Brigitte and Phillip's daughter
The moody teen resents her absentee mom and her defeatist dad. Laura puts pressure on herself to be the perfect daughter, developing an anxiety disorder as a result. She's forced to take antidepressants then enter a long-term therapy program.Portrayed by: Freja Riemann
Prime Minister, Moderate Party Leader. She resents her mom, who seems to be clocked out emotionally even when she's present physically. Pushed in a corner, Birgitte makes a complete 180 and temporarily steps down from office to expedite Laura's recovery.
Birgitte's ex-husband, former professor at Copenhagen Business School. Her dad is the most involved in her life, aware of every exam and essay, every friend and foe. She grows to detest him though when she suspects he's having an affair and pulls away even further after the divorce.
Birgitte and Phillip's son. Like most older sisters, she doesn't get along with her little brother, who she often finds herself parenting. Magnus confides in his friends about Laura's long-term hospital stay, which indirectly causes one of the kids' parents to sell the story to the Express and for Laugesen to send a pap to Laura's hospital.
Phillip's ex-girlfriend, pediatrician. Laura gets along well with his dad's new girlfriend, but she's not ready for her to replace her mom. The pressures of her parents' divorce are the primary triggers for her anxiety attacks.
Laura's psychiatrist at Liseholm. Lisbet is instrumental in her recovery. With her help, she's slowly able to open up more in group therapy and rely less on her medication.
This internationally acclaimed Danish political drama tells the story of charismatic politician Birgitte Nyborg who unexpectedly becomes Denmark’s first female prime minister.