Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

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Full Name Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Age 50 Years Old
Nick Name Nikolaj
Gender Male
Famous As Actor, Producer, Screenwriter
Birth Date July 27th, 1970
Birth Place Rudkobing

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is a Danish actor, producer, and screenwriter who rose to fame for his role in the 1994 film, Nightwatch. He made his film debut in the US in the war film, Black Hawk Down in 2001. He is best known for his role as Jaime Lannister in the HBO fantasy series, Game of Thrones. His debut film role was in the war film Black Hawk Down (2001) in the USA. Later, he became widely known for his role as Jaime Lannister in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones, for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2018. He is a very talented actor as well as a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador, drawing attention to critical issues such as gender equality and climate change.

Game of Thrones Star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Explains Jaime’s Baffling Choice

  • It is almost certainly the beginning of the end for the Kingslayer.
  • The heartbroken, crying Brienne of Tarth was truly all of us as we watched Jaime Lannister ride away from both Winterfell and his tidy little redemption arc. Jaime is on his way back to Cersei’s side in a decision that will, surely, cause his downfall. 
  • This decision not only goes against the wishes of Brienne and Jaime fans who would prefer those two crazy knights survive this war together; it goes against what we understand to be Jaime’s reaction in a similar situation in the books.
  • Over the course of eight seasons, Game of Thrones has continually stripped each of Jaime’s defining characteristics. 
  • His stature in court, his fighting hand, his crop of golden hair, his tense relationship with his father, his even tenser relationship with his kids, his bad reputation, his good reputation: by now, all of that is gone. 
  • Jaime’s narrative arc in the books left off a while ago relative to the show, of course, but it included a Jaime moment that fans hoped would make it to the show. 
  • Some Jaime fans had hoped that his farewell to Cersei in the Season 7 finale was the show finally giving us the Lannister twin break up we deserved. 
  • So if you want to talk about the tragedy in Game of Thrones talk about Jaime Lannister a man who came so close to being the hero he always wanted to be and fell back on old habits anyway.

What nationality is Nikolaj Coster Waldau?

On 27th July 1970, Nikolaj Coster Waldau was born to a father, Jorgen Oscar Fritzer Waldau, and a mother, Soborg Coster. He belongs to White ethnicity. He has German ancestry on his father's side. His birthplace is in Rudkobing in Denmark. He holds Danish nationality. His zodiac sign is Leo. He has 2 siblings, 2 older sisters, Dorte Coster-Waldau, and Rikke Coster-Waldau. He was raised by his mother and grew up in Tybjerg. His parents later got divorced. His religion is Christian. As per his education, he attended Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance in Copenhagen. He was the youngest actor to enter the Danish National School. He graduated in 1993. 

How old is Nikolaj?

At present, his age is 48 but his age will be turning to 49 on his upcoming birthday in July 27th as of 2019. 

How was the career (beginning-present) journey of Nikolaj?

  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau began his career by making stage debut as Laertes in Hamlet in the year 1992.
  • After that, he appeared in numerous stage plays.
  • His stage plays are Morgen og aften, Privattiv, I en Fremmeds Ojne, Paradis, Lovestory, Drengene I Skyggen, Becket, Ojeblikket, Macbeth, among others. 
  • Later, he made his film debut as Martin Bork in the 1994 film Nightwatch. 
  • He then appeared in numerous Danish films such as Hemmeligheder, Wildside, Nattens Engel, The Cable Club, Misery Harbour, Pa fremmed mark, and Enigma. 
  • He made his British debut in the 1997 film Bent. 
  • He made his Hollywood debut in the 2001 film, Black Hawk Down, where he appeared as Medal of Honor recipient Gary Gordon. 
  • His other films are 24 Hours in the Life of a Woman, Stealing Rembrandt, The Bouncer, My Name is Modesty, The Good Cop, Wimbledon, Kingdom of Heaven, The Headsman, Firewall, Triple Dare, The Baker, The Kautokeino Rebellion, At World's End, Blackthorn, Headhunters, Mama, Oblivion, A Thousand Times Good Night, The Other Woman, A Second Chance, Gods of Egypt, Small Crimes, Shot Caller, among others. 
  • He was the executive producer and starred in films, 3 Things, Upstart, Aurum, and Himmerland.
  • His upcoming films are Domino, Suicide Tourist, and Notat, all scheduled to release in 2019. 
  • Besides movies, he is also active in a television career. 
  • He landed one of the main roles as Jaime Lannister in the HBO hit series, Game of Thrones in 2011. His role as Jaime Lannister earned him global recognition. 
  • He has appeared in all 8 seasons of Game of Thrones.
  • He has appeared in other television series such as Lock, Stock..., New Amsterdam, The Left Wing Gang, The Simpsons, among others. 
  • He has appeared in television films, Slaget pa taskem, Jacobs liste, Filthy Gorgeous, Virtuality. 
  • In late 2019 he will portray Macbeth in a production of Shakespeare's tragedy directed by Matt Shakman at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.

What awards has Nikolaj achieved?

Nikolaj is a very successful actor. He was nominated for numerous awards for his role in Game of Thrones. Later, he was awarded Empire Hero Award (shared with the cast) for Game of Thrones in 2015 and also he was awarded the Ove Sprogoe Award in the year 2017. 

Who is the wife of Nikolaj?

Reflecting his marital status, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is a married man. he is married to Greenlandic actress and singer, Sascha Nukaka Motzfeldt. The couple got married in 1998. The couple has 2 daughters together, Filippa, and Safina. The family lives in Kongens Lyngby. As of today, the couple is living a happy life. 

How tall (height) is Nikolaj?

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is a very handsome actor. He stands at a height of 1.88 m i.e. 6 feet and 2 inches tall. He has a body weight of 192 lbs i.e. 87 kg. He has an athletic body build. He has a chest size of 43 inches, biceps of size 16 inches, and a waist size of 34 inches. He has blue eyes and his hair color is blonde. 

How much is Nikolaj Coster-Waldau paid?

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, a famous actor has accumulated the net worth of $16 Million as of 2019. Her source of earning is from his acting career. His exact salary will be added soon. 

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