With the recent and ever growing popularity of Scandinavian crime dramas on TV and in the movies, I thought we should have a look at some of the great actors from Scandinavia who’ve made their mark on Hollywood down the years. My list includes past and present, some very familiar names, some not so. All are worthy as being among the best actors from Scandinavia.
1. Mads Mikkelson
This super hot guy is the one who prompted me compiling this list of actors from Scandinavia. The Danish actor first grabbed my attention as Le Chiffre in Casino Royale, which I think also brought him global recognition. Currently wowing Brits as Dr. Hannibal Lecter, he is one of the biggest stars in the Danish Film Industry home and abroad, and one of his biggest recent movies – The Hunt – was nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film (it lost out to The Great Beauty). I recently watched him in the latest version of the Three Musketeers and I hear he’s one of the voices in Kung Fu Panda 3.