Thure Lindhardt

Nominated For:



Keep the Lights On – “Erik”


THURE LINDHARDT is considered one of the biggest contemporary Danish dramatic talents and one of his generation’s most versatile and acclaimed actors. As a child, he had a part in Bille August’s Pelle the Conqueror, which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes and the Academy Award® for Best Foreign Film in 1988.

His breakthrough came with Kaspar Rostrup’s A Place Nearby (2000), after which he was presented with a Shooting Star Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. In the critically acclaimed Flame & Citron (2008), Lindhardt starred with Mads Mikkelsen as real-life World War II resistance fighters, receiving a European Film Award nomination for Best Actor. Lindhardt also starred in Nicolo Donato’s Brotherhood, which won the jury award for Best Film and the Golden Butterfly at the Rome Film Festival in 2009, and The Island, which was chosen for Director’s Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival 2011.

Thure’s U.S. films include Ira Sachs’ Keep the Lights On (2012), Ron Howard’s Angels & Demons (2009) with Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor and Stellan Skarsgard, and Sean Penn’s Into the Wild (2008), starring Emile Hirsch. Recent credits include Neil Jordan’s Byzantium (2012) and Formentera (2012, Ann-Kristin Reyes). He will soon be seen as the lead in 3096 (Sherry Horrmann), based on Natascha Kampbush biography and premiering in February 2013; the third and fourth season of TV’s The Borgias; and The Fast and the Furious 6 (2013).