Ulrich Thomsen

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Ulrich Thomsen
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At a press conference for The International, 2009
Born (1963-12-06) 6 December 1963 (age 51)
Odense, Denmark
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994–present

Ulrich Thomsen (born 6 December 1963) is a Danish actor.

Life and career[edit]

Thomsen was born in Odense, Denmark and graduated from the Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance in 1993, after which he performed in several theatres in Copenhagen, such as Dr. Dantes Aveny, Mungo Park and Østre Gasværks Teater.

His film debut was in 1994 in Nightwatch, directed by Ole Bornedal. Since then a number of roles in, among others, Thomas Vinterberg's The Biggest Heroes (1996), Susanne Bier's Sekten (1997) and Anders Thomas Jensen's Flickering Lights (2000). The major breakthrough in his career came in the 1998 film Festen followed by an important role in the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough (1999) portraying the part of henchman Sasha Davidov. This established Thomsen as an international actor, famous outside his native Denmark. He also played a part in the 2002 English film Killing Me Softly.

Thomsen also stars as series regular in Banshee playing the role Kai Proctor.



Year Title Note(s)
1994 Nattevagten
1996 The Biggest Heroes
1996 Portland
1997 Sekten
1998 Election Night Short movie
1998 Festen (The Celebration)
1999 Dybt vand
1999 The World Is Not Enough
2000 The Weight of Water
2000 Flickering Lights (Blinkende lygter)
2001 The Zookeeper
2001 Mike Bassett: England Manager
2001 Bella Martha
2002 Max
2002 Killing Me Softly
2003 The Inheritance
2004 Blueprint
2004 Brødre (Brothers)
2004 Sergeant Pepper
2005 Adam's Apples (Adams æbler)
2005 Kingdom of Heaven
2005 Allegro
2006 The Rocket Post
2006 Sprængfarlig Bombe
2007 Opium: Diary of a Madwoman
2007 Vikaren
2007 Hitman
2008 The Broken
2008 Reservations
2008 Fear Me Not
2008 Blekingegade
2009 Lulu and Jimi
2009 The International
2009 Duplicity
2009 Tell-Tale
2010 Centurion
2010 In a Better World
2010 The Silence
2011 Season of the Witch
2011 The Thing
2012 Aya Short film
2013 The Notebook
2014 A Second Chance
2015 Mortdecai


Year Title Note(s)
2005 Alias
2005 The Virgin Queen Miniseries
2011 Fringe
2013 Banshee (TV series) Series regular

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