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1. Mads Mikkelsen Mads Mikkelsen Actor, Casino Royale Mads Mikkelsen is a synonym to the great success the Danish film industry has had since the mid-1990s. Starting out as a low-life pusher/junkie in the 1996 success Pusher, he slowly grew to become one of Denmark's biggest movie actors. The success in his home country includes Flickering Lights...
2. Lars von Trier Lars von Trier Writer, Melancholia Lars von Trier (the "von" was adopted during his stay at the Danish Film School) was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in April 1956. He graduated from the Danish Film School in 1983 with his short film Befrielsesbilleder ("Images of Relief"), which won the Best Film award at the Munich Film Festival the following year...
3. Giancarlo Esposito Giancarlo Esposito Actor, The Usual Suspects Giancarlo Esposito was born in Denmark where his parents were working at the time, but after several more years of traveling they settled in Manhattan by the time he was six and that's where he grew up. Coming from a theatrical background (his mother was a singer and his father a carpenter and stagehand) it was...
4. Nicolas Winding Refn Nicolas Winding Refn Director, Drive Writer, Director, Producer. Nicolas Winding Refn was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1970. Aged 8 he moved to New York with his parents where he lived out his teenage years. New York quickly became his city and soon began to shape Nicolas's future. At 17, Nicolas moved back to his native Copenhagen to complete his Gymnasium (High School) Education...
5. Deepika Padukone Deepika Padukone Actress, Chennai Express Deepika Padukone, born 5 January 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark, is an Indian model & Actress. She is the daughter of former badminton Champion Prakash Padukone. Her mother tongue is Konkani. Deepika has a younger sister named Anisha. She has been modeling appearances in print and television advertising campaigns for Liril...
6. Helena Christensen Helena Christensen Self, Prêt-à-Porter As a child Helena Christensen was more interested in becoming a musician, but as fate would have it began modeling at the age of 9. After leaving school, she moved to Paris, France to model for the french magazine 'Elle', and in 1986 she competed in the Miss Universe contest as Miss Denmark, but unfortunately did not receive a placing...
7. Emilie Ullerup Emilie Ullerup Actress, A Little Bit Zombie Emilie Ullerup was born in Denmark, where her father holds the title of Lord Chamberlain for the Danish Royal Family. It was always been her ambition to become an actress. When she graduated from high school in Copenhagen in 2003, she moved to Vancouver to pursue acting as a career. She studied at the Vancouver Film School and graduated in 2005...
8. Iben Hjejle Iben Hjejle Actress, High Fidelity
9. Sven-Ole Thorsen Sven-Ole Thorsen Actor, Gladiator Born in Denmark, Sven-Ole Thorsen has a remarkable sporting background as a champion bodybuilder, champion power-lifter, and karate black belt that made him an obvious choice for movies roles as "muscle for hire." The hulking 6' 5" actor first came to attention as one of Thulsa Doom's bodyguards... The hammer wielding Thorgrim...
10. Thomas Vinterberg Thomas Vinterberg Self, The Hunt With Last Round (Last Round), his graduation short from The National Film School of Denmark, he got an early taste of critical success. He received the Jury's and Producers' Awards at the International Student Film Fest in Munich and won the 1st Prize at the Tel Aviv Film Fest. Popular success followed with his breakthrough short fiction film...
11. Kim Bodnia Kim Bodnia Actor, Pusher Born in the Danish capital of Copenhagen, Kim Bodnia's film debut came in 1989 with a small role in En afgrund af frihed, after some theatre experience, but it wasn't until 1994 that he got his breakthrough as the macho character Jens in Ole Bornedal's Nightwatch, for which he won several awards...
12. Susanne Bier Susanne Bier Director, In a Better World
13. Thure Lindhardt Thure Lindhardt Actor, Angels & Demons 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, and later that year, he acted as a classmate in Bille August's film Pelle the Conqueror, which, in 1988, won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film...
14. Anna Karina Anna Karina Actress, Vivre Sa Vie Born in Denmark, she came to Paris at 18. She met Coco Chanel and Pierre Cardin and started as a top model. She met Jean-Luc Godard about a cameo in Breathless, but she had to be naked and she refused to play in the movie. One year later, they got married and she became famous with the "Nouvelle vague" movies directed by him, Jacques Rivette or Agnès Varda...
15. Jaqueline Fleming Jaqueline Fleming Actress, Red Jaqueline Fleming, affectionately known as "Jaq," was born in Copenhagen, Denmark to an African American father and a Danish-German mother. She was raised between New York, St. Louis, and Chicago. By the time she was 3-years-old, her family knew she was attracted to the arts and helped cultivate that interest by enrolling her in everything from dance class to acting class...
16. Paprika Steen Paprika Steen Actress, The Celebration In Okay, director and actress Paprika Steen shows off her multi- facetted acting talent as the loud-mouth control-freak Nete. It is Paprika Steen's first major part for which she has already been nominated for The Best Actress Award from the European Film Academy. The actress has won the Danish Academy Award for her supporting role in the mega-hit Den eneste ene (The One and Only...
17. Rie Rasmussen Rie Rasmussen Actress, Human Zoo Rie Rasmussen was born in Denmark in 1978 to an artist mother and an Economist father. She was raised in the Danish country in an extended family with nine brothers and sisters. She moved to New York at the age of 15 to paint and has continued to travel ever since. She lived in Huntington Beach California where she briefly attended film school as a director in 1998...
