Famous Danish Film & Theater Personalities

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 1 Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 26, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Danish, American

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.

 2 Mads Mikkelsen

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Danish
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 3 Brigitte Nielsen

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Danish

 4 Viggo Mortensen

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 20, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Danish, American

Danish-American actor, Viggo Mortensen, is best known for portraying the role of Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Some of his other films are A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, Captain Fantastic and Green Book. He is also an author of various books on poetry, photography and painting.

 5 Connie Nielsen

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Danish
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

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Famous As: Comedian, Writer
Birthdate: May 3, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Danish, British
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

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Famous As: Film-Maker
Birthdate: April 30, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Danish

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 Sidse Babett Knudsen

Sidse Babett Knudsen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Danish

 9 Lars Mikkelsen

Lars Mikkelsen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Danish

 10 Pilou Asbaek

Pilou Asbaek
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 2, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Danish

 11 Nicolas Winding Refn

Nicolas Winding Refn
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Famous As: Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer
Birthdate: September 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Danish

 12 Birgitte Hjort Sørensen

Birgitte Hjort Sørensen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Danish

 13 Lukas Forchhammer

Lukas Forchhammer
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Famous As: Singer, actor, songwriter
Birthdate: September 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Danish, Irish

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.

 14 Stephanie Corneliussen

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Famous As: Actress & Model
Birthdate: April 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Danish

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.

 15 Anna Karina

Anna Karina
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Danish, French
Died: December 14, 2019

 16 Prince Joachim of Denmark

Prince Joachim of Denmark
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Birthdate: June 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Danish

 17 Victor Borge

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Famous As: American-Danish comedian
Birthdate: January 3, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Danish, American
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.

 18 Kim Bodnia

Kim Bodnia
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Famous As: Actor, Stage actor, Screenwriter
Birthdate: April 12, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Danish

 19 Peter Madsen

Peter Madsen
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: June 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Danish

 20 Prince Christian of Denmark

Prince Christian of Denmark
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Birthdate: October 15, 2005
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Danish

 21 Emilie Ullerup

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Danish
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.

 22 Sven-Ole Thorsen

Sven-Ole Thorsen
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Famous As: Actor, Karateka
Birthdate: September 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Danish

 23 Susanne Bier

Susanne Bier
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Famous As: Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: April 15, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Danish

 24 Bodil Joensen

Bodil Joensen
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Famous As: Adult Film Star, Actor
Birthdate: September 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Danish
Died: January 3, 1985

 25 Prince George of Denmark

Prince George of Denmark
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Famous As: prince consort
Birthdate: April 2, 1653
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Danish
Died: October 28, 1708

 26 Ulrich Thomsen

Ulrich Thomsen
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Famous As: Actor, Film director, Screenwriter
Birthdate: December 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Danish

 27 Thure Lindhardt

Thure Lindhardt
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 24, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Danish

 28 Jesper Christensen

Jesper Christensen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 16, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Danish

 29 René Dif

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

 30 Iben Hjejle

Iben Hjejle
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Famous As: Television actor, Actor
Birthdate: March 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Danish

 31 Ejner Johansson

Ejner Johansson
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Famous As: Art Historian
Birthdate: March 7, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Danish
Died: September 28, 2001

 32 Nikolaj Lie Kaas

Nikolaj Lie Kaas
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Famous As: Stage actor, Film actor, Screenwriter
Birthdate: May 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Danish

 33 Joanna Roth

Joanna Roth
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Famous As: actor
Birthdate: 1965 AD
Nationality: Danish

 34 Mille Dinesen

Mille Dinesen
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Famous As: Actor, Film actor
Birthdate: March 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Danish

 35 Princess Benedikte of Denmark

Princess Benedikte of Denmark
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Birthdate: April 29, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Danish

 36 Thomas Vinterberg

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

 37 Nikolaj Arcel

Nikolaj Arcel
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Famous As: Film director, Screenwriter
Birthdate: August 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Danish

 38 Carl Theodor Dreyer

Carl Theodor Dreyer
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Famous As: Film director, Screenwriter, Film editor
Birthdate: February 3, 1889
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Danish
Died: March 20, 1968

 39 Cecilie Thomsen

Cecilie Thomsen
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: October 29, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Danish

 40 Trine Dyrholm

Trine Dyrholm
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: April 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Danish

 41 Prince Henrik of Denmark

Prince Henrik of Denmark
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Birthdate: May 4, 2009
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Danish

 42 Carsten Norgaard

Carsten Norgaard
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Famous As: actor
Birthdate: March 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Danish

 43 Camilla Dallerup

Camilla Dallerup
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Famous As: Ballroom Dancer
Birthdate: April 6, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Danish

 44 Gry Bay

Gry Bay
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Famous As: Film actor, Singer, Actor
Birthdate: August 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Danish

 45 Kim Kold

Kim Kold
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Danish

 46 Gus Hansen

Gus Hansen
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Famous As: Poker player
Birthdate: February 13, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Danish

 47 Rie Rasmussen

Rie Rasmussen
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Famous As: actor, model, film director, screenwriter
Birthdate: February 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Danish

 48 Nina van Pallandt

Nina van Pallandt
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: July 15, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Danish

 49 Dar Salim

Dar Salim
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 18, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Danish, Iraqi

 50 Prince Valdemar of Denmark

Prince Valdemar of Denmark
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Famous As: Military personnel
Birthdate: October 27, 1858
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Danish
Died: January 14, 1939