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Mads Mikkelsen

Mads Mikkelsen

Mikkelsen was born in the Østerbro area of Copenhagen, the 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.

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Movies Starring Mads Mikkelsen (44)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy. ...

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Doctor Strange (2016)

Doctor Strange (2016)

After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil. ...

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Le Fantôme (2016)

Le Fantôme (2016)

An enigmatic stranger, a couple who no longer exist, danger in the shadows and the key to it all - The new Ford Edge. ...

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Bitch Better Have My Money (2015)

Bitch Better Have My Money (2015)

Rihanna enacts revenge upon an accountant that crossed her. ...

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The Guest (BoConcept Furniture) (2015)

The Guest (BoConcept Furniture) (2015)

Shot in Valencia, Spain, scantily clad babes – a must for a movie star – lounge around the house and frolic poolside, much to Dejan’s delight. ...

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The Call (BoConcept Furniture) (2015)

The Call (BoConcept Furniture) (2015)

Mads’ irresistibly charming role rehearses lines with his beautiful co-star, but suddenly the mood changes. ...

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Men & Chicken (2015)

Men & Chicken (2015)

Men & Chicken is a black comedy about two outcast brothers, who by getting to know their unknown family also discover a horrible truth about themselves and their relatives. ...

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The Salvation (2014)

The Salvation (2014)

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. ...

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

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 hav ...

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Charlie Countryman (2013)

Charlie Countryman (2013)

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

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Move On (2012)

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. ...

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The Hunt (2012)

The Hunt (2012)

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. ...

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A Royal Affair (2012)

A Royal Affair (2012)

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

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NWR (2012)

NWR (2012)

A documentary about danish director Nicolas Winding Refn, winner of the Best Director award at the Cannes Festival in 2011 for Drive. From his childhood to the shooting of his next Movie, Only God Forgives, in Thailand, discover the whole carrier of a trul ...

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The Three Musketeers (2011)

The Three Musketeers (2011)

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. ...

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Moomins and the Comet Chase (2010)

Moomins and the Comet Chase (2010)

One day Moomintroll wakes to notice that grey dust is covering everything in the Moominvalley. He runs to ask the philosophical Muskrat if he knows what is happening, who advises him that things tend to look like this before an awful fate coming from the s ...

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Clash of the Titans (2010)

Clash of the Titans (2010)

Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus is helpless to save his family from Hades, vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus and unleash hell ...

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Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)

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. Sh ...

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The Door (2009)

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. ...

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Valhalla Rising (2009)

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. O ...

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Flame & Citron (2008)

Flame & Citron (2008)

During Nazi occupation, red-headed Bent Faurschou-Hviid ("Flame") and Jørgen Haagen Schmith ("Citron"), assassins in the Danish resistance, take orders from Winther, who's in direct contact with Allied leaders. One shoots, the other drives. Until 1944, th ...

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Casino Royale (2006)

Casino Royale (2006)

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 ...

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Prague (2006)

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. ...

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Exit (2006)

Exit (2006)

There is a thin line between money and loyalty. Thomas Skepphult runs an investment company, and is arrested for the murder of his business partner when his fingerprint is found on the murder weapon. When he tries to call his lawyer, the phone is answered ...

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After the Wedding (2006)

After the Wedding (2006)

A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret. ...

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Adam's Apples (2005)

Adam's Apples (2005)

A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest. ...

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Pusher II: With Blood on My Hands (2004)

Pusher II: With Blood on My Hands (2004)

Tony (Mads Mikkelsen) is released from prison - again. ...

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King Arthur (2004)

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 ...

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Torremolinos 73 (2003)

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. ...

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The Green Butchers (2003)

The Green Butchers (2003)

The Green Butchers (Danish: De grønne slagtere) is a black comedy featuring two butchers, Svend "Sweat" and Bjarne, who start their own shop to get away from their arrogant boss. Cannibalism is soon introduced to the plot, and further complications arise ...

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The Boy Below (2003)

The Boy Below (2003)

Anders is 10 years old and has one great passion: diving. He is going on holiday to Greece with his dad, whose behaviour is erratic due to his heavy drinking. They are secretive about their holiday, because the social welfare would stop them going if they ...

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Now (2003)

Now (2003)

A man and a woman meet in 1960. They marry because that's what you are supposed to do. But something goes wrong on their wedding night. They have no idea what to do with each other. Sexually. Emotionally. The husband meets a man who knows what to do with h ...

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Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002)

Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002)

The strange comedy film of two close brothers; one, Wilbur, who wants to kill himself, and the other, Harbour, who tries to prevent this. When their father dies leaving them his bookstore they meet a woman who makes their lives a bit better yet with a bit ...

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Open Hearts (2002)

Open Hearts (2002)

Cecilie and Joachim are about to get married when a freak car accident leaves Joachim disabled, throwing their lives into a spin. The driver of the other car, Marie, and her family don’t get off lightly, either. Her husband Niels works in the hospital wh ...

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I Am Dina (2002)

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 onl ...

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Shake It (2001)

Shake It (2001)

Jacob is a young man used to getting everything he wants. For several years, he has been living in a happy homosexual partnership with Jørgen, and one night Jacob decides to pop the big question to Jørgen. Jørgen happily accepts Jacobs marriage proposal ...

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Mona's World (2001)

Mona's World (2001)

Mona, a single girl in her thirties, leads a life filled with adventure and romance. In her dreams that is. But an ordinary visit to the bank is about to make her real life as exciting as her imagination, and moreover, during this encounter she is introduc ...

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Flickering Lights (2000)

Flickering Lights (2000)

Four small gangsters from Copenhagen trick a gangster boss: they take over 4,000,000 kroner which they were supposed to bring him. Trying to escape to Barcelona they are forced to stop in the countryside, in an old, wrecked house, hiding there for several ...

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Bleeder (1999)

Bleeder (1999)

Leo and Louise are a young couple living together in Copenhagen. Leo often goes out with his friends while Louise usually stays home. But when Louise tells Leo she's pregnant, a spark is ignited and Leo begins to become cold and distant. His anger and self ...

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Angel of the Night (1998)

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 appar ...

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Wildside (1998)

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. ...

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Pusher (1996)

Pusher (1996)

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

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Café Hector (1996)

Café Hector (1996)

Café Hector is the new in-place for the chic, high-flying, articulate jet-set, where steaming cups of cappuccino accompany their trendy chit-chat. Uffe is definitely not "in." He can't get a cappuccino, but he is given permission, just this once, to use t ...

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