Tobias Santelmann lands lead role in Norwegian series Grenseland

5275a73218abadbeb8a58f71e3107622Readers may have been watching Walter Presents’ Norwegian series Frikjent (Acquitted) recently. One of the supporting cast in that show is Tobias Santlemann (who plays Erik Nilsen, brother of main character Aksel. He also appeared in ITV’s Marcella in this country, and The Last Kingdom), but now news reaches us that Norway’s main channel – TV2 – has hired the actor for the leading role in a brand-new crime drama, starting in the autumn.

In Grenseland (Borderland) Santelmann plays policeman Nikolai Andreassen, who gets entangled in the investigation of a suicide. Nikolai soon realises that there is talk of a murder, and suddenly he is faced with a dilemma that challenges his moral principles.

Santelmann describes his role character Nikolai as, “a complex guy with big secrets. In Nikolai’s world there are clear limits to what is right and what is wrong. But he is being pressured to disregard his moral compass, and he moves farther and farther into darkness. It is in this darkness I find most food as an actor. Nikolai has everything I look for in a role.”

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Charlotte Carling says:

    I’m definitely looking forward to this series. Santelmann was good in Saboteurs as well.


  2. Sara Latham says:

    Yes, did like him in Acquitted. Sounds promising :)


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