Erik Bent Svendlund (1931-2010) was a trained actor from the schools of Aarhus Theatre and The Royal Theatre in Copenhagen. Journalist from 1957-67, author and translator, actor and director at Odense theatre from 1967-1977, as well as deputy head from 1972-1977 – with a series of notable productions. From 1977 he was a freelance director with jobs in a large number of theatres in Denmark.