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List of famous TV actors from Denmark, listed alphabetically with photos of the actors when available. Denmark has given birth to a lot of talented television actors who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, soap operas, reality shows and more. These are some of the funniest and most talented Danish TV stars that have ever lived, so if you're an aspiring actor or actress from Denmark this list should contain many of your idols. If you're looking for a particular popular actor or actress from Denmark then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

A factual list, featuring TV actors like Tove Maës and Mille Dinesen.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Danish TV actors?" and "Which television actors are from Denmark?"

You can click on the names of these legendary TV stars of Denmark in order to get more information about each one. If you're a TV junkie use this list of talented Danish actresses to find some new TV stars that you haven't already heard of.

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Deepika Padukone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Deepika Padukone Deepika Padukone is an Indian film actress and model. She has established a career in Bollywood films, and is cited in the media as one of the most popular Indian celebrities. Padukone, the ...more

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Preben Uglebjerg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Preben Uglebjerg Preben Uglebjerg was a Danish film actor. He appeared in nine films between 1946 and 1963. He was born in Glostrup, Denmark and died in a Traffic collision in Denmark.

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Lars von Trier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Lars von Trier Lars von Trier is a Danish film director and screenwriter. He is closely associated with the Dogme 95 collective – an avant-garde filmmaking movement – although his own films have taken a ...more

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Viggo Mortensen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Viggo Mortensen Search for Tomorrow, Filmland, Cinema 3 Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. is a Danish American actor, poet, musician, photographer and painter. He made his film debut in Peter Weir's 1985 thriller Witness, and subsequently appeared in many ...more

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Brigitte Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Brigitte Nielsen Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, The Surreal Life, Celebrity Big Brother Brigitte Nielsen is a Danish actress, model, singer, and reality television personality who began her career modelling for Greg Gorman and Helmut Newton and several years later acted in the 1985 ...more

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Game of Thrones, New Amsterdam, Lock^! Stock... Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is a Danish actor, producer and screenwriter. He attended Statens Teaterskole in Copenhagen in 1993. In the United States, he played Detective John Amsterdam in the ...more

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Anna Karina is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Anna Karina Anna Karina is a Danish-French citizen, film actress, director, and screenwriter who has spent most of her working life in France. She is known as a muse of the director Jean-Luc Godard, one of ...more

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Jean Hersholt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Jean Hersholt Jean Pierre Hersholt was a Danish-born actor who lived in the United States, where he was a leading film and radio talent, best known for his 17 years starring on radio in Dr. Christian and for ...more

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Dirch Passer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Dirch Passer Mellem to stole, En by i provinsen, Am laufenden Band Dirch Hartvig Passer was a celebrated Danish actor. He was greatly renowned for his improvisational skills and, with a filmography comprising 90 movies, one of Denmark's most prolific actors. ...more

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Ove Sprogøe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Ove Sprogøe Matador, The House in Christianshavn, Anthonsen Ove Wendelboe Sprogøe Petersen was a Danish actor. Born in Odense, his parents were Arthur and Inger Sprogøe. He married Eva Rasmussen in 1945, with whom he had three children. One ...more

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Jens Okking is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Jens Okking The Kingdom, En by i provinsen, Fæhår og Harzen Jens Dyhr Okking, is a Danish actor and politician. Jens Okking is known from Lars von Triers TV-series The Kingdom, and was a member of the European Parliament 1999 - 2003, initially elected ...more

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Ghita Nørby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Ghita Nørby The Kingdom, Matador, The Eagle Ghita Nørby is a popular Danish actress with 117 film credits to her name from 1956–2005, making her one of the most active Danish actresses ever. She was born in Copenhagen, Denmark to ...more

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Kirsten Olesen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Kirsten Olesen Matador, At the Faber, Bryggeren Kirsten Olesen is an actress.

