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SpouseAnette Støvelbæk
FactHe speaks Danish, Swedish, English and German.

Lars Dittmann Mikkelsen is a Danish actor. He is known for his roles as Troels Hartmann in the political thriller television series Borgen, Hanne and Sebastian Schiller in the Danish crime drama television series The Killing, and Charles Augustus Magnussen in the British television series Sherlock. He has also appeared in the films The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Casino Royale, and The Hunt.

Mikkelsen was born on May 6, 1964, in Copenhagen, Denmark, to Bente Christiansen, a nurse, and Henning Mikkelsen, a bank clerk. He has two brothers, Lars and Mads. He attended the National Theatre School of Denmark from 1983 to 1986.

Mikkelsen’s first film role was in the 1987 Danish film Pelle the Conqueror. He then went on to appear in a number of Danish films and television series throughout the 1990s. In 2001, he had a leading role in the Danish film The Green Butchers.

In 2006, Mikkelsen starred in the Danish political thriller television series Borgen as Troels Hartmann, the ambitious head of communications for the Danish Prime Minister. The show was a critical and commercial success, and Mikkelsen’s performance earned him a nomination for the Danish Film Academy Award for Best Actor.

In 2010, Mikkelsen starred in the Danish crime drama television series The Killing as Hanne and Sebastian Schiller, a married couple whose lives are turned upside down when their son is murdered. The show was another critical and commercial success, and Mikkelsen’s performance earned him another nomination for the Danish Film Academy Award for Best Actor.

In 2012, Mikkelsen made his debut in the British television series Sherlock as Charles Augustus Magnussen, a diabolical genius who is one of Sherlock Holmes’ most formidable foes. The show was a huge hit, and Mikkelsen’s performance earned him a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.

Mikkelsen has also appeared in a number of films, including The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), Casino Royale (2006), and The Hunt (2012).

Mikkelsen is married to Hanne Jacobsen, with whom he has two children.

Mikkelsen has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

General Info

Full NameLars Mikkelsen
Height1.92 m


SpouseAnette Støvelbæk
ChildrenThor Mikkelsen, Lue Mikkelsen
ParentsHenning Mikkelsen, Bente Christiansen
SiblingsMads Mikkelsen


AwardsRobert Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Robert Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Bodil Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
NominationsBodil Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
MoviesWhen Animals Dream, The Day Will Come, Flame & Citron, A Caretaker's Tale, April 9th, Montana, Ronal the Barbarian, What Richard Did, Kira's Reason: A Love Story, Island of Lost Souls, King's Game, The Dam Keeper, The Escape, Angels in Fast Motion, What No One Knows, Lost in Africa, Those Who Kill -...
TV Shows1864, Borgen, The Killing, Those Who Kill, Krøniken, Nikolaj og Julie, Edderkoppen, House of Cards, Star Wars Rebels, Strisser på Samsø, The Team

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1I had to spend a few years learning how to do movies. I wasn't really good at that. I was a theatre actor first and foremost. So I took my time learning that.
2I think you could find some waves on the west side of Denmark, but I never tried it.
3Denmark is, like, the flattest country on Earth.
4Here in Denmark, you can easily just be left alone. This is my 'hood, and people leave me alone; it's nice.
5I would be the worst biologist in the world!
6I was in the military, and then I went to university to study biology.
7Language is fun; it's fun to try.
8I didn't really understand what you did when you went in front of the camera. And then suddenly I just understood it. When you're in a play, you carry the story, but you don't have to do that in film.


1Lars and his colleague Zlatko Buric, a native Croat, had to learn how to speak English with a Serbian accent for the film Montana (2014). They also had to learn some Serbian phrases. So they got lessons from a Briton of Serbian descent.
2Originally it was planned that Lars and his brother Mads should play the brothers in the western The Salvation (2014). Shortly before filming began, Lars had to cancel due to scheduling conflicts. The role went to the Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt.
3Plays in "Mefisto" at The Danish Royal Theatre, 1 October to 5 November 2004 [October 2004]
4His wife Anette is also an actress. She attended the National School of Acting at Odense Theatre from 1993-1997.
5He was knighted on February 7, 2011 by the Danish Queen Margrethe II. He received the Knight's Cross and accolade on this day.
6For some years he has been a supporter and goodwill ambassador for "Red Barnet", the Danish branch of the large international organization "Save the Children".
7His favorite playwright is William Shakespeare.
8He speaks Danish, Swedish, English and German.
9Some of his hobbies are reading books, listening to music and fishing.
10He lives with his family in Copenhagen, Denmark.
11He met his wife Anette at a New Year's Eve party 1985/86 and since then both have been a couple.
12In his childhood he played handball and sang in the school choir. Lars played handball in a club until he was about 30 years old. After his graduation from drama school, he decided to quit the sport to focus on his acting career. During his active handball time, Lars played in the third Danish division in the Copenhagen area.
13Brother-in-law of Hanne Jacobsen.
14Father of two sons, Thor and Lue.
15Son of Henning Mikkelsen.
16Older brother of Mads Mikkelsen. Lars is about one and a half years older than Mads.




