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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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Casino Royale
Casino Royale Le Chiffre
The Hunt
The Hunt Lucas
Hannibal Dr. Hannibal Lecter
King Arthur
King Arthur Tristan


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 2016 Le Fantôme (Short)
Le Fantôme
 2015 Rihanna: Bitch Better Have My Money (Video short)
The Accountant
 2015 Men & Chicken
 2013 Charlie Countryman
 2012 Move On
 2012 The Hunt
 2010 Moomins and the Comet Chase
Sniff (English version, voice)
 2008 Quantum of Solace (Video Game)
Le Chiffre (voice)
 2006/I Exit
Thomas Skepphult
 2006 Prague
 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
 2003 Now (Short)
Jakob (young)
 2003 The Boy Below (Short)
 2002 Open Hearts
 2002 I Am Dina
 2001 Shake It
 2001 Monas verden
 1999 Bleeder
 1999 Tom Merritt (Short)
Elmer Karr
 1998 Angel of the Night
 1998 Wildside
 1996 Café Hector (Short)
 1996 Pusher
 1996 Blomsterfangen (Short)
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Other Works:

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

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5 Interviews | 1 Article | 3 Pictorials | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Mads | Mads D. Mikkelsen | Mads Dittmann Mikkelsen


6' (1.83 m)

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[his version of Hannibal Lecter] He loves fine art. He is a three-piece- suit man. He loves classical music. He hates everything that is banal. And he loves the beauty of everything that's refined. He's trying to make friends with people, so I can't play that one card of being evil. It has to be hidden. See more »


The first Danish actor to play Hannibal Lecter. He is also the tallest of the four actors to play Lecter to date. See more »


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).

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