Where is Pernille Kurzmann Larsen Now? Explained

By Louie Fecou
Published: April 28, 2023 (Last updated: May 3, 2023)
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Where is Pernille Kurzmann Larsen Now? We discuss the Netflix Series The Nurse and the real-life nurse represented in it.

The Netflix miniseries The Nurse tells a chilling and disturbing story of a nurse in a Danish hospital convicted of murdering her patients.

The series is based on a book called The Nurse: Inside Denmark’s Most Sensational Criminal Trial by celebrated crime writer Kristian Corfixen and has captured audiences’ imagination. The non-fiction book, and series, stay firmly within the real-life events of the terrible crimes committed.

One of the leading players in this true crime chamber of horrors was Pernilee Kurzmann Larsen, played by Fanny Louise Bernth. This article will focus on answering the question, where is Pernille Kurzmann Larsen now, and is she a real person?

Who is Pernille Kurzmann Larsen?

According to the Netflix series, Pernille Kurzmann Larsen is a young woman who moves back to the city of Falster with her young daughter Alberte. Despite their rocky relationship, she decides to move back in with her ex-partner Morten, who is also Alberte’s father, to enable her to work at the hospital as a nurse.

On her first day at the job, she encounters the proficient and well-respected nurse Christina Aistrup Hansen, who will also be her mentor in her new job at the hospital.

However, it is not long before Pernille starts to doubt Nurse Christina, and she starts to wonder about some strange deaths and how they might be directly linked to the actions of her new mentor, friend, and co-worker.

When things become too intense to ignore, she discusses the matter with Dr. Niels Lunden, a doctor she meets at the hospital. Christina and Niels ended up being in a romantic relationship.

Is Pernille Kurzmann Larsen in the Netflix Series Based on a Real Nurse and Person?

Yes, Pernille Kurzmann Larsen is based on a real nurse and person. Pernille joined the Nykøbing Falster Hospital in 2014 and would frequently work with nurse Christina Aistrup Hansen on night shifts.

Where is Pernille Kurzmann Larsen now?

Pernille still works at the emergency department of the Nykøbing Falster Hospital, located in Southern Denmark. Christina’s case would significantly impact her life, and there was initially a backlash against her from co-workers who would consider her a backstabber.

Others would also be reluctant to work with her, saying they were afraid she would accuse them of doing terrible things to the patients.

In the book that the series was adapted from, the author states, “Some colleagues even raised the idea that it could just as easily have been Pernille who administered the medication which founded the case.”

Pernille talked to Kristian Corfixen, the book’s author, and stated, “I need to know that my story is made available to the public. So that people at least have an opportunity to understand that I am not the ice-cold hobby detective I have been presented as being in court.”

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