b. 1943

Cand. polyt., M.Sc. / Technical University of Denmark (1968)

Film director / Danish Film School (1970)


Nils Vest has since 1970 produced and directed more than 40 documentaries on Danish history and historical architecture and gained many rewards for this, the latest being the Europa Nostra Grand Prix 2010.

Together with his wife Britta Lillesøe, a long time actor and cultural organizer and co-founder of the theatre group ‘Chariot Of The Sun’ (Teatergruppen Solvognen), he has also been active in the social and cultural life of the squattered ‘free city’ of Christiania in Copenhagen, both being residents there together with their two sons for more than 30 years.

Britta Lillesøe reading poetry at Circolo Scandinavo in April 7. 2011.



THE CHURCH OF OUR OF OUR LADY (2004) 14 min. Script by Bente Lange & Nils Vest, directed by Nils Vest - A temple built on the ruins of the old church, which was destroyed by the British bombardment in 1807 during the Napoleonic wars. The film is story about the architecture and two stubborn artists: C.F. Hansen, architect an Bertel Thorvaldsen, sculptor. - Narrator: Tom McEwan - "Beautiful and subtle." / POLITIKEN - "Highly informative and inspiring." / ARKITEKTEN - 75 Dan. kr. - on DVD only (PAL) - Also in French, German, Italian, Swedish and Danish versions, on the same DVD.