2020s

Know the Cast: ‘Elves’

Elves Cast - Every Performer and Character in Nisser on Netflix

The Elves cast features Sonja Steen, Milo Toke Bendix Campanale and Vivelill Sogaard Holm. This info article contains minor spoilers for Stefan Jaworski’s 2021 Netflix series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Elves season 1 follows a Danish family at Aarmand Island. A young girl named Josefine finds a tiny creature and discovers that a community of elves have been locked behind a high-voltage fence. Meanwhile, local women and a heavily bearded man try to protect their way of life. The first six episodes explore the bond between Josefine and her furry pal Kee-Ko. Here’s every main player in Elves season 1.

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Elves Cast: Sonja Steen as Josefine

Elves Cast - Sonja Steen as Josefine in Nisser

Character Profile: A Danish girl who visits Aarmand Island with her family. She spots “black goo” on the road and investigates the area. Josefine looks after a real-life elf while trying to prove that she’s not just an immature kid with a wild imagination.

Steen’s Resume: TV Debut in Elves

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Elves Cast: Milo Toke Bendix Campanale as Kasper

Elves Cast - Milo Toke Bendix Campanale as Kasper in Nisser

Character Profile: Josefine’s brother. He befriends a young woman at Aarmand Island. Kasper supports his sister after a face-to-face encounter with an elf.

Campanale’s Resume: Louis in Mit 50/50 liv (2016), Gio in Stikker (2020)

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Elves Cast: Vivelill Sogaard Holm as Liv

Elves Cast - Vivelill Sogaard Holm as Liv in Nisser

Character Profile: An Aarmand Island local who hangs out with Kasper. Her parents worked at a saw mill in the past. Liv prioritizes her grandmother and community over any new relationships.

Holm’s Resume: Liv Haarder in Harpiks (2019), TV Debut in Elves

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Elves Cast: Lila Nobel as Charlotte

Elves Cast - Lila Nobel as Charlotte in Nisser

Character Profile: Josefine’s mother. She plans for a girls trip in the woods. Charlotte recognizes that Josefine wants to be treated like an adult but knows that her daughter has some growing up to do.

Nobel’s Resume: Sarah’s Doctor in The Rain (2019), Mona in Ulven kommer (2020)

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Elves Cast: Peder Thomas Pedersen as Mads

Elves Cast - Peder Thomas Pedersen as Mads in Nisser

Character Profile: Josefine’s father. He’s a mild-mannered gentleman who jokes with his children. Mads helps out during a climactic confrontation with fully-grown elves.

Pedersen’s Resume: Nis Høvlebænk in Mikkel og guldkortet (2008), Simon Clausen in Gidseltagningen (2017-19), Brian in The Lawyer (2018), Thomas Anderson in The Sommerdahl Murders  (2020-21), Erik Sejer-Lassen in The Chestnut Man (2021)

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Elves Cast: Ann Eleonora Jorgensen as Karen

Elves Cast - Ann Eleonora Jorgensen as Karen in Nisser

Character Profile: Liv’s grandmother. She is protective of Aarmand Island. Karen celebrates an “unbreakable bond” with nature and plots against Josephine.

Jorgensen’s Resume: Karen in Italian for Beginners (2000), Anna in In Your Hands (2004), Pernille Birk Larsen in Forbrydelsen (2007), Elisabeth in Herrens veje (2017-18), Ellen in Fantomforhold (2021)

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Elves Cast: Rasmus Hammerich as Møller

Elves Cast - Rasmus Hammerich as Moller in Nisser

Character Profile: An Aarmand Island local. He offers an animal sacrifice to elves in the woods. Møller gets angry when Josephine interrupts his plans to maintain community harmony.

Hammerich’s Resume: Colbert/Hallick in The Bridge (2011-15), Apollo in Ækte vare (2014), Troels in A Horrible Woman (2017), Holger in Before the Frost (2018), Rasmus in Overleverne (2021)

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Elves Cast: Lukas Løkken as Anders

Elves Cast - Lukas Løkken as Anders in Nisser

Character Profile: An Aarmand Island local. He assists Møller and tries to prevent elves from crossing over into the human community. Anders comes face-to-face with a forest creature in the second episode.

Løkken’s Resume: Jack in One-Two-Three Now! (2016), Patrick in The Rain (2018-20), Lasse in 2 Døgn (2021)

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The Elves cast also includes Anne Katrine Sund, Josiah Sarquah, Nina Frifelt, Linette Stamp Christensen, Mille Marie Johnsen, Sabrina Mây Elmhoff and Silje Enevold Gjesme.

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.