Ulrich Thomsen

Ulrich Thomsen is a Danish actor. Thomsen was born in Fyn, Denmark and graduated from the Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance in 1993, after which playing on several theatres in Copenhagen, such as Dr. Dantes Aveny, Mungo Park and Østre Gasværks Teater. His film debut was in 1994 in Nattevagten, (Nightwatch) directed by Ole Bornedal. Since then a number of roles in, among others, Thomas Vinterberg's De største Helte (1996), Susanne Bier's Sekten (1997) and Anders Thomas Jensen's Flickering Lights (2000). The major breakthrough in his career came in the 1998 film Festen followed by an important role in the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough (1999) portraying the part of henchman Sasha Davidov. This established Thomsen as an international actor, famous outside his native Denmark. He also played a part in the 2002 English film Killing Me Softly, consolidating his status as a European actor.

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The World Is Not Enough (1999)

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Greed, revenge, world dominance and high-tech terrorism – it's all in a day's work for Bond, who's on a mission to protect a beautiful oil heiress from a notorious terrorist. In a race against time that culminates in a dramatic submarine showdown, Bond works to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Sophie Marceau  •  Robert Carlyle  •  Denise Richards

Greed, revenge, world dominance and high-tech terrorism – it's all in a day's work for Bond, who's on a mission to protect a beautiful oil heiress from a notorious terrorist. In a race against time that culminates in a dramatic submarine showdown, Bond works to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Sophie Marceau  •  Robert Carlyle  •  Denise Richards

The Silence (2010)

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13-year-old Sinikka vanishes on a hot summer night. Her bicycle is found in the exact place where a girl was killed 23 years ago. The dramatic present forces those involved in the original case to face their past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baran bo Odar
CAST:  Ulrich Thomsen  •  Wotan Wilke Möhring  •  Katrin Sass  •  Sebastian Blomberg

13-year-old Sinikka vanishes on a hot summer night. Her bicycle is found in the exact place where a girl was killed 23 years ago. The dramatic present forces those involved in the original case to face their past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baran bo Odar
CAST:  Ulrich Thomsen  •  Wotan Wilke Möhring  •  Katrin Sass  •  Sebastian Blomberg

Blueprint (2003)

The story of the first cloned human being - told in her own words: At the age of thirty the world-famous composer Iris Sellin learns that she has an incurable illness. She - a person who wanted to live for ever - does however not give in. In order to preserve her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rolf Schübel
CAST:  Franka Potente  •  Ulrich Thomsen  •  Hilmir Snær Guðnason  •  Katja Studt

The story of the first cloned human being - told in her own words: At the age of thirty the world-famous composer Iris Sellin learns that she has an incurable illness. She - a person who wanted to live for ever - does however not give in. In order to preserve her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rolf Schübel
CAST:  Franka Potente  •  Ulrich Thomsen  •  Hilmir Snær Guðnason  •  Katja Studt

Killing Me Softly (2002)

A woman grows suspicious of her controlling husband after she discovers secrets about the women in his past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chen Kaige
CAST:  Heather Graham  •  Joseph Fiennes  •  Natascha McElhone  •  Ulrich Thomsen

A woman grows suspicious of her controlling husband after she discovers secrets about the women in his past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chen Kaige
CAST:  Heather Graham  •  Joseph Fiennes  •  Natascha McElhone  •  Ulrich Thomsen

Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

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After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Orlando Bloom  •  Eva Green  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Marton Csokas

After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Orlando Bloom  •  Eva Green  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Marton Csokas

Max (2002)

In 1918, a young, disillusioned Adolf Hitler strikes up a friendship with a Jewish art dealer while weighing a life of passion for art vs. talent at politics  (more)

DIRECTION:  Menno Meyjes
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Noah Taylor  •  Leelee Sobieski  •  Molly Parker

In 1918, a young, disillusioned Adolf Hitler strikes up a friendship with a Jewish art dealer while weighing a life of passion for art vs. talent at politics  (more)

DIRECTION:  Menno Meyjes
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Noah Taylor  •  Leelee Sobieski  •  Molly Parker

The Celebration (1998)

A grandiose party to celebrate a sixtieth birthday unleashes a family drama with all the lies that conceal horrendous secrets. The eldest son, Christian, stages a showdown with the popular pater familias; his provocative, moving after-dinner speech dislodges all ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Ulrich Thomsen  •  Henning Moritzen  •  Thomas Bo Larsen  •  Paprika Steen

