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Rolf-Magne Golten Andersen

Rolf-Magne Golten Andersen started his screenwriting career at NRK (The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation), where he also worked as radio producer and project leader. After ten years, Andersen decided to focus whole-heartedly on his screenwriting and relocated from Oslo to the small Norwegian village of Dale. He has since written among else the acclaimed and innovative TV series Magnus (2019) together with creator Vidar Magnussen. The successful comedy drama series was nominated for ‘Best Comedy’ at the Golden Screen Awards, and selected for the official competition at Cannes Series, where its nominations included ‘Best TV Series’ and ‘Best Script’.

Andersen is furthermore the writer and director of the podcast Natt til lørdag (2018), an NRK true crime drama. He has also written, produced and directed several audio series for Storytel, Fabel, and NRK Super.

Andersen’s other works include the comedy series Hytteliv (2017), Superkrim (2020), and Førstegangstjenesten (2019-2020). 

September 2022 saw the premiere of the much awaited TV series Headhunters, a prequel to Jo Nesbø’s novel Hodejegerne. Andersen has written the script for the series, together with Geir Henning Hopland.

Awards

Golden Screen (Best Comedy) Norway – Førstegangstjenesten 2021
Golden Screen Nominee (Best Comedy) Norway – Magnus 2019
Cannes Series Nominee (Best Script) France – Magnus 2019
Cannes Series Nominee (Best TV Series) France – Magnus 2019
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Great reviews for ‘Headhunters’

The series Headhuntersinspired by Jo Nesbø’s eponymous best-selling novel, premiered September 2 on C More to fantastic reviews. Headhunters is written by Rolf-Magne Golten Andersen and Geir Henning Hopeland, who is also the series’ director.

“A perfect exercise in improbability, the narrative is intensified at just the right speed for it to remain credible. /…/ Full of feints and comic twists, set in a mystery that obscures the outcome of the story for a good while.”
Verdens Gang ★★★★★

“Fast-paced, thrilling.”
– Stavanger Aftenblad ★★★★

“Well-produced and incredibly thrilling from beginning to end.”
Filmfront ★★★★

‘Headhunters’ series to premiere in 2022

C More is currently shooting its very first Norwegian original production, Headhunters, a prequel to Jo Nesbø’s novel Hodejegerne. Rolf-Magne Golten Andersen has written the script for the series, together with Geir Henning Hopland who is also serving as director.

Headhunters takes place prior to the events in the novel, and sees Axel Bøyum portraying headhunter and master manipulator Roger Brown and Martin Wallström as the star recruiter Jon Christian Wiklund. The series is produced by Yellowbird in co-production with C More and TV2 in Norway and will see its premiere in 2022.

‘Førstegangstjenesten’ the winner of a Golden Screen Awards

Førstegangstjenesten, the popular NRK comedy series written by Rolf-Magne Golten Andersen together with co-writers Herman Flesvig and Marit Støre Valeur, was this weekend chosen as the winner of the Golden Screen award for ‘Best Comedy’ in Norway. The Golden Screen awards (Gullruten) is the Norwegian equivalent to the Emmys.

‘Førstegangstjenesten’ nominated for the Golden Screen Awards

The Golden Screen (Gullruten) is the annual award for the Norwegian TV industry and their equivalent to the American Emmy Awards. Førstegangstjenesten, the popular NRK comedy series, is nominated for three awards.

Rolf-Magne Golten Andersen is, together with his co-writers Herman Flesvig and Marit Støre Valeur, nominated for ‘Best Script’. Førstegangstjenesten is also nominated for ‘Best Comedy’ and ‘Best Editing’.

The winners will be announced on May 7 and May 8.

Photo: Elise Risnes Eikevik

Rolf-Magne Golten Andersen joins Salomonsson Agency

Rolf-Magne Golten Andersen started his screenwriting career at NRK (The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation), where he also worked as radio producer and project leader. After ten years, Andersen decided to focus whole-heartedly on his screenwriting and relocated from Oslo to the small Norwegian village of Dale. He has since written among else the acclaimed and innovative TV series Magnus (2019) together with creator Vidar Magnussen. The successful comedy drama series was nominated for ‘Best Comedy’ at the Golden Screen Awards, and selected for the official competition at Cannes Series, where its nominations included ‘Best TV Series’ and ‘Best Script’.

Andersen’s other works include the comedy series Hytteliv (2017), Superkrim 2020, and Førstegangstjenesten, of which the latter two are scheduled to premiere this year.

Currently, Andersen is working on two projects for Yellow Bird.