Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ([neɡ̊olaɪ̯ kʰʌsd̥ɐ ˈʋald̥ɑʊ̯]; born 27 July 1970) is a Danish actor, producer and screenwriter. He attended Statens Teaterskole in Copenhagen in 1993. In the United States, he played Detective John Amsterdam in the short-lived Fox television series New Amsterdam, as well as appearing as Frank Pike in the 2009 Fox television film Virtuality, originally intended as a pilot.
He became widely known to a broad audience after playing Jaime Lannister in the HBO series Game of Thrones.
Coster-Waldau married Nukâka, a Greenlandic actress and singer, in 1998, and they live in Kongens Lyngby with their two children, daughters Filippa (born October 2000) and Safina (born November 2003), as well as two dogs.
Filippa has starred in a Danish short film, The Girl and the Dogs, which was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014.
His father-in-law is Josef Motzfeldt, a member of the Parliament of Greenland and former leader of the Community of the People party.
, 1h45 Directed bySusanne Bier OriginDanemark GenresDrama, Thriller ActorsNikolaj Coster-Waldau, Ulrich Thomsen, Maria Bonnevie, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Peter Haber, Thomas Bo Larsen Roles Andreas Rating67% Two police officers, Andreas and Simon, live very different lives. Where Andreas enjoys life with his beautiful wife and newborn child, Simon calms his pain from a broken marriage by going to strip clubs and getting drunk. A routine task takes an unexpected turn when they are called out to the home of a junkie-couple where Andreas finds a neglected baby. A family tragedy, the loss of their child, forces the otherwise upstanding Andreas to commit an act that sends him heading for the abyss, and leaves it up to Simon to rectify the situation.
, 1h42 Directed bySusanne Bier OriginDanemark GenresDrama, Thriller ActorsNikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maria Bonnevie, Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Thomas Bo Larsen, Peter Haber Roles Andreas Rating67% Andreas, policier, vit en couple avec Anna. Ils sont les jeunes parents d'un petit Alexander, heureux malgré les nombreuses nuits sans sommeil. Avec son co-équipier Simon, il va être amené à enquêter sur un couple de toxicomanes, parents d'un bébé qui grandit dans une univers sordide et qu'Andreas fera tout pour protéger. Une nuit, les destins de chacun vont basculer, amenant Andreas à prendre une décision motivée par son instinct de père.
, 2h15 Directed byAndrés Muschietti OriginEspagne GenresFantastic, Horror ThemesFilms about children, Ghost films ActorsJessica Chastain, Paul Wesley, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Daniel Kash, Megan Charpentier, Isabelle Nélisse Roles Lucas Desange Rating62% Distraught after losing his fortune in the 2008 financial crisis, stockbroker Jeffrey D'Asange kills his business partners and estranged wife before taking his children, three-year-old Victoria and one-year-old Lilly, away from home. Driving dangerously fast on a snowy road, Jeffrey loses control and the car slides off and down the mountain, crashing into the woods. Surviving, he takes the children into an abandoned cabin and builds a fire, even though Victoria is resistant, thinking she saw someone inside. Planning to kill his daughters and commit suicide, he holds a gun to Victoria's head, but a shadowy figure suddenly drags him away, suspending him in the air and strangling him with his tie. Victoria turns around, but because her father had taken her glasses away, she did not see the gun and could not see what was happening. The girls, huddled by the fireside, are tossed a cherry by the mysterious figure.
, 1h57 Directed byErik Poppe OriginNorvege GenresDrama ThemesFilms about terrorism ActorsJuliette Binoche, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Chloë Annett, Peter Coonan Roles Marcus Rating69% Rebecca (Binoche) is a photo journalist obsessed with reporting in dangerous war zones. She documents a group of female suicide bombers in Afghanistan. She accompanies one of the suicide bombers to Kabul, where the premature detonation of the bomb severely injures her. While recuperating at her home in Ireland, she is confronted by her husband Marcus (Coster-Waldau) and her daughter Steph (Lauryn Canny), who force her to choose between covering war zones, or her family. She chooses her family.
, 1h35 Directed byMateo Gil OriginEspagne GenresAction, Adventure, Western ActorsSam Shepard, Eduardo Noriega, Stephen Rea, Magaly Solier, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Pádraic Delaney Roles Young James Rating65% Twenty years after his disappearance in 1908, an aged Butch Cassidy (Sam Shepard), living under the assumed name James Blackthorn in a secluded village in Bolivia, decides to end his long exile and return to the United States after learning of the death of Etta Place. He writes to her son, Ryan, who is in fact his own son, telling him he intends to return. After years of raising horses and living a solitary life, Blackthorn sets off for Potosí to sell his horses. He tells his lover, Yana (Magaly Solier), that he will see her again before leaving Bolivia.
, 1h40 Directed byMorten Tyldum OriginNorvege GenresThriller, Action, Crime ActorsNikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aksel Hennie, Baard Owe Roles Clas Greve Rating74% Roger Brown (Aksel Hennie), Norway's most successful headhunter, supports his lavish lifestyle by stealing paintings from his clients. His partner Ove (Eivind Sander) works at a surveillance company and deactivates security at the victims' homes. Roger's wife, Diana (Synnøve Macody Lund), an art gallery owner, introduces him to Clas Greve (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), an executive who wants to work for Pathfinder, a GPS technologies company, for which Roger is recruiting. Roger becomes jealous of Diana's attraction to Clas. Diana tells Roger that Clas owns a rare Rubens painting. Roger takes Clas to lunch to discuss the job at Pathfinder and after playing squash later, he notices scars on Clas's back. Clas mentions he received them during his [military] service, where he was a member of a special forces unit that specialized in tracking people, a fact which gives Roger pause for thought. Despite his misgivings, Roger meets with Ove to work out details on stealing the painting. Roger manages to steal it from Clas' home but he discovers Diana's cellphone beside Clas' bed. Later, after a seemingly successful meeting with Pathfinder, a still distraught Roger flippantly informs Clas that the company may be looking for someone else to fill the position.
, 1h35 Directed byTomas Villum Jensen OriginDanemark GenresThriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure ActorsNikolaj Lie Kaas, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Steven Berkoff, Ulf Pilgaard, Matthias Hues Roles Severin Geertsen Rating57% During the filming of a nature programme in the Indonesian rain forest, a British TV crew discover a rare white flower, but are attacked and killed by a Danish hermit, Severin Geertsen (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). Severin, who is sentenced to death for the crime, claims he is 129 years old and that it is the leaves of the flower that have kept him young. Criminal psychiatrist Adrian (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) and his assistant, Beate (Birgitte Hjort Sørensen) are sent to Indonesia by the Danish authorities to mentally examine Severin. Although the claim that the flower gives eternal life sounds like a hoax, within hours Adrian, Severin and Beate are fleeing from international fortune hunters and the Indonesian army, who all want to acquire the flower.