Lars Mikkelsen

Actor Lars Mikkelsen was widely known for his presence on the silver screen. In 1995, he made his TV debut in the Danish TV movie "Mappen." In 1995, he starred in "Dracula" at the Aalborg Theater in Copenhagen." In ... Read more »
Born: 05/06/1964 in Gladsaxe, DK

Filmography

Actor (17)

The Day Will Come 2016 (Movie)

Forstander Frederik Heck (Actor)

Montana 2015 (Movie)

Dimitrije (Actor)

When Animals Dream 2015 (Movie)

Thor (Actor)

Töchter 2014 (Movie)

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What Richard Did 2013 (Movie)

Peter Karlsen (Actor)

A Caretaker's Tale 2012 (Movie)

Per (Actor)

Fortidens skygge - Den som dræber 2012 (Movie)

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Ronal the Barbarian 2011 (Movie)

Volcazar (Voice)

Flugten 2009 (Movie)

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Headhunter 2009 (Movie)

Martin Vinge (Actor)

What No One Knows 2008 (Movie)

Mark Deleuran (Actor)

De Fortabte Sjaeles O 2007 (Movie)

Necromancer (Actor)

Cecilie 2006 (Movie)

Lasse N Damgaard (Actor)

Nordkraft 2005 (Movie)

Steso's dad (Actor)

King's Game 2004 (Movie)

Peter Schou (Actor)

Kira's Reason: A Love Story 2003 (Movie)

Mads (Actor)

Sherlock (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

Actor Lars Mikkelsen was widely known for his presence on the silver screen. In 1995, he made his TV debut in the Danish TV movie "Mappen." In 1995, he starred in "Dracula" at the Aalborg Theater in Copenhagen." In 2007, he earned international acclaim as Troels Hartmann on the Scandinavian crime drama "The Killing." Mikkelsen's early acting career consisted of roles in various films, such as "Kira's Reason: A Love Story" (2003), the foreign "King's Game" (2004) with Anders Wodskou Berthelsen and "Nordkraft" (2005). He also appeared in the Sonja Richter mystery thriller "Cecilie" (2007) and "De Fortabte Sjaeles O" (2007) with Anders Wodskou Berthelsen. He kept working in film throughout the early 2000s and the 2010s, starring in the dramatic adaptation "What No One Knows" (2008) with Maria Bonnevie, "Flugten" (2009) and "Headhunter" (2009). He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "Sherlock" (PBS, 2010-). He also lent his voice to the animated feature "Ronal the Barbarian" (2011) with Brigitte Nielsen. Recently, he continued to act in "A Caretaker's Tale" (2012), "Fortidens skygge - Den som dræber" (2012) with Jakob Cedergren and the dramatic adaptation "What Richard Did" (2013) with Jack Reynor. He also appeared in "Montana" (2015). Mikkelsen most recently acted in "When Animals Dream" (2015).

Milestones

2015

Took on the recurring role of Viktor Petrov on "House of Cards."

2014

Made a series of popular appearances on the British series "Sherlock."

2007

Earned international acclaim as Troels Hartmann on the Scandinavian crime drama "The Killing."

1995

Made his TV debut in the Danish TV movie "Mappen."

1995

Starred in "Dracula" at the Aalborg Theater in Copenhagen.

Bonus Trivia

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Served in the Kongelige Livgarde, an infantry regiment of the Royal Danish Army.

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Dropped out of college to take classes in street performing acts like mime, juggling, and fire breathing. He subsequently traveled Europe for five years working as a street performer.

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Speaks fluent Swedish, German and English in addition to his native Danish.

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Learned much of his basic English skills from listening to Monty Python records with his brother, actor Mads Mikkelsen.

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Works as a goodwill ambassador for Red Barnet, the Danish branch of the international charity organization "Save the Children."

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