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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. 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, he slowly grew to become one of Denmark's biggest movie actors...
2. Stephanie Corneliussen Stephanie Corneliussen Actress, Mr. Robot
3. 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...
4. Sidse Babett Knudsen Sidse Babett Knudsen Actress, Borgen
5. Pilou Asbæk 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 Danish Critic Association Award...
6. Nicolas Winding Refn Nicolas Winding Refn Writer, The Neon Demon Writer, director, and producer Nicolas Winding Refn was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1970, to Anders Refn, a film director and editor, and Vibeke Winding (née Tuxen), a cinematographer. Just before he turned 11, in 1981, 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...
7. Giancarlo Esposito Giancarlo Esposito Music Department, The Electric Company Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, to an Italian carpenter/stagehand father from Naples and an opera-singing African-American mother from Alabama. His parents, working in Europe at the time of his birth, settled in Manhattan by the time he was six, and that's where he grew up...
8. Lars von Trier Lars von Trier Writer, Melancholia Probably the most ambitious and visually distinctive filmmaker to emerge from Denmark since Carl Theodor Dreyer over 60 years earlier, Lars von Trier studied film at the Danish Film School and attracted international attention with his very first feature, The Element of Crime. A highly distinctive blend of film noir and German Expressionism with stylistic nods to Dreyer...
9. Emilie Ullerup Emilie Ullerup Actress, Sanctuary Emilie Ullerup-Petersen was born in Denmark, where her father Ove Ullerup-Petersen, a Jurist and Diplomat and a decorated Ambassador of Denmark in Vietnam, held 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...
10. Nikolaj Arcel Nikolaj Arcel Writer, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
11. Iben Hjejle Iben Hjejle Actress, High Fidelity
12. 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...
13. 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...
14. Anna Karina Anna Karina Actress, My Life to Live 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. Helena Christensen Helena Christensen Actress, Allegro 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...
16. Thomas Vinterberg Thomas Vinterberg Director, 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...
17. Casper Crump Casper Crump Actor, The Legend of Tarzan Casper Frederik Crump born 1977 is a Danish actor, best known for playing Rune in Almost Perfect and Enzo in Helium. Crump is currently playing the immortal villain Vandal Savage in the crossover episodes of the Arrow and The Flash. He is also playing the role in the Legends of Tomorrow. Crump has played the role of Captain Kerchover in the adventure film The Legend of Tarzan...
18. Heidi Kozak Heidi Kozak Actress, Discord and Harmony Heidi is a Writer, Producer, Actress, Entrepreneur, and Community Leader. She received a B. F. A. from the USC Theater/Cinema School, where she studied with notable artists such as Anna Deveare Smith and Frank Condon. She has performed in theater in both Los Angeles and New York, including co-staring with Judith Ivy and Greg Germann in The Rimers of Eldritch...
19. Joachim Trier Joachim Trier Director, Oslo, 31. august Joachim Trier is a Norwegian director and writer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1974. Trier is son of Jacob Trier, which was the sound technician of Norway's most popular film ever The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix, and grandson of the important Norwegian filmmaker Erik Løchen. His mother was a short filmmaker, too, and he is related to the famous Danish director Lars von Trier.
20. Kim Bodnia 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 Movie actor in Nightwatch (1994) for which he received for Best Supporting actor a Robert prize...
21. Susanne Bier Susanne Bier Director, In a Better World
22. Delia Sheppard Delia Sheppard Actress, The Big Short
23. 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...
24. Allan Hyde Allan Hyde Actor, En forelskelse
25. Simona Williams Simona Williams Actress, Trespass Born in Denmark, north of Copenhagen, Simona Levin, a.k.a. Simona Williams, grew up with one big dream -- to become an actress. Beginning her career with modeling at the age of 14, she quickly excelled and became a well known celebrity throughout Denmark. Acting in every school play, and choreographing her own dance shows...
26. Paprika Steen Paprika Steen Actress, The Celebration In Okay, director and actress Paprika Steen shows off her multi- faceted 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, 1999)...
27. Rie Rasmussen Rie Rasmussen Actress, Angel-A Rie Rasmussen was born in Denmark in 1976 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...
