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Jesper Christensen is a Actor and Executive Producer Danois born on 16 may 1948 at Copenhagen (Danemark)

Jesper Christensen

Jesper Christensen
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Nationality Danemark
Birth 16 may 1948 (70 years) at Copenhagen (Danemark)

Jesper Christensen ([jesb̥ɐ ˈkʰʁɛsd̥n̩sn̩]; born 16 May 1948) is a Danish actor. A veteran of European cinema, he has more recently made the transition to English language projects, including The Interpreter and Revelations. He has also appeared as the mysterious villain Mr. White in the James Bond films Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and Spectre.

In his home country, Christensen has won four Bodil Awards, three for Best Actor (Hør, var der ikke en som lo?, Bænken, and Drabet) and one for Best Supporting Actor (Barbara).

In 2006 Jesper Christensen declined the offer to receive the Knight's Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog. He said that he thought the entire idea of monarchy is a crime against the members of the royal family, and does not fit with modern ideas.

Biography

Jesper Christensen a fait ses débuts au cinéma dans Cop, où il joue un petit rôle de policier, avec notamment Jens Okking. Ce film est suivi par une série de rôles dans Hamsun de Jan Troell, le film primé de Lone Scherfig Italian for Beginners, ainsi que The Bench, acclamé par la critique et, plus récemment, Minor Mishaps d'Annette K. Olesen.

En 1979, Jesper Christensen a reçu le prix Bodil (récompense danoise pour le cinéma instaurée en 1948) du meilleur acteur dans un rôle principal pour Did Somebody Laugh? et, en 1993, il se voit décerner un prix Robert (l’équivalent danois des César, instauré en 1984) du meilleur acteur dans un second rôle pour Sofie, de Liv Ullmann.

En 1994, il reçoit un autre prix Robert du meilleur acteur dans un second rôle pour The Russian Singer de Morten Arnfred. En 1998, il décroche de nouveau le prix Bodil et le prix Robert du meilleur acteur dans un second rôle pour Barbara de Nils Malmros.

En 2001, la carrière de Jesper Christensen amorce un virage avec le rôle de l’alcoolique Kaj dans The Bench (Bænken, 2000) de Per Fly, qui lui vaut de nombreux prix, dont le Bodil et le Robert du meilleur acteur dans un rôle principal. Ce rôle lui vaut également une nomination dans la catégorie meilleur acteur dans un rôle principal aux European Film Awards en 2001. L'acteur est aussi connu pour ses rôles dans la saga des James Bond.

Best films

The Interpreter (2005)
(Actor)

Usually with

Jan Troell
Jan Troell
(3 films)
Ghita Nørby
Ghita Nørby
(8 films)
Per Fly
Per Fly
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jesper Christensen (38 films)

