Like the passionate storytelling nerd she is, Bente loves working in all genres but has a special flare for comedy-drama and organic, vibrant dialogue.
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Awards and Nominations
2016 – Inte Ok – Nominated for Best Comedy Show, Kristallen
2015 – Welcome to Sweden – Winner of Golden Nymph for Best International Comedy TV Series at Monte Carlo TV-festival
Bente Danielsson was trained as an actress at the Academy of Music and Drama, and in film and TV scriptwriting at Stockholm University of the Arts. She has appeared as an actress in numerous film and television productions, as well as onstage for Sweden’s National Touring Theatre and at several of Sweden’s City Theatres.
In addition to acting, Bente has performed as a singer, as a playwright, and as a director and producer. She has worked as a columnist and a features writer, and has performed stand-up comedy, including her own critically-acclaimed show Fake it ’til You Make it.
As a writer, Bente has worked for various production companies – including Jarowskij, FLX, Warner / Eyeworks and Filmlance – as well as developing her own original ideas. Additionally, she works as a script consultant, including on Limboland for UR/SVT, which was nominated for Best European Fiction Series, Prix Europa 2020. She has also run script workshops, at Stockholm University of the Arts, Biskops Arnö and elsewhere.
With a background in acting, and having a particular interest in text and dramaturgy, Bente creates characters that feel real and nuanced, while working in sympathy with story and motivation; she really enjoys writing organic, vibrant dialogue.
Bente has three children, one of which has extensive special needs. This experience – and the Kafkaesque craziness of it – has fed into her writing. While often drawn in the direction of comedy-drama, Bente, like the passionate storytelling nerd she is, loves writing in all genres.
2018 – Limboland, SVT/UR, script consultant
2015 – Inte Ok 2, TV3, writer
2014 – Welcome to Sweden 2, TV4/NBC, staff writer and episode writer
1995 – MC, SVT, writer, ten episodes with Eva Ekengren, Bengt Braskered and Peter Hellström
2010 – Dinner, translation from English to Swedish of Moira Buffini’s play, Sweden’s National Touring Theatre
2006 – Barnvagnskabaré with Lotta Östlin Stenshäll, Riksteatern, writer, lyrics, co-writer of music
2000 – Fake it ’til You Make it – Mosebacke, Nalen. Writer, lyrics, singer-songwriter