Dorte Warnøe Høgh

Creator & Head Writer, The Chestnut Man

Photo: Stine Heilmann

Dorte Warnøe Høgh is an established and acclaimed screenwriter in the Danish film and TV industry. Besides being a head writer of The Chestnut Man, a six-episode adaptation of Søren Sveistrup’s novel of the same title, Høgh has a number of acclaimed titles behind her. She kickstarted her career as a screenwriter on director Per Fly’s awarded features The Inheritance (Arven) and Manslaughter (Drabet) both of which landed her a nomination at the Danish Film Academy Award “Robert”. Shortly hereafter, Høgh ventured into staff writing on the popular crime series Anna Pihl alongside head writer Adam Price.

In 2013, Høgh started writing her own TV series Dicte: Crime Reporter (Dicte) together with co-head writer Ida Maria Rydén. The series ran for three seasons and was further adapted into the French series, Ben, also developed by Høgh, in 2018. Høgh and Rydén took their collaboration a step further when head writing and co-creating the DR primetime series When the Dust Settles (Når Støvet Har Lagt Sig) together in 2020. Besides Høgh’s writing career she has directed the Oscar nominated short film Grisen in 2008 and holds several international festival awards along with a handful of Danish Film Academy nominations.

Dorte Warnøe Høgh will be joining The Chestnut Man – A Renewal of the Nordic Noir Genre at THIS SERIES 2021.


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