Mikael Birkkjær

Hair Color: Dark BlondeEye Color: BlueHeight: 184Weight: 78

Education:The National Theater School of Odense 1981-85

Languages:Mother Tongue: Danish, Swedish, English


Mikael Birkkjær is one of the most charismatic and popular men of the Danish TV-and theater stage. He has that spark that makes women love him and men admire him. This, combined with a huge deal of talent, has given Mikael a number of complicated and demanding and great roles. Mikael had his TV breakthrough as Adam, the son of a doctor, in the hugely popular TV-series “Summer”. Mikael received critical acclaim for the part and soon landed a lead role as police officer Ulrik Strange in the hugely acclaimed TV-series “The Killing II”. One quick look at his resume will tell you that Mikael has a great love for the theatre, especially The Royal Theatre of Denmark where he has been a permanent actor for more than 17 years. Mikael can also be seen in all three seasons of “Borgen” where he plays the husband of the Prime Minister Birgitte Nyborg.

Curriculum Vitae


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Reciever of the Lauritzen award in 1996.
Nomineted: The Danish Academy Award, Robert, Best Male Lead in ' Lad de små Børn ' 2005


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Dagen DerpåLeadBirgitte StærmoseAlphaville
FlugtenSupportingKatrine WindfeldNimbus Film
Lad de små BørnLeadPaprika SteenNordisk Film
Oh Happy DaySupportingHella JoofFine&Mellow
SpringetLeadHenning CarlsenDagmar Film

Film and television

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En Farlig MandLeadEmmet FeigenbergDansih National TV
Begær, Lighed og BroderskabLeadHenning ØrnbakDanish National TV
BoksningLeadIb ThorupDanish National TV


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Krøniken, 1 episodeSupportingVariousDanish National TV
Forbrydelsen 2/ the Killing, 10 episodesLeadVariousDanish National TV
Sommer, 20 episodesLeadVariousDanish National TV
Borgen/ The Government, 20 episodesSupportingVariousDanish National TV


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Romeo & JulieLeadIb ThorupThe Royal Theatre
Engle i AmericaLeadJan MaagaardThe Royal Theatre
Prinsen af HomburgLeadKlaus HoffmeyerThe Royal Theatre
IvanovLeadKlaus HoffmeyerThe Royal Theatre
Sorg klæder ElectraLeadJan MaagaardThe Royal Theatre
AkvariefuglenLeadNicole WerdelinThe Royal Theatre
HåndværkerneSupportingNicolaj CederholmThe Royal Theatre
Donna JuannaSupportingLars KaalundØstre Gasværk
Romeo & JulieSupportingLars KaalundØstre Gasværk