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November 22, 2013

Happy Birthday, Mads!
We wish you much love, peace and happiness!

July 24, 2013

Win Series Two of  Unit One!

Thanks to Will and the generous people at Noble PR we have three copies of the newly released DVD of Unit One - Series Two to give away. (These are Region 2 DVDs, so if you are outside of the UK or Europe you will need a region-free player.)

To enter, send an email to by midnight EST Sunday, July 28, 2013. Be sure to put 'Unit One DVD' in the subject line and include your name and, if you are on twitter or tumblr, your ID. Winners will be chosen at random and will be notified on Monday, July 29th.

July 24, 2013

Special thanks to Augustina ( @aughmonica ) for sharing this short video from the Meet the Filmmakers event in SoHo from a couple weeks ago. She was one of the lucky ones to attend!

If you haven't seen it yet, the podcast is available for free on iTunes.

July 19, 2013

Hannibal on DVD/Bluray September 24, 2013

The first season of Hannibal will be released in the US on September 24. The discs will include all 13 episodes, including the pulled 4th episode.

Special Features include:
  • Audio commentaries on select episodes with Cast and Crew including Bryan Fuller, David Slade, Hugh Dancy and more
  • “Hannibal Reborn” featurette
  • “A Taste for Killing” featurette
  • “The FX of Murder” featurette
  • “A Symphony for the Slaughter” featurette
  • Full Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Pilot Episode Storyboards
The news of the gag reel was announced at Comic-Con yesterday and we have a short teaser just to torment all of us:

Available for pre-order at .& .

July 19, 2013

Unit One Series Two DVD Release


 .Following the overwhelming response to the season one      release back in January, Arrow Films’ Nordic Noir label is  pleased to announce the UK DVD box set debut of UNIT  ONE:SERIES TWO on Monday July 22nd.

 Based on actual, real-life Danish crimes which have occurred  across the last 2 decades, the International Emmy award  winning UNIT ONE is one of the hardest hitting of the Scandi-  crime series. It follows an elite mobile police force, referred to  as a flying squad, as they are dispatched to assist local police  in solving some of the most complex and high profile cases  Denmark has ever bore witness to.

 Starring alongside Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal, The Hunt,  Casino Royale, Pusher), who won the Best Actor Award at the  2012 Cannes Film Festival, are some of Denmark’s brightest  and best-loved actors, as seen on UK screens in The Killing,  Borgen and Wallander.

 Exhilarating and fast-paced, we follow the fascinating and  dangerous world of the UNIT ONE squad as they immerse  themselves in the Danish underworld. Prepare to be thrilled by  their commitment and affectionate solidarity, yet puzzled by  the often horrifying examples of human nature they face in their day-to-day work.

UNIT ONE asks many questions of the heroes and heroines portrayed in the show, such as what happens to those in real life who have chosen a career such as the ones portrayed in the series? A member of the flying squad is away from home 230 days a year, can a marriage and a family cope with that? What qualifications? What dedication? What kind of team spirit do these men and women possess in order to achieve one of the highest success rates in the world?

Pre-order now at  

Special thanks to Will at Noble PR.

July 19, 2013

  • The Hunt is in select US theaters. For locations and dates visit Magnolia Pictures.
  • With the success of Hannibal, as well as Mads being honored at Cannes last year with the Best Actor award for his role in The Hunt, there are tons of articles/interviews published with the film's release last week. Here are links to just a few:
    • Mads Mikkelsen astounds in the best original film of the year thus far. -  National Post
    • From 'Hannibal' to 'The Hunt,' Mads Mikkelsen shows creative versatility -
    • In a Town of Hunters, a Maligned Man Falls Prey to Malice - NY Times
    • Mads Mikkelsen on Hannibal, The Hunt, and Fan Tumblrs -
    • Is Mads Mikkelsen in 'The Hunt' an Oscar outsider to consider? -
    • Mads Mikkelsen talks ‘The Hunt’ and ‘Hannibal’ - Metro
    • Mads Mikkelsen on 'The Hunt' and other tough movie roles - Star Tribune 
    • Cannes Winner Mads Mikkelsen Discusses 'The Hunt,' the Three Choices for 'Hannibal' in Season Two and the Sequel to 'Valhalla Rising' - IndieWire
    • Danish star Mads Mikkelsen talks about his toughest role yet - Now Toronto
  • For those unable to attend the New York event, the 'Meet the Filmmakers'  podcast is available for free on iTunes.

