Mikkel Følsgaard

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Mikkel Følsgaard
Mikkel Boe Følsgaard after the European Shooting Stars Award Ceremony.jpg
Følsgaard in 2013
Born (1984-05-01) 1 May 1984 (age 38)
Rønne, Denmark
Years active2012–present
SpouseFreja Friis (2016–present)

Mikkel Boe Følsgaard (Danish: [ˈme̝kl̩ ˈpoˀ ˈfølsˌkɒˀ]; born 1 May 1984) is a Danish actor. In 2012 he won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival for his portrayal of King Christian VII in A Royal Affair, his feature film debut, while still studying at the Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance.[1]

Personal life[edit]

In 2016, Følsgaard married Freja Friis,[2] with whom he has a son (born October 2013) and a daughter (born December 2016).[3]

He is the younger brother of photographer and director Nicolas Tobias Følsgaard.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 A Royal Affair Christian VII Silver Bear for Best Actor
Bodil Award for Best Leading Actor
2013 The Keeper of Lost Causes Uffe Lynggaard
2014 Rosita Johannes
2015 Sommeren '92 Kim Vilfort
Land of Mine Lt. Ebbe Jensen
2016 A Serious Game Lidner
Walk with Me Thomas Ingerslev
Fuglene over sundet Jørgen
2020 A Perfectly Normal Family Thomas/Agnete
2020 The Good Traitor Povl Bang-Jensen


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Bryggeren Carl
2013 Those Who Kill Oleg 1 episode
2014 Dicte Cato Vinding 1 episode
2014-2017 The Legacy Emil Grønnegaard Main cast
2018-2020 The Rain Martin Main cast
2021 The Chestnut Man Mark Hess Main cast
2022 Borgen – Rigen, Magten og Æren Asger Holm Kirkegaard Main cast


  1. ^ "Jail docu-drama Caesar Must Die wins Berlin award". BBC News. 19 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-07.
  2. ^ "Hemmeligt bryllup: Arvingerne-stjerne har giftet sig". B.T. (in Danish). 5 February 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2022.
  3. ^ "Arvingerne-stjerne har fået endnu en arving". B.T. 23 January 2017.

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