Mads Mikkelsen

(1965 – )

Actor. Born 22/11 1965. The younger brother of actor Lars Mikkelsen.

Graduated from Aarhus Theatre''s acting school in 1996 after working as a dancer for a number of years.

Mikkelsen got his breakthrough as a film actor in Nicolas Winding Refn''s influential debut ''Pusher'' (1996), which was selected for Toronto among other festivals. Their collaboration continued on films such as ''Bleeder'' (1999), ''Pusher II'' (2004) and ''Valhalla Rising'' (2009), which was selected for main competition at Venice Film Festival.

He also collaborated with Anders Thomas Jensen on the films ''Flickering Lights'' (2000), selected for Berlin and Cannes, ''The Green Butchers'' (2003), selected for Toronto, ''Adam''s Apples'' (2005), selected for Toronto, Sundance and the Berlinale, ''Men & Chicken'' (2015), selected for Toronto, and the upcoming ''Riders of Justice'' (2020).

He also worked with Susanne Bier on a number of films: ''Open Hearts'' (2002) was selected for Toronto, ''After the Wedding (2006) was nominated for an Oscar.

Other notable works include the series ''Unit 1'' (2000), ''Flame & Citron'' (2008), Oscar nominated ''A Royal Affair'' (2012) and Thomas Vinterbreg''s Oscar nominated ''The Hunt'' (2013), which earned Mikkelsen the Actor''s prize at Cannes Film Festival. His collaboration with Vinterbreg continued with ''Another Round'' (2020), which earned Mikkelsen the actor''s trophy at San Sebastián Film Festival (shared with his three co-actors). The film also earned Mikkelsen a European Film Award for best actor.

Mikkelsen has also had international success with roles in films such as ''King Arthur'' (2004), ''Casino Royale'' (2006), the TV series ''Hannibal'' (2013-2015), ''Doctor Strange'' (2016), ''Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'' (2016) and ''Arctic'' (2019), which was selected for Cannes.

In 2011, Mikkelsen was the recipient of a European Film Award for his contribution to World Cinema. He was part of the main competition jury at Cannes Film Festival in 2016.
Title Year Function Category
The Promised Land 2023 Appearance DK/Feature
Chaos Walking 2021 Mayor Prentiss Feature
Another Round 2020 Martin DK/Feature
Riders of Justice 2020 Markus DK/Feature
Arctic 2019 Appearance Feature
At Eternity''s Gate 2019 Appearance Feature
Cars 3 2017 Ronny Ræs Feature
Le Fantôme 2016 Le Fantôme Short fiction
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 2016 Galen Erso Feature
Doctor Strange 2016 Kaecilius Feature
Men & Chicken 2015 Elias DK/Feature
The Salvation 2014 Jon DK/Feature
The Hunt 2013 Lucas DK/Feature
Michael Kohlhaas 2013 Michael Kohlhaas Feature
Hannibal 2013 Dr. Hannibal Lecter TV series
The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman 2013 Nigel Feature
A Royal Affair 2012 Johann Struensee DK/Feature
Move On 2012 Mark Feature
The Three Musketeers 2011 Rochefort Feature
Muumi ja punainen pyrstötähti 2010 Snif Feature
Clash of the Titans 2010 Draco Feature
The Door 2009 David Andernach Feature
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky 2009 Igor Stravinsky Feature
Valhalla Rising 2009 One Eye DK/Feature
Flame & Citron 2008 Citronen DK/Feature
After the Wedding 2006 Jacob DK/Feature
Prag 2006 Christoffer DK/Feature
Casino Royale 2006 Le Chiffre Feature
Cars 2006 Ronny Ræs Feature
Adam''s Apples 2005 Ivan DK/Feature
Julie 2005 Julies far TV series
Clown 2005 Mads TV series
Pusher II 2004 Tonny DK/Feature
King Arthur 2004 Tristan Feature
Now 2003 Jakob som ung DK/Short fiction
The Green Butchers 2003 Svend DK/Feature
Torremolinos 73 2003 Magnus Feature
The Boy Below 2002 Anders'' far DK/Short fiction
Open Hearts 2002 Niels DK/Feature
Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself 2002 Horst DK/Feature
I Am Dina 2002 Niels, Jacobs ældste stedsøn Feature
Shake it all about 2001 Jacob DK/Feature
Monas verden 2001 Casper DK/Feature
Monsters, Inc. 2001 Randalf Feature
Unit 1 2000 Allan Fischer TV series
Flickering Lights 2000 Arne DK/Feature
Nana 1999 Appearance DK/Short fiction
Bleeder 1999 Lenny DK/Feature
Tom Merritt 1999 Elmer Karr DK/Short fiction
Vildspor 1998 Jimmy DK/Feature
Angel of Night 1998 Ronnie DK/Feature
Svensk roulette 1997 Mogens DK/Short fiction
Blomsterfangen 1996 Max DK/Short fiction
Pusher 1996 Tony DK/Feature
Café Hector 1996 Anders DK/Short fiction