Lars Simonsen

Hair Color: Dark BlondEye Color: BlueHeight: 186Weight: 70

Education:The Dramatic School at Aarhus Theater from 1986 to 1990

Languages:Mother Tongue: Fluent English

Biography

Lars Simonsen debuted with a fantastic performance as the sensitive teenager Erik in Bille August’s film ‘Tro, Håb og Kærlighed’. The role brought him his first Robert award for the best actor in a leading role. After this he played roles such as the shy son in the comedy ‘Når engle Elsker’ and the subdued son in Bille August’s Oscar winning feature film ‘Pelle Eroberen’.
Lars has played in several performances at theatres such as the Betty Nansen Theatre and the Gladsaxe Theatre and since 2001 he has been employed as part of the permanent cast of actors at Odense Theatre where he has especially been noted for his performances in productions such as ‘De Nøgne Træer’, ‘Erasmus Montanus’, ‘Helligtrekongers Aften’, ‘Pinocchios Aske’, ‘Den Gerrige’, ‘Mikaél’, ‘BLOD’ and ‘Odysseen’.
In 1998 Lars won the Robert award for Best Actor in a Leading Role again, this time for his role in Nils Malmro’s historical Faroese drama ‘Barbara’ in which he played a lovestruck vicar. Since then Lars has acted in both film and TV productions, including ‘Manden som ikke ville Dø’, Klinkevals’, ‘Skjulte Spor’, ‘Rejseholdet’, ‘Forsvar’ and ‘Forbrydelsen’.
Lars graduated from Århus Theatres Acting School in 1990.

Curriculum Vitae

Awards

Unspecified Year
Winner of: The Danish Academy Award, Robert, Best Actor, (Barbara), 1997
Nominated: The Danish Critics Award, Bodil, Best Leading Actor, (Barbara), 1997
Winner of: The Best Acting Award at the Moscow International Film Festival. (Twist and Shout), 1984
Winner of: The Danish Academy Award, Robert, Best Actor, (Twist and Shout), 1984

Film

2010
BrotherhoodLeadNicolo DonatoAsta Film
2008
Crying for loveSupportingChristian E. ChristiansenZentropa
1999
Manden som ikke ville døLeadTorben SkjødtFinal Cut prod.
Two penny danceLeadHans ChristensenPer Holst Film
1997
BarbaraLeadNils MalmrosPer Holst Film
1996
Little GirlsLeadVibeke GadNordisk Film
1991
Naked TreesSupportingM. HenriksenLise Lense-Møller film
1987
Pelle the ConquererSupportingBille AugustPer Holst Film
1985
Når Engle ElskerSupportingPeter EszterhausMetronome Prod.
Den Kroniske UskyldSupportingEdward FlemmingObel Film
1984
Twist and ShoutLeadBille AugustPer Holst Film

Short films

2001
A little OneLeadMorten Hartz KaplersScandinavian Star Film
Unspecified Year
NemesisLeadKlaus Hjuler

TV

Unspecified Year
KrigerForsvarsministerMiso Film
The rainFrederimNetflix

Television

2016
Follow the MoneyUlrik Skov8 episodesDR1
2014
Sugar titsSupporting6 episodesDR2
2011-2013
The BridgeSupportingAnders LandströmDR1
2009-2010
Lærkevej season 2SupportingMogens Hagedorn, Tilde Harkamp, Kasper gaardsøeCosmo Film
2008
The ProtectorsSupportingSøren Kragh-JacobsenDR1
2007
The KillingSupportingBirger LarsenDR
2003
DefenceSupportingHenrik Ruben GenzNordisk Film
2002
Unit OneSupportingJørn FauerskouDR
2001
Skjulte SporSupportingUlf AhlbergNordisk Film
1999
Jane HorneySupportingStellan OllsonMovieMakers
1994-1995
The VillageSupportingTom HedegårdDR1
1994
My LoveLeadCarsten RudolfDR
1992
MørklægningSupportingDir. Kjærulf SchmidtDR

Theater

Unspecified Year
Kender du svimmelOdense Theatre
As you like itDir. Peter Langdal
Fool for loveLeadDir. Ulla Gottlieb
Hunchback of Notre DameDir. Own Production
MikaélLeadDir. Inger EilersenRialto Theatre
CymberlineDir. GroupRialto Theatre
The Worlds last dayDir. Westerdahl
The OdysseyDir. Kasper RostrupGladsaxe Theatre
Cyrano De BergeracDir. Flemming FlindtGladsaxe Theatre
Fernando KnappDir. Søren IversenHusets Theatre
A dolls homeDir. Philip Zandén
BloodDir. Vibeke BjelkeBetty Nansen Theatre
MerlinLeadOdense Theatre
Hagbard og SigneOdense Theatre
Den GerrigeOdense Theatre
Snart kommer tidenOdense Theatre
Seks til ErotikOdense Theatre
Troldmanden fra OzOdense Theatre
Blue/OrangeOdense Theatre
Helligtrekongers AftenLeadOdense Theatre
Pinocchios AskeOdense Theatre
Primadonnaer på prøveOdense Theatre
Erasmus MontanusOdense Theatre
MaskeradeOdense Theatre
Kierkegaard-Jeg så i dag en smuk pigeOdense Theatre
A Midsummernights dreamDir. Line Krogh

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