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Mikkelsen was born in the Østerbro area of Copenhagen, the son of Bente Christiansen and Henning Mikkelsen, a cab driver. He is the brother of actor Lars Mikkelsen. After attending Århus Theatre School, he made his film debut in the movie Pusher. He has starred in popular Danish movies such as Flickering Lights (Danish: Blinkende Lygter), The Green Butchers (Danish: De Grønne Slagtere), Valhalla Rising, his film debut Pusher, and Pusher II. Arguably, Mikkelsen's most famous role was as a policeman in the Danish television series Unit One (Danish: Rejseholdet). He also starred as Tristan in the Jerry Bruckheimer production of King Arthur, as well as playing the villain Le Chiffre in the 2006 James Bond film, Casino Royale. Also in 2006 he took the lead role in the Oscar nominated After the Wedding. In 2008, when the Quantum of Solace video game was released, Mikkelsen reprised Le Chiffre, voicing the character throughout. Also in 2008, Mikkelsen, along with fellow James Bond villain Richard Kiel, was invited by Swiss watchmaker Swatch to Bregenz, Austria to present the Swatch 007 Villain Collection. Mikkelsen had a large supporting role in the 2010 remake of the film Clash Of The Titans, starring as Draco, the leader of the king's guard. Mikkelsen will co-star alongside Harvey Keitel and Roy Dupuis in the Rue Morgue Cinema horror western Cut Throats Nine. Mads Mikkelsen serves as Goodwill Ambassador for Refugees United.

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MOVIE CREDITS:
2003: Niels - Elsker dig for evigt
2003: Horst - Wilbur begår selvmord
2005: Ivan - Adams æbler
1996: Tonny - Pusher
2000: Arne - Blinkende lygter
2006: Jacob Pederson - Efter brylluppet
2003: Svend - De grønne slagtere
2004: Tonny - Pusher II
1998: Jimmy - Vildspor
2008: Citron - Flammen & Citronen
2006: Thomas Skepphult - Exit
2004: Tristan - King Arthur
2003: Magnus - Torremolinos 73
2013: Nigel - Charlie Countryman
2006: Le Chiffre - Casino Royale
2002: Niels - Jeg er Dina
2001: Jacob - En kort en lang
2010: One-Eye - Valhalla Rising
1999: Lenny - Bleeder
2010: Draco - Clash of the Titans
2009: David Andernach - Die Tür
2011: Rochefort - The Three Musketeers
2001: Caspe - Monas verden
2010: Sniff (voice) - Mumintrollet och kometjakten
2012: Johann Friedrich Struensee - En kongelig affære
2012: Lucas - Jagten
2012: Sam Larkin - Move On
2013: Michael Kohlhaas - Michael Kohlhaas
2003: Jakob (young) - Nu
2003: Far - Dykkerdrengen
2012: Himself - NWR
2014: Jon Jensen - The Salvation
1996: Anders - Café Hector
2015: Elias - Mænd & høns
2010: Igor Stravinsky - Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky
2018: Overgård - Arctic
2016: Kaecilius - Doctor Strange
2016: Galen Erso - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
2006: Christoffer - Prag
1998: Ronnie - Nattens engel
2016: Le Fantôme - Le Fantôme
2019: Mayor David Prentiss - Chaos Walking
Duncan Vizla - Polar
2018: The Priest - At Eternity's Gate
2015: The Accountant - Rihanna: Bitch Better Have My Money
1996: Max - Blomsterfangen

TV CREDITS:
2000: Allan Fischer - Unit One
2013: Hannibal Lecter - Hannibal
2009: Guest - Skavlan