Mads Mikkelsen

58, from Copenhagen, Denmark

Artwork for Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryImage of Mads Mikkelsen

Biography

Mads Dittmann Mikkelsen (born 22 November 1965) is a Danish actor. Originally a gymnast and dancer, he rose to fame in Denmark as an actor for his roles such as Tonny in the first two films of the Pusher film trilogy (1996, 2004), Detective Sergeant Allan Fischer in the television series Rejseholdet (2000–2004), Niels in Open Hearts (2002), Svend in The Green Butchers (2003), Ivan in Adam's Apples (2005) and Jacob Petersen in After the Wedding (2006).

Mikkelsen achieved worldwide recognition for playing the main antagonist Le Chiffre in the twenty-first James Bond film, Casino Royale (2006). His other roles include Igor Stravinsky in Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2008), Johann Friedrich Struensee in A Royal Affair (2012), his Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Award-winning performance as Lucas in the Danish film The Hunt (2012), Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the television series Hannibal (2013–2015), Kaecilius in Marvel's Doctor Strange (2016), Galen Erso in Lucasfilm's Rogue One (2016), Cliff Unger in Hideo Kojima's video game Death Stranding (2019), his BAFTA-nominated role as Martin in Another Round (2020) and Gellert Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022).

A. O. Scott of The New York Times remarked that in the Hollywood scene, Mikkelsen has "become a reliable character actor with an intriguing mug" but stated that on the domestic front "he is something else: a star, an axiom, a face of the resurgent Danish cinema".

Timeline

2024Aged 59

  • Poster for Mufasa: The Lion King

    Kiros (voice)

2023Aged 58

  • Poster for Hideo Kojima: Connecting Worlds

    Self

  • Poster for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

    Dr. Voller

  • Poster for The Making of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

    Self

  • Poster for The Promised Land

    Ludvig Kahlen

  • Poster for Timeless Heroes: Indiana Jones & Harrison Ford

    Self

2022Aged 57

  • Poster for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

    Gellert Grindelwald

2021Aged 56

  • Poster for Chaos Walking

    Mayor David Prentiss

  • Poster for Return of the Goat II: New World Order

    Government Official

  • Poster for Being James Bond

    Self (archive footage)

2020Aged 55

  • Poster for Another Round

    Martin

  • Poster for Riders of Justice

    Markus

2019Aged 54

  • Poster for Polar

    Duncan Vizla

2018Aged 53

  • Poster for At Eternity's Gate

    The Priest

  • Poster for Arctic

    H. Overgård

2017Aged 52

  • Poster for The Stories: The Making of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

    Himself

2016Aged 51

  • Poster for The Phantom

    Le Fantôme

  • Poster for Doctor Strange

    Kaecilius

  • Poster for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Galen Erso

2015Aged 50

  • Poster for Men & Chicken

    Elias

  • Poster for Getting the Old Scent Again: Reimagining Red Dragon

    Self

2014Aged 49

  • Poster for The Salvation

    Jon Jensen

  • Poster for Hannibal: This Is My Design

    Self

2013Aged 48

  • Poster for Charlie Countryman

    Nigel

  • Poster for Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas

    Michael Kohlhaas

2012Aged 47

  • Poster for NWR

    Self

  • Poster for A Royal Affair

    Johann Friedrich Struensee

  • Poster for The Hunt

    Lucas

  • Poster for Move On

    Sam Larkin

2011Aged 46

  • Poster for The Three Musketeers

    Rochefort

2010Aged 45

  • Poster for Behind the Moomins

    Self

  • Poster for Clash of the Titans

    Draco

2009Aged 44

  • Poster for Valhalla Rising

    One-Eye

  • Poster for Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

    Igor Stravinsky

  • Poster for The Door

    David Andernach

2008Aged 43

  • Poster for Flame & Citron

    Citron

2006Aged 41

  • Poster for After the Wedding

    Jacob Pederson

  • Poster for Gambler

    Himself

  • Poster for Exit

    Thomas Skepphult

  • Poster for Prague

    Christoffer

  • Poster for Becoming Bond

    Self

  • Poster for Casino Royale

    Le Chiffre

2005Aged 40

  • Poster for Adam's Apples

    Ivan

2004Aged 39

  • Poster for King Arthur

    Tristan

  • Poster for Pusher II

    Tonny

2003Aged 38

  • Poster for Now

    Jakob (young)

  • Poster for The Boy Below

    Far

  • Poster for The Green Butchers

    Svend

  • Poster for Torremolinos 73

    Magnus

2002Aged 37

  • Poster for I Am Dina

    Niels

  • Poster for Open Hearts

    Niels

  • Poster for Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself

    Horst

2001Aged 36

  • Poster for Mona's World

    Casper

  • Poster for Shake It All About

    Jacob

2000Aged 35

  • Poster for Flickering Lights

    Arne

1999Aged 34

  • Poster for Tom Merritt

    Elmer Karr

  • Poster for Bleeder

    Lenny

1998Aged 33

  • Poster for Wildside

    Jimmy

  • Poster for Angel of the Night

    Ronnie

1997Aged 32

  • Poster for The Caretaker

    Alex

1996Aged 31

  • Poster for Café Hector

    Anders

  • Poster for The Flower Prisoner

    Max

  • Poster for Pusher

    Tonny

Year unknown