Lars Dittmann Mikkelsen (born The Killing, Charles Augustus Magnussen, the primary villain in the third series of Sherlock, the Russian President Viktor Petrov in House of Cards on Netflix, and Grand Admiral Thrawn in Star Wars Rebels. He is the older brother of actor Mads Mikkelsen. In 2011 he won the Reumert Prize of honour.6 May 1964) is a Danish actor. He has played Copenhagen mayoral election candidate Troels Hartmann in the drama series
Mikkelsen in 2015
Lars Dittmann Mikkelsen
6 May 1964
|Known for||The Killing, House of Cards, Borgen, Sherlock, Star Wars Rebels|
Anette Støvelbæk (m. 1989)
|Relatives||Mads Mikkelsen (brother)|
Mikkelsen was born in Gladsaxe near Copenhagen. After secondary school, he enrolled for military service in the Royal Danish Army. He then studied biology at the University of Copenhagen but gave up the course to earn his living as a street performer in European cities with his mime and juggling acts.
At the age of 27, he enrolled at the National Theatre School of Denmark from which he graduated in 1995. In addition to his role in the drama series released worldwide as The Killing, he subsequently appeared in two other internationally acclaimed Danish drama series, Those Who Kill and Borgen III. He also had a leading role in an episode of the BBC drama Sherlock as blackmailer Charles Augustus Magnussen. In the American television series House of Cards, he acted as the president of Russia. He won an International Emmy Award in 2018 for his role in Danish television drama Herrens Veje, which was broadcast in the UK in 2019 as Ride Upon the Storm.
In addition to his native Danish, Mikkelsen speaks fluent Swedish, German and English, and he has mastered various accents. He has stated that he and his brother first picked up English by listening to Monty Python records and learning the comedy sketches.
|2000||Kira's Reason: A Love Story
|2007||De fortabte sjæles ø||Necromancer|
|Cecilie||Lasse N. Damgaard|
|2008||What No One Knows
(Det som ingen ved)
|Flame & Citron (Flammen & Citronen)||Frode Jacobsen aka Ravnen|
|Headhunter||Martin Vinge||Robert Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role|
|2012||What Richard Did||Peter Karlsen|
|A Caretaker's Tale||Per|
|When Animals Dream||Thor|
|2015||9. April||Lieutenant-Colonel Hintz|
|2016||The Day Will Come||Frederik Heck|
|1997||Strisser på Samsø||Jens Fiskrt||Episodes 1–4, 6|
|Taxa||Drug addict||Episode 8|
|Skjulte spor||Morten Theilgaard|
|2001||Langt fra Las Vegas||Pirate captain|
|Nikolaj og Julie||Per Køller||Episodes 10–20|
|2004–07||Krøniken||Jens Otto Krag||Episodes 2–3, 9, 11, 14–15, 17, 21–22|
|2007||Forbrydelsen||Troels Hartmann||20 Episodes|
|2011||Those Who Kill||Magnus Bisgaard|
|2013||Borgen||Søren Ravn||Season 3|
|2014||Sherlock||Charles Augustus Magnussen||Series 3 |
|1864||Thøger Larsen||Episodes 1–2|
|2015||The Team||Harold Bjørn||8 Episodes|
|2015–18||House of Cards||Viktor Petrov||Seasons 3–6 |
|2017||Historien om Danmark||Narrator|
|Herrens Veje||Johannes||International Emmy for Best Performance by an Actor|
|2006||Arthur and the Invisibles||Malthazar||Danish dub|
|The Wild||Samson||Danish dub|
|2007||Go West! A Lucky Luke Adventure||Lucky Luke|
|Meet the Robinsons||Uncle Art||Danish dub|
|2009||Monsters vs. Aliens||General O.K. MacMission|
|2010||Huset Anubis||Hr. Van Swieten|
|2011||Ronal the Barbarian||Volcazar||Danish dub|
|2014||The Dam Keeper||The Narrator||Short|
|2016–18||Star Wars Rebels||Grand Admiral Thrawn||13 Episodes|
- "The Killing's Lars Mikkelsen: 'Danish newspapers are talking about you raving about it". The Daily Telegraph. 4 April 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
- Erlendsson, Kirsten (30 January 2007). "Lars Mikkelsen: Det var smøgerne eller livet". BT (in Danish). Retrieved 30 December 2010.
- "Reumert 2011 Hæderspris Lars Mikkelsen 22". YouTube. 17 January 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
- Meagher, Ben (15 May 2013). "Lars Mikkelsen: England produces the best actors in the world". Leeds Student. Archived from the original on 15 January 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
- Frost, Vicky (22 February 2012). "Has Denmark run out of TV actors?". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
- "Sherlock: Interview with Lars Mikkelsen". BBC Media Centre. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
- International Emmy Awards: Full Winners List: Lars Mikkelsen Shines! Olisa TV, 20. november 2018
- Schelin, Karen Magrethe (19 September 2009). "Jeg nåede aldrig at være en umulig teenager". Berlingske Tidende (in Danish). Retrieved 30 December 2010.
- Bjerre, Britta (25 August 2014). "Anette Støvelbæk fejrer sølvbryllup med Lars Mikkelsen: Håber han er hjemme". Se og Hør (in Danish). Archived from the original on 3 October 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
- "Lars Mikkelsens børn vil også på scenen". Se og Hør (in Danish). 13 January 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
- Alexander, Susannah (12 January 2015). "Sherlock actor Lars Mikkelsen to star in House of Cards season 3". Digital Spy. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
- Amidi, Amid (4 February 2014). "Watch a Clip from "The Dam Keeper" by Pixar's Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved 27 January 2015.