Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Biography

Date of Birth 27 July 1970 , Rudkøbing, Denmark Height 6' 2½" (1.89 m) Mini Biography Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (; born July 27, 1970) is a Danish actor. He received his education at Statens Teaterskole in Copenhagen in 1993, and his breakthrough in Danish film came with the 1994 hit Nattevagten (Nightwatch). He played Detective John Amsterdam on the Fox television series New Amsterdam. He also appeared as Frank Pike in the 2009 Fox television film Virtuality, which was originally intended as a pilot. Since April 2011, he has starred as Ser Jaime Lannister in the HBO series Game of Thrones. Career Coster-Waldau was educated at the National Theater School in Denmark from 1989 to 1993. He had his debut as Laertes in Hamlet at the Betty Nansen Theater. His role in movie Nightwatch (1994) made him famous in Denmark. After leaving his handprint on the European film and television industry, he made his transition to American cinema. In 2001, he began his U.S. career with a role in Ridley Scott’s critically acclaimed, multi-Academy-Award-winning Black Hawk Down as Medal of Honor recipient Gary Gordon. Next, he landed a lead role in Michael Apted’s Enigma co-starring Kate Winslet, Dougray Scott and Saffron Burrows. Coster-Waldau’s charm and range as an actor have garnered him multiple roles with many of his previous directors. Scott brought Coster-Waldau back for his 2005 epic film Kingdom of Heaven starring Orlando Bloom, Liam Neeson and Eva Green. Additionally, Richard Loncraine, who first cast Coster-Waldau in his 2004 film Wimbledon alongside Paul Bettany and Kirsten Dunst, brought him back for Firewall, a thriller starring Harrison Ford and Bettany. Aside from acting, he has also written, produced and directed films in his native Denmark. He is the Executive Vice President of Hemmingsen Entertainment Corporation and affiliate Hemmingsen Creek Productions. He starred as John Amsterdam, an immortal New York homicide detective who will become mortal after he finds his true love, in the canceled Fox drama series New Amsterdam.

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Birth Place

Rudkøbing, Denmark

Birth Date

7/27/1970
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Mama

Lucas / Jeffrey

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Headhunters

Clas Greve

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Gods of Egypt

Horus

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The Other Woman

Mark King

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Shot Caller

Jacob / Money

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Nightwatch

Martin (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)

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A Second Change

Andreas

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Domino

Christian

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The Silencing

Rayburn

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My Name Is Modesty

Miklos

Starring In
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Nightwatch: Demons Are Forever

Martin

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God Is a Bullet

Bob Hightower

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The Flash

Pizza Guy (as Lucas Desange)

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Against the Ice

Ejnar Mikkelsen

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A Taste of Hunger

Carsten

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The Silencing

Rayburn

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Notat

Rico

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Exit Plan

Max Isaksen

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Domino

Christian

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Game of Thrones: The Last Watch

Self

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Game of Thrones Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms

Jaime Lannister

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Shot Caller

Jacob / Money

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3 Things

Mikael

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Small Crimes

Joe Denton

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Gods of Egypt

Horus

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Klown Forever

Nikolaj

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A Second Change

Andreas

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The Other Woman

Mark King

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Thousand Times Goodnight, A

Marcus

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Oblivion

Sykes

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Mama

Lucas / Jeffrey

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Headhunters

Clas Greve

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Blackthorn (Prime)

Young James

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Virtuality

Commander Frank Pike

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Ved Verdens Ende

Severin Geertsen

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The Kautokeino Rebellion

Biskop Juell

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The Baker

Bjorn

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Himmerland

Thomas

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De unge år: Erik Nietzsche sagaen del 1

Sammy

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Vidunderlig og Elsket af a

Micke

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Firewall

Liam (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)

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Supervoksen

Martin

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Shadow of the Sword

Martin

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Kingdom of Heaven

Village Sheriff

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Wimbledon

Dieter Prohl

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Den gode strømer

Sune

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Rembrandt

Kenneth

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Manden bag døren

Svend

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24 heures de la vie d'une femme

Anton

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My Name Is Modesty

Miklos

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Enigma

Puck (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)

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Black Hawk Down

MSgt. Gary Gordon

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Vildspor

Ossy (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)

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Angel of Night

Frankie

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Bent

Wolf (as Nikolaj Waldau)

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Nightwatch

Martin (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)

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