Top 8 Danish Actors

by Gaarslev | created - 27 Jul 2011 | updated - 18 Mar 2016 | Public

1. Dirch Passer

Actor | Mig og mafiaen

Dirch Hartvig Passer was born on May 18, 1926, on Østerbro, Copenhagen, to Ragnhild Fich and Capt. Vilhelm Passer (seaman). He never did well in school, being the class clown, which had a negative effect on his grades. He did especially badly in mathematics, which came to follow him the rest of his...

2. Ulf Pilgaard

Actor | Farligt venskab

Ulf Pilgaard is a Danish actor. He has appeared for over 40 years in comedy plays. He also had some major film roles, such as "Nattenvagten" by Ole Bornedal.

Ulf Pilgaard debuted as an actor in 1963 at "Alléscenen" as a member of the Collage-squad. From 1968 to 1972 he was in the "Cirkusrevyen", and ...

3. Mads Mikkelsen

Actor | Hannibal

Mads Mikkelsen's great successes parallel those achieved by the Danish film industry since the mid-1990s. He was born in Østerbro, Copenhagen, to Bente Christiansen, a nurse, and Henning Mikkelsen, a banker.

Starting out as a low-life pusher/junkie in the 1996 success Pusher (1996), he slowly grew ...

4. Nikolaj Lie Kaas

Actor | Angels & Demons

"There are those who miss being in-depth with the world," explains Nikolaj Lie Kaas in an interview with Politiken on April 29th, 2001, "but for me superficiality means a lot - that's where I get my drive." This is an interesting comment from an actor, whose acting always strikes a deeply personal ...

5. Kim Bodnia

Actor | Pusher

Kim Bodnia is a Danish actor, who was born in Copenhagen in 1965. His ancestry is from Poland and Russia.

Kim Bodnia is educated as an actor at the Copenhagen Theatre school (1988-1991). After an amazing theatre career as an actor and creator of new Danish theatre in Copenhagen, he had his ...

6. Casper Christensen

Writer | Klovn: The Movie

Casper was born in Birkerød, Denmark in 1968. In 1987, he bought a tape Of American stand up comedian Steve Martin. Casper admired the Oscar-host to-be greatly. As did his co-workers on _Casper & Mandrilaftalen (1999)_, Frank Hvam, Lasse Rimmer and Lars Hjortshøj, Casper started out in stand-up ...

7. Frank Hvam

Actor | Klovn: The Movie

Frank Hvam grew up with dogs and ducks on a farm in Ørum Sønderlyng - 14 kilometers off Viborg in Jutland, Denmark. He helped his father take care of the dogs in the family hobby kennels. Spending his childhood as a young 'Dr. Doolittle' led him to the idea, that he would make a good veterinary. So...

8. Ove Sprogøe

Actor | Olsen-bandens sidste bedrifter

Ove Sprogøe was one of Denmark's finest and most treasured actors. Born in 1919 in Odense, where he also grew up, his parents were Arthur and Inger Sprogøe. He married his wife Eva in 1945, the same year as his stage debut at Folketeatret in Copenhagen.

Through a long career in film, television and ...



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