Political fiction and reality met as the Deputy First Minister welcomed the star of hit drama Borgen to Scotland.
Nicola Sturgeon met Sidse Babett Knudsen, who plays the Danish Prime Minister in the show, ahead of a screening of the series two finale and a question and answer session with fans in Edinburgh.
The actress presented Ms Sturgeon with a signed box set of the first two series with the message, “to Nicola, lovely meeting you, Sidse.”
Last week Ms Sturgeon told The Times: “There are bits of the Borgen world that I definitely recognise. I certainly know how it feels to get through a tough day in Parliament in a pair of high heels.”
The Dane said: “I know more about politicians because of the research and being in the programme. But I’m definitely not going to go into politics.”