Kim Bodnia

Kim Bodnia was a Danish film and television actor best known internationally for his role in the popular crime drama "The Bridge" (ZDF 2011-13) and in Jon Stewart's "Rosewater" (2014). Bodnia did not always harbor ... Read more »
Born: 04/12/1965 in Copenhagen, DK

Filmography

Actor (21)

I Want To Be Like You 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dragonflies 2015 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

Rosewater 2014 (Movie)

Rosewater (Actor)

Serena 2014 (Movie)

Abe Hermann (Actor)

Skumringslandet 2014 (Movie)

Bergtor (Actor)

The Stranger Inside 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Love is All You Need 2013 (Movie)

Leif (Actor)

In a Better World 2011 (Movie)

Lars (Actor)

Terribly Happy 2010 (Movie)

Jorgen (Actor)

Tomme tønner 2010 (Movie)

Dansken (Actor)

Julefrokosten 2009 (Movie)

Buller (Actor)

Kandidaten 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Echo 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Journals of Knud Rasmussen 2006 (Movie)

Peter Freuchen (Actor)

Monster Thursday 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Old Men In New Cars 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

In China They Eat Dogs 2001 (Movie)

Harold (Actor)

Jolly Roger 2001 (Movie)

Jolly Roger (Actor)

Bleeder 1999 (Movie)

Leo (Actor)

Pusher 1999 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Nattevagten 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Kim Bodnia was a Danish film and television actor best known internationally for his role in the popular crime drama "The Bridge" (ZDF 2011-13) and in Jon Stewart's "Rosewater" (2014). Bodnia did not always harbor dreams of becoming an actor. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark on April 12th, 1965, he originally was an athlete, winning track events and dreaming of becoming a professional soccer player. Having suffered an injury that halted his athletic career, he began performing in school plays as a teenager, eventually applying to Copenhagen's National Theatre School. After graduating from there in 1991, he began appearing on stage and on screen in his native Denmark, often playing macho and intimidating roles, such as Patrick Bateman in a theatrical performance of "American Psycho." In his first ever movie role in 1989, he played a bouncer, and his first major success was as the macho Jens in the Danish horror film "Nightwatch" (1994). In 2011, he landed a role as detective Martin Rohde on the stylish police drama "The Bridge," which became his best-known role. He had a pivotal part to play in Jon Stewart's directorial debut "Rosewater," portraying the mysterious titular interrogator whose defining characteristic to the film's detained protagonist was that he smelled of rosewater.

Milestones

2014

Appeared in Jon Stewart's "Rosewater."

2011

Starred in "The Bridge"

Bonus Trivia

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Was a track champion and initially wanted to become an athlete.

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Often plays violent characters.

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