Mads Mikkelsen Biography

Mads Mikkelsen

Quick Facts Of Mads Mikkelsen

Celebrated Name Mads Mikkelsen
Age 55 Years
Nick Name Mads
Birth Name Mads Dittmann Mikkelsen
Birth Date 1965-11-22
Gender Male
Profession Actor
Birth Nation Denmark
Place Of Birth Østerbro district of Copenhagen
Nationality Danish
Ethnicity White
Horoscope Scorpio
Famous For Famous as a Danish actor
Best Known For Known for his role of antagonist Le Chiffre in the twenty-first James Bond film, Casino Royale
Mother Ben Christiansen
Father Henning Mikkelsen
Brothers Lars Mikkelsen
Net Worth $14 million
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Wife Hanne Jacobsen
Married Date December 2, 2000
Daughter Viola Jacobson Mikkelsen
Son Carl Jacobsen Mikkelsen
Body Build/Type Athletic
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Height 6ft(1.83m)
Weight 82kg(180lbs)

Mads Mikkelsen is a Danish actor, originally a gymnast and dancer, who is best known for his role of antagonist Le Chiffre in the twenty-first James Bond film, Casino Royale which got released in 2006. Mikkelsen has starred in various films and series including "Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2008)", "A Royal Affair (2012)", "Marvel's Doctor Strange (2016)", and "Lucasfilm's Rogue One (2016)". He made his film debut in 1996 by appearing in the role of drug dealer Tony in the Danish crime thriller film "Pusher". He also won a Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Award for his role of Lucas in the Danish drama film "The Hunt" in 2012. He also portrayed the role of Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the American psychological TV series "Hannibal" for 39 episodes from 2013 to 2015.

He often gets voted the "sexiest man" in Denmark in polls. He is the younger brother of Lars Mikkelsen. Lars is also a Danish actor who is well known for his role as Troels Hartmann in the drama series "The Killing".

Besides on November 25, 2020, it has been confirmed that Mikkelson will be seen portraying the role of a villainous dark wizard, Gellert Grindelwald in the third Fantastic Beasts movie which is set to be released on July 15, 2022. He will be replacing the actor, Johhny Deep for the role in the movie. The confirmation about his role came after Warner Bros. Pictures announced in a statement that "Danish actor Mikkelsen, who has recently appeared in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," "Hannibal," and "Casino Royale," will play the dark wizard at the center of the action in the "Harry Potter" prequels". The film is currently in production at Warner Bros. Pictures Studios Leavesden, near London.

He is active on the social media platforms with around 894k followers on his verified Instagram account: @theofficialmads and has around 217k followers on his Twitter account: @theofficialmads

What is Mads Mikkelsen famous for?

  • Famous as a Danish actor
  • Known for his role of antagonist Le Chiffre in the twenty-first James Bond film, Casino Royale

Where is Mads Mikkelsen from?

Mads Mikkelsen was born on November 22, 1965, in the Østerbro district of Copenhagen, Denmark. His birth name is Mads Dittmann Mikkelsen. He holds a Denish nationality. His ethnicity is white while Scorpio is his zodiac sign. 

Mikkelson was born as the youngest son of Ben Christiansen(mother) and Henning Mikkelson(father). His father was a cab driver. He has an elder brother named, Lars Mikkelson who got recognition for his role as Troels Hartmann in the drama series "The Killing".

He was raised in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen along with his brother. In his childhood, he wanted to be an athlete. So, at a young age, he began training as a gymnast and also enrolled in dancing at the Balettakademien (ballet academy). 

While in the academy, he became fluent in Swedish. He then participated in various dance competitions and won many of them. He continued his dancing career for about a decade.

Then, he decided to pursue his career as an actor for which he attended the Århus Theatre School in 1996 to study drama. In the same year, he appeared as Max in the short film "Blomsterfagen".

Mads Mikkelsen young

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Mads Mikkelsen Career: Highlights