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Poul Reichhardt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Poul Reichhardt The House in Christianshavn Poul David Reichhardt was a Danish actor, well known for his roles in Danish 1940s/50s comedies. Later on, he also played more serious and varied roles; he has also starred in Huset på ...more

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Nicolas Bro is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Nicolas Bro The Killing, Brian Mørk Show, Hjerteafdelingen Nicolas Bro is a Danish actor born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Bro grew up in a family of actors; his mother is Danish actress Helle Hertz and father is the actor Christoffer Bro. His brother Anders ...more

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Kim Bodnia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Kim Bodnia The Bridge, Kommissarie Winter Kim Bodnia is a Danish actor, and occasional writer and director. He is best known internationally for his role as "Martin Rohde" in the Scandinavian crime drama television series The ...more

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David Andersen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
David Andersen David Emil Andersen is an Australian professional basketball player who currently plays for ASVEL Basket of the LNB Pro A. He also holds a Danish passport because he has a Danish father and an ...more

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Mads Mikkelsen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Mads Mikkelsen Hannibal, Unit One Mads Dittmann Mikkelsen is a Danish actor. Originally a gymnast and dancer, he began his career as an actor in 1996. He rose to fame in Denmark as Tonny the drug dealer in the first two films of ...more

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Lars Ulrich is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Lars Ulrich Lars Ulrich is a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of American heavy metal band Metallica. He was born in Gentofte, Denmark to an upper-middle-class family. A tennis player in his ...more

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Iben Hjejle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Iben Hjejle Klovn, Live fra Bremen, Anna Pihl Iben Hjejle is a Danish actress, born 22 March 1971, and is notable for starring in the Stephen Frears film High Fidelity. In Denmark, she is perhaps best known for appearing in the Danish ...more

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Søren Østergaard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Søren Østergaard Pyrus i alletiders eventyr, Alletiders julemand, The Village Søren Østergaard is a Danish film, television and stage actor.

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Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Peter Schmeichel Peter Bolesław Schmeichel MBE is a Danish retired professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and was voted the "World's Best Goalkeeper" in 1992 and 1993. He is best ...more

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Trine Dyrholm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Trine Dyrholm The Fairytaler, Arvingerne, Edderkoppen Trine Dyrholm is a Danish actress, singer and songwriter. Dyrholm received national attention when she placed third in the Danish, Dansk Melodi Grand Prix as a 14-year-old singer. Four years ...more

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Lars Mikkelsen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Lars Mikkelsen The Killing, Borgen, Those Who Kill Lars Dittmann Mikkelsen is a Danish actor perhaps best known to international TV audiences for his roles in the drama series Forbrydelsen, later released worldwide as The Killing. Other notable ...more

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Jarl Friis-Mikkelsen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Jarl Friis-Mikkelsen Ole & Jarl, Walter & Carlo, Brødrene Øbberbøv Jarl Friis-Mikkelsen is a screenwriter, a television director, a film director and an actor.

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Connie Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Connie Nielsen The Following, Boss, Okavango Connie Inge-Lise Nielsen is a Danish actress whose first major role in an English language film was a supporting role in The Devil's Advocate; Nielsen later gained international attention for ...more

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Nikolaj Lie Kaas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Nikolaj Lie Kaas The Killing, The Fairytaler Nikolaj Lie Kaas is an actor.

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Casper Christensen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Casper Christensen Klovn, Langt fra Las Vegas, Casper & Mandrilaftalen Casper Lindholm Christensen is a Danish comedian. He has hosted many shows including Casper & Mandrilaftalen, the Danish airing of Shooting Stars and Don't Forget Your Toothbrush, and the ...more

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Thure Lindhardt is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Thure Lindhardt The Borgias, The Fairytaler, Jungledyret Hugo Thure Frank Lindhardt is a Danish actor, educated at the drama school at Odense Theatre in 1998.

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Daeg Faerch is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Daeg Faerch Daeg Faerch is an actor/character actor. His credits include a comedic role in Peter Berg's Hancock and, most notably, in the horror remake Halloween. Faerch has also played in theatrical ...more

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Lisbet Dahl is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Lisbet Dahl Sommer Lisbet Dahl is an actress and a film director.

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Nils Asther is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Nils Asther Nils Anton Alfhild Asther was a Danish-born Swedish actor active in Hollywood from 1926 to the mid-1950s, known for his beautiful face and often called "the male Greta Garbo". Between ...more

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Ulrich Thomsen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Ulrich Thomsen Banshee Ulrich Thomsen is a Danish actor.

