Berlinale Shooting Stars Ebsen Smed

Esben Smed from Denmark- A bit of a cold smoldering charm, a graduate of the Danish School of Performing Arts, Esben is a regular in the television series Follow The Money.

Esben Smed

What type of role attracts you as a performer?

Not just one type but something that gets my attention. I like to research and discover a character’s traits. I like looking for the unknown.

What was your first acting role?

I had a small role in a theater play when I was 15.  I got good feedback.

What inspired to become an actor?

I was interning at a theater building the scenes or sets.  I saw the actors rehearsing. I read the scripts/  The theater manager asked me to go out for a casting.  I did.  I got the part.

What performer inspires you the most?

Daniel Day Lewis, Casey Affleck, and Joaquin Phoenix, I watch their work and I find it inspiring.

What are your future goals?

I want to have another baby.

Career goals?

More work.  I have a number of projects in the works.

The European Shooting Stars is a program designed to focus the spotlight on young acting talent.  Each year a jury chooses 10 performers with screen experience to be presented at the Berlinale as the Stars of Tomorrow.