- Thursday, Jul. 14, 2016
- LOS ANGELES
Smuggler has added to its commercial/branded content directorial roster Susanne Bier who just earned her first career primetime Emmy nomination on the strength of the AMC miniseries The Night Manager starring Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie. She is a nominee in the Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special category, going up against Jay Roach for All the Way, Noah Harley for Fargo, and Ryan Murphy, Anthony Hemingway and John Singleton for different installments of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
Bier, who’s Danish, also has to her credit In a Better World which won for Denmark the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2011. In 2007, Bier directed Things We Lost in the Fire, starring Halle Berry and Benicio del Toro, the filmmaker’s first English-language feature. Prior to this as a writer/director she helmed the lauded After the Wedding (2006) which was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award, and Brothers which won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival.
Bier also directed the 2013 winner of the European Film Award for Best Comedy, Love Is all You Need, starring Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm. In 2014, Bier directed Serena, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, and A Second Chance, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival.