The legendary film critic Ole Michelsen has died at the age of 79 years. It confirms Susanne Grue Jørgensen, Ole Michelsens friend, to DR.
Ole Michelsen was especially in Denmark known for his long-standing job as a tv host on the popular DR program 'Bogart', where he focused on both the Danish and international film.
Ole Michelsen cut off in 1964 his college degree and went to France. Here he was instruktørassitent for the well-known film director Jean-Pierre Melville on the film 'Storgangsterens last coup', which had its premiere in 1966.
During his stay in France he worked also as a freelance-journalist for DR, as well as for several other media outlets. Ole Michelsen returned to Denmark in 1970, where he was employed as a kulturjournalist by DR's radio department.
most people know him best for filmmagasinet 'Bogart', where it was clear that Ole Michelsen had a great love for French movies. The program ran until the year 2002.
Ole Michelsen jumped at one point after his time on DR out as a so-called 'open alcoholic'. He traveled among the second round in Denmark and given talks about alcoholism.
The well-known DR-host was in fact alenefar for his daughter, Trine, after his wife died in a car accident a few years after Photography's birth. Trine Michelsen died herself of cancer in the year 2009.
Ole Michelsen is seen here with his daughter Trine, who died of cancer in the year 2009. Photo: Polfoto