David Dencik

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David Dencik
David Dencik in Nov 2014-2.jpg
David Dencik
Born (1974-10-31) 31 October 1974 (age 41)
Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation Actor

Karl David Sebastian Dencik (born 31 October 1974) is a Swedish-Danish actor.

Life and Career[edit]

After having had minor roles in different films, David Dencik became an established actor in Sweden for his role as the killer John Ausonius in the three-part TV mini-series Lasermannen in 2005. He also works and lives in Denmark.

In 2006, he starred in the comedy Everything About My Bush (Swedish title: Allt om min buske). In 2007, he appeared in the Danish feature film Daisy Diamond directed by Simon Staho.

He portrayed Fred Åkerström in the biographical film Cornelis, starring Hank Von Helvete as Cornelis Vreeswijk. In 2011, he appeared in the Hollywood-adaption of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and played Toby Esterhase in the film Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.[1] He also starred in the gay-themed movie Brotherhood/Broderskab and Dimension Films thriller Regression.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Dencik was born in Stockholm, Sweden, but the family moved to Denmark when he was very young.[2] As a teenager he spent one year studying in Brazil, where he discovered Capoeira the Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance and music. The dance aspect of Capoeira made him take an interest in theatre.[3] He later moved back to Sweden and attended Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. He lives with a lawyer who works in Copenhagen,.[4] He uses Denmark as his base, but since his work takes him to Sweden he also has an apartment in Stockholm.

His father is Lars Dencik, Professor of Social Psychology at Roskilde University, born 1941 of Jewish parents from Slovakia (then part of Czechoslovakia), who escaped the Holocaust by finding refuge in Sweden.[5] His surname pronounced "DEHN-chick".



  1. ^ a b Regression also stars David Thewlis (The Fifth Estate, Harry Potter), David Dencik (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
  2. ^ http://www.billedbladet.dk/Kendte/Nyheder/2011/1/David%20Dencik%20fra%20Lykke%20Svaert%20at%20miste%20min%20mor.aspx
  3. ^ http://www.svtplay.se/klipp/882792/david-dencik-visar-robin-capoeira
  4. ^ http://www.billedbladet.dk/Kendte/Nyheder/2011/1/David%20Dencik%20fra%20Lykke%20Svaert%20at%20miste%20min%20mor.aspx
  5. ^ http://www.zentrum-juedische-studien.de/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Vortrag-Lars-Dencik-21-10-13.pdf

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