Mads Mikkelsen

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Date of Birth November 22, 1965
Place of Birth Copenhagen, Denmark
Age 55 years old
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Mads Mikkelsen

Mads Dittmann Mikkelsen, is a Danish actor. Originally a gymnast and dancer, he began acting in 1996. He rose to fame in Denmark as Tonny the drug dealer in the first two films of the Pusher film trilogy, and in his role as the brash yet sensitive policeman, Allan Fischer, in Peter Thorsboe's Danish television series Rejseholdet. Mikkelsen became more widely known for his role as Tristan in Jerry Bruckheimer's production King Arthur, but achieved worldwide recognition for playing the main antagonist Le Chiffre in the twenty-first James Bond film, Casino Royale. He has since become known for his roles as Igor Stravinsky in Jan Kounen's French film Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky and his Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Award-winning role as Lucas in the 2012 Danish film The Hunt. In 2012, he was voted the Danish American Society's Person of the Year. From 2013 to 2015, he starred in the television series Hannibal as Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

Born: Mads Dittmann Mikkelsen, November 22, 1965, Copenhagen, Denmark
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1996–present
Children: 2
Relatives: Lars Mikkelsen (brother)
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About Mads Mikkelsen

He became known for his role as villain Le Chiffre in the 2006 James Bond film, Casino Royale. In his television career, he starred as Hannibal Lecter on the television show Hannibal. In 2016, he landed roles in the blockbuster films Doctor Strange and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Before Fame

He desired to pursue a career in athleticism as a child, and practiced gymnastics. After attending theater school and appearing in various short films, he made his film debut in the film Pusher.


He played the lead role in the Oscar-nominated Danish drama After the Wedding.

Family Life

His brother is actor Lars Mikkelsen. His mother Bente Christiansen worked as a nurse and his father Henning Mikkelsen worked as a cab driver. He married Hanne Jacobsen in 2000 and he has two children named Viola and Carl.


Daniel Craig co-starred with him in Casino Royale.

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  • Bodil Award winners
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  • Knights of the Order of the Dannebrog
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