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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

International actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's star is on the rise in Hollywood. Coster-Waldau is a graduate of the prestigious National Theater School in his native Denmark. After leaving his handprint on the European film and television industry, he made his transition to American cinema. In 2001, Coster-Waldau began his U.S. career with a starring role in Ridley Scott's critically acclaimed, multi-Academy-Award-winning Black Hawk Down. Next, he landed a lead role in Michael Apted's Enigma co-starring Kate Winslet, Dougray Scott and Saffron Burrows.

Coster-Waldau's charm and range as an actor have garnered him multiple roles with many of his previous directors. Scott brought Coster-Waldau back for his 2005 epic film Kingdom of Heaven starring Orlando Bloom, Liam Neeson and Eva Green. Additionally, Richard Loncraine, who first cast Coster-Waldau in his 2004 film Wimbledon alongside Paul Bettany and Kirsten Dunst, brought him back for Firewall, a thriller starring Harrison Ford.

Coster-Waldau's additional credits include leading roles in the films Night Watch; Vildspor (Wildshot), which he also co-wrote; Misery; Harbours; Foreign Fields; 24 Hours in the Life of a Woman; Rembrandt; and Manden Bag Dren.

Coster-Waldau lives in Denmark with his wife and two young daughters.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.
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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Facts

BirthdayJuly 27, 1970 (53)

Selected Filmography

Gods Of Egypt
The Other Woman
Game of Thrones
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