Best Danish Male Actors (realistic list)

by madsen-alexander | created - 01 Mar 2013 | updated - 21 Feb 2014 | Public


This is a realistic list of the best male actors from Denmark - they are all amazing!!

Some of the upcoming actors have shown impressive acting, so they deserves a place on the list.



Dette er en realistisk liste over Danmarks bedste mandelige skuespillere. De har alle noget forskelligt at byde på og bidrager ofte med fantastisk skuespil. Danmark har virkelig noget at være stolte af!

De upcoming skuespillere der er på listen, har i deres unge alder allerede skabt nogen imponerende præsentrationer. Fremtiden ser altså lys ud for dansk film!

(Listens rangorden, kan selvfølgelig diskuteres, dog kan man ikke komme uden om, at skuespillerne på denne liste er crème de la crème af de danske mandlige skuespillere)

1. 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 ...

2. Thure Lindhardt

Actor | Flammen & Citronen

Thure Frank Lindhardt was born 24 December 1974 in Copenhagen, Denmark. At 12, he was cast as the role of the mailman in Negerkys og labre larver (1987), and later that year, he acted as a classmate in Bille August's film Pelle the Conqueror (1987), which, in 1988, won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes ...

3. 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 Nattevagten (1994). Since then a number of ...

4. Ove Sprogøe

Actor | Olsen-bandens sidste bedrifter

Ove Sprogøe was one of Denmark's finest and most treasured actors. Born in 1919 in Odense, where he also grew up, his parents were Arthur and Inger Sprogøe. He married his wife Eva in 1945, the same year as his stage debut at Folketeatret in Copenhagen.

Through a long career in film, television and ...

5. 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 ...

6. Nicolas Bro

Actor | Adams æbler

Nicolas Bro was born on March 16, 1972 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Adam's Apples (2005), Kongekabale (2004) and Voksne mennesker (2005).

7. David Dencik

Actor | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

David Dencik was born on October 31, 1974 in Sweden as Karl David Sebastian Dencik. He is an actor, known for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Broderskab (2009) and A Royal Affair (2012).

8. Nikolaj Lie Kaas

Actor | Angels & Demons

"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 ...

9. Frits Helmuth

Actor | Det forsømte forår

Frits Helmuth was born on July 3, 1931 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was an actor, known for Det forsømte forår (1993), Memories of a Marriage (1989) and Lille spejl (1978). He was married to Kirsten Frederiksen, Jeanne Darville and Agneta Segerskog. He died on December 12, 2004 in ...

10. Henning Moritzen

Actor | Festen

Henning Moritzen is a well-known Danish screen and stage actor. Born in Tårbæk near Copenhagen and with a secondary school degree from Grønnevangsskolen in Ordrup, Henning Mortizen was educated as an actor at Privatteatrenes Elevskole. Since the early 1950s he has been a stage actor with countless ...

11. Søren Sætter-Lassen

Actor | I Am Dina

Søren Sætter-Lassen was born on July 11, 1955 in Horsens, Denmark. He is an actor, known for I Am Dina (2002), Marie Krøyer (2012) and Forbrydelsen (2007).

12. Dirch Passer

Actor | Mig og mafiaen

Dirch Hartvig Passer was born on May 18, 1926, on Østerbro, Copenhagen, to Ragnhild Fich and Capt. Vilhelm Passer (seaman). He never did well in school, being the class clown, which had a negative effect on his grades. He did especially badly in mathematics, which came to follow him the rest of his...

13. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Actor | Game of Thrones

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was born on July 27, 1970 in Rudkøbing, Denmark. He is an actor and producer, known for Game of Thrones (2011), Oblivion (2013) and Gods of Egypt (2016). He has been married to Nukâka since 1998. They have two children.

14. Lars Mikkelsen

Actor | Headhunter

Lars was born in Gladsaxe near Copenhagen, Denmark as the first child of Bente Christiansen, an occupational health nurse, and Henning Mikkelsen, a bank clerk. Lars grew up in Copenhagen, where about one and a half years after him brother Mads was born, who's also an actor now. At first the family ...

15. Troels Lyby

Actor | Klassefesten

Troels Lyby was born on October 15, 1966 in Århus, Denmark. He is an actor, known for Klassefesten (2011), En kort en lang (2001) and Anklaget (2005).

16. Lars Brygmann

Actor | Dicte

Lars Brygmann was born on February 17, 1957 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is an actor, known for Dicte (2012), Rembrandt (2003) and Dirch (2011). He has been married to Katrine Brygmann Salomon since 2000.

17. Anders W. Berthelsen

Actor | Italiensk for begyndere

Anders W. Berthelsen was born on September 28, 1969 in Rødovre, Denmark. He is known for his work on Italiensk for begyndere (2000), Kongekabale (2004) and Det som ingen ved (2008). He has been married to Christina Pind since 1999. They have one child.