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Actor

Ultimatum
Ultimatum (2016)
, 2h13
Directed by Erik Poppe
Origin Norvege
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Action
Actors Jesper Christensen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Tuva Novotny, Katharina Schüttler, Karl Markovics, Juliane Köhler
Roles King Haakon VII of Norway
Rating71% 3.597563.597563.597563.597563.59756
Lorsque dans la nuit du 8 au 9 avril 1940, la flotte allemande arrive pour envahir la Norvège, Curt Bräuer, l’émissaire de Hitler à Oslo, reçoit la mission d’apporter au gouvernement norvégien un ultimatum qui veut imposer l’occupation allemande. Cependant, le gouvernement refuse car la Norvège y perd sa souveraineté. Pendant ce temps, le colonel norvégien Birger Eriksen de la forteresse d'Oscarsborg fait tirer ses deux canons côtiers sur le croiseur allemand « Blücher » et le coule avec ses torpilles. Cela laisse un petit répit à Oslo et l’opportunité pour la famille royale de quitter la ville à l’aube du 9 avril, en train, pour la ville de Hamar, à 126km au Nord à l’intérieur des terres. À Hamar, la famille royale y retrouve un gouvernement et un parlement en fuite et désemparés.
Spectre
Spectre (2015)
, 2h28
Directed by Sam Mendes, Terence Young
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Films about terrorism
Actors Daniel Craig, Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes, Léa Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Penélope Cruz
Roles Mr. White
Rating67% 3.396383.396383.396383.396383.39638
On a mission in Mexico, unofficially ordered by the previous M, James Bond kills two men arranging to blow up a stadium; in doing so the building they are in explodes and collapses. Bond gives chase to Marco Sciarra, who survived the blast; Sciarra boards a helicopter to escape. Bond follows and in the ensuing struggle he throws both Sciarra and the pilot out of the helicopter, stealing Sciarra's octopus ring as he does so. On his return to London Bond is indefinitely taken off field duty by the current M, who is in the midst of a power struggle with C, the head of the Joint Intelligence Service, which consists of the recently merged MI5 and MI6. C also wants to create the "Nine Eyes" intelligence co-operation agreement between nine countries, and close down the '00' section in the process.
Moi et Kaminski
Directed by Wolfgang Becker
Origin German
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Peinture, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Films about disabilities, Road movies, La cécité
Actors Daniel Brühl, Jesper Christensen, Amira Casar, Géraldine Chaplin, Denis Lavant, Jördis Triebel
Roles Manuel Kaminski
Rating66% 3.3444553.3444553.3444553.3444553.344455
Sebastian Zöllner, jeune critique d'art ambitieux mais dans une situation très précaire, convainc son éditeur de lui financer un voyage pour aller rencontrer Manuel Kaminski, un peintre dont la renommée égalait les plus grands artistes du XX siècle et qui vit reclus dans les Alpes depuis qu'il est devenu aveugle. Zöllner fait le pari que vu l'âge très avancé de Kaminski, ce dernier n'a forcément plus longtemps encore à vivre. Il a l'ambition d'écrire sa biographie dont la sortie coïnciderait avec le décès de Kaminski, ce qui lui permettrait d'atteindre la gloire et la fortune...
Nymphomaniac - Part 1
Directed by Lars von Trier
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama, Erotic
Themes Les fantasmes, Pregnancy films, Films about immigration, Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Bisexuality-related films, Erotic films, BDSM in films, LGBT-related films, Films about pedophilia, Films about prostitution, Films about psychiatry, LGBT-related films, Films about virginity, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Stacy Martin, Christian Slater
Roles Jerôme's Uncle
Rating68% 3.449913.449913.449913.449913.44991
On a snowy evening, the middle-aged bachelor Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård) finds the self-diagnosed nymphomaniac Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) beaten up and lying in the alleyway behind his apartment. He takes her back to his home and, over tea, listens intently as Joe recounts the eventful story of her libidinous life. Seligman, a highly-educated but cloistered man, connects and analyzes Joe's stories with what he has read about.
Nymphomaniac - Volume 2
Directed by Lars von Trier
Genres Drama
Actors Charlotte Gainsbourg, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård, Uma Thurman, Nicolas Bro, Connie Nielsen
Rating66% 3.349943.349943.349943.349943.34994
Deuxième volet de la folle et poétique histoire du parcours d'une femme, de sa naissance jusqu'à lâge de 50 ans, racontée par le personnage principal, Joe, qui s'est auto-diagnostiquée nymphomane.
Deux sœurs, 1h24
Origin German
Genres Drama
Actors Maria Schrader, Ursula Werner, Jesper Christensen, Marie Leuenberger
Roles Onkel Rolle
Rating56% 2.847452.847452.847452.847452.84745
En Souabe, Kati Kerkhoff doit prendre le voile dans l'une des très belles abbayes baroques de la région. Ses proches et son ancien compagnon participent à la cérémonie. Mais un contretemps oblige le groupe à changer de programme et à pique-niquer sans la novice. Ce qui devait être un moment idyllique vire au règlement de comptes. Saskia, la sœur de Kati, semble en avoir gros sur le cœur. Des événements s'enchaînent et amènent les pique-niqueurs à douter de leur ancrage dans le monde réel. Les vraies raisons qui motivent la jeune femme à devenir nonne apparaissent peu à peu au grand jour...
The Debt
The Debt (2011)
, 1h53
Directed by John Madden
