Mads Mikkelsen

Actor, Film actor

1965 –

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Who is Mads Mikkelsen?

Mads Dittmann Mikkelsen is a Danish actor. Originally a gymnast and dancer, he began his career as an actor in 1996. He rose to fame in Denmark as Tonny the drug dealer in the first two films of the Pusher film trilogy, and in his longest-running role as a brash yet sensitive policeman in Peter Thorsboe's Danish television series Rejseholdet.

Mikkelsen became more widely known internationally for his role as Tristan in Jerry Bruckheimer's production King Arthur, but is best known worldwide for playing the main antagonist Le Chiffre in the twenty-first James Bond film, Casino Royale. He has since become known for his roles as Igor Stravinsky in Jan Kounen's French film Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky and his Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Award-winning role as Lucas in the 2012 Danish film The Hunt. In 2012, he was awarded the Danish American Society's Person of the Year. He currently stars in the TV series Hannibal as Dr. Hannibal Lecter. The New York Times remarked that on the Hollywood scene, Mikkelsen has "become a reliable character actor with an intriguing mug" but stated that on the domestic front "he is something else: a star, an axiom, a face of the resurgent Danish cinema".

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Born
Nov 22, 1965
Østerbro
Also known as
  • Mads Dittmann Mikkelsen
  • Mads D. Mikkelsen
  • Sir Mads Dittmann Mikkelsen
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Nationality
  • Denmark
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Lived in
  • Copenhagen
  • Gothenburg

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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