Thure Lindhardt

Thure Lindhardt
Born (1974-12-24) 24 December 1974
Copenhagen, Denmark
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004-present

Thure Frank Lindhardt (born 24 December 1974) is a Danish actor, educated at the drama school at Odense Theatre in 1998.[1]

Life and career

Lindhardt was born in Copenhagen, and grew up in Roskilde. At the age of 12, he got a part in Bille August's film Pelle the Conqueror. His breakthrough in Denmark came with his portrayal of a boy with autism in A Place Nearby, co-starring with Ghita Nørby.

Since then, he has played parts in a variety of movies and series, including Into the Wild, Angels in Fast Motion aka Nordkraft, Brotherhood, Love in Thoughts, Sugar Rush, Princess, Rejseholdet, Byzantium and Flame & Citron, a movie about the World War II resistance group Holger Danske, in which Lindhardt played Bent Faurschou-Hviid, co-starring with Mads Mikkelsen.

He also played a role as the young Swiss Guard Lieutenant Chartrand in the 2009 film Angels & Demons, directed by Ron Howard.

In August 2011 it was announced that he would co-star in Ira Sachs' film Keep the Lights On, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2012. Later in 2012, he was nominated for a Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actor as well as an Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead.[2]

In the third season of Showtime's The Borgias, Lindhardt stars opposite Jeremy Irons playing Rufio, a ruthless assassin working under Catherina Sforza (portrayed by Gina McKee) to bring about the Borgias' downfall.

In 2012 Lindhardt played a role in the European-Scandinavian TV series The Spiral, and in 2013 he appeared in the feature film Adieu Paris.

In 2014, he received the Lauritzen Award.[3]

In 2015 he played the Danish detective Henrik Saboe opposite Sofia Helin in season 3 of the internationally-acclaimed Danish-Swedish TV police series The Bridge. He replaced Kim Bodnia.

Selected filmography

Year Title Role
1987 Pelle the Conqueror Student
2004 Love in Thoughts Hans
2005 Nordkraft Steso
2006 Into the Wild Mads
2007 Daisy Diamond Actor
2008 Flame & Citron Bent Faurschou-Hviid / Flammen
2009 Angels & Demons Lieutenant Chartrand
2009 Brotherhood Lars
2012 Keep the Lights On Erik
2012 Byzantium Werner
2013 Fast & Furious 6 Firuz
2013 3096 Tage Wolfgang Přiklopil
2016 Kill Command Damien Bukes
2016 Despite the Falling Snow Dimtri


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