Sue Hansen-Styles

Artistic Leader, Actress


Sue came to Denmark in 2001 with her Danish husband. She worked for two years at Danmarks Radio as a journalist and news reader on the daily News In English programme.

Sue co-founded Why Not Theatre Company (WNTC) in 2007 with Nathalie Johnston, who has since moved back to the UK. Sue is now Artistic Director of WNTC. 

A self-taught actress, Sue has performed on a number of European stages including the Tower and Questors Theatres in London, the ECC in Brussels, That Theatre Company and CTC in Copenhagen and the ITM in Malmö.

Her roles have been many and varied, including Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Joy in Shadowlands, Helen in The Road to Mecca, Stevie in The Goat or Who is Sylvia, Ines in Life x 3, Virginia (Woolf) in Vita & Virginia by Dame Eileen Atkins at CaféTeatret in 2011, Emilia in Desdemona, a play about a handkerchief at Bådteatret in April 2012, Anna in Old Times by Harold Pinter – a collaboration by Why Not Theatre Company and That Theatre Company – at Krudttønden in autumn 2012 and Clair in The City by Martin Crimp at Bådteatret in 2013. She also appeared in WNTC’s production of Digging Up Shakespeare, as part of CPHSTAGE in summer 2013, WIT at Bådteatret in 2014 and A TENDER THING at Bådteatret and Secrets at Halmlageret, Carlsberg in 2015. She was also in 2 Mini Why Not productions: "Remembrance" and "O,For the Love of Shakespeare"

Sue has her own voiceover company, World of Words, delivering professional voiceovers to companies all over the world.

Freelance performance coach for Novo Nordisk