Herrens veje (Rides Upon the Storm)2017TV Series filmingJohannes
The 11th2017pre-productionAesbek
The Knife Throwerpre-productionAxel Uggla
Star Wars Rebels2016TV SeriesGrand Admiral Thrawn
Der kommer en dag2016Forstander Frederik Heck
House of Cards2015-2016TV SeriesViktor Petrov
The Team2015TV SeriesHarald Bjorn
9. april2015Oberstløjtnant Hintz
18642014TV Mini-SeriesThøger Jensen
Dannys dommedag2014Far
The Dam Keeper2014ShortNarrator
Når dyrene drømmer2014Thor
Nordic Factory2014Daniel
Töchter2014Bildhauer Madsen
Sherlock2014TV SeriesCharles Magnussen
Borgen2013TV SeriesSøren Ravn
Max Pinlig 3 - på Roskilde2012Henning
What Richard Did2012Peter Karlsen
Den som dræber - Fortidens skygge2011Magnus Bisgaard
Unter anderen Umständen2011TV SeriesErik Nielsen
Ronal Barbaren2011Volcazar (voice)
Den som dræber2011TV SeriesMagnus Bisgaard
Sandheden om mænd2010Lars Mikkelsen
Seen Nothing, Heard Nothing, Done Nothing2009Short
Headhunter2009Martin Vinge
Flugten2009Thomas Jargil
Intet set, intet hørt, intet gjort2008Video short as Lars Ditmann Mikkelsen
Flame and Citron2008Frode 'Ravnen' Jacobsen
Det som ingen ved2008Marc Deleuran
Forbrydelsen2007TV SeriesTroels Hartmann
Mig & Che2007ShortChe - voksen
Cecilie2007Lasse N. Damgaard
De fortabte sjæles ø2007Necromanceren
Krøniken2004-2007TV SeriesJens Otto Krag
H.C. Andersen - historien om en digter2005TV MovieH.C. Andersen (as Lars Dittmann Andersen)
Nordkraft2005Stesos far
Helligtrekongersaften2004TV MovieOrsino
Kongekabale2004Peter Schou
Are You sleeping2004ShortMale
Nikolaj og Julie2003TV SeriesPer Køller
Afgrunden2003TV MoviePaul Vermehren (as Lars D. Mikkelsen)
Se dagens lys2003TV MovieJohn, Blå Ven / Blue Friend
Rejseholdet2002TV SeriesIvan
Mistænkt2001Video GameTommy Larsen
Kira's Reason: A Love Story2001Mads
Langt fra Las Vegas2001TV SeriesSørøverkaptajn
Skjulte spor2000TV SeriesMorten Theilgård
Edderkoppen2000TV Mini-SeriesOle Madsen
Flænset2000VideoTynde betjent
Slangehud1999TV Movie1. Gentleman
Under overfladen1999Victor
Laslo's tema1998ShortLaslo
Taber!1998ShortMads Sacre (as Lars Dittmann Mikkelsen)
Strisser på Samsø1997-1998TV SeriesJens Fisker
Royal Blues1997Henning
Taxa1997TV SeriesLeif, narkoman
Café Hector1996ShortUffe
Den store Kul-Tur1996TV MovieJens (as Lars Dittmann Mikkelsen)
Lille John1995TV MovieLille John
Mappen1995TV MovieAnton


Go' morgen Danmark2016TV SeriesHimself
Aftenshowet2011-2015TV SeriesHimself
Crime Connections2012TV Series documentaryHimself / Troels Hartmann
Words of Captain Scott2012TV Movie documentaryRoald Amundsen
Go' aften Danmark2005-2010TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Actor
Meyerheim2007-2010TV SeriesHimself
Danmarks Indsamling 20082008TV SpecialHimself - Call Center
Filmens verden: De fortabte sjæles ø2007TV Special documentaryHimself - Actor
Kongekabale - Sandheden om filmen2004TV Special documentaryHimself / Peter Schou
Sport med briller2004TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Spot2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Bag kameraet: En kærlighedshistorie2002Video documentary shortHimself / Mads (uncredited)
Helle for Høgsbro2000TV SeriesHimself - Actor

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Sherlock2017TV SeriesCharles Magnussen


Won Awards

2010RobertRobert FestivalBest Actor (Årets mandlige hovedrolle)Headhunter (2009)
2005Best Supporting ActorTaormina International Film FestivalNordkraft (2005)

Nominated Awards

2015BodilBodil AwardsBest Supporting Actor (Bedste mandlige birolle)Når dyrene drømmer (2014)
2015Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Guest ActorHouse of Cards (2013)
2013BodilBodil AwardsBest Actor (Bedste mandlige hovedrolle)Viceværten (2012)
2013RobertRobert FestivalBest Actor (Årets mandlige hovedrolle)Viceværten (2012)
2011DaggerCrime Thriller Awards, UKBest Leading ActorForbrydelsen (2007)
2010BodilBodil AwardsBest Actor (Bedste mandlige hovedrolle)Headhunter (2009)
2010ZuluZulu AwardsBest Actor (Årets danske skuespiller)Headhunter (2009)
2002BodilBodil AwardsBest Actor (Bedste mandlige hovedrolle)En kærlighedshistorie (2001)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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