Biography of Mads MikkelsenMads Mikkelsen is a distinguished-looking Danish who is an undauntedly talented actor. He is the star of the TV show Hannibal and such films as The Hunt and Casino Royale, and the Palme d'Or winner.
ChildhoodThe full name of the actor is Mads Dittmann Mikkelsen. The boy spent his childhood in the most prestigious district of Copenhagen, Østerbro. That's where his parent's house, a Danish family of Henning Mikkelsen (who was also an actor by the way) and his wife, Bente Christiansen, was located. Mads continued the fine traditions of his family by following in his father and a year older brother's, Lars Mikkelsen, footsteps. His brother starred not only in Danish films but also in such much-talked-of TV shows as Sherlock and House of Cards.
Acting CareerMads received his first significant role in the Danish action film Pusher right after graduation from the drama school. The debut was successful, and in the film follow-up, Mads appeared as the lead actor. In just a few years, he became the lead actor in Denmark. He played on one stage with another Danish star, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
One of the first villains portrayed by Mikkelsen was an anti-hero from another part of the Bond film series, to be more precise a shady financial genies, Le Chiffre, from the Casino Royale (2006).
In 2016, the actor participated in the filming of the superhero blockbuster Doctor Strange in which he worked with Tilda Swinton and Benedict Cumberbatch. He also appeared in the spin-off of the cult saga, the blockbuster Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.