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Mads Mikkelsen


Mads Mikkelsen is a synonym to the great success the Danish film industry has had since the mid-1990s. He was born in Østerbro, Copenhagen, to Bente Christiansen, a nurse, and Henning Mikkelsen, a banker. Starting out as a low-life pusher/junkie in the 1996 success Pusher (1996), he slowly grew to become one of Denmark's biggest movie actors. The ... See full bio »

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27 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Casino Royale
Casino Royale Le Chiffre
(2006)
Jagten
Jagten Lucas
(2012)
Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange Kaecilius
(2016)
Rogue One
Rogue One Galen Erso
(2016)

Filmography

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 2019 Chaos Walking (filming)
Mayor Prentiss
  Death Stranding (Video Game) (announced) (voice)
 2016 Le Fantôme (Short)
Le Fantôme
 2015 Rihanna: Bitch Better Have My Money (Video short)
The Accountant
 2015 Mænd & høns
Elias
 2013 Charlie Countryman
Nigel
 2012 Move On
Mark
 2012 Jagten
Lucas
 2010 Muumi ja punainen pyrstötähti
Sniff (English version, voice)
 2008 Quantum of Solace (Video Game)
Le Chiffre (voice)
 2006/I Exit
Thomas Skepphult
 2006 Prag
Christoffer
 2005 Julie (TV Series)
Julie's dad / Harald, Julie's Dad / Harald
- Del 4 (2005) ... Julie's dad
- Del 3 (2005) ... Julie's dad
- Del 2 (2005) ... Julie's dad
- Del 1 (2005) ... Harald
 2005 Adam's Apples
Ivan
 2004 Pusher II
Tonny
 2003 Dykkerdrengen (Short)
Far
 2003 Nu (Short)
Jakob (young)
 2002 Open Hearts
Niels
 2002 I Am Dina
Niels
 2001 En kort en lang
Jacob
 2001 Monas verden
Casper
 1999 Bleeder
Lenny
 1999 Tom Merritt (Short)
Elmer Karr
 1998 Angel of the Night
Ronnie
 1998 Vildspor
Jimmy
 1996 Café Hector (Short)
Anders
 1996 Pusher
Tonny
 1996 Blomsterfangen (Short)
Max
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Voiced Randall Boggs in the Danish dubbed version of Monsters, Inc. (2001). See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 2 Articles | 3 Pictorials | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Mads | Mads D. Mikkelsen | Mads Dittmann Mikkelsen

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

Right now it seems as if television has some balls it didn't have 10 years ago; they get away with stuff that some films cannot get away. It might change again in some years and I don't know the mystery of why it's happening right now, but I think it's a nice development. See more »

Trivia:

One of very few actors to have appeared in a Star Wars film (Rogue One (2016)), a James Bond film (Casino Royale (2006)) and a Marvel Cinematic Universe film (Doctor Strange (2016)). Coincidentally, his character dies in all three films. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays a character with a defective left eye: Ivan in Adam's Apples (2005), Le Chiffre in Casino Royale (2006), One Eye in Valhalla Rising (2009) and Rochefort in The Three Musketeers (2011). See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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