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Is this the real First Lady of 'Borgen'?

Birgitte Hjort Sorenson seems trained in the diplomatic art of giving answers that are balanced, nicely phrased — and short on substance

14 December 2013

9:00 AM

14 December 2013

9:00 AM

I meet Birgitte Hjort Sorensen in a plain office near the Donmar Warehouse in the West End. She’s warm, sharp and engaging, and her fast-flowing English is adorned with the odd Eurotrash platitude. Her American twang owes itself to the global language school of television. ‘I watched a lot of American and English TV growing up.

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Borgen series 3 on BBC4 ends on 14 December; Coriolanus is at the Donmar. There will be a nationwide NT Live screening of Coriolanus on 30 January.

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