Famous Danish Actors

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 1 Mads Mikkelsen

Mads Mikkelsen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Mads Mikkelsen is a Danish actor best known for his portrayal of Le Chiffre in the 2006 spy film Casino Royale, which earned him international recognition. One of the most celebrated and decorated Danish actors of his generation, Mads Mikkelsen has received several prestigious awards such as the Bodil Award, European Film Academy Achievement award, and Cannes Film Festival Award.

 2 Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 27, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rudkøbing, Denmark
After starring in films such as Black Hawk Down and Kingdom of Heaven, Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau amazed audiences with his iconic two-time Emmy-nominated role of Jaime Lannister in the series Game of Thrones. He first gained fame with the Danish film Nightwatch. He is also a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador.

 3 Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 26, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

The winner of Critics' Choice Television Award, Giancarlo Esposito is known for playing a variety of roles in films and TV series. From portraying drug dealers to policemen, Esposito has proved his versatility in the American film industry. He has also been featured in popular video games, such as Payday 2 and Far Cry 6.

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 4 Alex Hogh Andersen

Alex Hogh Andersen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 20, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Slagelse, Denmark

 5 Lars Mikkelsen

Lars Mikkelsen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gladsaxe, Copenhagen, Denmark

 6 Pilou Asbaek

Pilou Asbaek
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 2, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

 7 Claes Bang

Claes Bang
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 28, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Odense, Denmark

Claes Bang is a Danish musician and actor known for his portrayal of Christian in the 2017 film The Square. His performance earned him the European Film Award under the Best Actor category, making him the first Dane to receive the award. Bang achieved international recognition in 2020 when he started playing the eponymous role in the TV series Dracula.

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 8 Kim Bodnia

Kim Bodnia
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 12, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

 9 Sven-Ole Thorsen

Sven-Ole Thorsen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

 10 David Dencik

David Dencik
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Famous As: Actor had major roles in English-language films and series including Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Birthdate: October 31, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 11 Jesper Christensen

Jesper Christensen
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Famous As: Actor who is widely recognized for his performances in The Interpreter and Revelations
Birthdate: May 16, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

 12 Ulrich Thomsen

Ulrich Thomsen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Odense, Denmark

 13 Thure Lindhardt

Thure Lindhardt
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 24, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

 14 Nikolaj Lie Kaas

Nikolaj Lie Kaas
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rødovre, Denmark

 15 Magnus Bruun

Magnus Bruun
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hillerød, Denmark

 16 Erik Bruhn

Erik Bruhn
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Famous As: Choreographer
Birthdate: October 3, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: April 1, 1986

 17 Carsten Norgaard

Carsten Norgaard
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Denmark

 18 Jean Hersholt

Jean Hersholt
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 12, 1886
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: June 2, 1956

 19 Dar Salim

Dar Salim
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 18, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq

 20 Soren Malling

Soren Malling
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kjellerup, Denmark

 21 Kim Kold

Kim Kold
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

 22 Gus Hansen

Gus Hansen
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Famous As: Poker player
Birthdate: February 13, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen

 23 Thomas Bo Larsen

Thomas Bo Larsen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gladsaxe, Denmark

 24 Mikkel Følsgaard

Mikkel Følsgaard
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rønne, Denmark

 25 Zlatko Burić

Zlatko Burić
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 13, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Osijek, Croatia

 26 Casper Crump

Casper Crump
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

 27 Simon Sears

Simon Sears
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Roskilde, Denmark

 28 Nicolas Bro

Nicolas Bro
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 16, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

 29 Allan Hyde

Allan Hyde
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

 30 Caspar Phillipson

Caspar Phillipson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 13, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Denmark

 31 Jens Albinus

Jens Albinus
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bogense, Denmark

 32 Nils Asther

Nils Asther
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 17, 1897
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: October 19, 1981

 33 Mikael Birkkjær

Mikael Birkkjær
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 14, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

 34 Jakob Cedergren

Jakob Cedergren
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lund, Sweden

 35 Peter Madsen

Peter Madsen
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: June 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Denmark

 36 Peter Gantzler

Peter Gantzler
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 28, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Denmark

 37 Carsten Bjørnlund

Carsten Bjørnlund
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Denmark

 38 David Sakurai

David Sakurai
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Born to a Japanese father and a Danish mother, David Sakurai moved from Denmark to Japan at 18, to train in acting. After working in small-time films such as Tokyo G.P., he moved back to Denmark, and worked in films such as Liza, The Fox-Fairy and in series such as Iron Fist.

 39 Lars Brygmann

Lars Brygmann
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

 40 Bjarne Henriksen

Bjarne Henriksen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 18, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Såderup, Funen, Denmark

 41 Master Fatman

Master Fatman
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Famous As: Media personality
Birthdate: September 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Munkebo, Denmark
Died: March 26, 2019

 42 Lars Ranthe

Lars Ranthe
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 26, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vesterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark

 43 Morten Suurballe

Morten Suurballe
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 8, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

 44 Werner Heyking

Werner Heyking
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 14, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: October 10, 1974

 45 Roland Møller

Roland Møller
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Odense, Denmark

 46 Nicholas Pettas

Nicholas Pettas
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Famous As: Karateka
Birthdate: January 23, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mykonos, Greece

Nicholas Pettas is a Greek-Danish martial artist and an exponent of karate. He is also a former kickboxer and actor. Pettas is renowned for his powerful low kicks and has scored victories over kickboxers like Yusuke Fujimoto and Gökhan Saki. In 1995, Pettas won the European Heavyweight Championship title and became the tenth Shin Karate World Championships champion in 2000. 

 47 Dirch Passer

Dirch Passer
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 18, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Østerbro, Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: September 3, 1980

 48 Carl Brisson

Carl Brisson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 24, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: September 25, 1958

 49 Benjamin Christensen

Benjamin Christensen
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: September 28, 1879
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Viborg, Denmark
Died: April 2, 1959

 50 Peter Mygind

Peter Mygind
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Denmark