Ulrich Thomsen

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Ulrich Thomsen
Ulrich Thomsen o.jpg
At a press conference for The International, 2009
Born (1963-12-06) 6 December 1963 (age 54)
Odense, Denmark
Nationality Danish
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) Cathrine Ekehed
Children 2

Ulrich Thomsen (born 6 December 1963) is a Danish actor.

Biography[edit]

Ulrich Thomsen was born in (Næsby) Odense, Denmark and graduated from the Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance in 1993, after which he performed in several theatres in Copenhagen, such as Dr. Dantes Aveny, Mungo Park and Østre Gasværks Teater.[1]

His film debut was in 1994 in Nightwatch, directed by Ole Bornedal. Since then a number of roles in, among others, Thomas Vinterberg's The Biggest Heroes (1996), Susanne Bier's Sekten (1997) and Anders Thomas Jensen's Flickering Lights (2000). The major breakthrough in his career came in the 1998 film Festen followed by an important role in the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough (1999) portraying the part of henchman Sasha Davidov.

This established Thomsen as an international actor, famous outside his native Denmark. He played a part in the 2002 English film Killing Me Softly. He stars as series regular in Banshee playing the role of primary antagonist, Kai Proctor. Aside from his native language Danish, Thomsen is fluent in German and English. He is vegan.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Title Year Role Notes
Nattevagten 1994 Rod 1
Portland 1996 Lasse
De nye lejere Peter Short film
De største helte Peter Robert Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Rouen Nordic Film Festival Award for Best Actor
Café Hector Christian Short film
Kys, kærlighed og kroner 1997 Holger Short Film
Sekten Svane
Royal Blues Christian
Baby Doom 1998 Magnus
Tempo Dirgenten
Festen Christian Klingenfeldt-Hansen Bodil Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Robert Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Actor
Angel of the Night Alex
Election Night 1998 Peter Short movie
World Is Not Enough, TheThe World Is Not Enough 1999 Sasha Davidov
Maries Herz 2000 Short film
Weight of Water, TheThe Weight of Water John Hontvedt
Blinkende lygter Peter
Solen er så rød Sælgeren Short film
Bella Martha 2001 Samuel "Sam" Thalberg
Mike Bassett: England Manager Dr. Hans Shoegaarten
Zookeeper, TheThe Zookeeper Dragov
P.O.V. – Point of View Henrik
Den gamle møller 2002 Kulturgangster I Short film
Killing Me Softly Klaus
Max Karl Mayr
Arven 2003 Christoffer Bodil Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Flaiano Film Festival Award for Best Actor
Mexico City International Contemporary Film Festival Special Award for Best Actor
Robert Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Rouen Nordic Film Festival Award for Best Actor
Baby Marc Also executive producer
Blueprint Dr. Martin Fisher
Rocket Post, TheThe Rocket Post 2004 Gerhard Zucker
Brødre Michael San Sebastián International Film Festival Silver Seashell for Best Actor
Nominated—Bodil Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Robert Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Sergeant Pepper Johnny Sínger
Adams æbler 2005 Adam Pedersen Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival Award for Best Actor
Fantasporto Directors' Week Award for Best Actor
Nominated–Robert Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Kingdom of Heaven Templar Master
Allegro Zetterstrøm
Han, hun og Strindberg 2006 N/A executive producer
Sprængfarlig Bombe Tonny Jensen
Der Liebeswunsch Jan
Ópium: Egy elmebeteg nő naplója 2007 Dr. Brenner
Vikaren Jesper Osböll Nominated—Robert Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Fremkaldt Nikolaj Short film
Hitman Mikhail Belicoff
One Shot 2008 N/A executive producer
Broken, TheThe Broken Dr. Robert Zachman
Den du frygter Mikael Mar del Plata International Film Festival Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Bodil Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated—Robert Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Reservations Leigh
Lulu und Jimi 2009 Harry Hass
International, TheThe International Jonas Skarssen
Duplicity Big Swiss Suit
Tell-Tale Lethe
Centurion 2010 Gorlacon
Das letzte Schweigen Peer Sommer
Hævnen Claus
Season of the Witch 2011 Johann Eckhardt
Thing, TheThe Thing Dr. Sander Halvorson
Aya 2012 Mr. Overby[3] Short film
A nagy füzet 2013 Officer Tiszt
Miracle, TheThe Miracle 2013 Jakob
En chance til 2014 Simon
Livsforkortelses Ekspert 2014 Michael
Mortdecai 2015 Romanov
Skyggen af en helt 2015 Gustaf (voice)
Sommeren '92 2015 Richard Møller Nielsen Robert Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated—Bodil Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Kollektivet 2016 Erik Nominated—Bodil Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated—Robert Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
In Embryo Peter Also director, writer, executive producer, producer
Dræberne fra Nibe 2017 Edward
Darling Films that have not yet been released Kristian Post-production
Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released

Television[edit]

Title Year Role Notes
Mappen 1995 Television film
Charlot og Charlotte 1996 Læge 1 episode: "Jeg så ind i dig"
Bryggeren 1997 Gartner Jørgensen 1 episode: "7. afsnit, 1862–1864"
Deadline Television film
Naja fra Narjana 1999 Far miniseries
Dybt vand Flygge Television film
Labyrinten 2000 Dansk polisman miniseries
Ins Leben zurück 2003 Eric Lundgren Television film
Alias 2005 Ulrich Kottor 1 Episode: "Tuesday"
Virgin Queen, TheThe Virgin Queen Baron Casper Breuner miniseries (3 episodes)
Company, TheThe Company 2007 Starik Zhilov miniseries (2 episodes)
Entführt 2009 Dr. Albert Brand Television film
Blekingegade Jørn Moos Lead role
Den som dræber 2011 Martin Høeg 2 episodes
Fringe Man in Zeppelin / Mr X 1 episode: "Lysergic Acid Diethylamide"
Banshee 2013–16 Kai Proctor Series regular (38 episodes)
In der Überzahl 2014 Stig Television film
Blacklist, TheThe Blacklist 2016 Alexander Kirk / Konstantin Rostov Recurring role (10 episodes)
Counterpart Television series that have not yet been aired 2018 Aldrich
Key
Television series that have not yet been aired Denotes television series that have not yet been aired

Web series[edit]

Title Year Role Notes
Banshee Origins 2013–16 Kai Proctor 8 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lind Andersen, Ann (16 February 2003). "Thomsens tegn". Berlingske (in Danish). Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Kastrup, Kim (27 February 2016). "Ulrik Thomsen: Derfor er jeg veganer". Ekstra Bladet (in Danish). Retrieved 3 December 2017. 
  3. ^ Israeli film Aya fails to take home Oscar for best short movie

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