Thure Lindhardt

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Thure Lindhardt
Born (1974-12-24) 24 December 1974 (age 44)
Years active1987-present

Thure Frank Lindhardt (Danish: [tuːɐ ˈlenhɑːd]; born 24 December 1974) is a Danish actor, educated at the drama school at Odense Theatre in 1998.[1]

Life and career[edit]

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.

He also played a role as the young Swiss Guard Lieutenant Chartrand in the 2009 film Angels & Demons, directed by Ron Howard.

He co-starred in Ira Sachs's 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.[2]

In the third season of Showtime's The Borgias, Lindhardt starred opposite Jeremy Irons, playing Rufio, a ruthless assassin working under Catherina Sforza (portrayed by Gina McKee) to bring about the Borgias' downfall.

In 2012 Lindhardt played a role in the European-Scandinavian TV series The Spiral, and in 2013 he appeared in the feature film Adieu Paris.

In 2014 he received the Lauritzen Award.[3]

In 2015 he played the Danish detective Henrik Sabroe opposite Sofia Helin in season 3 of the Danish-Swedish TV police series The Bridge. He replaced Kim Bodnia as a lead. He reprised the role in the show's fourth and final season, broadcast in early 2018.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
1987 Pelle the Conqueror Student
2004 Love in Thoughts Hans
2005 Nordkraft Steso
2006 Into the Wild Mads
2007 Daisy Diamond Actor
2008 Flame & Citron Bent Faurschou-Hviid / Flammen
2009 Angels & Demons Lieutenant Chartrand
2009 Brotherhood Lars
2010 Truth About Men Mads
2012 Keep the Lights On Erik
2012 Byzantium Werner
2013 Fast & Furious 6 Firuz
2013 3096 Tage Wolfgang Přiklopil
2016 Kill Command Damien Bukes
2016 Despite the Falling Snow Dimtri
2017 The Last Kingdom Guthred


  1. ^ "Thure Lindhardt". IMDb.
  2. ^ "HitFix".
  3. ^ "Thure Lindhardt vinder Lauritzen-pris".

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