International Actors Award for Mads Mikkelsen

The FILM FESTIVAL COLOGNE AWARDS on October 8 are the highlight of the Film Festival Cologne.

This year, the INTERNATIONAL ACTORS AWARD, donated by Network Movie and MMC Studios Köln GmbH, will be awarded to Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen.

The International Actors Award honors personalities who have achieved fame and recognition in the international film and TV business through their outstanding acting achievements.

For almost a decade Mads Mikkelsen has worked as a dancer before he started his acting career. His first job has prepared him well for roles that demanded a lot of physicality, but also for more delicate and subtle characters.

His turn as Bond villain Le Chiffre in CASINO ROYALE and the title role in the HANNIBAL series made him world-famous.

But his career has much more to offer than just striking bad guys, which he has shown in films like COCO CHANEL & IGOR STRAVINSKY, MICHAEL KOHLHAAS and THE HUNT.

His new film ANOTHER ROUND (Danish title: DRUK) directed by Thomas Vinterberg is screening at the festival on October 7 at 8:00 p.m.

In addition, Mads Mikkelsen will be on stage for an Artist Talk on October 8 at 2:00 p.m. at Cologne’s Filmpalast Theater.

Photo: Mads Mikkelsen. Credit: Film Festival Cologne