July 12, 2013

Mean from Thailand was lucky enough to be in New York this week and attend both the SAG Foundation screening of The Hunt and the Meet the Filmmaker event at the Apple store in SoHo. She was kind enough to share some of her photos:



Thank you so much for sharing, Mean! I'm sure you had an amazing experience!

July 12, 2013

Mads on the Morning Joe on MSNBC:

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Never thought I would see Mads on an American News/Talk show! That is awesome!

July 12, 2013

Mads Mikkelsen on Hannibal, The Hunt, and Fan Tumblrs
By Jennifer Vineyard

Before Ryan Gosling became the muse of Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn, there was Mads Mikkelsen, who came to prominence in his home country in the Pusher film series. After winning over the rest of the world as the villain Le Chiffre in the first Daniel Craig James Bond film, Casino Royale, Mikkelsen returned to television (he had previously done a Danish crime drama called Unit One) as Hannibal Lecter in the brilliant and beautiful Hannibal series. But even though we might associate him with these villain roles, Mikkelsen turns that on its head by playing a character who is completely innocent in The Hunt. As the kindergarten teacher Lucas, he is accused of sexual abuse of a child — and then multiple children — as his community quite violently turns against him, no matter what he does or says in his defense. Mikkelsen chatted with Vulture about kicking ass, eyeball acting, and his Emmys expectations.

I actually saw your friend Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives last night.

Oh, yeah? I have not seen it yet.

I was struck by how little dialogue there was in it ...

Which has become one of his trademarks. Obviously in that one and Valhalla Rising, but in the first two or three Pusher films, that was packed with dialogue. That was like Scorsese in the early days. We were just spitting it out. So that has changed a little for Nicolas. But for Valhalla Rising, it was his idea to not have dialogue. He called and said, "I want you to be a Viking that has no past, no future, you only have one eye, and you don't say jack shit." [Laughs] I said, "Yeah, sure, why not?" We will definitely work together one day again, I just don't know when.

You've had a lot of parts which reference your eyes — one eye, eye patches, tears of blood, not blinking. Even in The Hunt, there's a remark about how someone can tell you're lying by your eyes. Do you like eyeball acting?

Yeah, there has been a tendency, but I've also driven a car on numerous occasions in films, and nobody ever mentions that! "Oh my God, there he goes again, sitting in a car!" [Laughs] Obviously, One Eye has one eye in Valhalla Rising, and Rochefort in The Three Musketeers has a patch on the eye, and then there's also Le Chiffre, his eye spilling blood. Hannibal's very different. He would never react to an instinct. He would never be cornered. He would never be stressed. He would never have all these natural things that the rest of us have, without knowing it, like blinking or scratching his arm, the stuff that makes us human beings. And if he does blink or if he does look a little nervous, it's something planned. So he will always be one hundred percent in control.

It's interesting how because Hannibal does not react in a human way, he's somehow above suspicion in people's minds, whereas Lucas in The Hunt, no matter how he reacts, people think he's guilty.

Yeah, you could say that to a certain degree. If he were screaming and shouting and hitting things, Lucas would have been thought of as guilty. If he's keeping totally quiet, he's guilty. And if he's behaving in a totally civilized manner, and confronting people in a rational way, he's also guilty. There is no way he can win that battle, because he's fighting emotions.

And he's fighting a system, which unbeknownst to him, is investigating sexual abuse in the wrong way, such as asking a child leading questions: "Did something white come out?" Klara doesn't know what that means; she just says yes.

