Malmö anti-Semitism made Danish star leave The Bridge


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Malmö anti-Semitism made Danish star leave The Bridge

Kim Bodnia. Photo: Malthe Risager Jørgensen, DR

Malmö anti-Semitism made Danish star leave The Bridge

The Local · 16 Feb 2016, 11:40

 

Published: 16 Feb 2016 11:40 GMT+01:00

A spike in anti-Jewish sentiment in the Swedish city that plays host to much of the action in The Bridge contributed to Kim Bodnia’s decision to leave the show, the actor told an Israeli TV station.

Fans of the Swedish-Danish co-production were devastated when it was announced that the Danish detective Martin Rohde would be written out of the show. 

Bodnia was a huge hit with viewers, but the Dane said he wanted out as he was unhappy with the script and his character’s development. 

Speaking to Walla in Israel, the 50-year-old actor, who is Jewish, has now revealed that anti-Semitism was another reason for ditching the crime drama that has wowed audiences worldwide:

“It’s growing, especially in Malmö where…

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