Born in Rudkøbing, Denmark, on July 27, 1970, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is a Danish performer, screenwriter, and producer. He is the son of Jørgen Oscar Fritzer Waldau and Hanne Søborg Coster, a librarian. He talked in interviews about his dad's issues with liquor, and his folks' divorce.
He has two elder sisters and raised by his mother. He experienced childhood in Tybjerg, a little town amongst Næstved and Ringsted in southern Zealand. He was the youngest on-screen character to join the Danish National School of Theater and Contemporary Dance in Copenhagen, where he completed his graduation from 1989 to 1993. Coster-Waldau debuted on the stage at the Betty Nansen Theater with the play Hamlet as Laertes.
His part in the movie Nightwatch in 1994 got him fame in his country. He at that point proceeded to work in the motion picture Wildside by Simon Staho in 1998, which he additionally co-wrote, and starred in Danish films such as Misery Harbor by Nils Gaup in 1999. He made his British début nearby
in Bent by Sean Mathias in 1997.
In 2001, he started his U.S. vocation with the role of Gary Gordon, the Medal of Honor beneficiary in the film Black Hawk Down by
. Waldau utilized his prosperity to grab work on the two sides of the Atlantic, especially his local Scandinavia. He next handled a lead role in the movie Enigma by Michael Apted and furthermore showed up as a miscreant in the motion picture My Name is Modesty in light of the funny cartoon Modesty Blaise. Scott brought Waldau back for his film the Kingdom of Heaven in 2005. In 2004, Richard Loncraine, who cast the performing artist in Wimbledon, gave him the work in Firewall after two years, in 2006.
In 2007, he acted as John Amsterdam, an everlasting
crime analyst who end-up mortal after he finds out his romance, in the Fox TV dramatization arrangement named New Amsterdam. Coster-Waldau acquired his Screen Actors Guild card for working in the series pilot. Since April of 2011, Coster-Waldau worked as Jaime Lannister in the hit show named Game of Thrones on HBO, given t George R. R. Martin's top of the line A Song of Ice and Fire dream novel series.
For his character as Jaime Lannister, he has gotten a few honors assignments, including a People's Choice Awards nominations, Critics' Choice Television Award, and a Saturn grant. In 2011, he likewise worked close by Sam Shepard in feature movie Blackthorn by Mateo Gil, which debuted in Tribeca Film Festival. Later that year, he acted in Headhunters by Morten Tyldum.
The motion picture proceeded to be the most earning Norwegian film of all-time and got exceptionally positive surveys including a BAFTA Award assignment as a Best Foreign movie. Coster-Waldau starred in the motion picture Mama close by Jessica Chastain in 2013, which appeared at number one in the US box office. He worked to play Sykes, a military weapons master in the sci-fi motion picture named Oblivion.
That same year he co-starred with Juliette Binoche in dramatization A Thousand Times Good Night by Erik Poppe. In 2014, he starred in Danish spine chiller movie A Second Chance by Susanne Bier as Andreas, a cop. In 2016, Coster-Waldau showed up as Horus in the dream motion picture Gods of Egypt. In mid-2017, he acted in the dull comic drama Small Crimes by E.L. Katz, which entered on 11 March of 2017at South by Southwest film celebration.
Coster-Waldau at that point showed up in the Danish movie 3 Things, a spine-chiller about a prime suspect of a bank burglary who arranges the terms of his witness insurance deal. He starred in the motion picture Shot Caller by Roman Waugh, which debuted on 16 June of 2017 at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Since January of 2018, he became named L'Oréal Paris new worldwide representative for their Men Expert's series. Coster-Waldau wedded Nukâka, a Greenlandic on-screen character, and vocalist, in 1998. The couple lives in Kongens Lyng by with their two little girls and also two dogs.
Their little girl Filippa featured in a Danish short film named The Girl and the Dogs, which appeared at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. His dad-in-law is Josef Motzfeldt, an individual from the Parliament of Greenland and previous pioneer of the People party. Coster-Waldau is a fan of Leeds United, an English football club and he is an individual from the Leeds United Supporters' Trust.
Coster-Waldau has been a supporter of the Danish Red Cross since 2003. In 2016, he declared a Game of Thrones crusade challenge keeping in mind the end goal to help the RED establishment which intends to bring issues to light and battle AIDS. Since September of 2016, he became the delegate of a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador to bring problems to light and bolster the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, an activity to end poverty, battle inequality and stop atmosphere change.
In 2017, Coster-Waldau collaborated with Google, utilizing Street View to archive the effect of a world-wide temperature alteration in Greenland, to expand mindfulness and feature atmosphere change. In the wake of partaking in a female empowerment activity in Kenya, on the event of International Women's Day in 2017, he composed a vow requiring all dads to help sex fairness and ladies' strengthening, including those ladies who live in destitution and presented to hones like tyke marriage.
In September of 2017, Coster-Waldau was the speakers in The Spotlight Initiative, a European Union-United Nations action to wipe out brutality against ladies and girls, after commencing the ladies' beginner World Cup. In October of 2017, he went to the Maldives to report the dangerous atmospheric deviation impacts continuing his part as a United Nations Development Program Goodwill Ambassador. In mid-2018, he and a few other Danish specialists marked a proclamation requesting zero resistance for sexism.