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Jesper Christensen (Danish pronunciation: [jesbɐ ˈkʁɛsdn̩sn̩]; born 16 May 1948) is a Danish actor. A veteran of European cinema, he has more recently made the transition to English language projects, including The Interpreter and Revelations. He has also appeared as the mysterious villain Mr. White in the James Bond films Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, and Spectre.

Jesper Christensen
Johan Philip (Pilou) Asbæk, Pernille Fischer Christensen and Jesper Christensen (Berlin Film Festival 2010) (cropped).jpg
Christensen in 2010, at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival for the première of A Family.
Born (1948-05-16) 16 May 1948 (age 70)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Years active1968–present
Spouse(s)Tove Bornhøft (m. 2000)

In his home country, Christensen has won four Bodil Awards, three for Best Actor: Did Somebody Laugh? (1978), The Bench (2000), and Manslaughter (2005), and one for Best Supporting Actor: Barbara (1997).

In 2006, Jesper Christensen declined the offer to receive the Knight's Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog. He said that he thought the entire idea of monarchy is a crime against the members of the royal family, and it does not fit with modern ideas.[1]




Year Title Role(s) Director(s) Notes
1976 Strømer Young Officer Anders Refn
1977 Mind Your Back, Professor Journalist Jens Okking
Havoc Steffensen Ole Roos
1978 Wanna See My Beautiful Navel? Fashion Photographer Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
Who Kills Who? Christian Li Vilstrup
Winterborn Anders Astrid Henning-Jensen
Did Somebody Laugh? Unemployed Man Henning Carlsen
1979 The Revolt of the Thralls TBA Jannik Hastrup Voice
Charly & Steffen Eigil Henning Kristiansen
1980 It's a World Full of Children Morten Aase Schmidt
Children of the Thralls TBA Jannik Hastrup Voice
Sorry We're Here Aage Hans Kristensen
1981 Have You Seen Alice? Bjarne Brita Wielopolska
1983 The Traitors The Boy Ole Roos
1987 Hip Hip Hurrah! Viggo Johansen Kjell Grede
1988 Emma's Shadow Poul Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
1990 Today's Donna Michael Nordgreen Stefan Henszelman
Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg Officer at Watteau Kjell Grede
1992 Sofie Hans Højby Liv Ullmann
1993 The Russian Singer Castensen Morten Arnfred
1994 Carl, My Childhood Symphony Schreiber Erik Clausen
1995 Summer Flemming Kristian Petri
White Lies Kristian Mats Arehn
1996 Girly Girls Hans-Jørgen Vibeke Gad
Hamsun Otto Dietrich Jan Troell
The Ballad of the Viking King, Holger the Dane Hemming I / Loki Laila Hodell
The White Lioness Konovalenko Pelle Berglund
1997 Credo Brother 1 Susanne Bier
Barbara Judge Nils Malmros
1998 Albert Shoemaker Jørn Faurschou
1999 In China They Eat Dogs Bartender Lasse Spang Olsen
Sophie's World Søren Kierkegaard Erik Gustavson
2000 Anna Johansen Erik Wedersøe
Italian for Beginners Olympia's Father Lone Scherfig
The Bench Kaj Per Fly
2001 One-Hand Clapping H.C. Krøyer Gert Fredholm
The Greatest Thing Theatre Manager Thomas Robsahm
Count Axel Col. Lejpstrup Søren Fauli
2002 Minor Mishaps Søren Kreiberg Annette K. Olesen
Okay Læge Jesper W. Nielsen
Treasure Planet Scroop Ron Clements & John Musker Voice; Danish dub
2003 Inheritance Holger Andersen Per Fly
Baby Eddy Linda Wendel
Nasty Brats JB Giacomo Campeotto
Make Believe Piips Kjell Grede
2005 The Interpreter Nils Lud Sydney Pollack
Manslaughter Carsten Per Fly
2006 Shaking Dream Land George Martina Nagel
Pure Hearts Bag Man Kenneth Kainz
Casino Royale Mr. White Martin Campbell
2008 One Shot Lennart Linda Wendel
Everlasting Moments Sebastian Pedersen Jan Troell
Flame & Citron Wilhelm Faurschou Hviid Ole Christian Madsen
Quantum of Solace Mr. White Marc Forster
2009 Original Bruno Alexander Brøndsted & Antonio Tublén
The Young Victoria Baron Stockmar Jean-Marc Vallée
Storm Anthony Weber Hans-Christian Schmid
This Is Love Koller Matthias Glasner
2010 The Debt Dr. Bernhardt / Dieter Vogel John Madden
A Family Rickard Rheinwald Pernille Fischer Christensen
2011 Melancholia Little Father Lars von Trier
Julie Master Linda Wendel
2012 The Last Sentence Torgny Segerstedt Jan Troell
2013 Schwestern Uncle Rolle Anne Wild
NYMPH()MANIAC: Vol. I Jerôme's Uncle Lars von Trier
Sex, Drugs & Taxation Judge Bergsøe Christoffer Boe
2015 Me and Kaminski Manuel Kaminski Wolfgang Becker
SPECTRE Mr. White Sam Mendes
2016 The King's Choice Haakon VII Erik Poppe
2017 Robin Pierre Antonio Tublén
2018 Before the Frost


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