Liberal Party Leader, former Prime Minister
He led Denmark's center-right coalition government for six years before being bumped out of office. His private and public spheres made an unprecedented collision that led the Danish people to question his honesty and morality. Instead of bowing down gracefully, he's now trying to claw his way back to the top.Portrayed by: Søren Spanning
Prime Minister, Moderate Party Leader. Bitter over his defeat, Hesselboe despises Birgitte. The two-faced politician praises the PM to her face and badmouths her behind her back.
Birgitte's press adviser/speech writer, Katrine's boyfriend. Hesselboe never displays his ill will toward Kasper, but undoubtedly hates him for ruining his political career.
Express Editor-in-Chief, former Labor Party Leader. Hesselboe has many enemies and Laugesen is at the top of the list. He publicly humiliated him during the PM debate by confronting him with evidence of his reckless spending.
New Right Leader. Yvonne's been at his beck and call for the last six years. She decides to finally think for herself and not consult him when approving Birgitte's state budget, but returns to following Hesselboe blindly soon afterward.
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Borgen is an award-winning Danish drama series about the fight for political power and the personal consequences for everyone involved.