ULRICH THOMSEN (Sander) has worked with many acclaimed European directors and is
one of Europe's most sought-after actors, having starred in more than 25
international productions. He was first introduced to worldwide audiences with
his leading role as a member of Denmark's most dysfunctional family in Thomas Vinterberg's 1998 arthouse hit The Celebration, for which he received his first
Best Actor nomination at the European Film Awards. The film won the Cannes Jury
Prize, among many others, and cemented the impact of the Dogma era in filmmaking
Thomsen's international feature films include The World Is Not Enough, Kathryn
Bigelow's The Weight of Water, Menno Meyjes' Max, Chen Kaige's Killing Me Softly
and Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven, among others. He also starred in the 1998
Academy AwardÂ®-winning live-action short film, Election Night. His additional
feature credits include The Rocket Post, The Zookeeper, Centurion, Adam's Apples
and Mostly Martha.
Thomsen has consistently garnered critical acclaim in films such as The Biggest
Heroes, The Inheritance and Brothers, directed by Susanne Bier. Adding to his
many accolades, he was presented with the Best Actor Award by the Danish Film
Academy on several occasions. For his performance in Brothers, he received a
second European Film Award nomination for Best Actor and won the prestigious
Silver Seashell Award for Best Actor at the San Sebastian Film Festival.
Recently, Thomsen reteamed with Danish director Susanne Bier on the Golden Globe
and Academy AwardÂ® Best Foreign Film winner In a Better World.
On television, Thomsen guest starred on the hit series Alias, the BBC miniseries
The Virgin Queen, the TNT miniseries The Company, produced by Ridley Scott, and
J.J. Abrams' Fringe.
Thomsen divides his professional time between Los Angeles and Denmark. He lives
with his wife and two children in Copenhagen.
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