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NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU (Mark) has created a strong foothold in Hollywood, starring on a critically acclaimed television series and numerous high-successful films.

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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