Redford contacted Abigail Phelps about a small role in Out of Africa. Their chemistry and her decent Danish dialect got her the lead, and a lifelong friendship. www.abbyphelps.com www.facebook.com/abigailphelpsseries www.amazon.com/author/bethanyturner
Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. (Danish: October 20, 1958) is an American actor, poet, musician, photographer and painter. He made his film debut in Peter Weir's 1985 thriller Witness, and subsequently appeared in many notable films of the 1990s. He was born in New York City. His mother, Grace Gamble (née Atkinson), was American, and his father, Viggo Peter Mortensen, Sr., was Danish; the two met in Norway.