This article will answer every question you have about Lars Mikkelsen. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.

  1. What does Lars Mikkelsen do for a living?
  2. Who are Lars Mikkelsen’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Lars Mikkelsen’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Lars Mikkelsen married or does he have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
  5. Does Lars Mikkelsen have any children?
  6. Where is Lars Mikkelsen now?
  7. How tall is Lars Mikkelsen?
  8. How much money does Lars Mikkelsen earn?
  9. What is Lars Mikkelsen’s net worth?

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 Who is Lars Mikkelsen?

Lars Dittmann Mikkelsen is a well-known Danish professional actor. Mikkelsen has played Copenhagen mayoral election candidate Troels Hartmann in the drama series The Killing, and Charles Augustus Magnussen in the 3rd series of Sherlock. He has also played the Russian president Viktor Petrov in the American House of Cards on Netflix, and Grand Admiral Thrawn in Star Wars Rebels and Ahsoka. Mikkelsen received the Reumert Prize of Honour in 2011.

Lars Mikkelsen Career

Acting career

Mikkelsen enrolled at the National Theatre School of Denmark at the age of 27 and graduated in 1995. Aside from his role in the drama series launched worldwide as The Killing, he then appeared in 2 other internationally acclaimed Danish drama series, Those Who Kill and Borgen III. Mikkelsen also had a leading role in an episode of the BBC drama Sherlock as blackmailer Charles Augustus Magnussen. In the American TV series House of Cards, he portrayed the president of Russia. Mikkelsen then earned an International Emmy Award in 2018 for his role in the Danish TV drama Herrens Veje. The drama was broadcast in the UK in 2019 as Ride Upon the Storm.

Mikkelsen then voiced Grand Admiral Mitth’raw’nuruodo ”Thrawn” in the 3rd and 4th seasons of the animated series Star Wars Rebels from 2016 to 2018. He will reprise the role in the 2023 live-action Disney+ series Ahsoka. Besides his native Danish, he speaks fluent Swedish, German, and English and he has mastered various accents. Mikkelsen has said that he and his brother first picked English by listening to Monty Python records and learning comedy sketches.

How old is Lar Mikkelsen?

Lars Dittmann Mikkelsen is aged 58 years as of 2022, born on May 6, 1964, in Gladsaxe, near Copenhagen, Denmark. He shares his birthdate with celebrities including Chris Paul, Naomi Scott, George Clooney, Meek Mill, Tony Blair, Dani Elves, Sadie Sandler, and many more.

A photo of Lar Mikkelsen
A photo of Lar Mikkelsen

Lar Mikkelsen Family

Who are Mikkelsen’s parents?

Lars Dittmann Mikkelsen was born to Bente Christiansen and Henning Mikkelsen in Gladsaxe near Copenhagen and was brought up in the Norrebro district. He has not revealed much information about his family and parents to the media.

Does Mikkelsen have siblings?

Mikkelsen was born as the eldest child to his parents, in a family of two children. He has only one sibling, a younger brother named Mads Mikkelsen, who is also an actor.

Lar Mikkelsen Education

Mikkelsen attended high school in the Norrebro district, and after graduating he enlisted for military service in the Royal Danish Army. He then joined the University of Copenhagen to study biology. However, he quit college to work as a street performer in European cities with his mime and juggling acts. He later enrolled at the National Theatre School of Denmark at the age of 27 and graduated in 1995.

Lar Mikkelsen Wife

Mikkelsen is currently married to his beautiful and loving spouse Anette Støvelbæk, a Danish professional actress. The couple began dating in 1986 and got married in 1989, and is blessed with two children.

Lar Mikkelsen Children

Mikkelsen and Støvelbæk have been together for more than 30 years in their happy marriage. The couple has two children together, both very handsome sons, named Thor Mikkelsen and Lue Dittman Støvelbækn.

Lar Mikkelsen Height

Mikkelsen has a well-built, muscular, and athletic body with a height of 6 ft 3 in (1.92 m) and a weight of 80 kg (176 lbs).

Lar Mikkelsen Net Worth

Danish professional actor Mikkelsen has been active in the film industry from the 1990s to the present. He has accumulated an estimated net worth of around $14 million as of 2023.



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1997 Royal Blues Henning
1999 Seth Seth
1999 Under overfladen Victor
2000 Kira’s Reason: A Love Story
(En kærlighedshistorie)
2004 King’s Game
Peter Schou
2005 Nordkraft Steso’s father
2007 Island of Lost Souls Necromancer
Cecilie Lasse N. Damgaard
2008 What No One Knows
(Det som ingen ved)
Marc Deleuran
Flame & Citron (Flammen & Citronen) Frode Jacobsen aka Ravnen
2009 Flugten Thomas Jargil
Headhunter Martin Vinge Robert Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
2012 What Richard Did Peter Karlsen
A Caretaker’s Tale Per
2014 Montana Dimitrije
When Animals Dream Thor
2015 9. April Lieutenant-Colonel Hintz
2016 The Day Will Come Frederik Heck
2017 Winter Brothers


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Strisser på Samsø Jens Fiskrt Episodes 1–4, 6
Taxa Drug addict Episode 8
2000 Edderkoppen Ole Madsen
Skjulte spor Morten Theilgaard
2001 Langt fra Las Vegas Pirate captain
Nikolaj og Julie Per Køller Episodes 10–20
2002 Rejseholdet Ivan Episodes 21–22
2004–07 Krøniken Jens Otto Krag Episodes 2–3, 9, 11, 14–15, 17, 21–22
2007 Forbrydelsen Troels Hartmann 20 episodes
2011 Those Who Kill Magnus Bisgaard
2013, 2022 Borgen Søren Ravn Seasons 3 and 4
2014 Sherlock Charles Augustus Magnussen Series 3
2 episodes
1864 Thøger Jensen Episodes 1–2
2015 The Team Harold Bjørn 8 episodes
2015–18 House of Cards Viktor Petrov Seasons 3–6
11 Episodes
2016 Der Kommer En Dag Forstander Frederick Heck Season 1
2017 Historien om Danmark Narrator
Herrens Veje Johannes International Emmy for Best Performance by an Actor
2019–present The Witcher Stregobor 6 episodes
2020-present Devils Daniel Duval 16 episodes
2021 Seaside Hotel Svend Damm 5 episodes
2022 The Kingdom Pontopidan 5 episodes
The Dreamer – Becoming Karen Blixen Knud 6 episodes
2023 Ahsoka Grand Admiral Thrawn (Mitth’raw’nuruodo)

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