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Mini Bio (1)

Danny Thykaer is a Danish actor, who started as a child actor and model.

He then studied at the The Brenaa Theatre Institute, where he was trained as a method actor.

He followed that with a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the NSCD school. He has worked since 1997 on stage, screen and tv.

He's had leading and supporting roles in Danish films, for the past 10 years.

He was awarded Best Actor at UK's Horror Film Festival in 2009, for his portrayal as the schizophrenic David in the movie "Skizo".

The next year in 2010, he was nominated in the category Best Villain at The Action On Film International Film Festival in Los Angeles, as the leader of a pack of murderers and thieves, in the post-apocalyptic "Eastern Army".

In 2011 The movie "The Fro", a blaxploitation film, he played the lead as the mexican undercover cop, known as the Fro. The film was awarded Best Spoof, at the AOF film festival in Los Angeles. Danny is an un-credited co-writer on the project.

In 2012, he had two films coming out. The cop-thriller "No Good Deed", playing Benjamin, and the Danish supernatural horror flick "Emma", where he also co-write the script, and in which he plays the tender family man Frank.

In 2013, he was in "Skavengers" and "Inmate 48.

2014 he wrote, produced and directed his first feature film "Backgammon", and the movie went on to win for Best Foreign language Film, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, at various festivals in the USA. Danny was also awarded Best Actor in a Feature Film (Backgammon), at The Action on Film International Film Festival.

In 2015, "Backgammon" continues it's succes at film festivals, and is winning awards in the USA and Indonesia. And is already made Official Selection at several other film festivals.

Danny has always been an extremely hard working actor, and has won praise for his work on stage and screen. He now ads director to his resume, because he wanted to take on a new challenge.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

Trivia (11)

Had to learn to speak Spanish for his role in "Den Store Dag".
Has worked as an un-credited script doctor for many years.
Is a former contemporary and ballet dancer.
He speaks many languages fluently: English, Hebrew, Danish, Swedish, French, Japanese, Italian and Spanish.
His directorial film debut was a feature film "Backgammon". He didn't start with a short film, he opted to do a feature instead. He had though directed on stage for many years.
He wanted to be a professional soccer player when he was younger.
He worked as a model for many years, doing commercials for name brands.
He was accepted to theatre school when he was 18.
Notorious for getting into character as a method actor, gaining/loosing weight and changing hair/beard and what it takes.
Is half Danish and half Israeli.
His favorite film directors are Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Guiseppe Tornatore, Sergio Leone, Frank Darabont, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Redford, Guy Ritchie, Matthew Vaugn, Akiro Kurosawa, Zhang Yimou, Alejandro G. Innarittu.

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