Cyron Melville

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Cyron Melville
Born (1984-07-01) 1 July 1984 (age 39)
Djursland, Denmark
Other namesCyron Bjørn Melville
Occupation(s)Actor, musician
Years active1995–present
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11+12 in)

Cyron Bjørn Melville (born 1 July 1984) is a Danish actor and musician.

Early life[edit]

Melville was born in Djursland, Denmark, to Scottish comedian Johnny Melville and Dane Elizabeth Bjørn Nielsen.[1]


At the age of ten, Melville gained his first lead role as Frederik in The Beast Within, a feature drama written and directed by Carsten Rudolf [da].[2] As child actor he has since appeared in several local movies and TV series such as Hallo det er jul [da], Kik'n Rush and Jul i Valhal.

In Denmark, his fame was cemented after playing Oliver Schandorff in the Emmy-nominated local series The Killing. For his supporting role in Natasha Arthy's Fighter, Melville was nominated at the Bodil Awards 2008 and as Idol of the Year at the Boogie Awards.[2] A year after he won the Shooting Stars Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.

In 2009, Melville received an award as Best Actor at the Marrakech International Film Festival and at the Montreal World Film Festival for his performance in Danish movie Love and Rage produced by Zentropa. The same role of Daniel earned him multiple nominations at Bodil Awards 2010, at the Robert Awards and at the Zulu Awards [da; de].[3]

In 2012 Melville is Enevold Brandt in the historical drama A Royal Affair. In the same year he starred in music videos In Love with the World by Aura Dione and Tomgang by Shaka Loveless.[4]

Recently he joined the cast of Showtime period drama The Borgias, created by Neil Jordan and renewed for a third season in 2013.[5]

In addition to his career as actor, Melville is a musician. From 2002 to 2006 was a drummer in Danish reggae band Bliglad [da].[6]

Personal life[edit]

Melville speaks Danish, English, Swedish and German.[7]


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Hallo det er jul [da] Mads Jokumsen
2005 Jul i Valhal Balder
2007 The Killing Oliver Schandorff
2008 Sommer Eik
2013 The Borgias Cardinal Farnese
Year Title Role Notes
1995 The Beast Within Frederik Steppe Andersen
2003 Kik'n Rush Bo
2006 Råzone Nikolaj
2006 Supervoksen (Triple Dare) Adam
2008 Fighter Emil Andersen Nominated—Bodil Award 2008 as Best Supporting Role
2009 Curse of the Seeress King Valdemar
2009 Love and Rage Daniel WonMontreal World Film Festival Award as Best Actor
WonMarrakech International Film Festival Award as Best Actor
Nominated—Bodil Award 2010 as Best Actor
Nominated—Robert Award as Best Actor
Nominated—Boogie Award as Best Actor
2012 A Royal Affair Enevold Brandt
2012 You & Me Forever Mads
2013 Nymphomaniac A
2014 Lev stærkt [da] Nikolaj
2015 Sommeren '92 Brian Laudrup
2018 Hypnose Arto Halonen


  1. ^ Roxborough, Scott (2 October 2009). "Cyron Melville Shooting Star". hollywoodreporter. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b Pham, Annika (9 September 2009). "Cyron Melville interview". Cineuropa. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  3. ^ Pham, Annika. "Cyron Melville named Best Actor in Montreal". Cineuropa. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Tomgang by Shaka Loveless". youtube. 22 April 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  5. ^ Didriksen, Karina (13 July 2012). "Dansk skuespiller scorer drømmerolle" (in Danish). billedbladet. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Bliglad". rateyourmusic. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Cyron Melville at". Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2012.

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