Bjarne Henriksen

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Bjarne Henriksen
Born (1959-01-18) 18 January 1959 (age 65)
Såderup, Funen, Denmark
Known for Hotellet , The Killing

Bjarne Henriksen (born 18 January 1959) is a Danish film and television actor.



Henriksen was born in Såderup, Funen in 1959. He has appeared in theatre productions at the Jomfru Ane Teatret, Aalborg and at the Svalegangen theater, Aarhus, and has played supporting roles in numerous Danish films from the late 1990s through to the present, including De største helte , Festen , Kinamand , and Af banen . He has appeared in two films by Jonas Elmer: Let's Get Lost and Monas verden .

More recently, he has been known for playing the lead role of Theis Birk Larsen, father of the murdered Nanna Birk Larsen in season one of the DR television drama series The Killing , first broadcast in 2007.

In 2011, Henriksen, along with Sofie Gråbøl, Søren Malling, Ann Eleonora Jørgensen, and Lars Mikkelsen were nominated in the Crime Thriller Awards for their work in The Killing. [1]

In 2015, Henriksen played the role of the Danish ferry captain Søren Carlsen in the Icelandic crime drama series Trapped . [2]

Selected filmography


List of film appearances, with year, title, and role shown
1996 De største helte Allan
1997 Let's Get Lost Mogens
1998 Festen Kim
2001 Monas verden Tommy
2002 Kinamand Keld
2005 Af banen Lennart
2007 The Art of Crying Budde
2008 Fear Me Not Kenneth
2010 Hold Me Tight Mikkel's dad
2012 The Hunt Ole
This Life Albert Carlo Iversen
2014 Get Santa Lars
2018 Kursk Russian captain


List of television appearances, with year, title, and role shown
1997–98 Taxa Sebastian4 episodes
1999 Dybt vand BendixMiniseries
2000–02 Hotellet Lasse Vestergaard31 episodes
2003–04 Rejseholdet Jack2 episodes
2007 The Killing Theis Birk Larsen20 episodes
2010–13 Borgen Hans Christian Thorsen15 episodes
2013 Moving On Kris1 episode
2013–18 Badehotellet Otto Frigh31 episodes
2015 Trapped Søren Carlsen, ferry captain10 episodes
2024 King and Conqueror Earl Siward TBA

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  2. "'Trapped': TIFF Review". 18 September 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2021.