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Otto Brandenburg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Otto Brandenburg Familien Krahne Otto Herman Max Brandenburg was a Danish musician, singer and actor.

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Søren Pilmark is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Søren Pilmark The Kingdom, Nissernes Ø Søren Pilmark is a Danish actor. With Natasja Crone Back, he is notable for hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2001 in a seemingly endless string of rhyming couplets. His best-known ...more

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Susse Wold is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Susse Wold Matador, Unit One, The House in Christianshavn Susse Wold is a stage and screen actress whose career has spanned five decades. Born Lise Wold in Denmark, she is the daughter of actress Marguerite Viby. She quickly became a leading lady at ...more

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Sofie Gråbøl is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Sofie Gråbøl The Killing Sofie Gråbøl is a Danish actress. She has starred in a series of films, starting with the lead role in the 1986 film version of Tove Ditlevsen's novel Barndommens gade and at 17 ...more

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Victor Borge is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Victor Borge The Complete Victor Borge, The Victor Borge Show Victor Borge (b. January 3, 1909, Copenhagen, Denmark d. December 23, 2000, Greenwich, Connecticut) was a humorist, entertainer and world-class pianist affectionately known as the Clown Prince ...more

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Vivi Bach is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Vivi Bach Luftsprünge, Musik für Sie Vivi Bach was a Danish film actress. She appeared in 48 films between 1958 and 1974. Bach was born as Vivi Bak in Copenhagen, Denmark, and died on Ibiza, Spain, where she lived with her husband, ...more

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Emilie Ullerup is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Emilie Ullerup Sanctuary, Riese: Kingdom Falling, Arctic Air Emilie Ullerup-Petersen is a Danish actress. She is best known for playing Ashley Magnus on the television series Sanctuary.

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Anders Matthesen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Anders Matthesen Langt fra Las Vegas, Casper & Mandrilaftalen, Snurre Snups søndagsklub Anders "Anden" Matthesen is a Danish stand-up comedian, actor and rapper. He is known for creating a wide array of memorable characters and stereotypes which he uses as alter-egos in ...more

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Sven-Ole Thorsen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Sven-Ole Thorsen Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future Sven-Ole Thorsen is a Danish actor, stuntman, bodybuilder and strongman competitor. Sven won Denmark's Strongest Man in 1983. Using his stature he often plays imposing giants and villains in his ...more

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Niels Hausgaard is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Niels Hausgaard Nana Niels Hausgaard is a Danish singer, songwriter and comedian. He is best known for his songs and understated comedy which often combine dry observations on the human condition with the trials and ...more

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Peter Aalbæk Jensen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Peter Aalbæk Jensen Talent 2008 Peter Aalbæk Jensen is a Danish film producer who in 1992 with director Lars von Trier founded the Danish film company Zentropa and later its huge studio complex Filmbyen. Zentropa is ...more

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Joanna Roth is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Joanna Roth New Street Law, See You Friday, The Plant Joanna Roth, born Joanna Angelis in 1965, is an actress. She trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and has appeared in film, TV, video games and theatre, in roles such as Ophelia in the ...more

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Jesper Langberg is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Jesper Langberg Matador, Sommer, Hjerteafdelingen Jesper Langberg is a Danish film actor. He has appeared in over 50 films since 1965. He was born in Frederiksberg, Denmark. Jesper Langberg is the son of actor Sigurd Langberg and younger ...more

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Helle Virkner is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Helle Virkner The Kingdom, Matador, The House in Christianshavn Helle Genie Virkner was a Danish actress, author and former first lady.

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Simone Bendix is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Simone Bendix The Crow Road, Space Precinct, A Many Splintered Thing Simone Bendix is a Danish actress. Bendix trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. In addition to the 1994 Gerry Anderson science-fiction drama Space Precinct, in which she played the ...more

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Johan Philip Asbæk is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Johan Philip Asbæk The Killing, Borgen Johan Philip Asbaek is an actor.

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Kirsten Walther is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Kirsten Walther The House in Christianshavn Kirsten Walther was a Danish actress. She appeared in more than 50 films and television shows between 1956 and 1983.