And that is one of the most scary scenes in the film, and it's even more scary when you know it was taken word for word from an interview with a little girl in Norway. When I read it, I was like, "Are you kidding me?" And obviously this film is not trying to say that child abuse never takes place, because it does, and it's terrible, and it's not trying to say, "Oh, kids are always lying." But it is trying to say that when this is happening, we should not immediately react emotionally. We have to make absolutely sure before we make any accusation.

Especially because this kind of accusation can ruin someone's life, as it does Lucas's, even though he is innocent. He can't even go to the grocery store and try to get food without getting beat up.

They tell Lucas to get out, "and if you don't, I'm going to kick the shit out of you." We all really wanted that scene to happen: "Please let's kick the shit out of someone!" Because I had not been able to direct my anger anywhere. And we want this guy to behave in an uncivilized manner. We do not want him to take it as a man. We want him to be an animal. If the justice system is not helping you, fuck it — go out and kick some ass, you know?

What do you think about America's take on Nordic noir stories? Such as the two from your country which have been remade: Forbrydelsen — which featured your brother, Lars — becoming The Killing and now Broen becoming The Bridge, which debuted this week.

We would hope that you would be able to embrace the actual original versions of these shows, but no one here — no one — is going to watch it in Danish, and we have to accept that. So it's a natural thing to do a remake if they can capture the atmosphere they fell in love with. I've only seen a couple episodes of The Killing and I thought that looked really cool. But it's always a problem because what the Americans fell in love with, they also want to change.

Emmy nominations are next week. Do you think Hannibal will get a few?

Well, we never know, do we? Isn't it rare for a network to get that kind of nomination? If people believe we can get a couple nominations, that would be fantastic. I would be very surprised if I got nominated.  And very enthusiastic. But I hope I don't get nominated before Hugh [Dancy] does, because he's doing tremendous work on the show. Maybe we could be nominated as a couple — the bromance! [Laughs] I can say really, really honestly that Hannibal really does love Will Graham. That doesn't mean he won't eat him, of course. But he loves him. He'd prefer to have him as a friend for the rest of his life. If that doesn't work out, he'll find something else.

I would love to see a spinoff show of just Hannibal cooking. It's such food porn when he cooks.

It is! We might be doing a cookbook next year. Everything is up there when he cooks. Everything he does is always elaborate. But Hannibal is a much better cook than I am. I'm much better in an Asian kitchen, like simple Thai dishes and Chinese dishes. I do an awesome coconut soup with shrimp and spicy chili.

David Bowie might be coming on the show to play your uncle. I can see the resemblance ...

I know what you're saying — the high cheekbones! [Laughs] That would be amazing, if that happens! I would love that. I'm an enormous fan. I actually saw him when I was living in New York in the late eighties; I was playing basketball down around Tompkins Square, and there was a little fuss on the court and it was sealed off, and it turned out that David Bowie was doing a part of his new music video there. So I was standing twenty meters away from him, and that was my first encounter with a celebrity, ever.

Have you seen any of the sites or Tumblrs  dedicated to you, the ones that say they are "Mad about Mads"? 

I don't know what that means, Tumblrs? But that's so cute! I have to go and look at it! I'll have to get some assistance from my kids, though, because I'm from the former millennium. I'm not even on Facebook. I've got enough friends I never see. You know how you have a lot of friends you never call? I don't have time for new friends, and I don't want to be friends with someone only online. I never understood that. But if David Bowie wants, I'll put him in my phone-book.

July 7, 2013

Mads Mikkelsen fans in the New York City area will have two opportunities to meet him as he promotes the US release of The Hunt this week.

  • On Tuesday July 9th The SAG Foundation will be screening The Hunt at 7pm followed by a Q&A session with Mads. For more info visit
  • The Apple Store in SoHo will be hosting a 'Meet the Filmmaker' event on Thursday, July 11th with Mads and director, Thomas Vinterberg.

If you have the opportunity to attend either event and want to share your experience we would love to hear about it!

If you have a chance to see The Hunt, I highly recommend it. It opens in select US theaters on July 12th.

