Actor

Mads MIKKELSEN

Mads MIKKELSEN

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Biography

A native of Denmark, originally a gymnast and dancer, Mads Mikkelsen rose to fame as an actor in the Nicolas Winding Refn’s Pusher film trilogy. He became widely known internationally for his role in Kig Arthur (2004) and the main antagonist Le Chiffre in the James Bond film, Casino royale (2006). Other credits include Susanne Bier’s After the Wedding (2006), Jan Kounen’s Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2008), Nikolaj Arcel’s Royal Affair and his Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Award-winning role in Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt (2012), Arnaud Des Pallières’s Michael Kohlhaas premiered in Cannes in Competition (2013). He also played Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the critically acclaimed TV series Hannibal (2013-2015). He will appear in Marvel’s 2016 film, Doctor Strange, and Disney’s 2016 Star Wars film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Films presented at Cannes

Awards

THE HUNT
JAGTEN THE HUNT 2012 Award for Best Actor Actor
Jury members
Member - Feature films - 2016
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Directors

Alice WINOCOUR

Alice WINOCOUR

Director
Agnès VARDA

Agnès VARDA

Director
Céline SCIAMMA

Céline SCIAMMA

Script Writer, Director
Federico FELLINI

Federico FELLINI

Jean-Luc GODARD

Jean-Luc GODARD

Director
Ken LOACH

Ken LOACH

Director
Luis Garcia BERLANGA

Luis Garcia BERLANGA

Director
Lars Von Trier

Lars Von Trier

Script Writer
Olivier ASSAYAS

Olivier ASSAYAS

Director
Shôhei IMAMURA

Shôhei IMAMURA

Script Writer
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