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Jesper Christensen

Jesper Christensen

Jesper Christensen, one of Denmark's leading stage and screen actors, makes his Hollywood film debut in The Interpreter as Nils Lud, the head of security for the African country of Matobo. Christensen's recent European film credits include Per Fly's Drabet, Linda Wendel's Baby (on which he also served as producer), Giacomo Campeotto's Møgunger, Kjell Grede's Kommer du med mig då?, Per Fly's Arven, Annette K. Olesen's Små ulykker (Minor Mishaps) and Jesper W. Nielsen's Okay.

Christensen won the Danish Film Critics Award and the Danish Academy Award as Best Actor for his performance in the Danish film The Bench. He was also named Best Supporting Actor by those two organization for his performance in the Danish film Barbara.

He has played leading roles in Copenhagen's finest theaters in plays by Shakespeare, Moliere, O'Neill, Chekhov, Sartre, Fassbinder, Gorki, Schiller and Holberg, among others. Christensen's European television credits include roles in Nissernes Oe, Errol, Krøniken and Jon Avnet's Uprising.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Jesper Christensen Facts

BirthdayMay 16, 1948 (74)
BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

Selected Filmography

The Young Victoria
Casino Royale
Quantum of Solace
Everlasting Moments
The Debt
The Interpreter
The Lady Vanishes
Episode 1
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