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List of famous film actors and actresses from Denmark, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Denmark has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Danish screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Denmark and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

You can rank all of these film actors, from Lillian Weber-Hansen to Per Otto Bersang Rasmussen.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Denmark in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Danish film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Viggo Mortensen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Viggo Mortensen The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Good

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Giancarlo Esposito is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Giancarlo Esposito The Usual Suspects, Do the Right Thing, Trading Places

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Deepika Padukone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Deepika Padukone Om Shanti Om, Housefull, Main Aurr Mrs Khanna

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Connie Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Connie Nielsen Gladiator, Rushmore, The Devil's Advocate

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Sven-Ole Thorsen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Sven-Ole Thorsen Gladiator, Predator, Lethal Weapon

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Kirsten Olesen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Kirsten Olesen Medea, Love Bites, In Your Hands

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Iben Hjejle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Iben Hjejle High Fidelity, Defiance, The Boss of It All

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Black Hawk Down, Oblivion, Mama

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Jean Hersholt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Jean Hersholt The Fountain, Abie's Irish Rose, Remedy for Riches

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Troels Lyby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Troels Lyby The Idiots, Shake It All About, Sunshine Barry & the Disco Worms

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Ulrich Thomsen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Ulrich Thomsen The World Is Not Enough, Kingdom of Heaven, Season of the Witch

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Mads Mikkelsen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Mads Mikkelsen Casino Royale, Clash of the Titans, King Arthur

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Jacob Haugaard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Jacob Haugaard Old Men in New Cars

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Preben Uglebjerg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark

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Lisbet Dahl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Lisbet Dahl The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Bear, Familien Gyldenkål, War of the Birds

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Brigitte Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Brigitte Nielsen Rocky IV, Beverly Hills Cop II, Cobra

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Per Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Per Goldschmidt Me, Too, in the Mafia

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Poul Reichhardt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Poul Reichhardt The Counterfeit Traitor, Meet Me on Cassiopeia, The Moelleby Affair

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Lars von Trier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Lars von Trier The Idiots, Europa, The Boss of It All

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Jesper Asholt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Jesper Asholt The Prince and Me, Mifune's Last Song, Far til fire - gi'r aldrig op

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Preben Kristensen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Preben Kristensen Ronal the Barbarian, Walter og Carlo--Yes det er far., Valhalla

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Peter Frödin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Peter Frödin Shake It All About, Sunshine Barry & the Disco Worms, Grev Axel

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Jesper Christensen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Jesper Christensen Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Melancholia

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Anna Karina is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Anna Karina Pierrot le Fou, Vivre Sa Vie, Band of Outsiders

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Dirch Passer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Dirch Passer Amour, Reptilicus, I^! a Lover

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Anne Mette Beckmann is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Anne Mette Beckmann

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Jens Okking is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Jens Okking The Kingdom, Old Men in New Cars, The Moelleby Affair

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Thure Lindhardt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Thure Lindhardt Fast & Furious 6, Into the Wild, Angels & Demons

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Klaus Rifbjerg is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Klaus Rifbjerg Katinka, Danske billeder, Fieldsarkivet

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Ghita Nørby is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Ghita Nørby Babette's Feast, The Kingdom, Everlasting Moments

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Daeg Faerch is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Daeg Faerch Halloween, Hancock, Coming to Town

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Anders Hove is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Anders Hove The Boss of It All, Subspecies, Critters 4

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Nicolas Bro is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Nicolas Bro War Horse, Nymphomaniac: Volume I, Adam's Apples

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Kim Bodnia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Kim Bodnia Serena, In a Better World, Delhi Belly

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Jaqueline Fleming is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Jaqueline Fleming RED, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Last Holiday

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Trine Dyrholm is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Trine Dyrholm Festen, In a Better World, A Royal Affair

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Ove Sprogøe is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Ove Sprogøe You Are Not Alone, Journey to the Seventh Planet, The Moelleby Affair

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Preben Kaas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Preben Kaas Going for Broke, Gold for the Tough Guys of the Prairie, That's Me^! Too

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Nikolaj Lie Kaas is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Nikolaj Lie Kaas Angels & Demons, The Idiots, The Whistleblower

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Anders Randolf is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Anders Randolf The Jazz Singer, The Black Pirate, The Viking

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Jørgen Leth is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Jørgen Leth The Five Obstructions, Klown, The Erotic Man

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Thomas W. Gabrielsson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Thomas W. Gabrielsson Arn – The Knight Templar, A Royal Affair, Dark Horse

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David Dencik is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
David Dencik The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, War Horse

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Morten Grunwald is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Morten Grunwald The Olsen Gang's Big Score, The Last Exploits of the Olsen Gang, Hip hip hurra!

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Delia Sheppard is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Delia Sheppard Any Given Sunday, Rocky V, What Happens in Vegas

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Lars Ulrich is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Lars Ulrich Get Him to the Greek, Hemingway & Gellhorn, Metallica: Reflections

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Paprika Steen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Paprika Steen Festen, The Idiots, Keep the Lights On

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Karl Stegger is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Karl Stegger The Moelleby Affair, Johnny Larsen, The Song of the Red Ruby

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Søren Østergaard is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Søren Østergaard Ernst & Lyset, Camping, Excuse Me

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Vera Gebuhr is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Popular Film Actors from Denmark
Vera Gebuhr Dark Horse, Medea, Gertrud