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Date Of BirthOctober 29, 1975
Fact2004: Named as one of European films' Shooting Stars by European Film Promotion.

Aksel Hennie (born Aksel Otto Bull-Hennie on September 28, 1975) is a Norwegian actor, director, and screenwriter. He is best known for his roles in the films Max Manus (2008), Headhunters (2011), and Her (2013).

Born in Oslo, Norway, Hennie was raised in the neighborhood of Stovner. His father, Otto Bull-Hennie, was a Norwegian footballer who played for the Norwegian national team, and his mother, Inger Bull-Hennie, was a Norwegian handball player. Hennie has two older sisters, Ingrid and Linn.

Hennie began his acting career in the early 2000s with roles in the Norwegian television series Hotel Cæsar and OK Kjør deg. His breakout role came in the 2008 Norwegian war film Max Manus, in which he played the title character. The film was a critical and commercial success, and Hennie’s performance earned him the Amanda Award for Best Actor.

Hennie went on to star in a number of Norwegian and international films, including Headhunters (2011), Hercules (2014), The Martian (2015), and Atomic Blonde (2017). He has also directed two films, Uno (2009) and Two (2010).

Hennie has been in a relationship with Norwegian actress Tuva Novotny since 2009. The couple have two children together.

As of 2021, Aksel Hennie’s net worth is estimated to be $4 million.

General Info

Full NameAksel Hennie
Date Of BirthOctober 29, 1975
Height1.73 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Voice Actor, Film director
EducationOslo National Academy of the Arts


ChildrenHedda Hennie
ParentsMorten Hennie, Karin Hennie


AwardsAmanda Award for Best Actor, Amanda Award for Best Director
NominationsEuropean Film Award for European Discovery of the Year
MoviesHeadhunters, Hercules, The Martian, Max Manus: Man of War, Last Knights, Pioneer, Jonny Vang, Age of Heroes, 90 Minutes, Cold Lunch, Hawaii, Oslo, A Somewhat Gentle Man, Uno, Wolf Summer, Buddy, A Cry in the Woods, 1732 Høtten, Kurt Turns Evil, Through A Glass, Darkly, Anolit, Tell Me Not to Worry,...
TV ShowsNobel, Torpedo

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12004: Named as one of European films' Shooting Stars by European Film Promotion.




Untitled Cloverfield Anthology Movie2017post-production
Nobel2016TV SeriesErling Riiser
Ares III: The Right Stuff2016Video shortAlex Vogel
The Martian2015Alex Vogel
Last Knights2015Geza Mott
24: Live Another Day2014TV SeriesKarl Rask
90 minutter2012Trond
Age of Heroes2011Steinar
En ganske snill mann2010Samí
Der Kommissar und das Meer2008TV SeriesStefan Falk
Max Manus: Man of War2008Max Manus
Kurt blir grusom2008Bud / Barnehagebarn (voice)
Through a Glass, Darkly2008Ariel
Torpedo2007TV Mini-SeriesSebastian
Hvis jeg faller2006ShortJonas
De vanskeligste ordene i verden2005ShortMannen
Hawaii, Oslo2004Trygve
Den som frykter ulven2004Stefan
Si at alt går bra2004ShortSmith
Jonny Vang2003Jonny Vang
Guggen - Du store gauda2002Short voice
Spenn2001TV ShortYoung torpedo
Josefine i Gulrotparken2001Video GameMikkel Rev / Pelle Pinsvin (voice)
Fort Forover2000ShortEven
1732 Høtten1998Arnt-Olaf
One Night with You1998ShortAnders






90 minutter2012executive producer


Skavlan2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hercules: The Bessi Battle2014Video shortHimself
Hercules: Weapons!2014Video shortHimself
Hercules and His Mercenaries2014Video shortHimself
The Big Picture2012TV SeriesHimself
Baltic Sessions2010DocumentaryHimself
The 2009 European Film Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Senkveld med Thomas og Harald2007TV SeriesHimself
Filmstjerne2005TV SeriesHimself
Først & sist2003-2004TV SeriesHimself
Store studio2004TV SeriesHimself
Sone 22003TV SeriesHimself
U1995TV SeriesHimself


Won Awards

2014AmandaAmanda Awards, NorwayBest Actor (Årets mannlige skuespiller)Pionér (2013)
2009AmandaAmanda Awards, NorwayBest Actor (Årets mannlige skuespiller)Max Manus (2008)
2005AmandaAmanda Awards, NorwayBest Direction (Årets regi)Uno (2004)
2005KanonprisenKosmorama, Trondheim Internasjonale FilmfestivalBest ActorUno (2004)
2005KanonprisenKosmorama, Trondheim Internasjonale FilmfestivalBest Original ScreenplayUno (2004)
2005Grand Jury PrizeRouen Nordic Film FestivalUno (2004)
2004EFP Shooting StarBerlin International Film FestivalNorway.
2004Prize of the Ecumenical JuryLübeck Nordic Film DaysUno (2004)
2004FIPRESCI PrizeMolodist International Film FestivalUno (2004)
2004EuropaCinema Platinum AwardViareggio EuropaCinemaBest ActorUno (2004)
2003AmandaAmanda Awards, NorwayBest Actor (Årets mannlige skuespiller)Jonny Vang (2003)
2003Best ActorBrussels European Film FestivalJonny Vang (2003)

Nominated Awards

2014KanonprisenKosmorama, Trondheim Internasjonale FilmfestivalBest Male Actor in a Leading RolePionér (2013)
2012AmandaAmanda Awards, NorwayBest Actor (Årets mannlige skuespiller)Hodejegerne (2011)
2008AmandaAmanda Awards, NorwayBest Actor (Årets mannlige skuespiller)Lønsj (2008)
2005AmandaAmanda Awards, NorwayBest Film (Årets norske kinofilm)Uno (2004)
2005AmandaAmanda Awards, NorwayBest Actor (Årets mannlige skuespiller)Uno (2004)
2005European Discovery of the YearEuropean Film AwardsUno (2004)
2004Best Nordic NewcomerAmanda Awards, NorwayUno (2004)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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