Axel Strøbye

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Axel Strøbye (born February 22, 1928 in Frederiksberg , † July 13, 2005 in Copenhagen ) was a Danish actor .


Axel Strøbye trained as an architect from 1950 to 1952 at the drama school of the Royal Theater . In the following years he played on almost all Danish stages and, with interruptions, has been permanently engaged at the Royal Theater since 1968, where he played over 60 roles ( Shakespeare , Strindberg , Ibsen ). Since his debut in 1951, he has appeared in around 130 cinema, TV films and series, as well as in advertising. With the later Olsen Gang co-star Poul Bundgaard he even released a vocal duet in 1969.

His most popular role was that of Commissioner Jensen in 11 of the 14 parts of the Danish Olsen Gang series, where he had his first appearance in 1973 in The Olsen Gang Runs Amok . From 1974 onwards, the war of words between the experienced but disaffected Commissioner Jensen, who sees the fight against crime as pointless, and his young and ambitious assistant Holm (played by Ole Ernst , in Part 9 by Dick Kaysø ) became legendary.

Axel Strøbye was married to actress Hanne Borchsenius (1935–2012) from 1974 until his death in July 2005 .

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