Ghita Nørby is one of the grand actresses of the Danish theatre with a wide repertoire of modern and classic roles to her credit.
Ghita Nørby received her training at the Royal Theatre Drama School in Copenhagen and has been a member of the Royal Theatre Ensemble most of her career. Additionally, she has appeared in guest performances at the Copenhagen theatres: Alléscenen, Det ny Teater, Folketeatret, the Gladsaxe Theatre, the Privat Theatre and the Betty Nansen Theatre.
She has performed in more than 100 stage productions, and among her most notable appearances were as Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Siri von Essen in Night of the Tribades, Mrs Heiberg in From the Life of the Earthworms, Queen Elisabeth in Maria Stuart, Queen Gertrud in Hamlet, Celiméne in The Misanthrope and Mrs Alving in Ghosts. Ghita Nørby also appeared in The Misanthrope in Peter Langdal's staging at the Betty Nansen Theatre during the 2002 and 2003 seasons ? this time in the role of Alceste.
Ghita Nørby is among the most popular Danish actresses on screen with commanding performances in TV series, such as The Kingdom and Matador, and feature films such as Good Intentions, Freud Leaves Home, Hamsun, A Place Nearby, Family Matters and the Oscar nominated Waltzing Regitze. She has worked with a number of the greatest Scandinavian directors, including Bille August, Ingmar Bergman, Lars Von Trier, Susanne Bier, Liv Ullman and Jan Troell. Her latest performance was in Per Fly's epic drama The Inheritance, currently enjoying worldwide success.
Ghita Nørby has received 4 Robert Awards, 4 Bodil Awards, the European Award for Languages and several other European awards, the Gösta Ekman Award, the Henkel Award, the Teaterpokalen, the Preben Neergaard Honorary Award, the William Hansen Foundation Honorary Prize in 1999, the 2000 Hans Christian Andersen Award and the Bikuben Honorary Award presented at the performance arts awards ceremony, Årets Reumert, in 2003. Ghita Nørby presented the Hans Christian Andersen Committee Honorary Award to Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II at Odense Theatre on 2 April 2004 in celebration of the 199th anniversary of the birth of the Danish poet.
Ghita Nørby has performed Hans Christian Andersen stage readings throughout Denmark and the rest of Scandinavia as well as several other countries worldwide, often accompanied by her husband the pianist Svenn Skipper.
Ghita Nørby has been decorated with the Danish Order of the Knight Commander, Kommandørkorset.