The best actors from Scandinavia

by dakjets | created - 08 Oct 2016 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

Leading men from Scandinavia, the best actors. Some of them are international moviestars, som may be names for the future.

1. Mikael Persbrandt

Actor | Hævnen

Mikael Persbrandt is internationally known for his starring role in the Academy Award winning foreign feature, "In A Better World," directed by Susanne Bier. His performance earned him a 2011 European Film Award nomination for Best Actor.

His interest in acting started when working as an extra in ...

2. Stellan Skarsgård

Actor | Good Will Hunting

Stellan Skarsgård was born in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden, to Gudrun (Larsson) and Jan Skarsgård. He became a star in his teens through the title role in the TV-series Bombi Bitt och jag (1968). Between the years 1972-88 he was employed at The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, where...

3. Joel Kinnaman

Actor | RoboCop

Charles Joel Nordström, known professionally as Joel Kinnaman, is a Swedish actor. He is best known for playing the lead role in the Swedish film Easy Money a role that earned him a Guldbagge Award in the "Best Actor" category - and for his role as Frank Wagner in the Johan Falk film series. He ...

4. Viggo Mortensen

Actor | Captain Fantastic

Since his screen debut as a young Amish farmer in Peter Weir's Witness (1985), Viggo Mortensen's career has been marked by a steady string of well-rounded performances.

Mortensen was born in New York City, to Grace Gamble (Atkinson) and Viggo Peter Mortensen, Sr. His father was Danish, his mother ...

5. Nikolaj Lie Kaas

Actor | Kvinden i buret

"There are those who miss being in-depth with the world," explains Nikolaj Lie Kaas in an interview with Politiken on April 29th, 2001, "but for me superficiality means a lot - that's where I get my drive." This is an interesting comment from an actor, whose acting always strikes a deeply personal ...

6. Aksel Hennie

Actor | Hodejegerne

Aksel Hennie is a Norwegian actor, writer and director. He has acted in a number of successful Norwegian movies, and has received several awards. Hennie grew up in Lambertseter in Oslo. In his late teens he was sentenced for tagging, and became an outcast in the community for confessing to the ...

7. Alexander Skarsgård

Actor | True Blood

Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård was born in Stockholm, Sweden and is the eldest son of famed actor Stellan Skarsgård. Among his siblings are actors Gustaf Skarsgård, Bill Skarsgård, and Valter Skarsgård. For most of his formative years, his father was an acclaimed actor in Europe but had not yet ...

8. Mads Mikkelsen

Actor | Hannibal

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 ...

9. Jakob Oftebro

Actor | Kon-Tiki

Jakob Oftebro (Born 1986, Oslo, Norway) is a charismatic Scandinavian Actor.

Oftebro started his education in acting at the reputable Norwegian Academy of Performing Arts in 2008. While studying, he also played a small role in Max Manus: Man of War (2008). He later worked with the same directors of ...

10. Peter Stormare

Actor | Fargo

Peter Stormare was born in Arbrå, Gävleborgs län, Sweden, to Gunhild (Holm) and Karl Ingvar Storm. He began his acting career at the Royal National Theatre of Sweden, performing for eleven years. In 1990 he became the Associate Artistic Director at the Tokyo Globe Theatre and directed productions ...

11. Michael Nyqvist

Actor | Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Born Rolf Åke Mikael Nyqvist in Stockholm, Sweden, it wasn't until he was over a year old when he was finally adopted from the orphanage he had been given to. His father was a lawyer and his mother a writer. It wasn't until he had his first child that he decided to seek out his biological parents. ...

12. Kristofer Hivju

Actor | Game of Thrones

A second-generation Norwegian actor, Kristofer Hivju was born on 7 December, 1978 in Oslo. He is the son of actors Lieselotte Holmene and Erik Hivju, a prominent character actor who appeared with his son in the short film Flax, where Kristofer shared screenwriting credit with director Bård Ivar ...

13. Sverrir Gudnason

Actor | Borg McEnroe

Sverrir Gudnason was born on September 12, 1978 in Lund, Skåne län, Sweden as Sverrir Páll Guðnason. He is an actor, known for Borg vs. McEnroe (2017), Blowfly Park (2014) and Gentlemen (2014).

14. Pål Sverre Hagen

Actor | Kon-Tiki

Pål Sverre Hagen is a Norwegian screen and stage actor. After graduating from the National Academy of the Arts in Oslo in 2003 he has played major roles in both Scandinavian and International films, for which he has received several awards and accolades. He is perhaps best known for his roles in ...

15. Fares Fares

Actor | Zero Dark Thirty

Began his acting career in Sweden 2000 with the movie "Jalla! Jalla!". He has been acting in both comedies as well as action movies. He has been acting in theater as well as some TV productions.

In 2012, Mr. Fares started his Hollywood career co-starring with Denzel Washington in the movie "Safe ...

