The Killing's Sofie Grabol to star in new British detective drama Fortitude

The Sarah Lund actress will be donning the thick-knit cable sweaters again

Daisy Wyatt
Friday 24 January 2014 01:00
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Sofie Grabol as Sarah Lund
Sofie Grabol as Sarah Lund

The Killing star Sofie Grabol will make her debut in a new British drama about a mysterious death in the Arctic Circle.

The actress, who is best known for playing jumper-wearing Sarah Lund, will be swapping her detective’s hat to play a local politician in Icelandic noir Fortitude.

Similar to The Killing, the drama centres on a close-knit community deeply affected by the horrific murder of one of its residents.

The new drama will see Grabol play a character more similar to The Killing’s local politician Troels Hartmann.

The actress will take on the role of the town’s Governor, who is concerned the murder will ruin her ambitious plans to regenerate the area.

Grabol has previously made a guest appearance on Absolutely Fabulous in 2011, but has never before starred in a British series despite the popularity of The Killing in the UK.

Grabol will star alongside Call The Midwife’s Jessica Raine, The Hunger Games’ Stanley Tucci and Game of Thrones’ Richard Dormer, in what is being called Sky Atlantic’s “most ambitious drama to date”.

She will also be joined by Michael Gambon (Harry Potter), Christopher Eccleston (Thor: The Dark World), Luke Treadaway (Clash of the Titans), Nicholas Pinnock (Top Boy) and Johnny Harris (This is England).

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