Pilou Asbæk

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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 at The Danish Critic Association Award, Bodil, and... See full bio »

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Overlord Wafner
Game of Thrones Euron Greyjoy
A Hijacking Mikkel Hartmann


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 2019/I The Investigation (TV Mini-Series) (announced)
Jakob Buch-Jepsen
 2020 Project X-Traction (post-production)
Owen Paddock
 2016-2019 Game of Thrones (TV Series)
Euron Greyjoy
- The Bells (2019) ... Euron Greyjoy
- The Last of the Starks (2019) ... Euron Greyjoy
- Winterfell (2019) ... Euron Greyjoy
- The Dragon and the Wolf (2017) ... Euron Greyjoy
- The Queen's Justice (2017) ... Euron Greyjoy
 2018 Overlord
 2018 Murderous Trance
Anders Olsen
 2017 Woodshock
 2017 Ghost in the Shell
 2016/I The Great Wall
 2016 Ben-Hur
Pontius Pilate
 2016 Stag (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... Neils
 2015 A War
Claus Michael Pedersen
 2015 April 9th
Sekondløjtnant Sand
 2014 1864 (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.8 (2014) ... Didrich
- Episode #1.7 (2014) ... Didrich
- Episode #1.6 (2014) ... Didrich
- Episode #1.5 (2014) ... Didrich
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... Didrich
 2014 Silent Heart
 2014 Department Q: The Absent One
Ditlev Pram
 2014 Speed Walking
Onkel Kristian
 2014/I Lucy
 2013 Sex, Drugs & Taxation
Simon Spies (as Johan Philip Asbæk)
 2013 The Borgias (TV Series)
Paolo Orsini
- The Prince (2013) ... Paolo Orsini
- The Gunpowder Plot (2013) ... Paolo Orsini
- Lucrezia's Gambit (2013) ... Paolo Orsini
- Relics (2013) ... Paolo Orsini
- The Wolf and the Lamb (2013) ... Paolo Orsini
 2010-2013 Borgen (TV Series)
Kasper Juul
- Valget (2013) ... Kasper Juul
- Fornuft og følelse (2013) ... Kasper Juul
- Faldet (2013) ... Kasper Juul
- Fortidens sønner (2013) ... Kasper Juul
- Du skal ikke bedrive hor (2013) ... Kasper Juul
 2012 A Hijacking
Mikkel Hartmann
 2011/I Bora Bora
Jim (as Johan Philip Asbæk)
 2011 Brainy (Short)
 2010 The Whistleblower
Bas (as Pilou Asbaek)
 2010/I Venus (Short)
Rasmus (voice)
 2010 A Family
 2010 R
 2009-2010 The Left Wing Gang (TV Mini-Series)
Carsten Nielsen
- Episode #1.5 (2010) ... Carsten Nielsen
- Episode #1.4 (2009) ... Carsten Nielsen
- Episode #1.3 (2009) ... Carsten Nielsen
 2009 The Killing (TV Series)
David Grüner
- Episode #2.3 (2009) ... David Grüner
 2009 Monster Busters
Søren (as Johan Philip Asbæk)
 2009 Den Fremmede (Short)
Den Mørkhårede
 2008 Crying for Love
Oliver (as Johan Philip Asbæk)
 2008 Deroute (TV Series)
- Du er ved at miste den, Søren Fauli (2008) ... Mulvad (as Johan Philip Asbæk)
- Hvad fanden er det, du render og laver, Søren Fauli? (2008) ... Mulvad (as Johan Philip Asbæk)
- Sorry, Frederik. Sorry! (2008) ... Mulvad (as Johan Philip Asbæk)
 2008 Comeback
Kris (as Johan Philip Asbæk)
 2008 Worlds Apart
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Pilou Asbaek | Johan Philip Asbæk


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One of the things I've learned from 'Borgen' is that it's very easy to criticize people; 'I hate this politician, I hate what they do.' You are doing this right now with Margaret Thatcher, but sometimes it's hard to be a politician. I'm not defending Margaret Thatcher, but we believe our statesmen are also human beings. See more »


Son of Maria (Tonn) and Jacob A. Asbæk. His parents run the gallery Galerie Asbæk in Copenhagen. His father is Danish, from Hammel, Denmark. His mother was born in Casablanca, Morocco, of Danish and French descent. See more »

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