Mads Mikkelsen

Active - 1981 - Present  |   Born - Nov 22, 1965 in Copenhagen, Denmark  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Crime, Adventure

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Biography by Cammila Collar

Danish-born Mads Mikkelsen studied his craft at Arhus Theatre School near his hometown of Copenhagen before embarking on his professional career. He would appear in many Danish films throughout the '90s, such as Pusher and Bleeder and on the series Unit One before transitioning into American cinema, playing Tristan in 2004's King Arthur and villain La Chiffre in 2006's Casino Royale. Mikkelsen would soon follow this up with roles in Monsters vs. Aliens, Valhalla Rising, and 2010's Clash of the Titans, in which he played Draco.

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  • Was a professional dancer for several years before becoming an actor.
  • Reprised his role as Le Chiffre, which he originally played in the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale, by voicing the character in the 2008 video game Quantum of Solace.
  • An ardent motorcycle enthusiast, he enjoys riding his rare, Danish-built 1937 Nimbus.