Channel 4 Close To Me: Connie Nielsen’s 8-Year Relationship With Metallica Member She Has A Son With

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Channel 4’s Close To Me airs tonight and viewers are in for a treat.

The series has renowned cast members including Danish actress Connie Nielsen as Jo Harding and Doctor Who’s Christopher Eccleston as Rob Harding.

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The story follows a middle-aged couple in crisis after the downfall of Jo Harding and the disappearance of an entire year from her memory.

You might recognize Connie from her role as Hippolyta in the DC Comics film franchise.

She has appeared in many Hollywood movies including Justice League, Wonder Woman, Gladiator, One Hour Photo, and The Hunted.



NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA – MAY 09: Connie Nielsen attends TNT’s “I Am The Night” FYC Event on May 9, 2019 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre / Getty Images for WarnerMedia)

Her character in Close To Me is a Danish expatriate who works as a translator, which works well, Connie being from Denmark.

When she was young she moved to Europe, from Italy to France, working both as an actress and a model.

Impressively, she is multilingual, which means that she speaks 8 languages: Danish, English, French, Italian, German, Norwegian, Swedish and Spanish.

On the advice of her agent, she moved to America to pursue a full-time acting career and immediately found herself in femme fatale roles.

Speaking to The Independent, she said, “I don’t believe in a feminism that suppresses female sexuality,” she said, “but there is a fine line between expression and exploitation. In many [films], it depends on who is at the helm.

In the past, she has spoken openly about the portrayal of women in Hollywood, saying, “We’ve seen a lot of crime dramas that start with a blood-spattered blonde on the floor.

“We have seen women and girls used time and time again as professional victims. Like raped bodies. Passive corpses.

Apart from her illustrious acting career, Connie has two children with famous men.



Lars Ulrich and Connie Nielsen at the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival – “Return To Sender” Premiere at Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by James Devaney / WireImage)

In an interview with The Telegraph, she described herself as “a passionate mother” to her two children.

Her first child was with Italian actor Fabio Sartor after a brief relationship, but her second child came from a much longer relationship with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.



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The couple were together from 2004 to 2012, but never married and little is known about the famous private couple.

Their son Bryce Thadeus Ulrich-Nielsen was born in 2007 and Connie explained that she was careful not to be “too arrogant”.

She said, “After 12 [years old] they do their own laundry and scrub their own toilets!

“I encourage them to pay attention to their feelings. Because when things go down in the subconscious, those stifled feelings can take their toll. “

Connie will appear on Channel 4’s Close To Me at 9 p.m., Sunday, November 7, on Channel 4.

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