Nikolaj Coster Waldau

Infobox actor

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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 TV series, "New Amsterdam". He is currently cast as Frank Pike in the Fox sci-fi series backdoor pilot "Virtuality".cite news| last= Sullivan| first= John| title= Virtuality Characters Unveiled| publisher=| date= 2008-08-20| url=| accessdate= 2008-08-20]


Family Background

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau lives in Denmarkcite web | url= | title=Nikolaj Coster-Waldau stars as John Amsterdam | accessdate=2008-08-03 | work=New Amsterdam Forever] with his wife, Greendlandic actress and former Miss Greenland, Nukâka Motzfeldt and two young daughters named Saffina and Philippa.cite web | url= | title=Nikolaj Coster-Waldau | accessdate=2008-08-03 |]


Coster-Waldau was educated at the National Theater School in Denmark between 1989-1993.cite web | url= | title=Nikolaj Coster-Waldau | accessdate=2008-08-03 |] 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.cite web | url= | title=Nikolaj Coster-Waldau stars as John Amsterdam | accessdate=2008-08-03 | work=New Amsterdam Forever]

In 2001, He began his U.S. career with a starring role in Ridley Scott’s critically acclaimed, multi-Academy-Award-winning "Black Hawk Down". Next, he landed a lead role in Michael Apted’s "Enigma" co-starring Kate Winslet, Dougray Scott and Saffron Burrows.cite web | url= | title=Nikolaj Coster-Waldau stars as John Amsterdam | accessdate=2008-08-03 | work=New Amsterdam Forever]

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.cite web | url= | title=Nikolaj Coster-Waldau stars as John Amsterdam | accessdate=2008-08-03 | work=New Amsterdam Forever]

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 recently starred as John Amsterdam, an immortal New York homicide detective who will become mortal after he finds his true love, in the cancelled FOX drama series, New Amsterdam.cite web | url= | title=Nikolaj Coster-Waldau | accessdate=2008-08-03 | work=Buddy TV]


He has appeared in ten Danish movies:

*Nattevagten (1994)
*Nattens engel (1998)
*Vildspor (1998)
*Antenneforeningen (1999)
*Misery Habour (1999)
*På fremmed mark (2000)
*Manden bag døren (2003)
*Rembrandt (2003)
*Den gode strømer (2004)
*Supervoksen (2006)
*Himmerland (2008)

He has also played supporting parts in these non-Danish productions:
*Black Hawk Down (2001)
*Enigma (2001)
* (2003)
*Wimbledon (2004)
*Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
*Firewall (2006)
* Underbar och älskad av alla (Wonderful and loved by everyone) Swedish film (2006)
* (The Early Years: Erik Nietzsche Part 1) Swedish (2007)
*Kautokeino-opprøret (2008)
*New Amsterdam (2008)


External links

* [ Seat42f Interview With Nikolaj Coster-Waldau]
*imdb name|id=0182666|name=Nikolaj Coster Waldau

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