Mikael Birkkjær

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Mikael Birkkjær
Born Mikael Birkkjær
(1958-09-14) 14 September 1958 (age 58)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Nationality Denmark
Occupation Actor
Years active 1985–present
Home town Copenhagen
Spouse(s) Malene Busk

Mikael Birkkjær (born 14 September 1958) is a Danish actor.

Raised in Copenhagen, Birkkjær trained at Skuespillerskolen at Odense Teater in 1985. He is best known internationally for his roles as Phillip Christensen[1] in the Danish TV political drama Borgen,[2][3] and Inspector Ulrik Strange in the 2009 TV series Forbrydelsen.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Birkkjær was previously married to actress Tammi Øst with whom he has two children, Rasmus and Andrea;[5] his partner is now Malene Busk.


  • Lad de små børn... (2004) (marketed as Aftermath in English speaking countries)
  • Oh Happy Day (2004)
  • Springet (2005)
  • The Escape (2009)
  • Room 304 (2011)
  • What We Become (2016)

TV Series[edit]

TV films[edit]

  • En farlig mand (1987)
  • Begær, Lighed og Broderskab (1990)
  • Boksning (1988)


  1. ^ "Ten Things I'll Miss About Borgen's Phillip Christensen". Radio Times. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
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  3. ^ Gilbert, Gerard (2012-01-05). "Nothing Like A Dane". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  4. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2011/47/the-killing-II.html
  5. ^ "Mikael Birkkjær - Women in Power". Evening Standard. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 

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