Famous Danish Film & Theater Personalities

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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

 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.
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 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.

 4 Brigitte Nielsen

Brigitte Nielsen.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rødovre, Denmark

 5 Connie Nielsen

Connie Nielsen.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Frederikshavn, Denmark
Danish actor Connie Nielsen is best known for her award-winning role of Lucilla in Gladiator. She also appeared in the film One Hour Photo and in the series Boss and The Following. She played Hippolyta in DC films such as Wonder Woman. Nielsen is a polyglot who speaks eight languages.

 6 Sandi Toksvig

Sandi Toksvig.
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Famous As: Comedian, Writer
Birthdate: May 3, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen
Sandi Toksvig is best known as the host of shows such as News Quiz, QI, and The Great British Bake Off. The Women's Equality Party co-founder is also a lesbian icon and has written several children’s and adult books and plays. She hosted a motivational podcast during the COVID-19 lockdown. 
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 7 Lars von Trier

Lars von Trier.
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Famous As: Film-Maker
Birthdate: April 30, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kongens Lyngby, Denmark

Danish film director and screenwriter Lars von Trier has been active in the entertainment industry for almost four decades. He is known for exploring topics like existential issues, politics, mental health, etc. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Palme d'Or, the Grand Prix, and the Prix du Jury. He has seven Academy Award nominations as well.

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 8 Alex Hogh Andersen

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

 9 Amanda Collin

Amanda Collin
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Denmark

 10 Pilou Asbaek

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

 11 Lars Mikkelsen

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

 12 Sidse Babett Knudsen

Sidse Babett Knudsen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

 13 Claes Bang

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

 14 Nicolas Winding Refn

Nicolas Winding Refn
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: September 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

 15 Birgitte Hjort Sørensen

Birgitte Hjort Sørensen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hillerød, Denmark

 16 Clara Rugaard

Clara Rugaard
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 5, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hellerup, Copenhagen, Denmark

 17 Lukas Forchhammer

Lukas Forchhammer.
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Famous As: Singer, actor, songwriter
Birthdate: September 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Copenhagen

Lukas Forchhammer is a Danish singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and former actor. He is credited with forming the popular Danish band Lukas Graham, where he serves as a multi-instrumentalist and lead singer. He formed the band along with his friends from high school. As a child, Lukas had appeared in the first three of the famous Krummerne film series.

 18 Stephanie Corneliussen

Stephanie Corneliussen.
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Famous As: Actress & Model
Birthdate: April 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Best known as Joanna Wellick from Mr. Robot, Stephanie Corneliussen was scouted by a modeling agency at 13 and soon won the Supermodel of Scandinavia contest. Apart from being a trained ballet dancer, the openly bisexual Danish actor-model is also vegan and a prominent animal rights activist.

 19 Victor Borge

Victor Borge.
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Famous As: American-Danish comedian
Birthdate: January 3, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: December 23, 2000

Victor Borge was a Danish-American pianist, conductor, and comedian. He is best remembered for blending comedy and music for which he achieved popularity across Europe and the United States. Recipient of several prestigious awards, Borge received badges of chivalric orders from countries like Finland, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. In 1999, he received the Kennedy Center Honors.

 20 Morten Andersen

Morten Andersen.
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: August 19, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Struer, Denmark

While he experimented with gymnastics and long jump in school, Danish footballer Morten Andersen, also known as the Great Dane, began his stint with football playing for the New Orleans Saints. The seven-time Pro Bowl and the five-time First-team All-Pro retired from NFL after 25 seasons.

 21 Anna Karina

Anna Karina
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Solbjerg, Denmark
Died: December 14, 2019

Anna Karina was a Danish-French film actress, singer, and director. She often collaborated with French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard and appeared in many of his films, including My Life to Live and Bande à part. She set up her own production company in 1972 and made her directorial debut with Vivre ensemble. She was also a published author. 

 22 Prince Christian of Denmark

Prince Christian of Denmark
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Birthdate: October 15, 2005
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen

 23 Emilie Ullerup

Emilie Ullerup.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Danish actor Emilie Ullerup is best known as Ashley Magnus from the Canadian series Sanctuary and as Bree O'Brien from Chesapeake Shores. She also appeared in the Signed, Sealed, Delivered series of Hallmark TV films. Her role as Kaitlin Joyce in the series JPod won her a Leo Award.

 24 Alba August

Alba August
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

 25 Sven-Ole Thorsen

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

 26 Peter Madsen

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

 27 Bodil Joensen

Bodil Joensen
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Famous As: Pornographic actress
Birthdate: September 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hundige, Denmark
Died: January 3, 1985

 28 Kim Bodnia

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

 29 Susanne Bier

Susanne Bier
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: April 15, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

 30 Ejner Johansson

Ejner Johansson
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Famous As: Art Historian
Birthdate: March 7, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: September 28, 2001

 31 Christiane Seidel

Christiane Seidel
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 3, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wichita Falls, Texas, United States

 32 Sofie Grabol

Sofie Grabol
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 30, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Denmark

 33 Linnea Berthelsen

Linnea Berthelsen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gangtok, Sikkim, India

 34 Jesper Christensen

Jesper Christensen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 16, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen

 35 Thomas Vinterberg

Thomas Vinterberg
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Famous As: Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: May 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Frederiksberg

 36 Ulrich Thomsen

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

 37 Thure Lindhardt

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

 38 René Dif

René Dif
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Famous As: Musician, Singer, Actor
Birthdate: October 17, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen

 39 Caroline Fleming

Caroline Fleming
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: September 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: vendborg, Denmark

 40 Roland Møller

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

 41 Magnus Bruun

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

 42 Iben Hjejle

Iben Hjejle
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Søborg, Denmark

 43 Nikolaj Lie Kaas

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

 44 Joanna Roth

Joanna Roth
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1965 AD
Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark

 45 Natalie Madueno

Natalie Madueno
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

 46 Cecilie Thomsen

Cecilie Thomsen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 29, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bogø, Denmark

 47 Casper Crump

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

 48 Cecilie Stenspil

Cecilie Stenspil
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glostrup, Denmark

 49 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

 50 Douglas Sirk

Douglas Sirk
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: April 26, 1897
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamburg
Died: January 14, 1987