In 2009 he directed the BAFTA awarded movie and most succesful movie in Scandinavia ever “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” based on Swedish writer Stieg Larsson´s famous Millennium Triology. In 2013 he directed “Dead Man Down” with Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace. He also directed pilot episodes of American TV series “Unforgettable” and the CBS serie “Under the Dome” based on a Stephen King novel.
Niels is born in Denmark and educated from The Danish Film School where his graduating film starring Max von Sydow was nominated for an Academy Award. He is a double Emmy award winner in the category for “Best Foreign TV Serie” with his two drama TV series for Danish Television and his latest US-series “Mr. Robot” recently won an Emmy for Best Telvision Series.
He has formulated a concept he calls “conceptualizing director” giving the first director of a new series responsibility for selecting the main cast, developing visual style with cinematographer and sound with the sound engineer. In short, it is the artistic director, who make the big decisions on the entire series behalf.