Nicolas Winding Refn

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Refn in 2011, photo by

Place of Birth: Copenhagen, Denmark

Date of Birth: 29 September, 1970

Ethnicity: Danish, Swedish, some German and Finland-Swedish

Nicolas Winding Refn is a Danish film director, screenwriter, and producer.

He is the son of Anders Refn, a film director and editor, and Vibeke Winding (Tuxen), a cinematographer. Nicolas’s ancestry includes Danish, Swedish, and some German and Finland-Swedish. He is married to actress and documentary filmmaker Liv Corfixen, with whom he has two children.

Nicolas is described on the internet as being of Jewish heritage. This does not appear to be accurate.

Nicolas’s paternal grandfather was Holger/Helge Erik Lund Rasmussen/Refn, a painter (the son of Hans Emil Rasmussen/Refn and Ella Lund). Holger was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Hans was the son of Peder Christian Rasmussen and Rasmine Nielsen. Ella was the daughter of Johan Erik Lund and Pauline Charlotte Poulsen.

Nicolas’s paternal grandmother was Maj Ingegerd Munck/Munch, af Rosenschöld (the daughter of Nils Adolf Eberhard Munck/Munch, af Rosenschöld, and of Elisabeth/Elsa Frölich). Maj Ingegerd was born in Ljungby, Sweden. Nils was the son of Thomas Munck, af Rosenschöld, and of Augusta Charlotta Malmborg. Nicolas’s great-grandmother Elisabeth was the daughter of Oskar Frölich and Anna Maria Elisabet Schartau.

Nicolas’s maternal grandfather was Ole Henrik Tuxen (the son of Henrik Tuxen and Alma Aline Mollerup). Nicolas’s great-grandfather Henrik was the son of Søren Ludvig Tuxen and Johanne Margrethe Jørgensen.

Nicolas’s maternal grandmother was named Grete Ingerslev Nielsen.

Sources: Genealogy of Nicolas Winding Refn –

Genealogy of Nicolas Winding Refn (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of Nicholas’s maternal grandfather, Ole Henrik Tuxen (focusing on his own father’s side) –

1 Response

  1. bablah says:

    SÃren Ludvig Tuxen -> Søren Ludvig Tuxen

    Johanne Margrethe JÃrgensen -> Johanne Margrethe Jørgensen

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