THE OTHER WOMAN
NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU (Mark) has created a strong foothold
in Hollywood, starring on a critically acclaimed television series and numerous
Coster-Waldau was recently seen opposite Tom Cruise in Universal's
"Oblivion," from writer-director Joseph Kosinski. The film follows veteran
soldier court-martialed to a distant planet, where he has to destroy the remains
of an alien race. The arrival of an unexpected traveler causes him to question
what he knows about the planet, his mission, and himself. He has also completed
production on the indie drama "A Thousand Times Good Night," starring opposite
Juliette Binoche. Coster-Waldau plays "Marcus," the husband of a famous war
photographer, who puts his foot down and refuses to deal with his wife's
dangerous lifestyle any longer.
Coster-Waldau returns in spring 2014 for season four of the epic,
award-winning series "Game of Thrones" for HBO. He plays the lead role of Jaime
Lannister, on the series, which was nominated for Outstanding Drama" at the 2011
Emmy Awards. This critically acclaimed series, created by David Benioff and D.B.
Weiss, is based on the best-selling novels by George R. R. Martin.
Coster-Waldau recently starred in Guillermo Del Toro's "Mama," opposite
Jessica Chastain. The film, from Universal Pictures, opened #1 at the box
office. After leaving his handprint on the European Film and Television
industry, Coster-Waldau quickly made his transition to American Cinema. In 2001,
Nikolaj began his U.S. career with a starring role in Ridley Scott's critically
acclaimed and multi Academy award-winning "Black Hawk Down." Following, he
landed a lead role in Michael Apted's "Enigma," co-starring Kate Winslet,
Dougray Scott and Saffron Burrows.
Coster-Waldau's charm and incredible range as an actor prompted many of his
previous directors to cast him once again. Ridley Scott brought Nikolaj back for
his 2005 epic film "Kingdom of Heaven," starring Orlando Bloom, Liam Neeson and
Eva Green. Additionally, Richard Loncraine, who first cast Nikolaj in his 2004
film "Wimbeldon," alongside Paul Bettany and Kirsten Dunst, brought him back for
"Firewall," a suspense filled thriller starring Harrison Ford.
In 2008, Coster-Waldau made his series debut in the FOX drama, "New
Amsterdam," playing immortal detective "John Amsterdam" and was singled out by
many as one of the season's breakout stars. He was then seen in FOX's "Virtuality,"
directed by Peter Berg and produced by Gail Berman & Lloyd Braun.
In 2009, he co-starred opposite Ulrich Thomsen in "Blekingegade," a
high-profile Danish TV2 mini-series event, based on Denmark's highest profile
criminal gang, for TV2 and Zentropa Films. The first of the 5 episodes gave TV2
its highest ratings for 2009.
Additional film credits include "Headhunters," based on the novel by
bestselling writer Jo Nesbo, Oscar winning writer Mateo Gil's directorial debut,
"Blackthorn," opposite Sam Shepard, Stephen Rea and Eduardo Noriega, and leading
roles in the films "Night Watch," "Vildspor," (Wildshot), which he also
co-wrote, "Misery Harbours," "Foreign Fields," "24 Hours in the Life of a
Woman," "Rembrandt," and "Manden Bag Dren."
A graduate of the prestigious National Theater School in Denmark, Coster-Waldau
currently resides in Copenhagen.
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