18. Jesper Christensen Jesper Christensen Actor, Casino Royale 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 by Per Fly...
19. Nicolas Bro Nicolas Bro Actor, Adam's Apples
20. Sandi Toksvig Sandi Toksvig Actress, Episode #2.13
21. Delia Sheppard Delia Sheppard Actress, Rocky V
22. Carl Theodor Dreyer Carl Theodor Dreyer Writer, The Passion of Joan of Arc The illegitimate son of a Swedish farmer and his housekeeper, Dreyer spent his early years in Danish foster homes before being adopted by a strict Lutheran family. He became a journalist in 1910, and entered films as a title writer, then scriptwriter and eventually director. His first film showed little promise or talent...
23. Lone Scherfig Lone Scherfig Director, An Education Lone Scherfig graduated from the Danish Film School in 1984. In her native Denmark, Lone Scherfig began her career directing award-winning commercials and television dramas. Her first feature as director, The Birthday Trip, premiered at the 1991 Berlin Festival and won several awards at festivals worldwide. Her second feature, On Our Own, won the Grand Prize at the Montreal Film Festival...
24. Jean Hersholt Jean Hersholt Actor, Heidi If ever there was a Great Dane in Hollywood it was Jean Hersholt - and one of its great hearts as well. He was from a well-known Danish stage and entertainment family that had toured throughout Europe performing with young Jean as an essential cast member. He graduated from the Copenhagen Art School...
25. Laura Christensen Laura Christensen Actress, Life Hits
26. Stephanie Leon Stephanie Leon Actress, Scratch
27. Joachim Trier Joachim Trier Director, Oslo, August 31st Joachim Trier is a Norwegian director and writer, born in Cophenhagen in Denmark in 1974 in a film family. Trier is son of Jacob Trier, which was the sound technician of Norway's most popular film ever "Pinchcliffe Grand Prix" Jacob Trier, and grandson of the important Norwegian film maker Erik Løchen...
28. Nikolaj Arcel Nikolaj Arcel Writer, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
29. Heidi Albertsen Heidi Albertsen Self, Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa Heidi Albertsen was born on September 1, 1976 in Copenhagen, Denmark. At the age of 17, she won the Elite Model Look World Final, the annual fashion modeling contest held by Elite Model Management that attracts more than 350,000 participants every year from 800 cities in 70 countries across 5 continents...
30. Casper Crump Casper Crump Actor, Talenttyven
31. Lars Brygmann Lars Brygmann Actor, The Celebration
32. Ejner Johansson Ejner Johansson Self, En maler og hans by
33. Nina van Pallandt Nina van Pallandt Actress, The Long Goodbye Nina Van Pallandt became famous in the United States in the early 1970s as the mistress of hoaxer Clifford Irving, who went to jail when his biography of Howard Hughes, allegedly written with Hughes' co-operation, proved to be a fake when Hughes himself came out of seclusion to repudiate the work...
34. Ulla Friis Ulla Friis Actress, One Week Ulla was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. While living in Denmark she got the acting bug at a young age, appearing in numerous theater productions. Even though busy with school and competitive horse back jumping, she kept up the acting. After graduating from college she had plans to continue on to medical school...
35. Ghita Nørby Ghita Nørby Actress, The Inheritance
36. Heidi Kozak Heidi Kozak Actress, Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
37. Bodil Joensen Bodil Joensen Self, Sex Galore
38. Laura Bro Laura Bro Actress, A Royal Affair Since graduating from the Danish National Theatre School in Copenhagen in 2002, Laura has achieved recognition for her work on both stage and screen. Recently she was co-recipient of the Natsværmer (Moth) Award at the Copenhagen Night Film Festival 2005 along with her brother, Nicolas. In 2004, Laura...
39. Gitte Lee Gitte Lee Actress, Rikki og mændene
40. Charlotte Sieling Charlotte Sieling Director, Above the Street, Below the Water
41. Søren Kragh-Jacobsen Søren Kragh-Jacobsen Director, What No One Knows Søren Kragh-Jacobsen was born on 2 March 1947 in Copenhagen, Denmark and is one of the country's most respected directors and co-inventor of the "dogme95" project. After becoming a popular musician, he attended film school in Prague and returned to his home country where he made his first feature film Wanna See My Beautiful Navel?...
42. Cecilie Stenspil Cecilie Stenspil Actress, Del 1
43. Kasper Tuxen Kasper Tuxen Cinematographer, Beginners
44. Dirch Passer 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 life...
45. David Sakurai David Sakurai Actor, Through Darkness David Sakurai was born on July 19, 1979 in Copenhagen, Denmark. At the age of 18, he moved to Japan where he received his theatrical training and honed his skills in the indie film scene in Tokyo. After relocating back to Denmark in 2008, Sakurai proved himself a strong, versatile actor having been cast in a variety of drama, comedy, and action...
46. Rikke Louise Andersson Rikke Louise Andersson Actress, Nightwatch
47. Evy Norlund Evy Norlund Actress, The Flying Fontaines
48. Ask Hasselbalch Ask Hasselbalch Director, Antboy
49. Anton Glanzelius Anton Glanzelius Actor, My Life as a Dog
50. Klaus Tange Klaus Tange Actor, The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears Klaus Tange was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and raised in Germany and Switzerland. Graduated from the Danish National School of Theatre in Aarhus in 1985. For more than 25 years Klaus Tange has worked extensively in all areas of theatre and film. From experimental film and theatre, to high profile films and TV-series and with established theatre companies...
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