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Marton Csokas, Ciarán Hinds, Tom Wilkinson, Jessica Chastain
Roles Dieter Vogel
Rating68% 3.4489953.4489953.4489953.4489953.448995
In 1965, Mossad agent Rachel Singer (Jessica Chastain) arrives in East Berlin to meet with fellow agents David Peretz (Sam Worthington) and Stefan Gold (Marton Csokas). Their mission is to capture Nazi war criminal Dieter Vogel (Jesper Christensen)—infamously known as "The Surgeon of Birkenau" for his medical experiments on Jews during World War II—and bring him to Israel to face justice.
Melancholia, 2h10
Directed by Lars von Trier
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Themes La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, Films set in the future, Films about psychiatry, Political films, Dystopian films, Impact events in fiction, Disaster films, Films about marriage
Actors Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt, Alexander Skarsgård
Roles Little Father
Rating70% 3.549943.549943.549943.549943.54994
The film begins with an introductory sequence involving the main characters and images from space and introducing many of the film's visual leitmotifs. These are motifs of virtually still images revealing the key elements of the film: Justine the bride in deep melancholy with birds falling behind her; of a lawn with trees and sundial with two different shadows; Pieter Breughel's Hunters in the Snow (often used as interpretation of an idealised nostalgia) burning; the non existent 19th hole (limbo) and the Black Horse collapsing catastrophically in slow motion (Id, ego and super-ego battle); Justine as a bride being swept along by a river; and her being held back by her wedding dress; and finally Justine and her nephew building their magic cave before the Earth crashes into Melancholia becoming one.
A Family
A Family (2011)
, 1h42
Directed by Pernille Fischer Christensen
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama
Actors Jesper Christensen, Anna Louise Hassing, Pilou Asbæk
Roles Rikard Rheinwald
Rating66% 3.34613.34613.34613.34613.3461
The Young Victoria, 1h42
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance
Themes Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent, Mark Strong
Roles Baron Stockmar
Rating72% 3.649333.649333.649333.649333.64933
Princess Victoria of Kent is the heiress presumptive to the throne during the last years of the reign of her uncle King William IV. She is brought up under a strict set of rules devised by her mother (her father having died when Victoria was a baby), the Duchess of Kent, along with the comptroller of the Duchess's household, Sir John Conroy, who calls it the "Kensington System." Conroy hopes that William IV will die while Victoria is still a minor, which would mean that the Duchess would be appointed Regent, and he would be the power behind the throne through his considerable control of the Duchess. Victoria grows rebellious and resentful of her mother and Conroy's oppressive control of her every move. During an illness, her mother and Conroy attempt to force Victoria to sign papers that would make Conroy her personal secretary upon her majority. Although weak and ill, Victoria is strong enough to vehemently refuse this ploy, throwing the papers on the floor.
Quantum of Solace, 1h46
Directed by Michael G. Wilson, Marc Forster, Barbara Broccoli
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Films about children, Environmental films, Spy films, Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Political films, Eco-terrorism in fiction
Actors Daniel Craig, Mathieu Amalric, Olga Kurylenko, Gemma Arterton, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright
Roles Mr. White
Rating65% 3.297773.297773.297773.297773.29777
James Bond is driving from Lake Garda to Siena, Italy, with the captured Mr. White in the boot of his car. After evading pursuers, Bond and M interrogate White regarding his organization, Quantum. M's bodyguard Craig Mitchell, a double agent, attacks M, enabling White to escape. Bond chases Mitchell and kills him. Bond and M return to London and search Mitchell's flat, discovering through tagged banknotes that Mitchell had a contact in Haiti. Bond tracks the contact, Edmund Slate, and learns that Slate is a hitman sent to kill Camille Montes at the behest of her lover, environmentalist Dominic Greene. While observing her subsequent meeting with Greene, Bond learns that Greene is helping an exiled Bolivian General, Medrano—who murdered Camille's family—to overthrow his government and become the new president in exchange for a seemingly barren piece of desert.
Flame & Citron, 2h10
Directed by Ole Christian Madsen
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Biography, Historical, Crime, Politic
Themes Political films
Actors Thure Lindhardt, Mads Mikkelsen, Jesper Christensen, Stine Stengade, Peter Mygind, Mille Lehfeldt
Roles Flames Vater
Rating72% 3.6486153.6486153.6486153.6486153.648615
Set after the Nazi invasion of Denmark, the film focuses on the Holger Danske resistance group's Bent Faurschou Hviid (known as Flammen) and Jørgen Haagen Schmith (known as Citron). In a bar, Bent flirts with a woman, who identifies herself as Ketty Selmer and disturbs him by saying his real name. Bent and Jørgen follow the woman, and she tells Bent she is an emissary from Stockholm to Copenhagen.
Everlasting Moments, 2h11
Directed by Jan Troell
Genres Drama
Actors Maria Heiskanen, Mikael Persbrandt, Jesper Christensen, Ghita Nørby, Amanda Ooms, Antti Reini
Roles Sebastian Pedersen
Rating74% 3.7477653.7477653.7477653.7477653.747765
Au début du XXe siècle, en Suède, une jeune femme gagne un appareil photo lors d'une tombola... Un objet qui ne va pas tarder à changer sa vie.