Mads Mikkelsen

Mads Mikkelsen
Mads Mikkelsen
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The Star Biography

Mads Mikkelsen was born in 22nd November 1965.He is a Danish actor who was also a gymnast and a dancer. He began his career as an actor in 1996.he rose to fame as a drug dealer in his first two films as a drug dealer and a policeman.

His early life

Mikkelsen was born in Osterbro in Copenhagen to parents Bente Christiansen, a nurse, and Henning Mikkelsen, a bank teller and trade union official. He had an elder brother who is also an actor. He was trained as a gymnast in his youth and he wanted to pursue athletics. He studied in the Balettakademien in Gothenburg where he also gained fluency is Swedish. During his dancing career, he met choreographer Hanne Jacobsen whom he married in 2000.He took up the career of dancing and acting at the Arhus Theatre School in 1996.

His acting career

He made his debut in the film the Pusher that was spawn into two sequels. Mikkelson was known for his role in Tristan In King Arthur. He also achieved worldwide recognition for playing the role of the antagonist in the James Bond film, Casino Royale. He is known for his role in the French film Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky and also in The Hunt. He has had award-winning performances in the Hunt where he received the Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Award. He starred in well known movies like Hannibal, Dr. Hannibal lecturer, Lucas film’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the video game Death Stranding. He is more than a star. He is an actor who is a face of the Danish cinema. He won both Robert and Bodil nominations in 2003 for best actor. He also won best actor for this performance at the Rouen Nordic Film Festival in 2003.


Mads Mikkelsen has contributed a lot to American movie as well as Danish movie. He won the Fantasporto Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of the butcher as well.