Mads Mikkelsen

Actor, Dancer
An intense presence in international film since the late 1990s, actor Mads Mikkelsen enjoyed considerable popularity in his native Denmark with turns as brooding, often violent men on both sides of the law in "Pusher" ... Read more »
Born: 11/22/1965 in Denmark

Filmography

Actor (34)

Hannibal 2012 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Men & Chicken 2015 (Movie)

Elias (Actor)

The Salvation 2015 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas 2014 (Movie)

Michael Kohlhaas (Actor)

Charlie Countryman 2013 (Movie)

Nigel (Actor)

The Hunt 2013 (Movie)

Lucas (Actor)

A Royal Affair 2012 (Movie)

Johann Friedrich Struensee (Actor)

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo 2011 (Movie)

Armansky (Actor)

The Three Musketeers 2011 (Movie)

Rochefort (Actor)

Clash of the Titans 2010 (Movie)

Draco (Actor)

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky 2010 (Movie)

Igor Stravinsky (Actor)

Valhalla Rising 2010 (Movie)

One Eye (Actor)

Flame & Citron 2009 (Movie)

Citronen (Actor)

The Door 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Adam's Apples 2007 (Movie)

Ivan (Actor)

After the Wedding 2007 (Movie)

Jacob (Actor)

Arn: The Knight Templar 2007 (Movie)

King of Denmark (Actor)

Casino Royale 2006 (Movie)

Le Chiffre (Actor)

Prag 2006 (Movie)

Christoffer (Actor)

Pusher II: With Blood on My Hands 2006 (Movie)

Tonny (Actor)

Exit 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Torremolinos 73 2005 (Movie)

Magnus (Actor)

King Arthur 2004 (Movie)

Tristan (Actor)

The Green Butchers 2004 (Movie)

Svend (Actor)

Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself 2004 (Movie)

Doctor Horst (Actor)

Flickering Lights 2003 (Movie)

Arne (Actor)

Open Hearts 2003 (Movie)

Niels (Actor)

I Am Dina 2002 (Movie)

Niels (Actor)

Mona's World 2001 (Movie)

Casper (Actor)

Shake It All About 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bleeder 1999 (Movie)

Lenny (Actor)

Pusher 1999 (Movie)

Tonny (Actor)

Angel of the Night 1998 (Movie)

Ronnie (Actor)

Wildside 1998 (Movie)

Jimmy (Actor)

Biography

An intense presence in international film since the late 1990s, actor Mads Mikkelsen enjoyed considerable popularity in his native Denmark with turns as brooding, often violent men on both sides of the law in "Pusher" (1996) and on the television series "Rejseholdet (Unit One)" (DR1, 2000-04) before leaping to stardom in America as men of action in "Casino Royale" (2006) and "Clash of the Titans" (2010). Despite his flinty, often taciturn screen image, Mikkelsen also excelled in comedies like "The Green Butchers" (2003), as well as more sympathetic turns in the Oscar-nominated "After the Wedding" (2006). His performance as the icy terrorist Le Chiffre in the James Bond thriller "Casino Royale" (2006) brought him to the attention of Hollywood, which cast him largely in period action features like "Titans" and "The Three Musketeers" (2011). A Best Actor Award win at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival as a man haunted by child abuse allegations in "The Hunt" (2012) underscored his standing as one of Europe's most popular leading men. His subsequent casting as the iconic serial killer Hannibal Lecter on the TV series "Hannibal" (NBC, 2013- ) also highlighted an acting career on a skyrocketing trajectory.

Relationships

Hanne Jacobsen

Wife

Viola Mikkelsen

Daughter

Carl Mikkelsen

Son

EDUCATION

Århus Theatre School

Århus 1996

Milestones

2013

Debuted as Hannibal Lecter on the NBC TV series "Hannibal"

2012

Featured in "A Royal Affair"

2012

Starred in the Danish drama "The Hunt"; won Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor

2011

Acted in Paul W.S. Anderson's "The Three Musketeers"

2010

Co-starred in the remake of the 1981 film "Clash of the Titans"

2009

Starred in the violent Viking drama "Vahalla Rising"

2007

Starred in "After the Wedding," a Danish film directed by Susanne Bier

2006

Cast as James Bond's nemesis Le Chiffre in "Casino Royale," starring Daniel Craig as Agent 007

2004

Made his American film debut playing Tristan opposite Clive Owen in "King Arthur"

2002

Cast alongside Gérard Depardieu in "I am Dina"

2001

Starred in the romantic comedy "En Kort en lang/Shake It All About," directed by Danish comedian Hella Joof

2000

Acted in the Danish film "Blinkende lygter/Flickering Lights"

2000

Was a regular character on the TV drama "Rejseholdet / Unit One," which won an International Emmy award in November 2002

1996

Made film debut as a low-life pusher/junkie in "Pusher"

Began career as a dancer

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