Prime Minister's Permanent Secretary
Birgitte inherits the secretary from Hesselboe. His allegiance seems to lie with the former prime minister. It turns in Birgitte's favor after she proves her commitment to the office.Portrayed by: Morten Kirkskov
Prime Minister, Moderate Party Leader. He doesn't approve of the new PM initially, but grows to respect her after she puts her blood, sweat, and tears into the job.
Birgitte's press advisor/speech writer, Katrine's boyfriend. Even though he admires Kasper's talent, he can't help but judge him for his recklessness and his womanizing ways. Their relationship develops into one of mutual respect over time.
Birgitte's personal assistant. Niels means to fire Sanne from the get-go, but keeps putting it off until he finds a substantial excuse -- her fraternization with Kasper -- and is convinced Birgitte's going to stick around for good.
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This internationally acclaimed Danish political drama tells the story of charismatic politician Birgitte Nyborg who unexpectedly becomes Denmark’s first female prime minister.