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Famous TV Actors from Denmark

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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

Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Nationality: Denmark, India

Deepika Padukone (pronounced [d̪iːpɪkaː pəɖʊkoːɳeː] or [paːɖʊkoːɳ]; born 5 January 1986) is an Indian film actress and producer. The highest-paid actress in India, her accolades include three ...more

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Preben Uglebjerg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark

Birthplace: Glostrup Municipality, Denmark

Nationality: Denmark

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

Birthplace: Denmark, Kongens Lyngby

Nationality: Denmark

Lars von Trier (born Lars Trier; 30 April 1956) is a Danish film director and screenwriter with a prolific and controversial career spanning almost four decades. His work is known for its genre ...more

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Viggo Mortensen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Search for Tomorrow, Filmland, Cinema 3

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Nationality: Denmark, United States of America

Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr. (; Danish: [viːko ˈmɒːtn̩sn̩]; born October 20, 1958) is a Danish-American actor, author, musician, photographer, poet, and painter. Born in New York to a Danish father ...more

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Brigitte Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
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Birthplace: Rødovre, Denmark

Nationality: Denmark

Brigitte Nielsen (born 15 July 1963) is a Danish actress, model, singer and reality television personality who began her career modeling for Greg Gorman and Helmut Newton and several years later ...more

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Game of Thrones, New Amsterdam, Lock

Birthplace: Rudkøbing, Denmark

Nationality: Denmark

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Danish pronunciation: [nekolaɪ̯ kʰɒstɐ ˈvæltaʊ̯]; born 27 July 1970) is a Danish actor. He graduated from the Danish National School of Performing Arts in Copenhagen ...more

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Anna Karina is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark

Birthplace: Solbjerg, Denmark

Nationality: France, Denmark

Anna Karina (22 September 1940 - 14 December 2019) was a Danish-French film actress, director, writer, and singer. She rose to prominence as French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard's muse in ...more

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Jean Hersholt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark

Birthplace: Denmark, Eurasia, Copenhagen

Nationality: Denmark, United States of America

Jean Pierre Carl Buron (12 July 1886 – 2 June 1956), known professionally as Jean Hersholt, was a Danish-American actor. He is best known for starring on the radio series Dr. Christian ...more
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Dirch Passer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Mellem to stole, En by i provinsen, Am laufenden Band

Birthplace: Østerbro, Copenhagen, Denmark

Nationality: Denmark

Dirch Hartvig Passer (18 May 1926 – 3 September 1980) was a celebrated Danish actor. He was greatly renowned for his improvisational skills and, with a filmography comprising 90 movies, one of ...more
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Ove Sprogøe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Matador, The House in Christianshavn, Anthonsen

Birthplace: Denmark, Odense

Nationality: Denmark

Ove Wendelboe Sprogøe Petersen (21 December 1919 – 14 September 2004) was a Danish actor. Born in Odense, his parents were Arthur and Inger Sprogøe Petersen. He married Eva ...more
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Jens Okking is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
The Kingdom, En by i provinsen, Fæhår og Harzen

Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Nationality: Denmark

Jens Dyhr Okking, (18 December 1939 – 21 January 2018) was a Danish actor, singer and politician. Jens Okking was mostly known outside of Denmark from Lars von Triers TV-series The Kingdom. In ...more
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Ghita Nørby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
The Kingdom, Matador, The Eagle

Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Nationality: Denmark

Ghita Nørby (born 11 January 1935) 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 ...more
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Kirsten Olesen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Matador, At the Faber, Bryggeren

Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark

Nationality: Denmark

Kirsten Olesen is an actress.
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Poul Reichhardt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
The House in Christianshavn

Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Nationality: Denmark

Poul David Reichhardt (2 February 1913 – 31 October 1985) was a Danish actor, well known for his roles in Danish 1940s/1950s comedies. Later on, he also played more serious and varied roles; he ...more
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Nicolas Bro is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
The Killing, Brian Mørk Show, Hjerteafdelingen

Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Nationality: Denmark

Nicolas Bro (born 16 March 1972) 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 ...more
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Kim Bodnia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
The Bridge, Kommissarie Winter

Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark, Frederiksberg

Nationality: Denmark

Kim Bodnia (born 12 April 1965) is a Danish actor, writer, and director. He became widely known for his role as police detective Martin Rohde in the Scandinavian crime drama series The Bridge. ...more
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David Andersen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark

Birthplace: Carlton, Melbourne, Australia

Nationality: Denmark, Australia

David Emil Andersen (born 23 June 1980) is an Australian professional basketball player for the Illawarra Hawks of the National Basketball League (NBL). One of Australia's most experienced and ...more
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Mads Mikkelsen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Hannibal, Unit One

Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Nationality: Denmark

Mads Dittmann Mikkelsen, (Danish: [mæs ˈmikl̩sn̩] (listen); born 22 November 1965) is a Danish actor. Originally a gymnast and dancer, he began acting in 1996. He rose to fame in Denmark ...more

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Lars Ulrich is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark

Birthplace: Gentofte Municipality, Copenhagen, Denmark

Nationality: Denmark, United States of America

Lars Ulrich (; Danish: [laːs ˈulˀʁæk]; born 26 December 1963) is a Danish musician, songwriter, record producer and podcaster. He is best known as the drummer and co-founder of the ...more

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Iben Hjejle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Klovn, Live fra Bremen, Anna Pihl

Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Nationality: Denmark

Iben Hjejle (22 March 1971) is a Danish actress, notable for starring in the Stephen Frears film High Fidelity (2000). In Denmark, she is perhaps best known for appearing in the Danish ...more
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Søren Øste... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
Pyrus i alletiders eventyr, Alletiders julemand, The Village

Birthplace: Esbjerg, Denmark

Nationality: Denmark

Søren Østergaard (born 11 May 1957 in Esbjerg) 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

Birthplace: Gladsaxe Municipality, Denmark

Nationality: Poland, Denmark

Peter Bolesław Schmeichel, MBE (Danish pronunciation: [pʰetɐ ˈsmaɪ̯ˀkl̩]; born 18 November 1963) is a Danish former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and was voted the IFFHS ...more

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Trine Dyrholm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
The Fairytaler, Arvingerne, Edderkoppen

Birthplace: Denmark, Odense

Nationality: Denmark

Trine Dyrholm (born 15 April 1972) 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 ...more
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Lars Mikkelsen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from Denmark
The Killing, Borgen, Those Who Kill

Birthplace: Denmark, Gladsaxe Municipality

Nationality: Denmark

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
Ole & Jarl, Walter & Carlo, Brødrene Øbberbøv

Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark

Nationality: Denmark

Jarl Friis-Mikkelsen is a screenwriter, a television director, a film director and an actor.