“After two glamorous decades as one of the Europe’s most acclaimed actors, Ulrich Thomsen of Denmark is trying his hand at directing. His debut directorial work, In Embryo, had its world debut during the Shanghai International Film Festival.

In Embryo tells a twisted love story between Sean, a drug dealer (Ross McCall) and Lilly (Kristen Hager), a heroin addict. It is considered an “art film,” with plenty of close-ups, long takes without dialogue and heavy symbolism, leaving the audience with an enduring afterthought about substance and domestic abuse.

Following his first acting gig in 1994’s Nightwatch, directed by Ole Bornedal, the great Dane has played a number of acclaimed roles, including in Thomas Vinterberg’s The Biggest Heroes (1996), Susanne Bier’s Sekten (1997) and Anders Thomas Jensen’s Flickering Lights (2000).

His global breakthrough came in 1998 as an abused son in Thomas Vinterberg’s incest drama The Celebration. Within China, the Danish actor might be most identified with his character Sasha Davidov in the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough (1999).”

Read the whole interview in Globaltimes.cn