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Mikkel Mathis Gaup (born 16 January 1968) is a Sámi Norwegian film and stage actor.

Mikkel Gaup
Mikkel Gaup and Nils Gaup at the 1988 Oscar ceremony 2.jpg
Mikkel Gaup (in traditional Sámi Gákti costume) and Nils Gaup (right) on the red carpet at the 60th Annual Academy Awards
Born (1968-01-16) 16 January 1968 (age 50)

He was born in Alta, and made his film debut as "Aigin" in the 1987 film Pathfinder.[1]

He was also in the 1996 film Breaking the Waves, and appeared in the 2008 film The Kautokeino Rebellion as "Aslak Hætta".

As stage actor he has worked for various theatres, including Beaivváš Sámi Teahter , Den Nationale Scene and Riksteatret.[1]


  1. ^ a b Bolstad, Erik (ed.). "Mikkel Gaup". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 20 July 2017.

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