A grandiose party to celebrate a sixtieth birthday unleashes a family drama with all the lies that conceal horrendous secrets. The eldest son, Christian, stages a showdown with the popular pater familias; his provocative, moving after-dinner speech dislodges all ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Ulrich Thomsen  •  Henning Moritzen  •  Thomas Bo Larsen  •  Paprika Steen

Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001)

After England's football (soccer) manager has a heart attack, Mike Bassett is hired as the new manager and promptly announces the team will win the World Cup.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Barron
CAST:  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Amanda Redman  •  Philip Jackson  •  Robbie Gee

After England's football (soccer) manager has a heart attack, Mike Bassett is hired as the new manager and promptly announces the team will win the World Cup.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Barron
CAST:  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Amanda Redman  •  Philip Jackson  •  Robbie Gee

Sergeant Pepper (2004)

A dog who was named after the Beatles album, inherits his master's fortune. His owner's two children, however, devise a plan to make off with his wealth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sandra Nettelbeck
CAST:  John Franklyn-Robbins  •  Johanna ter Steege  •  Ulrich Thomsen  •  Peter Lohmeyer

A dog who was named after the Beatles album, inherits his master's fortune. His owner's two children, however, devise a plan to make off with his wealth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sandra Nettelbeck
CAST:  John Franklyn-Robbins  •  Johanna ter Steege  •  Ulrich Thomsen  •  Peter Lohmeyer

The Inheritance (2003)

A young Danish man, Christoffer, lives a life of joy and happiness with his wife Maria in Stockholm. When his father dies his mother insists that Christoffer take over management of the family industry which is in danger of bankruptcy. He is torn between his chosen ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Per Fly
CAST:  Ulrich Thomsen  •  Lisa Werlinder  •  Ghita Nørby  •  Lars Brygmann

A young Danish man, Christoffer, lives a life of joy and happiness with his wife Maria in Stockholm. When his father dies his mother insists that Christoffer take over management of the family industry which is in danger of bankruptcy. He is torn between his chosen ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Per Fly
CAST:  Ulrich Thomsen  •  Lisa Werlinder  •  Ghita Nørby  •  Lars Brygmann

The Miracle (2013)

A former dancer returns for the first time in years to his childhood country village to attend his mother's funeral. The man discovers that the love of his youth still lives there, trapped in an unhappy marriage with the town priest. The dancer and his former lover ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Staho
CAST:  Ulrich Thomsen  •  Sonja Richter  •  Peter Plaugborg  •  William Lønstrup

A former dancer returns for the first time in years to his childhood country village to attend his mother's funeral. The man discovers that the love of his youth still lives there, trapped in an unhappy marriage with the town priest. The dancer and his former lover ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Staho
CAST:  Ulrich Thomsen  •  Sonja Richter  •  Peter Plaugborg  •  William Lønstrup

Mortdecai (2015)

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Art dealer, Charles Mortdecai, searches for a stolen painting rumored to contain a secret code that gains access to hidden Nazi gold.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Koepp
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Olivia Munn  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Ewan McGregor

Art dealer, Charles Mortdecai, searches for a stolen painting rumored to contain a secret code that gains access to hidden Nazi gold.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Koepp
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Olivia Munn  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Ewan McGregor

The Notebook (2013)

In a village on the Hungarian border, two young brothers grow up during war time with their cruel grandmother and must learn every trick of evil to survive in the absurd world of adults.  (more)

DIRECTION:  János Szász
CAST:  András Gyémánt  •  László Gyémánt  •  Molnár Piroska  •  Ulrich Thomsen

In a village on the Hungarian border, two young brothers grow up during war time with their cruel grandmother and must learn every trick of evil to survive in the absurd world of adults.  (more)

DIRECTION:  János Szász
CAST:  András Gyémánt  •  László Gyémánt  •  Molnár Piroska  •  Ulrich Thomsen

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DIRECTION:  Torsten C. Fischer
CAST:  Tobias Moretti  •  Barbara Auer  •  Jessica Schwarz  •  Ulrich Thomsen

Baby Doom (1998)

Max is a programmer, Nicoline is a chef, and they are both young, in love, and ambitious. Then lightning strikes: they have a baby. From that day on, nothing is ever the same again. Max, who has just been promoted, is certain he has everything well in hand. He has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Gren Larsen
CAST:  Peter Mygind  •  Camilla Bendix  •  Jesper Asholt  •  Niels Anders Thorn

