2006Peter Sardis School of Acting (Meisner-Technik Australia)

Awards

YearAward
2016NORTHERN LIGHT TALENT
20166 wins at the Danish Academy Award (Unter dem Sand)
2015Best Ensemble Cast - Los Angeles Independent Film Festival (37)
2015Best Ensemble Acting, Maverick Movie Award (37)
2015Best feature film - Los Angeles independent Film festival (37)
2013Montreux Comedy Festival winner - Best Non Verbal (The Stunt Comedy Show)
2013Emmy Nominated Best digital fiction (The Spiral)
2011Crime Thriller awards, best international TV-series (The Killing)
2011BAFTA, best international dramaseries (The Killing)
2011Nominated Best Dask Actress in a commercial
20105 wins at The Danish TV-festival (De 7 drab)
2007EMMY, Best drama series (The Killing) - nominated
2007Danish Critic Awards, Best Childrens film (The Gold of Valhalla) - nominated

Projects as actress

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YearTitleGenreDirectorRole
2019GrænselandLimited series, DR [dk]Johannes PicoSofia [SS]
2019DNASeries, TV2 [dk]Henrik Ruben GenzStine [SR]
2018Exit PlanFeature FilmJonas Alexander ArnbyKirstine [SR]
2018DeutschstundeFeature FilmChristian SchwochowHilde Isenbüttel [SR]
2017Julemandens DatterFeature FilmChristian DyekjærVibe [SR]
2017
The Story about Denmark - The Late Middle-Age
Documentary (Series), DR [dk]Thomas Roger HenrichsenMargaret 1. [L]
2017
Ein starkes Team - Familienbande
TV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Martin KinkelJette Andersen [SR]
2016
München Mord - Einer der's geschafft hat
TV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Anno SaulMarlene Sartorius [SR]
2014Under SandetFeature FilmMartin Pieter ZandvlietKrankenschwester Lone Nielsen [SR]
2014
Klassefesten 2 - Begravelsen
Feature FilmMikkel SerupHeidi [SR]
2014
37
Feature FilmChris BrüggeVivien [L]
2013
The Stunt Comedy Show
ShowKasper KristensenVarious Characters [SSR]
2013Der Kommissar und das Meer - Der böse MannTV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Anno SaulLioba [SR]
2012The SpiralTV SeriesHans HerbotsTV-Reporter [SSR]
2012The Stunt Comedy ShowShowKasper KristensenVarious Characters [SSR]
2012
Schnitzel und Dolmades (Webserie)
Educational SeriesDennis TodorovicInga Olsen [L]
2011GroßstadtrevierTV Series, ARD [de], NDR [de]MultipleHelle [SR]
2011SOKO WismarTV Series, ZDF [de]MultipleHekla Gunnarsdottir [SR]
2011
Sø-Safari / SeaSafari (WT)
TV SeriesEge HeckmannMille [L]
2009De 7 DrabDocumentary SeriesLaurits Munch-PetersenLennards kæreste [SR]

Theatre engagements

YearProduction nameRoleDirectorTheatre
2010VangsaaMieSarah Boberg / Thomas levinOphelia
2008My Children, My AfricaIsabelJulian LambCU Hong Kong

Other projects

YearProject typeTitleActivityCompany
2012video gameHitman™ AbsolutionVarious characters (Motion Caturing)IO Interactive

Basic data

Height168 cm
Weight52 kg - 114 lb.
Body typeslim
Clothing size36/38
Ethnic appearanceScandinavian
Hair colourblond
Hair lengthlong
Eye colourblue
NationalityDanish
LanguagesDanish English French German Norwegian Swedish
DialectsAmerican (Standard), British (Standard)
Voice typeSoprano
Instrumentsdrums
Skills (dance)Latin-American Salsa Samba Standard
Skills (sports)skiing swimming underwater scuba-diving yoga
Experience abroadAustralia and Oceania: Australia
Northern Europe: Denmark
Southeast Asia: Hongkong
Western Europe: Germany, Great Britain
LicencesB (car) [eu], diving licence - PADI Advanced Open Water Diver [int], diving licence - PADI Rescue Diver [int]
Immediate working areaBerlin
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Brandenburg
2nd residence (where applicablen)Kopenhagen
Accommodation possibilitiesCologne, Copenhagen, Hamburg, London, Oslo, Stockholm