18. Pilou Asbæk

Actor | Ghost in the Shell

Pilou Asbæk graduated from The Danish National School of Performing Arts in 2008. Same year he played the leading role in Niels Arden Oplev's drama WORLDS APART. In 2010 he had his breakthrough as the inmate Rune in Lindholm & Noer's prison drama R for which he won the price for Best actor at The ...

19. Kim Bodnia

Actor | Pusher

Kim Bodnia is an actor who was born in Copenhagen. His ancestry is from Poland and Russia.

Kim Bodnia is educated as actor in states of Denmark Copenhagen Theatre school (1988-1991). After a amazing Theatre career as actor and creator of new Danish theatre in Copenhagen, He had His breakthrough as a...

20. Mikkel Boe Følsgaard

Actor | En kongelig affære

Mikkel Boe Følsgaard is a young danish actor. In 2012, he won the award of Best Male Actor at the Berlinale for his appearance in the movie A Royal Affair, while still attending theatre school, Statens Teaterskole in Copenhagen. He graduated in the summer of 2012.

Mikkel Boe Følsgaard grew up in the...

21. Søren Malling

Actor | Kapringen

Comedian Søren Malling was born in Denmark in 1964. He applied to Odense Teater in 1988 and finished his education in 1992. He had permanent appointment at Odense Teater until 1994. In that period he made a lots of theater plays among others "Fernando Krap" (1992) and "Mary Frankenstein" (1994). He...

22. Lars Ranthe

Actor | Dirch

Lars Ranthe was born on August 26, 1969 in Vesterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark. He is known for his work on Dirch (2011), Adam's Apples (2005) and Jagten (2012). He has been married to Christine Albeck Børge since 1998.

23. Ulf Pilgaard

Actor | Farligt venskab

Ulf Pilgaard is a Danish actor. He has appeared for over 40 years in comedy plays. He also had some major film roles, such as "Nattenvagten" by Ole Bornedal.

Ulf Pilgaard debuted as an actor in 1963 at "Alléscenen" as a member of the Collage-squad. From 1968 to 1972 he was in the "Cirkusrevyen", and ...

24. Jakob Cedergren

Actor | Submarino

Jakob Cedergren was born on January 10, 1973 in Lund, Sweden. He is an actor, known for Submarino (2010), Frygtelig lykkelig (2008) and Den som dræber (2011).

25. Ole Thestrup

Actor | Blinkende lygter

Ole Thestrup was born on March 12, 1948 in Nibe, Denmark. He is known for his work on Blinkende lygter (2000), Adam's Apples (2005) and De grønne slagtere (2003). He was married to Hanne Marie Knudsen. He died on February 2, 2018 in Tuse Næs, Denmark.

26. Bent Mejding

Actor | En kongelig affære

Bent Mejding was born on January 14, 1937 in Denmark. He is an actor and director, known for A Royal Affair (2012), Brødre (2004) and Drømmen (2006). He has been married to Susse Wold since May 21, 1983. He was previously married to Susanne Theil.

27. Nicolaj Kopernikus

Actor | Forbrydelsen

Nicolaj Kopernikus was born on August 9, 1967 in Glostrup, Denmark as Nicolaj Christiansen. He is an actor and director, known for Forbrydelsen (2007), Bænken (2000) and Klassefesten (2011).

28. Jens Jørn Spottag

Actor | To verdener

Jens Jørn Spottag was born on December 13, 1957 in Odder, Denmark. He is an actor, known for To verdener (2008), Hvidsten gruppen (2012) and Idioterne (1998). He was previously married to Dea Fog.

29. Jesper Asholt

Actor | Kunsten at græde i kor

Jesper Asholt was born on May 11, 1960 in Silkeborg, Denmark. He is an actor, known for Kunsten at græde i kor (2006), Mifunes sidste sang (1999) and Blinkende lygter (2000). He has been married to Nanna Katrine Lund since July 26, 1997. They have two children.

30. Allan Hyde

Actor | True Blood

Allan Hyde was born on December 20, 1989 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is an actor and writer, known for True Blood (2008), Sommeren '92 (2015) and Alla Salute! (2011).

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. Peter Mygind

Actor | Flammen & Citronen

Peter Mygind was born on August 28, 1963 in Frederiksberg, Denmark. He is an actor and writer, known for Flame & Citron (2008), Nikolaj og Julie (2002) and Taxa (1997). He has been married to Lise Mühlhausen since August 10, 1996. They have two children.

33. Karl Stegger

Actor | Flagermusen

Karl Stegger was one of the greatest Danish actors. Karl Stegger was born: Carl Johan Stegger Sørensen. He later replaced the "c" in his first name with a "k" to further his acting-career. He was born in Aarhus on the January 11th 1911. Stegger was educated at Aarhus theatre, where he was hired as ...