Mads Mikkelsen

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  • Name: Mads Mikkelsen ( Mads Dittmann Mikkelsen )
  • Date of birth: 22 November 1965.
  • Age: 51 years
  • Place of birth: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Growth: 183
  • Activity: Danish actor
  • Marital status: married

    Mads Mikkelsen: biography

    Mads Dittmann Mikkelsen was born in Copenhagen in November 1965. Domestic audience, the Dane known for his star roles in the films «Hannibal», «Casino «the Grand Piano» and «Hunting».

    The name Mads means «gift of God». Perhaps the boy really was in this for his family, parents Ben, Christiansen and Henning Mikkelsen. Father Mads is also an actor. The same path is chosen and the older brother of Lars Mikkelsen. But neither the first nor the second has not reached the international heights, which managed to get in the acting profession Mads.

    Mads Mikkelsen
    Mads Mikkelsen |

    Not to say that the younger Mikkelsen childhood dream of becoming an actor. At first the boy was fond of dancing and very successfully engaged them. A little later, the teenager was seriously fond of motorcycles. Love for this form of transport he carried to the present day. Looking ahead, we say that the collection Mikkelsen today is a valuable collector’s item – rare bike from Danish company «Nimbus» in 1937.

    In high school the actor’s genes took over, and Mads Mikkelsen realized that no other way than to follow in the footsteps of his father and older brother had not. The guy went to drama school «Age Theatre School» where he studied for several years.


    A cinematic biography of Mads Mikkelsen opens not episodic, like most of his colleagues, and quite a large role in this crime Thriller about the famous Danish Director Nicolas winding Refn «Dealer». As is clear from the name itself, the basis of the narrative reveals the story of a drug dealer. This sequel was released in 2004 and the Danes met with a new actor. And they like it very much.

    Mads Mikkelsen in the film
    Mads Mikkelsen in the film «the Dealer» |

    Since the late 1990s, Mads Mikkelsen is regularly invited to act in film Directors native Denmark. The young actor appeared again in the next film project Refn’s «the Bleeding». Then starred in a drama called «Lost,» with well-known artists-compatriots Nicolas Koster Waldau and his wife Nyakoi. Several unnamed projects published on the Danish screens and Mads Mikkelsen is firmly entrenched in the status of movie stars in the country.

    And in the early 2000s, the talented actor began to confidently open the way to world cinema. Comedic gangster Thriller «Flickering lights» Dane Thomas Anders Jensen escaped outside of his country and became very popular in Europe. But it was only the first step to global success.

    The real breakthrough came after the release on the big screen of a Hollywood movie Antoine Fuqua «King Arthur». Here appeared such superstars like keira Knightley, Clive Owen, til Schweiger, Stellan Skarsgard and Joel Edgerton. Mads appeared as the most romantic of the knight Tristan.

    Mads Mikkelsen in the role of Tristan in the movie
    Mads Mikkelsen in the role of Tristan in «King Arthur» |

    But the status of the new Hollywood stars in Mikkelsen appeared after the 21st part of «James bond» movie «Casino «Royal». The Dane played a millionaire sadist Le Chiffre, antagonist of 007. The scene is the poker match, bond and Chiffre is recognized as the strongest episode of the picture. At the time, and this was 2006, this series of «James bond» was the highest-grossing franchise of all released films about James bond. Box office receipts reached nearly $ 600 million.

    New Hollywood star of Danish origin with each project and strengthened the star status. Wonderful biopic «Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky», in which Mads Mikkelsen played the legendary Russian musician who had an affair with Coco, was warmly received by the audience and critics.

    Mads Mikkelsen in the film
    Mads Mikkelsen in the film «Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky» |

    Somewhat less successful and cool review of the film-fantasy «clash of the Titans», in which the Danish actor played Draco, but his acting there was not a single complaint.

    A good work of Mikkelsen can be called its role in the historical drama «a Royal affair» in 2010, where he played in duet with the then little-known Alicia Vikander, and costume drama «the Musketeers» Sex. With Anderson. It’s a free interpretation of the Dumas novel, but the film was a resounding success. Mads came here in the way of the treacherous Rochefort.

    Mads Mikkelsen in the role of Rochefort in the film
    Mads Mikkelsen in the role of Rochefort in the film «the three Musketeers» |

    2013 brought the talented Dane is a new wave of viewers love. He returned to the domestic film industry and starred in the Danish-Swedish-Danish drama «the Hunt». It is noteworthy that the film had not been a box office success, but connoisseurs of cinema and film critics were in raptures from the picture. Mikkelsen appeared in the form of soft and gooey kindergarten teacher Lucas, who is wrongly accused of pedophile tendencies. In Cannes Mads received for his work, the Silver branch.

    Interestingly, Mikkelsen appeared in «the Hunt» in a completely new and unusual role, because the audience already got used to the «demonic» roles of the artist.

    Mads Mikkelsen in the film
    Mads Mikkelsen in «the Hunt» |

    And in 2013 fans of Mads-«demon» welcomed your pet in a familiar role – negative character, endowed with many vices. Cannibal-intellectual Dr. Lecter in a TV drama «Hannibal» Mikkelsen managed to fame. Cool look and Scandinavian coolness with which the hero Mads masterful cooks, and then eats human flesh – to see it wished millions of moviegoers.

    The screen went 3 seasons of the Thriller «Hannibal.» The first two were excellent. But the third has dramatically reduced audience, and the creators have decided to stop shooting is scheduled to continue. In all seasons of the Thriller Mads Mikkelsen appeared with a young Hollywood star Hugh Dancy, who along with the FBI catches a predator.

    Mads Mikkelsen in the film
    Mads Mikkelsen in «Hannibal» |

    Of the most prominent recent projects, which sparkles with the talent of Danish-Hollywood stars, you can call the films «Doctor strange» and «Rogue-one. Star wars: history», the premiere of which is scheduled for 2016.

    Personal life

    What it means to be the wife of the man in his native country recognized sex symbol, knows the actor’s wife Hannah Jacobson. Personal life Mads Mikkelsen this is 5 years older than his woman turned out beautifully. Contrary to all expectations, the artist is a faithful husband. And even the attention of the paparazzi, which is an inevitable attribute of all Hollywood stars, was not able to draw out some scandalous details of his life.

    Mads Mikkelsen family
    Mads Mikkelsen family |

    The couple has two children – daughter viola and son Carl. The family lives in Toronto, Canada.


    • «Dealer»
    • «Lost»
    • «Flickering lights»
    • «The first group»
    • «King Arthur»
    • «Casino Royale
    • «After the wedding»
    • «Valhalla: a Viking Saga»
    • «Hannibal»
    • «The three Musketeers»
    • «The hunt»


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