Lars Mikkelsen

Lars Dittmann Mikkelsen is a Danish actor perhaps best known to international TV audiences for his roles as Copenhagen mayoral election candidate Troels Hartmann in the drama series The Killing, Charles Augustus Magnussen, the primary villain in the third series of Sherlock, and the Russian President Viktor Petrov in House of Cards on Netflix. He is the older brother of actor Mads Mikkelsen.

Mikkelsen was born in Gladsaxe near Copenhagen and his younger brother is the actor Mads Mikkelsen. After secondary school he enrolled for military service in the Royal Danish Army. He then studied biology at the University of Copenhagen but gave up the course to earn his living as a street performer in European cities with his mime and juggling acts.

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