Mads Mikkelsen


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Mads Mikkelsen's great successes parallel those achieved by the Danish film industry 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. ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 42 wins & 52 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Hannibal Dr. Hannibal Lecter
(2013-2015)
The Hunt Lucas
(2012)
Doctor Strange Kaecilius
(2016)
Another Round Martin
(2020)

Filmography

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  The Billion Dollar Spy (pre-production)
Adolf Tolkachev
 2022 Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
Gellert Grindelwald
 2021 Return of the Goat II: New World Order (Short)
Government Official
 2021 Chaos Walking
Mayor Prentiss
 2020 Riders of Justice
Markus
 2020 Another Round
Martin
 2019 Death Stranding (Video Game)
Clifford Unger (voice)
 2019/I Polar
Duncan Vizla
 2018 At Eternity's Gate
Priest
 2018 Arctic
Overgård
 2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Galen Erso
 2016 Le Fantôme (Short)
Le Fantôme
 2016 Doctor Strange
Kaecilius
 2013-2015 Hannibal (TV Series)
Dr. Hannibal Lecter
- The Wrath of the Lamb (2015) ... Dr. Hannibal Lecter
- The Number of the Beast Is 666 (2015) ... Dr. Hannibal Lecter
- ...And the Beast from the Sea (2015) ... Dr. Hannibal Lecter
- ...And the Woman Clothed in Sun (2015) ... Dr. Hannibal Lecter
- ...And the Woman Clothed with the Sun (2015) ... Dr. Hannibal Lecter
 2015 Rihanna: Bitch Better Have My Money (Music Video)
The Accountant
 2015 Men & Chicken
Elias
 2014 The Salvation
Jon Jensen
 2013 Charlie Countryman
Nigel
 2012 Move On
Mark
 2012 The Hunt
Lucas
 2012 A Royal Affair
Johann Friedrich Struensee
 2011 The Three Musketeers
Rochefort
 2010 Moomins and the Comet Chase
Sniff (English version, voice)
 2010 Clash of the Titans
Draco
 2009 The Door
David / Maja's husband
 2009 Valhalla Rising
One Eye
 2009 Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky
 2008 Quantum of Solace (Video Game)
Le Chiffre (voice)
 2008 Flame & Citron
Citronen
 2006 Casino Royale
Le Chiffre
 2006/I Exit
Thomas Skepphult
 2006 Prague
Christoffer
 2006 After the Wedding
Jacob Pederson
 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
- Afsnit 1 (2005) ... Harald, Julie's Dad
- Del 1 (2005) ... Harald
 2005 Adam's Apples
Ivan
 2005 Klovn (TV Series)
Mads Mikkelsen - Fodboldspiller
- Str. 44 (2005) ... Mads Mikkelsen - Fodboldspiller
 2004 Pusher II
Tonny
 2004 King Arthur
Tristan
 2000-2004 Rejseholdet (TV Series)
Allan Fischer
- Assistancemelding A-05/03, del 2 (2004) ... Allan Fischer
- Assistancemelding A-05/03, del 1 (2003) ... Allan Fischer
- Assistancemelding A-19/01, del 2 (2002) ... Allan Fischer
- Assistancemelding A-19/01, del 1 (2002) ... Allan Fischer
- Assistancemelding A-17/01 (2002) ... Allan Fischer
 2003 Torremolinos 73
Magnus
 2003 The Green Butchers
Svend
 2003 Now (Short)
Jakob (young)
 2003 The Boy Below (Short)
Far
 2002 Open Hearts
Niels / Marie's husband
 2002 I Am Dina
Niels
 2001 Shake It
Jacob
 2001 Monas verden
Casper
 2000 Flickering Lights
Arne
 1999 Tom Merritt (Short)
Elmer Karr
 1999 Bleeder
Lenny
 1998 Angel of the Night
Ronnie
 1998 Wildside
Jimmy
 1997 The Caretaker (Short)
Alex - viceværten (as Mads Dittmann Mikkelsen)
 1996 Café Hector (Short)
Anders
 1996 Pusher
Tonny
 1996 Blomsterfangen (Short)
Max
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video for Rihanna: "Bitch Better Have My Money". See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | 4 Articles | 4 Pictorials | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Mads | Mads D. Mikkelsen | Mads Dittmann Mikkelsen

Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Spouse:

Hanne Jacobsen  (2 children)

Children:

Mikkelsen, Carl | See more »

Parents:

Christiansen, Bente | Henning Mikkelsen

Relatives:

Lars Mikkelsen (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

I ask a million questions, and I insist on having answers. I think that is what we have to do. I have to know what the director wants. Some are very much in their head, and I need to force it out of them. I just can't play around for eight hours and see if something happens. See more »

Trivia:

Has appeared in four Danish films that were submitted for the Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category: After the Wedding (2006), A Royal Affair (2012), The Hunt (2012) and Another Round (2020), with the latter winning in the category. See more »

Trademark:

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), Rochefort in The Three Musketeers (2011) and Duncan Vizla in Polar (2019) See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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