Mads Mikkelsen

Mikkelsen was born in the Østerbro area of Copenhagen, Denmark. He is the youngest son of Bente Christiansen and Henning Mikkelsen, a cab driver. He is the brother of actor Lars Mikkelsen. After attending Århus Theatre School, he made his film debut in the movie Pusher. He has starred in popular Danish movies such as Flickering Lights (Danish: Blinkende Lygter), The Green Butchers (Danish: De Grønne Slagtere), Valhalla Rising, his film debut Pusher, and Pusher II. Arguably, Mikkelsen's most famous role was as a policeman in the Danish television series Unit One (Danish: Rejseholdet). He also starred as Tristan in the Jerry Bruckheimer production of King Arthur, as well as playing the villain Le Chiffre in the 2006 James Bond film, Casino Royale. Also in 2006 he took the lead role in the Oscar nominated After the Wedding. In 2008, when the Quantum of Solace video game was released, Mikkelsen reprised Le Chiffre, voicing the character throughout. Also in 2008, Mikkelsen, along with fellow James Bond villain Richard Kiel, was invited by Swiss watchmaker Swatch to Bregenz, Austria to present the Swatch 007 Villain Collection. Mikkelsen had a large supporting role in the 2010 remake of the film Clash Of The Titans, starring as Draco, the leader of the king's guard. Mikkelsen will co-star alongside Harvey Keitel and Roy Dupuis in the Rue Morgue Cinema horror western Cut Throats Nine. Mads Mikkelsen serves as Goodwill Ambassador for Refugees United. Description above from the ...

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Casino Royale (2006)

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Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorists, is scheduled to participate in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro, where he intends to use his winnings to establish his financial grip on the terrorist market. M sends Bond—on his maiden mission as a 00 Agent—to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Eva Green  •  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Judi Dench

Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorists, is scheduled to participate in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro, where he intends to use his winnings to establish his financial grip on the terrorist market. M sends Bond—on his maiden mission as a 00 Agent—to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Eva Green  •  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Judi Dench

The Three Musketeers (2011)

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The hot-headed young D'Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul W. S. Anderson
CAST:  Milla Jovovich  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Logan Lerman  •  Ray Stevenson

The hot-headed young D'Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul W. S. Anderson
CAST:  Milla Jovovich  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Logan Lerman  •  Ray Stevenson

I Am Dina (2002)

In Northern Norway during the 1860s, a little girl named Dina accidentally causes her mother's death. Overcome with grief, her father refuses to raise her, leaving her in the care of the household servants. Dina grows up wild and unmanageable, with her only friend ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ole Bornedal
CAST:  Maria Bonnevie  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Christopher Eccleston  •  Pernilla August

In Northern Norway during the 1860s, a little girl named Dina accidentally causes her mother's death. Overcome with grief, her father refuses to raise her, leaving her in the care of the household servants. Dina grows up wild and unmanageable, with her only friend ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ole Bornedal
CAST:  Maria Bonnevie  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Christopher Eccleston  •  Pernilla August

King Arthur (2004)

The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the 'Sarmatian hypothesis' which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the Roman-British military commander, Lucius Artorius Castus is the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Fuqua
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Keira Knightley  •  Mads Mikkelsen

The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the 'Sarmatian hypothesis' which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the Roman-British military commander, Lucius Artorius Castus is the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Fuqua
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Keira Knightley  •  Mads Mikkelsen

Pusher (1996)

A drug pusher grows increasingly desperate after a botched deal leaves him with a large debt to a ruthless drug lord.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Winding Refn
CAST:  Laura Drasbæk  •  Slavko Labović  •  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Peter Andersson

A drug pusher grows increasingly desperate after a botched deal leaves him with a large debt to a ruthless drug lord.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Winding Refn
CAST:  Laura Drasbæk  •  Slavko Labović  •  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Peter Andersson

Pusher II: With Blood on My Hands (2004)

Tony is released from prison - again. This time he has his mind set on changing his broken down life, but that is easier said than done  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Winding Refn
CAST:  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Leif Sylvester  •  Kurt Nielsen  •  Anne Sørensen

Tony is released from prison - again. This time he has his mind set on changing his broken down life, but that is easier said than done  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Winding Refn
CAST:  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Leif Sylvester  •  Kurt Nielsen  •  Anne Sørensen

Torremolinos 73 (2003)

Set in 1973 Spain, a struggling encyclopedia salesman and his wife take advantage of an offer to make adult films. The act turns him into an aspring legit filmmaker and her into an international sex symbol.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pablo Berger
CAST:  Javier Cámara  •  Candela Peña  •  Juan Diego  •  Fernando Tejero

Set in 1973 Spain, a struggling encyclopedia salesman and his wife take advantage of an offer to make adult films. The act turns him into an aspring legit filmmaker and her into an international sex symbol.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pablo Berger
CAST:  Javier Cámara  •  Candela Peña  •  Juan Diego  •  Fernando Tejero

Valhalla Rising (2009)

1000 AD, for years, One Eye, a mute warrior of supernatural strength, has been held prisoner by the Norse chieftain Barde. Aided by Are, a boy slave, One Eye slays his captor and together he and Are escape, beginning a journey into the heart of darkness. On their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Winding Refn
CAST:  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Gary Lewis  •  Jamie Sives  •  Ewan Stewart

1000 AD, for years, One Eye, a mute warrior of supernatural strength, has been held prisoner by the Norse chieftain Barde. Aided by Are, a boy slave, One Eye slays his captor and together he and Are escape, beginning a journey into the heart of darkness. On their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Winding Refn
CAST:  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Gary Lewis  •  Jamie Sives  •  Ewan Stewart

The Door (2009)

