Benjamin Christensen
Date of Birth
Sep 28, 1879
Birth Place:
Viborg, Denmark


A former opera singer, Danish director Benjamin Christensen acted in and directed stage shows before entering films as an actor in 1906. Making an impressive debut as a director/star six years later with the erotic suspense thriller Det Hemmelighedsfulde X (1912), Christensen won accolades for his inventive use of light and darkness in an otherwise overly melodramatic story of a navy officer...