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Lars Mikkelsen

Lars Mikkelsen
Full name
Lars Dittmann Mikkelsen
Date Of Birth
06 May 1964
Place Of Birth
Gladsaxe Municipality, Denmark
6.30 ft   (1.92 m)

A prolific Danish actor, Lars Mikkelsen rose to prominence in the United Kingdom thanks to his starring roles in The Killing: Series One and Borgen: Series Three - drama series imported from Denmark and aired in subtitled form on BBC Four, attracting audiences which eclipsed celebrated US imports such as Mad Men.

Mikkelsen had a storied journey to becoming an actor, going from soldier (thanks to his national service) to a street performer and juggler, having dropped out of studying Biology at the University of Copenhagen. His discovered love of performance led him to enrol at the National Theatre School of Denmark.

His role as Charles Augustus Magnussen in Sherlock was his first English language television role.

Lars is the elder brother of Mads Mikkelsen, known for his roles as principal villain La Chiffre in Casino Royale - Daniel Craig's first outing as James Bond - and Hannibal Lecter in the NBC television series Hannibal.   

Series 4

The Six Thatchers  * S4E1

The Lying Detective  * S4E2

The Final Problem  * S4E3


Pilot: A Study in Pink

The Abominable Bride

Many Happy Returns