Ulrich Thomsen has worked with many acclaimed European directors and is one of Europe's most sought after actors, starring in over 25 international productions. He was first introduced to worldwide audiences for his leading role as a member of Denmark's most dysfunctional family in Thomas Vinterberg's 1998 art house hit "Festen (The Celebration)" for which he received his first Best European Actor nomination at the European Film Academy Awards. The film won the Cannes Jury Prize among many others and cemented the impact of the Dogma era in filmmaking history.
Thomsen's international feature films include "Bond: The World is Not Enough," Kathryn Bigelow's "The Weight of Water," and Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven," amongst others.
Among his many accolades, he was presented with the Best Actor Award by the Danish Film Academy on several occasions. For his performance in "Brothers," he received his second Best European Actor nomination and won the prestigious Best Actor Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival.
Recently, Thomsen reteamed with Danish director, Suzannah Beirs, in the Golden Globe and Academy Award Best Foreign Film winner "In A Better World," and starred in the remake of "The Thing."
On television, Thomsen guest starred on the hit series,"Alias," the BBC miniseries "The Virgin Queen," the TNT miniseries "The Company," produced by Ridley Scott as well as JJ Abrams' "Fringe."