28. David Sakurai David Sakurai Actor, Liza, a rókatündér 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...
29. Sandi Toksvig Sandi Toksvig Actress, No 73
30. Nicolas Bro Nicolas Bro Actor, Adam's Apples
31. Frederikke Dahl Hansen Frederikke Dahl Hansen Actress, Copenhagen
32. Natalie Madueño Natalie Madueño Actress, Bedrag
33. Kim Kold Kim Kold Actor, Fast & Furious 6 Kim Kold is a former football (soccer) goalkeeper, who in 1993 at 27 years of age suffered a serious injury in his Achilles tendon. He was sent to the gym doing rehabilitation training. He took up an interest in bodybuilding and started competing in 1997. He won the Danish National Bodybuilding Championship in 2006...
34. Sara Forestier Sara Forestier Actress, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer As of her youth, Sara Forestier revealed an artistic temperament, loving to write, to paint, and especially to act. When she was thirteen and half years old, she decided to accompany one of her friends to an audition. She took the audition with brilliance, and her career in the acting started here. She met an artistic agent and obtained minor parts in movies and TV movies until L'Esquive...
35. 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...
36. Carl Theodor Dreyer Carl Theodor Dreyer Writer, The Passion of Joan of Arc The illegitimate son of a Danish farmer and his Swedish housekeeper, Carl Theodor Dreyer was born in Copenhagen on the 3th of February, 1889. He spent his early years in various foster homes before being adopted by the Dreyers at the age of two. Contrary to popular belief (perhaps nourished by the fact...
37. Lone Scherfig Lone Scherfig Director, An Education Writer/director Lone Scherfig graduated from The National Film School of Denmark in 1984. Her first feature film, THE BIRTHDAY TRIP (1990), was selected for Panorama in Berlin, the New Directors section at MOMA in New York and won the Grand Jury Prix in Rouen. Her next film, ON OUR OWN (1998), received the Grand Prix in Montreal and the Cinekid Prize in Amsterdam...
38. Jaqueline Fleming Jaqueline Fleming Actress, The Quad Jaqueline Fleming aka "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. After high school, she went on to graduate from Columbia Film School in Chicago where she was a Theatre & Dance Major. After...
39. Lars Brygmann Lars Brygmann Actor, The Celebration
40. Laura Christensen Laura Christensen Actress, Råzone
41. 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...
42. Jussi Adler-Olsen Jussi Adler-Olsen Writer, Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes
43. Jakob Ulrik Lohmann Jakob Ulrik Lohmann Actor, A Royal Affair
44. Maria Erwolter Maria Erwolter Actress, Pusher II
45. Carsten Bjørnlund Carsten Bjørnlund Actor, The Thing
46. Stine Stengade Stine Stengade Actress, Flame & Citron
47. Ellen Hillingsø Ellen Hillingsø Actress, Mifunes sidste sang
48. Nanna Øland Fabricius Nanna Øland Fabricius Soundtrack, Abduction Nanna Øland Fabricius is a Danish singer-songwriter and dancer better known as Oh Land. She is the daughter of an opera singer and a composer. She went to the royal Danish ballet and the royal Swedish ballet, but she was forced to stop due to a back injury. She has released three albums so far and is planning on a fourth album in the following years...
49. Osa Massen Osa Massen Actress, Rocketship X-M Luck and timing can be everything in a career and in glamorous, sultry-eyed Osa Massen's case, it afforded her the opportunity of a brief but enjoyable 1940s film career during WWII Hollywood. She was born Aase Madsen Iversen on January 13, 1914 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and received early training as a news photographer with special emphasis on becoming a film editor...
50. Sofie Lassen-Kahlke Sofie Lassen-Kahlke Actress, 2900 Happiness Sofie Katrine Lassen-Kahlke was born on July 18 1979 in Denmark, and was discovered by producer Regner Grasten. She attended an acting academy in Hollywood in 1998 along with Robert Hansen, and made her debut as Anne in The Rascal. Her big break came as Kaffe-Hanne in the TV series Brødrene Mortensens jul. She has also been in several Danish musicals, such as Askepop.
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