Mads Mikkelsen young
November 22, 1965
6 ft 0 in | 183 cm
82 kg | 181 lbs
40 in | 102 cm
11 US | 44.5 EU
32 in | 81 cm
Mads Mikkelsen was born in Østerbro, Copenhagen, Denmark, on November 22, 1965, is a Danish actor.
Young Mads Mikkelsen began his career as a professional dancer, he studied dancing at the Balettakademien in Gothenburg.
He was a professional dancer for eight years.
He first started acting during his years at the Århus Theatre School in 1996.
He made his big screen debut in Danish crime drama film Pusher (1996) in role as Tonny.
He got his television debut in Danish crime drama series Rejseholdet (2000-2004) in role as Allan Fisher.
Mikkelsen's breakthrough performance came as Le Chiffre in James Bond movie Casino Royale (2006).
Chaos Walking (2021) science fiction in role as David Prentiss, with Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley
Another Round (2020) drama in role as Martin
Retfærdighedens ryttere (2020) comedy in role as Markus
Polar (2019) neo-noir action in role as Duncan Vizla, opposite Vanessa Hudgens and Katheryn Winnick
He won a Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor for his role as Lucas in Danish mystery drama film The Hunt (2012).
He played Kaecilius in superhero movie Doctor Strange (2016).
He portrayed Galen Erso in epic space opera film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016).
After the Wedding (2006) drama in role as Jacob Petersen
A Royal Affair (2012) historical drama opposite Alicia Vikander
Valhalla Rising (2009) adventure drama in role as One-Eye
Pusher II (2004) crime drama in role as Tonny
Adam's Apples (2005) black comedy drama in role as Ivan Fjeldsted
Flame and Citron (2008) drama in role as Jørgen Haagen Schmith / Citron
Open Hearts (2002) drama romance in role as Niels
Flickering Lights (2000) black comedy in role as Arne
The Green Butchers (2003) drama comedy in role as Svend
Bleeder (1999) crime drama in role as Lenny
The Salvation (2014) western opposite Eva Green and Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Charlie Countryman (2013) romantic drama opposite Shia LaBeouf and Evan Rachel Wood
King Arthur (2004) adventure drama with Clive Owen and Keira Knightley
I Am Dina (2002) drama with Gérard Depardieu and Maria Bonnevie
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009) melodrama opposite Anna Mouglalis
Men & Chicken (2015) comedy in role as Elias
Clash of the Titans (2010) action adventure fantasy with Sam Worthington, Gemma Arterton and Liam Neeson
The Three Musketeers (1993) action romance opposite Logan Lerman, Milla Jovovich and Luke Evans
Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013) drama in role as Michael Kohlhaas
At Eternity's Gate (2018) biographical drama with Willem Dafoe and Oscar Isaac
Arctic (2018) survival drama in role as Overgård
He won a Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television for his performance as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in television series Hannibal (2013–2015).
He played DS Allan Fischer in Danish television series Rejseholdet (2000–2003).
Studied dancing at the Balettakademien in Gothenburg.
Studied drama at the Århus Theatre School in 1996.
Has an older brother, Lars.
He voiced Randall Boggs in animated comedy film Monsters, Inc. (2001) and Chick Hicks in animated road-comedy movie Cars (2006).
He is non-religious.
His favourite film is Taxi Driver (1976).
Good friends with actor Hugh Dancy.
He is avid football fan.
Rides a vintage motorcycle.
Knighted by Her Majesty Margrethe 2nd, Queen of Denmark in 2010.
Featured in music videos for:
Jokeren "Sig Ja" (2009)
Sólstafir "Djákninn" (2011)
Rihanna "Bitch Better Have My Money" (2015)
He married choreographer Hanne Jacobsen in 2000, they have a daughter, Viola and a son, Carl.
I'm engaged to Hollywood. If there's something I find I have to do, I'll do it. Otherwise, I'll just stay home and have a vacation.
I always work with the tempo of the energy of the character, whether he's fast or slow, or heavy or light.
I was a very focused kid. I always had this crazy lifestyle... billions of jobs, two hours of gymnastics every day, handball, anything with a ball, really. I must have had ADHD or something. I was very energetic, and very small. I didn't start growing until the last year of high school.
If you're playing the bad guy, you have to find what you like about them.
I don't necessarily prefer playing villains. I know a lot of people say they are more fun, but if the scriptwriter has done their work well, you can find something realistic in a villain and find the mistakes in a hero - it's all down to the writing.
First, I have to read something and find it interesting and like the story. If I don't understand it fully, but there is something in there that is interesting, then it takes a director to convince me. If he can't do that, then I don't go with it. It doesn't matter where the project comes from.