  • Mads Mikkelsen started his professional acting career in 1996 by playing the role of a drug dealer Tony in the Danish crime thriller film "Pusher".
  • He then continued his acting career by appearing in two short films: "Café Hector", and "Tom Merritt".
  • In the year 1999, he portrayed the leading role of Lenny opposite the actor, Kim Bodnia in the Danish crime thriller film "Bleeder".
  • He also starred in the gay film "Shake It All About" in 2001 for which he got huge appreciation.
  • He won the Fantasporto Award for Best Actor for his role of the butcher in the 2003 Danish comedy film "The Green Butchers".
  • In 2004, he reprised his debut role of a drug dealer Tonny in the Pusher sequel "Pusher II" for which he earned a Bodil Award for Best Actor, Zulu Award for Best Actor, and Robert Festival Award for Best Actor. In the same year, he appeared in the role of Tristan in the historical adventure film "King Arthur" which became a huge box office success.
  • He got his career breakthrough in 2004 after he started playing the role of Detective Sergeant Allan Fisher in the Danish television crime drama series "Rajesholdet" 2004. He also appeared as Harald in the TV series "Julie" and as Mads in the Danish sitcom "Klovn" in 2005.
  • He then portrayed the starring role of Christoffer in the 2006 Danish film "Prag(Prague)". His role received good reviews from the juries and earned numerous awards.
  • Mikkelsen rose to fame after he portrayed the role of Le Criffe in the 21st James Bond film "Casino Royale" in 2006. This film was his first acclaimed international success.
  • He also played the leading role of Jacob Peterson in the Danish-Swedish drama film "After the Wedding" which received an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Film for his 
  • Since then he has not looked back in his career and has acted in various films including "The Door", "Clash of the Titans", "The Three Musketeers", "A Royal Affair", "The Salvation", "Men & Chicken", "Arctic", "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", "Polar", and "At Eternity's Gate".
  • In the year 2012, he starred as Lucas in the Danish crime thriller film "The Hunt" for which he won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival.
  • He also portrayed the role of Kaecilius in the Marvel film "Doctor Strange" alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton in 2016. Although the film was a box-office success, his role was criticized for being under-utilized.
  • From 2013-2015, he played the role of Hannibal Lecter in NBC's TV series "Hannibal" alongside Hugh Dancy as Special Agent Will Graham. His role was appreciated a lot.
  • Mikkelsen also got featured in rapper, Jokeren's "Sig Ja" as a male lead in 2009 and has starred in Hideo Kojima's video game "Death Stranding".
  • At present, he is busy with his upcoming American sci-fi film "Chaos Walking" which is set to be released in 2021.
  • Recently on November 25, 2020, Warner Bros. Pictures confirmed that Mikkelson will be seen portraying the role of a villainous dark wizard, Gellert Grindelwald in the third Fantastic Beasts movie which is set to be released on July 15, 2022.

Mads Mikkelsen awards

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Mads Mikkelsen Awards

  • 7 Zulu Award 
  • 1 Rouen Nordic Film Festival Award 
  • 2 Bodil Award 
  • 2 Robert Festival Award
  • 1 Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival Award
  • 2 Palm Springs International Film Festival Award
  • 1 European Film Academy Achievement in World Cinema Award
  • 1 Cannes Film Festival Award
  • 1 Saturn Award
  • 1 Lauritzen Award
  • 1 The Game Award for Best Performance

Mads Mikkelsen wife

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Mads Mikkelsen Wife

Mads Mikkelsen is a married man. He is married to his longtime girlfriend, Hanne Jacobsen. Jacobsen is a dance choreographer whom he met during dance competitions. The couple started dating each other in 1987. The couple finally tied the knot on December 2, 2000. The couple is blessed with a daughter, Viola Jacobson Mikkelson who was born in 1992, and a son, Carl Jacobsen Mikkelson who was born in 1997. At present, he and his family are living a happy life in their home in Copenhagen. Mikkelson also owns a house on the Spanish island of Mallorca where he spends his lot of time. He also often gets voted as the sexiest man in Denmark in polls. He also got appointed as a Chevalier (Knight) of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in April 2016 by the French government.

Mads Mikkelsen family

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Mads Mikkelsen Net Worth

Mads Mikkelsen has quite good earnings from his profession as an actor. Having his acting career started in 1996, Mikkelson has managed to come a long way up becoming one of the prominent actors in Hollywood. With his earnings from his several films and series, Mikkelson has managed to amass a healthy fortune estimated to be around $14 million as of 2020. He also earns additional income from his endorsement deals. At present, he is living a lavish and luxurious lifestyle with his earning

Mads Mikkelsen Height

Mads Mikkelsen is a handsome man with an athletic body physique in his mid-50s. He stands tall with a height of 6ft(1.83m) while his body weighs around 82kg(181 lbs). He has a fair complexion with brown hair and a pair of brown eyes. His chest size is 40 inches and his biceps size is 16 inches. He wears the shoe of size 11(US).


Did You Know?

  • Mads Mikkelsen has appeared in Rihanna's music video for "Bitch Better Have My Money" as her accountant in 2015
  • He is fluent in Swedish
  • Mikkelsen was a member of the main competition jury of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival in 2016
  • He is non-religious.
  • avid Edelstein of New York Magazine said "Mikkelsen clicks his rectangular plaques as if he's a new breed of praying mantis. He's bloodcurdling." for his scene with Bond during the extended poker game in which his role weeps blood from his left eye