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|Portrayed by||Sara Mortensen|
|Appears in||Astrid and Raphaëlle (French: Astrid et Raphaëlle)|
Astrid Nielsen is a main character in the French police series Astrid and Raphaëlle (French: Astrid et Raphaëlle).
She was late to learn to talk, and a child psychiatrist deemed that she'd never be able to live independently and suggested to her father she be institutionalised. He pushed back against this because she was making a lot of progress at home that the psychiatrist didn't see. Her father was a police officer, and she developed an interest in forensic science after accidentally stumbling upon one of his files. Her interest proved a great opportunity to get her to open up and further develop her speech.
Astrid works as a documentalist for the French judicial police. She gets drawn into an investigation with the volatile police commander Raphaëlle Coste.
Astrid is a 30-year-old woman. She has blond hair with bangs that she usually keeps tied up. She tends always wear the same kind of rather formal clothes, such as a blue sweater on top of a shirt.
Astrid is stated to be autistic by Alain Gaillard in the first episode. On the official website, she is also described as "autiste Asperger" (lit. "autistic Asperger's", a common French phrase for Asperger's syndrome).
- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11950864/fullcredits/?ref_=tt_cl_sm accessed 31 October 2021
- https://www.france.tv/france-2/astrid-et-raphaelle/ accessed 31 October 2021