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24 December 1974 |
Life and career
Lindhardt was born in Copenhagen, and grew up in Roskilde. At the age of 12, he got a part in Bille August's film Pelle the Conqueror. His breakthrough in Denmark came with his portrayal of a boy with autism in A Place Nearby, co-starring with Ghita Nørby.
Since then, he has played parts in a variety of movies and series, including Into the Wild, Angels in Fast Motion aka Nordkraft, Brotherhood, Love in Thoughts, Sugar Rush, Princess, Rejseholdet, Byzantium and Flame & Citron, a movie about the World War II resistance group Holger Danske, in which Lindhardt played Bent Faurschou-Hviid, co-starring with Mads Mikkelsen.
In August 2011 it was announced that he would co-star in Ira Sachs' film Keep the Lights On, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2012. Later in 2012, he was nominated for a Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actor as well as an Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead.
In the third season of Showtime's The Borgias, Lindhardt stars opposite Jeremy Irons playing Rufio, a ruthless assassin working under Catherina Sforza (portrayed by Gina McKee) to bring about the Borgias' downfall.
In 2015 he played joint lead role in season 3 of the internationally acclaimed Danish-Swedish TV police series The Bridge, starring opposite Sofia Helin, and replacing the previous joint lead Kim Bodnia, and in which he played the Danish detective Henrik Saboe.
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