TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
DAVID DENCIK will presently be seen by worldwide film
audiences in three of the most eagerly awaited
pictures of 2011. These are Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Steven Spielberg's War
Horse, also with
his Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy colleague Benedict Cumberbatch; and David
Fincher's The Girl
with the Dragon Tattoo. He was also in the earlier film version of The Girl with
the Dragon Tattoo,
directed by Niels Arden Oplev, but in a different role; he is the only actor to
appear in both features.
Raised in Denmark, Mr. Dencik graduated from TeaterhÃ¶gskolan in Stockholm,
Sweden in 2003, and
has since become one of the most popular and respected character actors in both
countries; he is fluent
in both languages, and in several more besides. He spent several years at
Dramaten, the esteemed
National Swedish Theatre, playing a number of roles. He has also performed with
the Royal Danish
Theatre. His many Swedish and Danish television credits include the Wallander
and The Killing.
Mr. Dencik's first screen part, straight out of school, was in Christoffer
Boe's Reconstruction. His big
breaks were the lead role in Mikael Marcimain's 2005 telefilm The Laser Man; and
Veronica in Pernille Fischer Christensen's A Soap, which won the Silver Bear at
the 2006 Berlin
International Film Festival and which brought him several prizes, including a
(Denmark's top film critics' prize) nomination and a Robert Award (Denmark's
equivalent) for Best Actor. He has since been nominated for both accolades twice
more, for his
performances in Daniel Espinosa's Outside Love and Nicolo Donato's Brotherhood.
Most recently, he
was nominated for a Guldbagge Award (Sweden's official film award, given
annually since 1964 by the
Swedish Film Institute), also known as the Golden Bug Award, for his performance
Named one of the year's "Shooting Stars,â representing Denmark, at the 2007
Film Festival, Mr. Dencik was in 2009 honored by the Swedish Film Academy with
Kurt Linder stipend.
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