Famous Danish Actors

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Mads Mikkelsen
(Danish Actor Known for His Role in Films: 'Pusher', 'Casino Royale' and the Series 'Hannibal')
Mads Mikkelsen
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Birthdate: November 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Østerbro, 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.

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Giancarlo Esposito
(Actor and Director Best Known for His TV Series: ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Better Call Saul’)
Giancarlo Esposito
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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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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
(Actor & Producer Known for His Role as ‘Jaime Lannister’ in the HBO Drama Series ‘Game of Thrones’)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
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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.
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Lars Mikkelsen
(Danish Actor Known for His Role in the TV Series 'The Killing')
Lars Mikkelsen
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Birthdate: May 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Lars Mikkelsen is a Danish actor best known for playing the Russian president Viktor Petrov in the American series House of Cards on Netflix. As a young man, he began to study biology at the University of Copenhagen but quit midway to pursue a career in entertainment. He is the recipient of many awards, including an International Emmy Award. 

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

Alex Høgh Andersen is a Danish actor, photographer, and model. He is best known for his portrayal of Ivar the Boneless in the popular television series Vikings. A multi-talented personality, Alex Høgh Andersen spends his time dancing, singing, fencing, and learning stunts when he is not acting.

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Pilou Asbaek
(Danish Actor Best Known for His Roles in the TV Series ‘Borgen’ and ‘Game of Thrones’)
Pilou Asbaek
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Birthdate: March 2, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Pilou Asbaek is a Danish actor best known for playing Euron Greyjoy in the TV series Game of Thrones. He became active in his high school drama productions and graduated from Denmark's Danish National School of Performing Arts. He began his professional career as a TV actor and eventually entered films as well. He is married to playwright Anna Bro. 

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Claes Bang
(Actor)
Claes Bang
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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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Kim Bodnia
(Danish Actor Known for His Role as Police Detective 'Martin Rohde' in the TV Series 'The Bridge')
Kim Bodnia
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Birthdate: April 12, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Kim Bodnia is a Danish actor, writer, and director. He gained much fame for his role as police detective Martin Rohde in the Scandinavian crime drama series The Bridge. His portrayal of drug dealer Frank in the film Pusher earned him international acclaim. He is of Jewish origin and directed the short film Escape—Flugten fra ensomheden.  

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David Dencik
(Actor had major roles in English-language films and series including Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011))
David Dencik
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Birthdate: October 31, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Sven-Ole Thorsen
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Birthdate: September 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Jesper Christensen
(Actor who is widely recognized for his performances in The Interpreter and Revelations)
Jesper Christensen
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Birthdate: May 16, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Ulrich Thomsen
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Birthdate: December 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Odense, Denmark
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Thure Lindhardt
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Birthdate: December 24, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Nikolaj Lie Kaas
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Birthdate: May 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rødovre, Denmark
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Magnus Bruun
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Birthdate: January 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hillerød, Denmark
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Erik Bruhn
(Choreographer)
Erik Bruhn
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Birthdate: October 3, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: April 1, 1986
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Jean Hersholt
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Birthdate: July 12, 1886
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: June 2, 1956
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Mikkel Følsgaard
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Birthdate: May 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rønne, Denmark
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Carsten Norgaard
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Birthdate: March 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Denmark
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Soren Malling
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Birthdate: February 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kjellerup, Denmark
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Caspar Phillipson
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Birthdate: January 13, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Denmark
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Gus Hansen
(Poker player)
Gus Hansen
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Birthdate: February 13, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen
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Zlatko Burić
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Birthdate: May 13, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Osijek, Croatia
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Dar Salim
(Actor)
Dar Salim
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Birthdate: August 18, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
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Kim Kold
(Actor)
Kim Kold
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Birthdate: August 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Thomas Bo Larsen
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Birthdate: November 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gladsaxe, Denmark
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Casper Crump
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Birthdate: July 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Simon Sears
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Birthdate: January 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Roskilde, Denmark
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Jens Albinus
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Birthdate: January 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bogense, Denmark
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Nils Asther
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Birthdate: January 17, 1897
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: October 19, 1981
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Peter Madsen
(Engineer)
Peter Madsen
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Birthdate: June 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Denmark
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Nicolas Bro
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Birthdate: March 16, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Mikael Birkkjær
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Birthdate: September 14, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Allan Hyde
(Actor)
Allan Hyde
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Birthdate: December 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Jakob Cedergren
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Birthdate: January 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lund, Sweden
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Master Fatman
(Media personality)
Master Fatman
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Birthdate: September 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Munkebo, Denmark
Died: March 26, 2019
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Lars Brygmann
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Birthdate: February 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
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David Sakurai
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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.

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Peter Gantzler
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Birthdate: September 28, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Denmark
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Lars Ranthe
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Birthdate: August 26, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vesterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Carsten Bjørnlund
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Birthdate: June 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Denmark
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Bjarne Henriksen
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Birthdate: January 18, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Såderup, Funen, Denmark
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Roland Møller
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Birthdate: May 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Odense, Denmark
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Nicholas Pettas
(Greek-Danish Karateka)
Nicholas Pettas
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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. 

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Morten Suurballe
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Birthdate: March 8, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Dirch Passer
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Birthdate: May 18, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Østerbro, Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: September 3, 1980
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Carl Brisson
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Birthdate: December 24, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: September 25, 1958
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Werner Heyking
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Birthdate: June 14, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: October 10, 1974
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Benjamin Christensen
(Film Director)
Benjamin Christensen
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Birthdate: September 28, 1879
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Viborg, Denmark
Died: April 2, 1959
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Peter Mygind
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Birthdate: August 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Denmark