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Overview (2)

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 breakthrough in Nightwatch (1994) for which he received The Robert Award for best supporting actor.

After his breakthrough, he established the companies Bella Entertainment1 and Bella Film Production, which have produced a number of his films since then.

In 1996, the much acclaimed film, Pusher was released and Kim Bodnia was honored for his lead role as Frank. Then followed films as Bleeder (1999), In China They Eat Dogs (1999), Escape (2001), Dragonfly (2001), Jolly Roger (2001), Old Men in New Cars (2002), Himmelfald (2002).

In 2010 he had a role in the Danish director Susanne Bier's Oscar winning film - Best Foreign language "In A Better World " and Kim starred along side Trine Dyrholm and Pierce Brosnan in the success film "Love is All you Need (2012)

In November 2014 he won the The Angela Film Prize Award, at Killkenny Subtitle Film festival in Ireland, for European Film making.

Today Kim Bodnia is a highly respected actor for his work and his role as Martin in the Nordic Noir most famous Danish/Swedish Television crime show "The Bridge I and II". He won The Golden Nymph Award for best actor in television in 2014 at The Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo.

Kim had a lead role in Rosewater, directed by Jon Stewart, his first movie as a director. The film received amazing criticism and the acting opposite Gael Garcia Bernal was astonishing. In 2018, Kim played the role as Konstantin in the success TV series Killing Eve and the TV series has already been a huge success worldwide and has been nominated as Best TV series at the 2019 Golden Globes and The Critics' Choice Awards. Killing Eve II will be shown in 2019.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kim Bodnia

Spouse (1)

Rikke Louise Andersson (2013 - present) ( 3 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Frequently plays macho characters

Trivia (12)

Graduated as an actor at the Danish National School of Theatre (1991).
Has a son, with actress Lotte Andersen, named Louis, born 29th of December 1993.
His last name, Bodnia, is Ukrainian.
Debuted as a director with the 35-minute short film, Escape - Flugten fra ensomheden (2001).
Excelled at long jumping and running as a child.
Enjoys paintings and other forms of art.
Three children with wife Rikke Louise Andersson, Charlie (2003), Miles (2005) & Nomi (2007).
Kim followed his mother's suggestion that he apply for a place at the National Theatre School in Copenhagen when he turned 16. His first application failed, but his second application saw him gain entry a year later in 1987.
In 2014, Kim won the Monte-Carlo Television Festival Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Martin Rohde in Bron/Broen (2011).
In 2009, Kim won the 62nd Bodil Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his portrayal of Jørgen Buhl in Terribly Happy (2008).
Kim became famous outside of Denmark in 2012 following the success of the Swedish/Danish crime drama series, Bron/Broen (2011), in which he played Martin Rohde, the homicide detective from Copenhagen in the first two seasons.
Kim performed mainly in comedies in the theatre group at Espergærde Ungdomsskole.

Personal Quotes (2)

I'm half-Russian, half-Polish and all Jewish
[citing worsening anti-Jewish sentiment in Malmö as a reason for dropping out of the third season of Bron/Broen (2011)] "It's not very nice and comfortable to be there as a Jewish person."

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