16. Filip Berg

Actor | En man som heter Ove

Filip Berg was born on October 2, 1986 in Danderyd, Stockholms län, Sweden as Filip Niclas Berg. He is an actor and writer, known for A Man Called Ove (2015), Evil (2003) and Blue Eyes (2014).

17. Johannes Kuhnke

Actor | Turist

Johannes Kuhnke was born as Kjell Dietrich Johannes Kuhnke. He is an actor, known for Force Majeure (2014), Real Humans (2012) and The House That Jack Built (2018). He has been married to Alice Bah since 2003. They have three children.

18. Kristoffer Joner

Actor | Bølgen

Kristoffer Joner is a Norwegian actor born in Stavanger, Norway. He is best known for Villmark (2003), The Wave (2015), and The Revenant (2015).

His film debut was Detektor (2000). In 2005 Joner received an Amanda Award for best male actor in the movie Naboer and again in 2012 for his role in The ...

19. Ola Rapace

Actor | Skyfall

Ola Rapace was born on December 3, 1971 in Tyresö, Stockholms län, Sweden as Pär Ola Norell. He is an actor and producer, known for Skyfall (2012), Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) and Sjätte dagen (1999). He was previously married to Noomi Rapace.

20. Thorbjørn Harr

Actor | Vikings

Thorbjørn Harr was born on May 24, 1974 in Oslo, Norway. He is an actor, known for Vikings (2013), Bel Canto (2018) and 22 July (2018). He has been married to Tai Victoria Grung since 2006. They have three children.

21. Anders Danielsen Lie

Actor | Oslo, 31. august

Anders Danielsen Lie was born on January 1, 1979 in Oslo, Norway. He is an actor, known for Oslo, August 31st (2011), Personal Shopper (2016) and 22 July (2018).

22. Trond Espen Seim

Actor | Varg Veum - Falne engler

Trond Espen Seim was born on October 4, 1971 in Oslo, Norway. He is an actor and director, known for Fallen Angels (2008), The Thing (2011) and Varg Veum - Kalde hjerter (2012).

23. Nicolai Cleve Broch

Actor | Max Manus

Nicolai Cleve Broch was born on November 14, 1975 in Oslo, Norway. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Max Manus: Man of War (2008), Uro (2006) and Seks som oss (2004). He has been married to Heidi Gjermundsen since December 2004. They have two children.

24. Ulrich Thomsen

Actor | Festen

Ulrich Thomsen graduated from The Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance in 1993, after which playing on several theaters in Copenhagen, i.e. Dr. Dantes Aveny, Mungo Park and Østre Gasværks Teater. His debut on film was in Ole Bornedal's Nightwatch (1994). Since then a number of ...

25. Rolf Kristian Larsen

Actor | Mannen som elsket Yngve

Rolf Kristian Larsen was born on May 18, 1983 in Stavanger, Norway. He is an actor and director, known for The Man Who Loved Yngve (2008), I Travel Alone (2011) and The Saboteurs (2015).

26. Jesper Christensen

Actor | Spectre

Born 1948 in central Copenhagen. Lived there ever since. Did 25 years of theatre, - like Alceste in the Misanthropist, Richard in Richard lll (solo), Faust in Faust, Astrov in Vanja, a lot of worried men,- stopped doing it in 1998. Since then only worried men on film. Worked on more than 100 films ...

27. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Actor | Game of Thrones

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (born 27 July 1970) is a Danish actor, producer and screenwriter. He graduated from the Danish National School of Theatre in Copenhagen in 1993. Coster-Waldau's breakthrough performance in Denmark was his role in the film Nightwatch (1994). Since then he has appeared in ...

28. Dennis Storhøi

Actor | The 13th Warrior

Dennis Storhøi was born on July 15, 1960 in Fredrikstad, Norway as Jahn Dennis Storhøi. He is an actor and producer, known for The 13th Warrior (1999), The Saboteurs (2015) and Vestavind (1994). He has been married to Mona Storhøi since 1997.

29. Peter Haber

Actor | Män som hatar kvinnor

Peter Haber was born on December 12, 1952 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is an actor and producer, known for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009), Sunes sommar (1993) and White Lies (1995). He has been married to Lena T. Hansson since 1990. They have one child.

30. Nicolai Cleve Broch

Actor | Max Manus

Nicolai Cleve Broch was born on November 14, 1975 in Oslo, Norway. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Max Manus: Man of War (2008), Uro (2006) and Seks som oss (2004). He has been married to Heidi Gjermundsen since December 2004. They have two children.

31. Cyron Melville

Actor | Vanvittig forelsket

Cyron Melville was born on July 1, 1984 in Denmark. He is an actor, known for Love and Rage (2009), A Royal Affair (2012) and Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013).

32. Andreas Wilson

Actor | Ondskan

Andreas Wilson was born on March 7, 1981 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is an actor, known for Evil (2003), Real Humans (2012) and War of the Dead (2011).

33. Eldar Skar

Actor | Okkupert

Eldar Skar is an actor, known for Occupied (2015), Mammon (2014) and Brist (2014).



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