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Nikolaj Coster-Waldaua

Early Life and Career:

  • Born on September 27, 1970, in Rudkøbing, Denmark.
  • Discovered his passion for acting through school plays and local theater productions.
  • Enrolled at the National Theatre School of Denmark after completing national service in the Danish military.
  • Breakthrough in 1994 with the Danish thriller “Nattevagten” (Nightwatch).

Rising Danish Star:

  • Continued building his filmography in the 1990s with roles in “Wildside” (1998), “Vildspor” (1998), and “Flugten fra Jante” (1999).
  • Ventured into international productions with Ridley Scott’s “Black Hawk Down” (2001).

International Stardom with “Game of Thrones”:

  • Joined HBO’s “Game of Thrones” in 2011 as Jaime Lannister, earning critical acclaim.
  • Delivered a nuanced and captivating performance over eight seasons.
  • Became one of the series’ most popular and recognizable characters.

Versatility in Film and Television:

  • Starred in various films, including “Mama” (2013), “Oblivion” (2013), “Headhunters” (2011), and “Gods of Egypt” (2016).
  • Explored diverse television roles in “New Amsterdam” (2008), “A Second Chance” (2014), and the podcast series “Radioman” (2022).

Venturing into Producing and Writing:

  • Served as an executive producer on the Academy Award-winning documentary “Flee” (2021).
  • Co-wrote the screenplay for the Danish film “Krudttønden” (2020).

Coster-Waldau’s Legacy:

  • Demonstrated talent, dedication, and versatility throughout his career.
  • Seamlessly transitioned between Danish and international productions.
  • Captivated audiences with captivating performances and diverse, complex characters.
  • An impressive body of work and a promising future in the world of film and television.
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Nikolaj Coster Waldaua Biography:

Real NameNikolaj William Coster-Waldau
Nick Name(s)None
Birth DateJuly 27, 1970
BirthplaceRudkøbing, Denmark
Zodiac SignLeo
Age53 years old (as of dec 2023)
Height6′ 2″ (1.88 m)
Weight180 lbs (82 kg)
EducationStatens Teaterskole (1989-1993)
GraduationBachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from Statens Teaterskole
ProfessionActor, Producer, Screenwriter
Total Number Of Movies48
Net worth$30 million
Income SourceActing, Producing, Screenwriting
Years active1993-present
Marital StatusMarried
Current RelationshipMarried to Nukaaka Coster-Waldau
Partner/Wife(s)Nukaaka Coster-Waldau (m. 1998)
OffspringsTwo daughters: Filippa and Safina
ParentsFather: Jørgen Oscar Fritzer Waldau, Mother: Hanne Søborg Coster
SiblingsTwo older sisters
Ethnic BackgroundDanish
Number of Countries VisitedOver 50
Current ResidenceCopenhagen, Denmark
WikipediaNikolaj Coster-Waldau Wikipedia
X(Twitter)Wanders Twitter
Business VenturesCo-founder of the production company Illusterra Pictures
Upcoming Projects“The Silencing” (2023), “The Expendables 4” (2024)
TriviaUNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, skilled swordsman, fan of the Danish football club Brøndby IF

Nikolaj Coster Waldau Movies and TV Shows:

Jacobs liste1997Jacob
Nattens engel1998Frankie
Flugten fra Jante1999Espen Arnakke
På fremmed mark2000Holt
Black Hawk Down2001Gordon
24 heures de la vie d’une femme2002Anton
Manden bag døren2003Svend
My Name Is Modesty2004Miklos
Den gode strømer2004Sune
Wimbledon2004Dieter Prohl
Kingdom of Heaven2005Byens sheriff
Shadow of the Sword2005Martin
New Amsterdam2008Dr. John Amsterdam
Headhunters2011The Broker
Game of Thrones2011–2019Jaime Lannister
A Thousand Times Good Night2013Christian
A Second Chance2014Andreas
The Other Woman2014Mark
Gods of Egypt2016Horus
Shot Caller2017D.C. Collins
Small Crimes2017Joe Denton
3 Things2017David
Domino2019Christian Toft
Suicide Tourist2019Max
Gone Hollywood2019Jack DeVore
Exit Plan2019Max Isaksen
The Silencing2020Rayburn
A Taste of Hunger2021Carsten Hvid
Against the Ice2022Ejnar Mikkelsen
Radioman2022Chas Vincent-Jones
The Last Thing He Told Me2023Owen Michaels
Nightwatch: Demons Are Forever2023Martin
God Is a Bullet2023Bob Hightower
The Flash2023Pizza Guy (as Lucas Desange)

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s journey is marked by his ability to navigate between local and global stages, leaving an indelible mark on the entertainment industry.

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