Welcome to Mads Mikkelsen Source, your best resource dedicated to the talented Danish actor, Mads Mikkelsen. You may know Mads from Pusher, After The Wedding, Casino Royale, Valhalla Rising, The Hunt or Royal Affair. He's currently portraying Hannibal Lecter on the series Hannibal. Mads current projects include Michael Kohlhaas, Charlie Countryman, The Salvation and Men & Chicken. This fansite bring you the most up-to-date news, articles, photos, videos and more.
April 23, 2015

I have added a Large version of Hannibal’s Season 3 poster to the gallery! You can view the animated version here.

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Television > (2013 – 2015) Hannibal > Season 3 > Promo/Extras > Promotional Images

April 15, 2015

What happens to the western when a director from the Danish realist Dogme 95 movement takes on the genre? The answer: surprisingly little. Kristian Levring has set aside several of the group’s rules (‘no superficial action’ and ‘genre movies are not acceptable’ being the most notable) to create a western so traditional it wears spurs to bed.

Levring’s tale of a Danish immigrant (Mads Mikkelsen), who has waited years for his wife and son to join him in the US, only for both to be slaughtered by members of the not-so-friendly local land baron’s gang, has all the hallmarks of the great westerns of the past: revenge, guns, lawlessness, more revenge. Here, Mikkelsen holds forth on Danish melancholia and zebras in the Wild West.

The Salvation is more traditional than you’d expect from Levring…
I think it is. I think it is very much a traditional western. Kristian was eager to pay respect to all the films he loved and at the same time bring his story to the table, but he was not trying to invent a new genre or reinvent it. His love affair with the old traditions was way too strong and he didn’t want to break that.

It’s a pretty grim film from about 10 minutes in. Nothing new for a Danish production. What’s in the national psyche that allows you to produce such macabre work?
I think there is something in the national psyche, that melancholic approach to life. We have a few bad days where we have some showers and longer winters. So that’s part of the national mood, to a degree. At the same time, we’re also focusing very much on domestic stories because that’s where the big drama lies to us. We don’t have a giant CIA or a giant army. We have crime, but not on that scale, so we tend to focus on the inner life.

What do you think makes a good western?
A good western has to contain a good story like anything else, but I guess it’s been a tradition that there’s revenge most of all. There’s somebody who’s cleaning up. There’s a city or a place where the law is not being upheld, and somebody else has to take the law into his own hands.

How does your character compare to the traditional Clint Eastwood or John Wayne-style cowboy?
This dude is doing it out of necessity, he has no choice. Everything has been taken away from him. He’s not coming with the background story of being the hurt lonely rider who’s already looking for vengeance in general and helping out some poor people in the city. This is his place. This is his life. There is actually quite a big difference.

He does have, to paraphrase Taken, a particular set of skills that help.
Yes, he has tons of skills. He’s a hunter, so he knows how to shoot and he has been a soldier as well. How many people he killed in that war, we don’t know, but being a soldier means that you have to have certain skills, of course.

So what kind of cowboy were you when you were a kid?
I was never a cowboy. I grew up in the Sixties and Seventies in politically correct Europe. If we were cowboys we were evil, so we all wanted to be [Native Americans]. It meant we could actually shoot an arrow and hit each other with it, but we couldn’t really shoot a bullet.

You can read the rest of the interview at the source.

April 11, 2015

@DeLaurentiisCo shared the following image of Martha and Ben Wilkinson in the editing room for Hannibal Season 3!

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Television > (2013 – 2015) Hannibal > Season 3 > Promo/Extras > Behind The Scenes

April 8, 2015

@MarioMovies shared a new promotional image for Hannibal Season 3 for the Official Press Event!

Gallery Link:
Television > (2013 – 2014) Hannibal > Season 3 > Promo/Extras > Promotional Images

Also, a fan shared this fantastic picture taken Monday at the Toronto Pearson International Airport!

April 4, 2015


As you can see, there’s a new design on the site and gallery! It was made by my wonderful friend Claudia, at Never Enough Design, using Mads recent photoshoot for Maxim! I hope you like it!

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April 2, 2015

Mads is featured in Danish magazine STATUS, Issue 7. You can find the digital scans in the gallery!

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Magazine Scans > 2015 > [March] STATUS

March 28, 2015

Mads is featured in a new photoshoot for Maxim (April 2015)! I have added the scans to the gallery.

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Magazine Scans > 2015 > [April] Maxim

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March 28, 2015

Congratulations to Mads Mikkelsen who has won the Zulu Award for Actor of the Year for his role as Elias in Men and Chicken! You can watch his acceptance speech by clicking on the image below:

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March 23, 2015

A great review of The Salvation is featured in the May Issue of Empire UK. Thanks to my friend Lu at zach-quinto.com I have added the scan to the gallery!

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Magazine Scans > 2015 > [May] Empire

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March 18, 2015

Watch famous film star Mads Mikkelsen show off his comedy talent in The Guest. Mads’ role completely ignores the beautiful women bustling around – but why?

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Commercials/Advertisements > BoConcept > The Guest

March 6, 2015

NBC just published the first official still from Hannibal Episode 3×01. You can find the picture in High Quality in the gallery!

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Television > (2013 – 2014) Hannibal > Season 3 > Stills > Episode 3×01

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