Ulrich Thomsen

Ulrich Thomsen

At a press conference for The International, 2009
Born (1963-12-06) 6 December 1963
Odense, Denmark
Nationality Danish
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) Cathrine Ekehed
Children 2

Ulrich Thomsen (born 6 December 1963) is a Danish actor.

Life and career

Thomsen was born in (Næsby) Odense, Denmark and graduated from the Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance in 1993, after which he performed in several theatres in Copenhagen, such as Dr. Dantes Aveny, Mungo Park and Østre Gasværks Teater.[1]

His film debut was in 1994 in Nightwatch, directed by Ole Bornedal. Since then a number of roles in, among others, Thomas Vinterberg's The Biggest Heroes (1996), Susanne Bier's Sekten (1997) and Anders Thomas Jensen's Flickering Lights (2000). The major breakthrough in his career came in the 1998 film Festen followed by an important role in the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough (1999) portraying the part of henchman Sasha Davidov.

This established Thomsen as an international actor, famous outside his native Denmark. He played a part in the 2002 English film Killing Me Softly. He stars as series regular in Banshee playing the role of primary antagonist, Kai Proctor. Aside from his native language Danish, Thomsen is fluent in German and English.



Year Title Role Notes
1994 Nattevagten
1996 The Biggest Heroes Peter
1996 Portland Lasse
1997 Sekten Svane
1998 Election Night Peter Short movie
1998 Festen (The Celebration) Christian Klingenfeldt-Hansen Bodil Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Robert Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
1999 Dybt vand
1999 The World Is Not Enough Sasha Davidov
2000 The Weight of Water
2000 Flickering Lights (Blinkende lygter) Peter
2001 The Zookeeper
2001 Mike Bassett: England Manager Dr. Hans Shoegaarten
2001 Bella Martha Samuel "Sam" Thalberg
2002 Max Karl Mayr
2002 Killing Me Softly Klaus
2003 Inheritance, TheThe Inheritance Christoffer BodilAward for Best Actor in an Leading Role
Robert Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
2004 Blueprint Dr. Martin Fisher
2004 Brødre (Brothers) Michael Nominated—Bodil Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated—Robert Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Sergeant Pepper
2005 Adam's Apples (Adams æbler) Adam Pedersen
Kingdom of Heaven Templar Master
Allegro Zetterstrøm
2006 The Rocket Post
Sprængfarlig Bombe
2007 Opium: Diary of a Madwoman Dr. Brenner
Vikaren Jesper Osböll
Hitman Mikhail Belicoff
2008 The Broken
Fear Me Not Mikael Nominated—Bodil Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated—Robert Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
2009 Lulu and Jimi
The International Jonas Skarssen
Tell-Tale Lethe
2010 Centurion Gorlacon
2010 In a Better World Claus
The Silence Peer Sommer
2011 Season of the Witch Johann Eckhardt
The Thing Dr. Sander Halvorson
2012 Aya Mr. Overby Short film
2013 The Notebook Officer
2014 A Second Chance Simon
2015 Mortdecai Romanov
2016 The Commune


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Alias Ulrich Kottor
2005 The Virgin Queen Baron Casper Breuner Miniseries
2011 Fringe Man in Zeppelin, aka Mr X
2013-2016 Banshee Kai Proctor Series regular
2016 The Blacklist Alexander Kirk


  1. Lind Andersen, Ann (16 February 2003). "Thomsens tegn". Berlingske (in Danish). Retrieved 7 January 2016.

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