July 6, 2013

 Arrow Films is pleased to announce the UK DVD debut of EXIT, an action-  packed Scandinavian thriller starring Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, The  Hunt, Hannibal) and Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood).

 Set for release on Monday July 8th, EXIT can be pre-ordered now by clicking  .

 I'm so glad this is finally getting a wider release. I saw EXIT when it was released in Sweden and enjoyed it very much! It was something a little different for Mads, involving corporate espionage, action and unexpected twists right up to the end! And it also stars a pre-True Blood Alexander Skarsgård. Definitely worth seeing!

Be sure to check out the new EXIT page I've added to the filmography for a full synopsis and the trailer from Arrow Films.

June 28, 2013

  • Please be sure to check out our new affiliate - Mads Mikkelsen Source! It's a brand new site and Liz has done an amazing job already and I'm sure it's going to get even better. I've also added it to our links page so it will be easy to find.
  • I've created a new page for the road movie, Move On to the filmography. I enjoyed the Bond - esque Mads....but I really want to know what's in that damn case!!! You can watch the whole movie for yourself and see what you think.
  • I added more stills of young Mads to the Tom Merritt gallery, as well as a few to the Michael Kohlhaas gallery.
Keep reading for more news - 

June 28, 2013

Hannibal receives 15 nominations for the 2012 - 2013 Golden Europe Television Awards

  NBC's Hannibal has garnered 15 nominations in it's first season at the      Golden Europe Television Awards.

  Outstanding Drama Series – Bryan Fuller
  Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series – Hugh Dancy
  Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Mads Mikkelsen
  Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Laurence Fishburne
  Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series 
  Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series 
  Outstanding Cinematography for a Drama Series 
  Outstanding Music, Original or Adapted Score for a Series 
  Outstanding Picture Editing for a Drama Series 
  Outstanding Production Design for a Contemporary Series 
  Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series 
  Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series 
  Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Series 
  Outstanding Special, Visual Effects for a Series 

  Winners will be announced on Monday, July 1st, 2013.


June 28, 2013

Michael Kohlhaas wins multiple awards at the Brussels Film Festival

Michael Kohlhaas was the big winner at the 2013 Brussels Film Festival last week:

CINELAB AWARD for the Best Image
CINEUROPA AWARD European Competition
RTBF TV PRIZE for Best Film

Congratulations to Director, Arnaud des Pallières, Mads & the rest of the cast & crew. Looking forward to seeing this!

June 25, 2013

Hannibal at Comic-Con 2013 

Though Mads will not be attending, I thought I would post the details of the Hannibal panel at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, just in case some of you are attending. 

The "Hannibal: Feed Your Fear" panel (could it have been titled anything else?) will be taking place Thursday, July 18, from 6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. in Room 6A. The series has received a second season order from NBC, and what better way to celebrate than with this "Hannibal"-themed hour as the panelists discuss the first season, which has recently finished airing, and the upcoming second season? Attending the panel are executive producer Bryan Fuller, director David Slade, Martha De Laurentiis, and series star Hugh Dancy, who plays Agent Will Graham.


June 23, 2013

First off, I want to apologize for my lack of updates here the past couple months. RL has been trying and not allowing much time for Mads, Hopefully that will change soon. I was able to do quick updates on Twitter and Tumblr, so I hope you're following there. I also made sure not to miss a single episode of Hannibal. What did you think? It truly was one of the best new shows on TV, and not just because Mads was in it. The whole cast was superb, the writing, direction, photography all top notch. I am so glad we will get a season would have been tragic to leave us hanging like that.

Now on to some updates:
  • Thanks to Tumblr, I have posted the film short Tom Merritt and created a page for it with the poems from the Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters. I have also added a Gallery for it and will add more stills soon.
  • The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman did not get good reviews at Cannes or Sundance, but it has found a US distributor in Millennium Entertainment. The film stars Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, and of course, Mads Mikkelsen. No release date has been announced. I have a few stills from the film in its Gallery.
  • There are new images in the Photoshoots Gallery. Thanks to the popularity of Hannibal, there's a lot of new pictures surfacing. I will attempt to add them as I find them. Mads has absolutely exploded on Tumblr (and Twitter, too) so if you're not tumbling I would suggest doing so. There are so many talented people there and they love to spread the Madsness!

