Best Danish male actors

by regitxe | created - 06 Jan 2013 | updated - 06 Jan 2013 | Public

1. 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 ...

2. 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 ...

3. 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 ...

4. Troels Lyby

Actor | En kort en lang

Troels Lyby was born on October 15, 1966 in Århus, Denmark. He is an actor, known for Shake It (2001), The Reunion (2011) and Accused (2005).

5. Lars Mikkelsen

Actor | Headhunter

Lars was born in Gladsaxe near Copenhagen, Denmark as the first child of Bente Christiansen, an occupational health nurse, and Henning Mikkelsen, a bank clerk. Lars grew up in Copenhagen, where about one and a half years after him brother Mads was born, who's also an actor now. At first the family ...

6. Lars Brygmann

Actor | Rembrandt

Lars Brygmann was born on February 17, 1957 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is an actor, known for Stealing Rembrandt (2003), Dicte: Crime Reporter (2013) and A Funny Man (2011). He has been married to Katrine Brygmann Salomon since 2000.

7. 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 ...

8. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Actor | Game of Thrones

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (born 27 July 1970) is a Danish actor, producer and screenwriter. He graduated from the Danish National School of Theatre in Copenhagen in 1993. Coster-Waldau's breakthrough performance in Denmark was his role in the film Nightwatch (1994). Since then he has appeared in ...

9. Pilou Asbæk

Actor | Ghost in the Shell

Pilou Asbæk graduated from The Danish National School of Performing Arts in 2008. In the same year, he played the leading role in Niels Arden Oplev's drama Worlds Apart. In 2010 he had his breakthrough as the inmate Rune in Lindholm & Noer's prison drama R for which he won the price for Best actor ...

10. Pelle Hvenegaard

Actor | Pelle erobreren

Pelle Hvenegaard was born on August 29, 1975 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is an actor and writer, known for Pelle the Conqueror (1987), 2900 Happiness (2007) and Taxaquizzen (2011). He was previously married to Lotte Svendsen.

11. Cyron Melville

Actor | Vanvittig forelsket

Cyron Melville was born on July 1, 1984 in Denmark. He is an actor, known for Love and Rage (2009), A Royal Affair (2012) and Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013).

12. Jonas Wandschneider

Actor | Vikaren

Jonas Wandschneider was born on July 9, 1991. He is an actor, known for The Substitute (2007), Timetrip: The Curse of the Viking Witch (2009) and The Reunion (2011).

13. Andreas Jessen

Actor | Mercur

Andreas Jessen was born on July 22, 1989 in Søborg, Denmark. He is an actor, known for Something's Rockin' (2017), The Other World (2016) and Valhalla (2019).

14. Sebastian Jessen

Actor | Mens vi lever

Sebastian Jessen was born on July 7, 1986 in Søborg, Denmark. He is an actor, known for While We Live (2017), Love Is All You Need (2012) and 4Reality (2013).

15. Søren Bregendal

Actor | 2900 Happiness

Søren Bregendal was born on September 6, 1983 in Denmark. He is an actor, known for 2900 Happiness (2007), Far til fire gi'r aldrig op (2005) and Father of Four - In Japanese Mode (2010).

16. Kurt Ravn

Actor | Smukke mennesker

Kurt Ravn was born on December 29, 1947 in Denmark. He is an actor, known for Nothing's All Bad (2010), Jeppe på bjerget (1981) and Matador (1978).

17. Niels Olsen

Actor | Den eneste ene

Niels Olsen was born on March 8, 1960 in Århus, Denmark. He is an actor and writer, known for The One and Only (1999), Help, My Daughter Wants to Marry (1993) and Humørkort-stativ-sælgerens søn (2002). He has been married to Joy-Maria Frederiksen since June 28, 1992. They have ...

18. Nikolaj Steen

Director | Minkavlerne

Nikolaj Steen was born on February 10, 1967 in Frederiksberg, Denmark. He is an actor and director, known for Minkavlerne (2019), 10 år senere (2019) and Laban: en juletragedie (2017).

19. Nicolaj Kopernikus

Actor | Forbrydelsen

Nicolaj Kopernikus was born on August 9, 1967 in Glostrup, Denmark as Nicolaj Christiansen. He is an actor and director, known for The Killing (2007), The Bench (2000) and The Reunion (2011).

20. Peter Reichhardt

Producer | En forelskelse

Peter Reichhardt was born on January 7, 1967 in Denmark as Peter David Reichhardt. He is an actor and producer, known for Awakening (2008), Adam's Apples (2005) and Comeback (2008).



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