The release of Fantastic Beasts : The Secrets of Dumbledore , which has been available in Indonesian cinemas since Wednesday (13/04/2022), cannot be separated from the name Mads Mikkelsen . He was a substitute actor for Johnny Depp to play the character Grindelwald.
Mads Mikkelsen accepts the pros and cons of Fantastic Beasts lovers . On the one hand, his acting ability as an antagonist is unquestionable. On the other hand, there are still many people who are not willing to change the actor for Grindelwald’s character.
Then, who is Mads Mikkelsen and how was his life journey to become an actor? Here’s the profile for you.
Profile Mads Mikkelsen
Mads was born on November 22, 1965 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is the son of mother Bente Christiansen and father Henning Mikkelsen, who is a taxi driver by profession. While his older brother, Lars Mikkelsen, is also an actor.
In her youth, she trained as a gymnast and wanted to pursue athletics. Mads Mikkelsen later studied dance at the Balettakademien (ballet academy) in Gothenburg, where he also became fluent in Swedish.
Mads Mikkelsen was a professional dancer for almost a decade until leaving her to study drama at the Theater School in 1996 and starting a career in acting.
Mads Mikkelsen’s Personal Life
In 2000, Mads married choreographer Hanne Jacobsen, with whom he had been since 1987. They later had a daughter, Viola (1992) and a son, Carl (1997).
Mads Mikkelsen has lived in Copenhagen all his life, having also settled in Toronto to shoot the film Hannibal. Its base in Denmark is the Spanish island of Mallorca, which was first visited in the late 1990s.
Mads Mikkelsen is often voted the “sexiest man” in Denmark in several surveys. In addition to his native Danish, he is able to speak Swedish, German, English, Russian and French.
Mads Mikkelsen debuted as an actor in 1996 as Tony, a drug dealer in the internationally successful film Pusher . This is the work of Nicolas Winding Refn, who released two sequels.
Mads Mikkelsen later became known as an actor who always gets bad roles. Some of the popular films he has starred in are Casino Royale (2006), Cars (2006), Clash of the Titans (2010), Doctor Strange (2016), and the Hannibal series (2013-2015).
Around the end of 2021, Mads Mikkels was confirmed to be Gellert Grindelwald in the sequel to the Fantastic Beasts film . Although there were doubts, many viewers admitted that they were amazed by his actions as an enemy of Dumbledore.
This latest sequel itself tells about Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) who knows that Grindelwald will move to rule the wizarding world.
Too dangerous and claiming he can’t stop it alone, he entrusts Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to lead a team of wizards and a brave muggle.