Ulrich Thomsen

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Ulrich Thomsen
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Thomsen at a press conference for The International in 2009
Born (1963-12-06) 6 December 1963 (age 58)
Nationality Danish
Occupation Actor, filmmaker
Years active1994–present
SpouseCathrine Ekehed
Website ulrichthomsenactor.com

Ulrich Thomsen (born 6 December 1963) is a Danish actor and filmmaker, known for his role of Kai Proctor in the Cinemax original series Banshee (2013-2016).



Ulrich Thomsen was born in (Næsby) Odense, Denmark and graduated from the Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance in 1993, after which he performed in several theatres in Copenhagen, such as Dr. Dantes Aveny, Mungo Park and Østre Gasværks Teater. [1]

His film debut was in 1994 in Nightwatch , directed by Ole Bornedal. Since then, he has starred in a number of roles including, among others, Thomas Vinterberg's The Biggest Heroes (1996), Susanne Bier's Sekten (1997) and Anders Thomas Jensen's Flickering Lights (2000). The major breakthrough in his career came in the 1998 film Festen followed by an important role in the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough (1999) portraying the part of henchman Sasha Davidov.

This established Thomsen as an international actor, famous outside his native Denmark. He played a part in the 2002 English film Killing Me Softly . In 2009, he played Jonas Skarssen, the lead villain in Tom Tykwer's The International . From 2013 to 2016 he stars as series regular in Banshee playing the role of primary antagonist, Kai Proctor. Aside from his native language Danish, Thomsen is fluent in German and English. He is vegan. [2]



Nattevagten 1994Rod 1
Portland 1996Lasse
De nye lejerePeterShort film
De største helte Peter Robert Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Rouen Nordic Film Festival Award for Best Actor
Café HectorChristianShort film
Kys, kærlighed og kroner1997HolgerShort Film
Sekten Svane
Royal BluesChristian
Baby Doom1998Magnus
Festen Christian Klingenfeldt-Hansen Bodil Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Robert Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Actor
Angel of the NightAlex
Election Night PeterShort movie
The World Is Not Enough 1999Sasha Davidov
Maries Herz2000Short film
The Weight of Water John Hontvedt
Blinkende lygter Peter
Solen er så rødSælgerenShort film
Bella Martha 2001Samuel "Sam" Thalberg
Mike Bassett: England Manager Dr. Hans Shoegaarten
The ZookeeperDragov
P.O.V. Henrik
Den gamle møller2002Kulturgangster IShort film
Killing Me Softly Klaus
Max Karl Mayr
Arven 2003Christoffer Bodil Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Flaiano Film Festival Award for Best Actor
Mexico City International Contemporary Film Festival Special Award for Best Actor
Robert Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Rouen Nordic Film Festival Award for Best Actor
BabyMarcAlso executive producer
Blueprint Dr. Martin Fisher
The Rocket Post 2004 Gerhard Zucker
Brødre Michael San Sebastián International Film Festival Silver Seashell for Best Actor
Nominated—Bodil Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Robert Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Sergeant PepperJohnny Sínger
Adams æbler 2005Adam Pedersen Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival Award for Best Actor
Fantasporto Directors' Week Award for Best Actor
Nominated–Robert Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Kingdom of Heaven Templar Master
Allegro Zetterstrøm
Han, hun og Strindberg2006executive producer
Sprængfarlig BombeTonny Jensen
Impossibly Yours  [ de ]Jan
Ópium: Egy elmebeteg nő naplója 2007Dr. Brenner
Vikaren Jesper OsböllNominated—Robert Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
FremkaldtNikolajShort film
Hitman Mikhail Belicoff
One Shot2008executive producer
The Broken Dr. Robert Zachman
Den du frygter Mikael Mar del Plata International Film Festival Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Bodil Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated—Robert Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Lulu und Jimi 2009Harry Hass
The International Jonas Skarssen
Duplicity Big Swiss Suit
Tell-Tale Lethe
Centurion 2010Gorlacon
Das letzte Schweigen Peer Sommer
Hævnen Claus
Season of the Witch 2011Johann Eckhardt
The Thing Dr. Sander Halvorson
Aya 2012Mr. Overby [3] Short film
A nagy füzet 2013Officer Tiszt
The MiracleJakob
En chance til 2014Simon
Livsforkortelses EkspertMichael
Mortdecai 2015Romanov
Skyggen af en heltGustaf (voice)
Sommeren '92 Richard Møller Nielsen Robert Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated—Bodil Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Kollektivet 2016ErikNominated—Bodil Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated—Robert Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
In EmbryoPeterAlso director, writer, and executive producer
Dræberne fra Nibe2017Edward
Gutterbee2018Director and writer. Post-production
I Krig & KærlighedMüller
Gut gegen Nordwind2019Bernhard Rothner
GooseboyKnud Heinesen
Vores mand i Amerika 2020 Henrik Kauffmann
Marco-effektenCarl Mørck
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Mappen1995Television film
Charlot og Charlotte1996Læge1 episode: "Jeg så ind i dig"
Bryggeren1997Gartner Jørgensen1 episode: "7. afsnit, 1862–1864"
DeadlineTelevision film
Naja fra Narjana1999Farminiseries
Dybt vand FlyggeTelevision film
Labyrinten2000Dansk polismanminiseries
Ins Leben zurück2003Eric LundgrenTelevision film
Alias 2005Ulrich Kottor1 Episode: "Tuesday"
The Virgin Queen Baron Casper Breunerminiseries (3 episodes)
The Company 2007Starik Zhilovminiseries (2 episodes)
Entführt2009Dr. Albert BrandTelevision film
BlekingegadeJørn MoosLead role
Den som dræber 2011Martin Høeg2 episodes
Fringe Man in Zeppelin / Mr X1 episode: "Lysergic Acid Diethylamide"
Banshee 2013–16Kai ProctorSeries regular (37 episodes)
In der Überzahl2014StigTelevision film
The Blacklist 2016Alexander Kirk / Constantin RostovRecurring role (10 episodes)
Counterpart 2017–18AldrichRecurring role (9 episodes)
Forhøret2019BjørnLead role (8 episodes)
The New Pope 2020Doctor Helmer LindegardRecurring role (4 episodes)
Trom 2022Hannis MartinssonLead role (6 episodes)

Web series

Banshee Origins2013–16Kai Proctor8 episodes

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  3. Israeli film Aya fails to take home Oscar for best short movie