|Jesper Christensen Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||May 16, 1948|
Jesper Christensen is a Danish actor, voiceover artist, director, and producer who is known for having worked extensively in the entertainment industry, especially for playing the role of Mr. White in the James Bond films Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, and Spectre. Over the course of his career, he has also been cast in a variety of roles in shows and movies such as The Russian Singer, Sofie, Strømer, Winterborn, Mind Your Back, Professor, Did Somebody Laugh?, Hip Hip Hurrah!, Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg, Carl, My Childhood Symphony, The White Lioness, The Ballad of the Viking King, Holger the Dane, In China They Eat Dogs, Italian for Beginners, One-Hand Clapping, Minor Mishaps, Treasure Planet, The Interpreter, Manslaughter, Everlasting Moments, The Young Victoria, This Is Love, Melancholia, The Last Sentence, The King’s Choice, and Before the Frost. Moreover, Jesper Christensen has also served as a director and producer for a couple of projects and has also won several awards and nominations.
Actor, Voiceover Artist, Director, Producer
Jesper Christensen is represented by –
- Spielkind GmbH, Talent Agency, Berlin, Germany
- Conway Van Gelder Grant Ltd, London, England, United Kingdom
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Jesper Christensen has dated –
- Tove Bornhøft (2000-Present) – Jesper Christensen is married to actress Tove Bornhøft who is known for having been cast in a couple of shows and movies such as When the Dust Settles, Ditte & Louise, The Legacy, Headhunter, and The Protectors. The duo got married in 2000 and also parents 2 daughters.
Race / Ethnicity
- Deep-set eyes
- Thin lips
- Often wears glasses
Best Known For
- Having been cast as the mysterious villain, Mr. White, in the films from the James Bond series which were titled Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, and Spectre
- Starring as Haakon VII in the biographical war film, The King’s Choice, which was directed by the Norwegian film director, producer, and screenwriter, Erik Poppe, and also starred actors such as Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Tuva Novotny, Katharina Schüttler, Karl Markovics, Juliane Köhler, Rolf Kristian Larsen, and Erik Hivju
- Appearing as Carsten in the drama film, Manslaughter, in which he starred alongside the likes of Beate Bille, Pernilla August, and Charlotte Fich. He also won a Bodil Award in the “Best Actor” category for his performance in the film.
- Having been cast as Judge in the drama film, Barbara, whose lead cast included actors Anneke von der Lippe and Lars Simonsen. Jesper Christensen also won a Bodil Award for his part in the film.
- Playing a variety of roles in several shows such as Narrator in Tæt på sandheden med Jonathan Spang, Ib in Ditte & Louise, Thomas Konrad in The Legacy, Jens in Forestillinger, Torvald Eklind in Revelations, Ingeniør Meyer in Better Times, Santa /Skrivernissen Günther in Island of the Pixies, Mogens Kjærulf in Fire høytider, Japetus Steenstrup in Bryggeren, Bo in Parløb, Boris in Kirsebærhaven 89, Bent Petersen in Nana, Juletræssælger in Nissebanden, Mogens Sletborg in Udvikling, and Sven Sörensen in Ein Kapitel für sich as well as in Tadellöser & Wolff
Jesper Christensen made his first feature film appearance by playing the role of Young Officer in the crime drama film, Strømer (English: Cop), in 1976. The lead cast of the movie included Jens Okking, Lotte Hermann, Bodil Kjer, and Birgit Sadolin.
In 1977, he made his first theatrical film appearance by playing the role of Journalist in the comedy crime drama movie, Pas på ryggen, professor! (English: Mind Your Back, Professor). It starred actor Ulf Pilgaard.
As a voiceover artist, Jesper Christensen made his feature film debut by providing vocals to the animated film, Trællenes børn, in 1980.
In 1996, he made his theatrical film debut as a voice actor by providing vocals to the character of Hemming /Loke in the film, The Ballad of the Viking King, Holger the Dane.
First TV Show
In 1975, Jesper Christensen made his first TV show appearance by playing the role of Sven Sörensen in an episode of the show titled Tadellöser & Wolff.
Jesper Christensen Facts
- He has been awarded the Bodil Awards at least 4 times in his career. Christensen has won the award thrice in the “Best Actor” category for his role as Unemployed Man in Did Somebody Laugh? (1978), as Kaj in The Bench (2000), and as Carsten in Manslaughter (2005) while he has also won the same award in the “Best Supporting Actor” category for his performance as Judge in Barbara (1997).
- He denied the offer to receive the Knight’s Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog, a Danish order of chivalry instituted in 1671 by Christian V, in 2006 on grounds that he believed that the entire idea of monarchy is a crime against the members of the royal family and it does not fit with the modern ideas.
- Jesper Christensen has served as a producer for a couple of projects such as The King’s Choice, One Shot, Baby, and Han, hun og Strindberg.
- Between 2014 and 2015, he directed a few episodes of the drama show, The Legacy.
- Over the course of his career, Jesper Christensen has been cast in a wide range of characters in a number of films such as Jens in Before the Frost, Manuel Kaminski in Me and Kaminski, Torgny Segerstedt in The Last Sentence, Little Father in Melancholia, Rickard Rheinwald in A Family, Dr. Bernhardt/Dieter Vogel in The Debt, Baron Stockmar in The Young Victoria, Wilhelm Faurschou Hviid in Flame & Citron, Sebastian Pedersen in Everlasting Moments, Nils Lud in The Interpreter, Olympia’s Father in Italian for Beginners, Bartender in In China They Eat Dogs, Schreiber in Carl, My Childhood Symphony, Officer at Watteau in Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg, and Viggo Johansen in Hip Hip Hurrah!.
- Visit his official website @ jesperchristensen.dk.
- He is not active on social media.
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