Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is a Danish actor, producer and screenwriter. Let’s see some amazing facts and trivia about him!
1.He was born on 27 July 1970.
2. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was born in Rudkøbing, Denmark, the son of Hanne Søborg Coster, a librarian, and Jørgen Oscar Fritzer Waldau.
3.He has two older sisters.
4.He was raised mostly from his mother due to his father’s alcohol problems.
5. He grew up in Tybjerg, a small village between Ringsted and Næstved in southern Zealand.
6. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was the youngest actor to enter the Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance, where he was educated from 1989 to 1993.
7. He made his stage debut as Laertes in Hamlet at the Betty Nansen Theater.
8. His role in the film Nightwatch (1994) brought him fame in his native country.
9. He then went on to play in Simon Staho’s Wildside (1998), which he also cowrote, and starred in Danish films such as Misery Harbour (1999).
10. He made his British début alongside Clive Owen, Jude Law and Mick Jagger in Bent (1997).
11. In 2001, he began his U.S. career in Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down as Medal of Honor recipient Gary Gordon.
12. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau used his success to take roles on both sides of the Atlantic, particularly his native Scandinavia.
13. Scott brought Coster-Waldau back for his 2005 film Kingdom of Heaven.
14. Richard Loncraine, who cast the actor in Wimbledon in 2004, cast him in Firewall two years later, in 2006.
15. Since April 2011, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has played Jaime Lannister on HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones, based on George R. R. Martin’s best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novel series.
16. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau married Nukâka, a Greenlandic actress and singer, in 1998.
17. They live in Kongens Lyngby with their two children, daughters Filippa and Safina.
18. Filippa, his daughter, has starred in a Danish short film, The Girl and the Dogs, which was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014.
19. His father-in-law is Josef Motzfeldt, a member of the Parliament of Greenland and former leader of the Community of the People party.
20. His height is 1,87m.