Max is a programmer, Nicoline is a chef, and they are both young, in love, and ambitious. Then lightning strikes: they have a baby. From that day on, nothing is ever the same again. Max, who has just been promoted, is certain he has everything well in hand. He has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Gren Larsen
CAST:  Peter Mygind  •  Camilla Bendix  •  Jesper Asholt  •  Niels Anders Thorn

P.O.V. - Point of View (2002)

Kamilla, a young Danish girl leaves for Las Vegas to get married. During the ceremony she changes her mind and runs away. She is picked up by Rock, a 40 year-old loner on a motorcycle. A meeting with Rock's aunt sends them in pursuit of Rock's father. During the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tómas Gislason
CAST:  Trine Dyrholm  •  Gareth Williams  •  Ulrich Thomsen  •  Thomas Wilson Brown

Kamilla, a young Danish girl leaves for Las Vegas to get married. During the ceremony she changes her mind and runs away. She is picked up by Rock, a 40 year-old loner on a motorcycle. A meeting with Rock's aunt sends them in pursuit of Rock's father. During the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tómas Gislason
CAST:  Trine Dyrholm  •  Gareth Williams  •  Ulrich Thomsen  •  Thomas Wilson Brown

Slaget på tasken (1993)

A young couple, Christian and Louise, are woken up by their sweetest slumber a morning. Two employees in their property company acquire access and take photographs to prove that Christian and Louise live illegally. The young people may be thrown out of their homes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Nikolaj Coster-Waldau  •  Ann Eleonora Jørgensen  •  Ulrich Thomsen  •  Jesper Klein

A young couple, Christian and Louise, are woken up by their sweetest slumber a morning. Two employees in their property company acquire access and take photographs to prove that Christian and Louise live illegally. The young people may be thrown out of their homes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Nikolaj Coster-Waldau  •  Ann Eleonora Jørgensen  •  Ulrich Thomsen  •  Jesper Klein

Portland (1996)

The basic story of a young criminal not quite living up to his won ideals of "not to give a damn" sidesteps out of his criminal career while dragging his younger brother into it, could have been interesting. Unfortunately the implementation is simply not good ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Niels Arden Oplev
CAST:  Anders W. Berthelsen  •  Michael Muller  •  Ulrich Thomsen  •  Iben Hjejle

The basic story of a young criminal not quite living up to his won ideals of "not to give a damn" sidesteps out of his criminal career while dragging his younger brother into it, could have been interesting. Unfortunately the implementation is simply not good ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Niels Arden Oplev
CAST:  Anders W. Berthelsen  •  Michael Muller  •  Ulrich Thomsen  •  Iben Hjejle

Clash of Egos (2006)

Tony has recently been released from a sentence for violent behaviour. He promises to improve his ways and is finally granted a few hours alone with his two children. They celebrate the reunion by going to the movies to see a new film by the famous, critically ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tomas Villum Jensen
CAST:  Ulrich Thomsen  •  Nikolaj Lie Kaas  •  Mille Dinesen  •  Line Kruse

Tony has recently been released from a sentence for violent behaviour. He promises to improve his ways and is finally granted a few hours alone with his two children. They celebrate the reunion by going to the movies to see a new film by the famous, critically ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tomas Villum Jensen
CAST:  Ulrich Thomsen  •  Nikolaj Lie Kaas  •  Mille Dinesen  •  Line Kruse

Credo (1997)

Mona is a young woman, engaged to a man who never shows up. She relies strongly on her supportive friend, Anne. Mona suspects that Anne's psychologist, Dr. Lark, is acting funny towards her friend, and decides to investigate. Mona and Anne will find themselves ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susanne Bier
CAST:  Sofie Gråbøl  •  Ellen Hillingsø  •  Sverre Anker Ousdal  •  Stina Ekblad

Mona is a young woman, engaged to a man who never shows up. She relies strongly on her supportive friend, Anne. Mona suspects that Anne's psychologist, Dr. Lark, is acting funny towards her friend, and decides to investigate. Mona and Anne will find themselves ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susanne Bier
CAST:  Sofie Gråbøl  •  Ellen Hillingsø  •  Sverre Anker Ousdal  •  Stina Ekblad
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