Nikolaj Coster-Waldau


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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (born 27 July 1970) is a Danish actor, producer and screenwriter. He graduated from the Danish National School of Theatre in Copenhagen in 1993. Coster-Waldau's breakthrough performance in Denmark was his role in the film Nightwatch (1994). Since then he has appeared in numerous films in his native Scandinavia and Europe in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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Game of Thrones Jaime Lannister
(2011-2019)
Oblivion Sykes
(2013)
(2016)
Nattevagten Martin
(1994)

Filmography

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  God Is a Bullet (post-production)
Detective Bob Hightower
 2022 The Last Thing He Told Me (TV Series) (announced)
Owen
- Episode #1.1 ... Owen
 2022 Radioman (Podcast Series)
Chas Vincent-Jones
- Witnessess and Judges (2022) ... Chas Vincent-Jones
- High Tide (2022) ... Chas Vincent-Jones
- Mirror Neurons and Temporal Lobes (2022) ... Chas Vincent-Jones
- White Smoke and Slow Horses (2022) ... Chas Vincent-Jones
- Go Home (2022) ... Chas Vincent-Jones
 2022 Against the Ice
Ejnar Mikkelsen
 2021 A Taste of Hunger
Carsten
 2020 The Silencing
Rayburn
 2020 Krudttønden
Rico
 2019 Gone Hollywood (TV Movie)
Jack DeVoe
 2019 Exit Plan
Max Isaksen
 2019/I Domino
Christian Toft
 2011-2019 Game of Thrones (TV Series)
Jaime Lannister
- The Iron Throne (2019) ... Jaime Lannister
- The Bells (2019) ... Jaime Lannister
- The Last of the Starks (2019) ... Jaime Lannister
- The Long Night (2019) ... Jaime Lannister
- A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (2019) ... Jaime Lannister
 2017 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Markery
- The Serfsons (2017) ... Markery (voice)
 2017 Chicken/Egg (Short)
Kenneth
 2017 Shot Caller
Jacob / Money
 2017 3 Things
Mikael
 2017 Small Crimes
Joe Denton
 2016 Gods of Egypt
Horus
 2015 Klown Forever
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
 2015 GivingTales (Video Game)
Narrator - The Steadfast Tin Soldier (voice)
 2015 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Jaime Lannister
- Taraji P. Henson/Mumford & Sons (2015) ... Jaime Lannister (uncredited)
 2014 A Second Chance
Andreas
 2014 The Other Woman
Mark King
 2013 1,000 Times Good Night
Marcus
 2013/I Oblivion
Sykes
 2013/I Mama
Lucas / Jeffrey
 2011 Headhunters
Clas Greve
 2011 Blackthorn
James Joven
 2009-2010 The Left Wing Gang (TV Mini Series)
Jan Weimann
- Episode #1.5 (2010) ... Jan Weimann
- Episode #1.4 (2009) ... Jan Weimann
- Episode #1.3 (2009) ... Jan Weimann
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Jan Weimann
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Jan Weimann
 2009 At World's End
Severin Geertsen
 2009 Virtuality (TV Movie)
Commander Frank Pike
 2008 Himmerland
Thomas
 2008 New Amsterdam (TV Series)
John Amsterdam / John York
- Love Hurts (2008) ... John Amsterdam
- Reclassified (2008) ... John Amsterdam
- Legacy (2008) ... John Amsterdam
- Keep the Change (2008) ... John Amsterdam
- Honor (2008) ... John Amsterdam
 2008 The Kautokeino Rebellion
Biskop Juell
 2007 The Baker
Bjorn
 2006 Filthy Gorgeous (TV Movie)
Alex
 2006 Triple Dare
Martin
 2006 Firewall
Liam (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)
 2005 The Headsman
Martin
 2005 Kingdom of Heaven
Village Sheriff
 2004 Wimbledon
Dieter Prohl
 2004 The Good Cop
Sune
 2003 The Bouncer
Svend
 2002 Rembrandt
Kenneth (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)
 2001 Black Hawk Down
Gordon
 2001 Enigma
Puck (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)
 2000 Lock, Stock... (TV Series)
Jordi
- ...And a Fistful of Jack & Jills (2000) ... Jordi (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)
- ...And Four Stolen Hooves (2000) ... Jordi (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)
 2000 På fremmed mark
Holt
 1999 Misery Harbour
Espen Arnakke (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)
 1999 The Cable Club
Rocker
 1998 Angel of the Night
Frankie
 1998 Wildside
Ossy (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)
 1997 Hemmeligheder
Mads
 1997 Bent
Wolf (as Nikolaj Waldau)
 1997 Jacobs liste (TV Movie)
Jacob (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)
 1995 Lyse tider (TV Short)
 1995 Who's Hitler? (TV Movie)
Nattevagten
 1994 Nattevagten
Martin (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)
 1993 Slaget på tasken (TV Movie)
Christian
 1991/IV Requiem (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(Sept 2010) "Ved du hvem du er" (danish version of "Who do you think you are") - Nikolaj was the celeb searching for the story of his ancestors!

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 2 Articles | 13 Pictorials | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Nikolaj Coster Waldau | Nikolaj Waldau

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)

Spouse:

Nukâka  (2 children)

Children:

Saffina | See more »

Parents:

Soborg Coster, Hanne | Fritzer Waldau, Jorgen Oscar
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Personal Quote:

I like to wear beautiful clothes, but I don't have that many. See more »

Trivia:

He decided to act in America after having a breakthrough role in the Danish film Nightwatch. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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