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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. 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...
3. 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...
4. Nicolas Winding Refn Nicolas Winding Refn Director, Drive 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. At the age of eight, 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...
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. Susanne Bier Susanne Bier Director, In a Better World
7. 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...
8. Iben Hjejle Iben Hjejle Actress, High Fidelity
9. Helena Christensen Helena Christensen Self, Ready to Wear 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...
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. 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...
12. Sidse Babett Knudsen Sidse Babett Knudsen Actress, Den eneste ene
13. Emilie Ullerup Emilie Ullerup Actress, Hunt to Kill 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...
14. Frederikke Dahl Hansen Frederikke Dahl Hansen Actress, Copenhagen
15. 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...
16. 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...
17. 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...
18. Thure Lindhardt Thure Lindhardt Actor, Into the Wild 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...
19. 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...
20. Delia Sheppard Delia Sheppard Actress, Rocky V
21. Nanna Øland Fabricius Nanna Øland Fabricius Soundtrack, Austenland 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...
22. 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...
23. 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...
24. Nicolas Bro Nicolas Bro Actor, Adam's Apples
25. 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...
26. Lauritz Melchior Lauritz Melchior Self, Episode dated 10 January 1955
27. 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...
28. Søren Pilmark Søren Pilmark Actor, Flickering Lights
29. Lars Brygmann Lars Brygmann Actor, The Celebration
30. David Sakurai David Sakurai Actor, Echoes of a Ronin 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...
31. Nikolaj Arcel Nikolaj Arcel Writer, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
32. Jean Hersholt Jean Hersholt Actor, Grand Hotel 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...
33. May Andersen May Andersen Self, Network: The Making of a Fashion Shoot with Steven Lyon
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. Jussi Adler-Olsen Jussi Adler-Olsen Writer, The Keeper of Lost Causes
36. Ghita Nørby Ghita Nørby Actress, The Inheritance
37. 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...
38. 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...
39. Cecilie Stenspil Cecilie Stenspil Actress, Del 1
40. Laura Christensen Laura Christensen Actress, Life Hits
41. Gitte Lee Gitte Lee Actress, Rikki og mændene
42. Sandi Toksvig Sandi Toksvig Writer, Episode #2.13
43. Stephanie Leon Stephanie Leon Actress, Scratch
44. Kasper Tuxen Kasper Tuxen Cinematographer, Beginners
45. Evy Norlund Evy Norlund Actress, The Flying Fontaines
46. 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 on January 13, 1915 (some sources indicate 1916), in Copenhagen, Denmark, and received early training as a news photographer with special emphasis on becoming a film editor...
47. Lea Høyer Lea Høyer Actress, Vilddyr
48. 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...
49. Heidi Kozak Heidi Kozak Actress, Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
50. Sandro Lohmann Sandro Lohmann Actor, The Way You Kiss
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