June 23, 2013

Performer of the Week: Mads Mikkelsen              

THE PERFORMER | Mads Mikkelsen
THE SHOW | NBC’s Hannibal
THE EPISODE | ”Savoureux”
THE AIRDATE | June 20, 2013
THE PERFORMANCE | Just as Hugh Dancy earned POTW honors with his rendition of a man slowly becoming unraveled, Mikkelsen has regaled viewers with his portrayal of a calculating killer icily in control — until, in a rare, shocking moment of humanity, he wasn’t.

Read the complete review at

June 23, 2013

Mads is featured in the new July issue of GQ Magazine:

Always Bet On Brown


"Danish badass Mads Mikkelsen shows why a suit in tobacco, copper, or coffee has gone from kinda stuffy to totally cutting-edge."

See more at

May 30, 2013

Are you ready for seconds?

  • NBC has finally renewed Hannibal for a second season! It was announced today that we will have 13 more amazing episodes next year. It will be interesting to see where they're going with Will & Hannibal!
  • I have a lot of photos to upload of Mads at the Cannes Film Festival last week, where he was promoting the premiere of Michael Kohlhaas. Will try to get those up this weekend.

May 1, 2013

Video and interview from the set of The Salvation:

April 24, 2013

The first part of episode 4,
Ceuf, of Hannibal is available on TVline . The remaining webisodes will debut on at 2pm today. It was decided to pull the episode in the US market after the recent events in Boston. Episode 5 will air on Thursday, April 25th on NBC. This does not affect the series schedule outside the US.

April 22, 2013

  • I've uploaded a bunch of Hi-res photos from the first three episodes to the Hannibal Gallery. Thanks to Dany for the link.
  • I've added a couple Archive pages from the first five years of Check the navigation menu at the left. I've archived the updates from the previous Home page, as well as the News & Interviews page. There was a lot of information there I didn't want to lose.
  • In current news - Eva Green and Jeffery Dean Morgan have joined the cast of The Salvation which has  just begun an 8-week shoot on location in Johannesburg, South Africa. Here is the first still to surface:

April 18, 2013

The 2013 Festival de Cannes film line up has been announced and Arnaud des Pallières' Michael Kohlhaas has been included in competition. 

Mads plays the title character, a horse merchant who raises an army in 16th century France. It is based on the novel by Heinrich von Kleist.


April 10, 2013
  • Mads Mikkelsen, Bryan Cranston and Rebel Wilson have joined the cast of Jennifer Yuh Nelson's animated sequel Kung Fu Panda 3. Jack Black, Angelina Jolie and Seth Rogen are also returning to reprise their roles.
    Plot details are being held under wraps, but we do know that the film has been moved up to December 23, 2015 from it's original March 18, 2016 date. (Movie Web)
  • Mads is reportedly working in South Africa on the Danish western The Salvation. Kristian Levring will direct the film for Zentropa from a script co-written with screenwriter Anders Thomas Jensen. 

April 6, 2013

The Hannibal Tumblr page has posted a link to the complete script from episode 1. Check it out:

April 4, 2013

Hannibal premiers tonight at 10pm on NBC!

Official Hannibal Website

April 3, 2013

Welcome to!

I hope you like the new design. I was hoping to have this done for our 5th anniversary on March 20th, but my laptop decided it needed a break. Thankfully I got it back good as new and was able to update for the premiere of Hannibal! Are you ready to see Mads every week? I know I am, and from all the promos it looks to be an exciting series.

Keep checking back for Hannibal news and Mads other new projects. I will be working on getting the individual film pages added over the next few weeks.

Be sure to check our Twitter & Tumblr pages for all the latest updates.

April 3, 2013

Will you be joining us for dinner tomorrow?

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