A successful artist loses control of his life after his young daughter's death. A chance for a new start appears, but all is not what it seems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anno Saul
CAST:  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Jessica Schwarz  •  Heike Makatsch  •  Valeria Eisenbart

A successful artist loses control of his life after his young daughter's death. A chance for a new start appears, but all is not what it seems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anno Saul
CAST:  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Jessica Schwarz  •  Heike Makatsch  •  Valeria Eisenbart

A Royal Affair (2012)

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A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nikolaj Arcel
CAST:  Mads Mikkelsen  •  David Dencik  •  Alicia Vikander  •  Mikkel Boe Følsgaard

A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nikolaj Arcel
CAST:  Mads Mikkelsen  •  David Dencik  •  Alicia Vikander  •  Mikkel Boe Følsgaard

Charlie Countryman (2013)

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While traveling abroad, a guy falls for a Romanian beauty whose unreachable heart has its origins in her violent, charismatic ex.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fredrik Bond
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Til Schweiger

While traveling abroad, a guy falls for a Romanian beauty whose unreachable heart has its origins in her violent, charismatic ex.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fredrik Bond
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Til Schweiger

The Salvation (2014)

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In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kristian Levring
CAST:  Eva Green  •  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan  •  Eric Cantona

In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kristian Levring
CAST:  Eva Green  •  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan  •  Eric Cantona

The Flower Prisoner (1996)

Svend Aage is an aging prisoner. His son, Max, is doing well in the world "outside" - or so Svend Aage's wife tells him - and is quite unaware that his father is in jail. One day, a new inmate arrives at the gates to serve the most severe sentence ever handed out ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jens Arentzen
CAST:  Jens Okking  •  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Birthe Neumann  •  Tonny Landy

Svend Aage is an aging prisoner. His son, Max, is doing well in the world "outside" - or so Svend Aage's wife tells him - and is quite unaware that his father is in jail. One day, a new inmate arrives at the gates to serve the most severe sentence ever handed out ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jens Arentzen
CAST:  Jens Okking  •  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Birthe Neumann  •  Tonny Landy

Wildside (1998)

Charming desperado Ossy, carryng a deadly secret, tracks down his childhood pal Jimmy in Iceland. But Jimmy, now with a family and a regular job, will do anything to hide his past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Staho
CAST:  Nikolaj Coster-Waldau  •  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Nukâka Coster-Waldau  •  Pálína Jónsdóttir

Charming desperado Ossy, carryng a deadly secret, tracks down his childhood pal Jimmy in Iceland. But Jimmy, now with a family and a regular job, will do anything to hide his past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Staho
CAST:  Nikolaj Coster-Waldau  •  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Nukâka Coster-Waldau  •  Pálína Jónsdóttir

Move On (2012)

Move On is a road movie like no other, because it is inspired by film fans from all over Europe! This breath-taking movie directed by Asger Leth features Mads Mikkelsen on a secret mission in 8 episodes, each taking place in a different European country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Asger Leth
CAST:  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Gabriela Marcinková  •  Alexandra Maria Lara  •  Karl Merkatz

Move On is a road movie like no other, because it is inspired by film fans from all over Europe! This breath-taking movie directed by Asger Leth features Mads Mikkelsen on a secret mission in 8 episodes, each taking place in a different European country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Asger Leth
CAST:  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Gabriela Marcinková  •  Alexandra Maria Lara  •  Karl Merkatz

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013)

In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy and prosperous family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, this pious, upstanding man raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order to have his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arnaud des Pallières
CAST:  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Mélusine Mayance  •  Delphine Chuillot  •  Bruno Ganz

In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy and prosperous family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, this pious, upstanding man raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order to have his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arnaud des Pallières
CAST:  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Mélusine Mayance  •  Delphine Chuillot  •  Bruno Ganz

The Hunt (2012)

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A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Alexandra Rapaport  •  Thomas Bo Larsen  •  Anne Louise Hassing

A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Alexandra Rapaport  •  Thomas Bo Larsen  •  Anne Louise Hassing

Angel of the Night (1998)

Rebecca has inherited her grandmother's Gothic mansion and brings both her best friend an her boyfriend for a weekend. While exploring the crypts they discover an old dusty book, which describes the life of a vampire. As the story unfolds, it becomes apparent that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shaky González
CAST:  Maria Stokholm  •  Thomas Bo Larsen  •  Mette Louise Holland  •  Thomas Villum Jensen

Rebecca has inherited her grandmother's Gothic mansion and brings both her best friend an her boyfriend for a weekend. While exploring the crypts they discover an old dusty book, which describes the life of a vampire. As the story unfolds, it becomes apparent that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shaky González
CAST:  Maria Stokholm  •  Thomas Bo Larsen  •  Mette Louise Holland  •  Thomas Villum Jensen

Prague (2006)

Christoffer and Maja's trip to Prague to bring back Chistoffer's deceased father, evolves into the story of a brake-up. With the dead father lurking in the background, secrets gradually emerge threatening to destroy their marriage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ole Christian Madsen
CAST:  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Milan Duchek  •  Stine Stengade  •  Jana Plodková

Christoffer and Maja's trip to Prague to bring back Chistoffer's deceased father, evolves into the story of a brake-up. With the dead father lurking in the background, secrets gradually emerge threatening to destroy their marriage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ole Christian Madsen
CAST:  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Milan Duchek  •  Stine Stengade  •  Jana Plodková

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)

Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The revolutionary dissonances of Igor's work parallel Coco's radical ideas. She wants ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan Kounen
CAST:  Anna Mouglalis  •  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Natacha Lindinger  •  Elena Morozova

Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The revolutionary dissonances of Igor's work parallel Coco's radical ideas. She wants ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan Kounen
CAST:  Anna Mouglalis  •  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Natacha Lindinger  •  Elena Morozova
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