Thure Lindhardt Biography
Thure Lindhardt is a Danish actor born on 24 December 1974 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is popular for his role as the Danish detective Henrik Sabroe in the Danish-Swedish TV police series ‘The Bridge’.
Thure Lindhardt first got a role of the mailman in Negerkys og labre larver (1987) at the age of 12. In the same year Lindhardt acted as a classmate in Bille August’s film Pelle the Conqueror (1987), which, in 1988, won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
His breakthrough came with his portrayal of a boy with autism in A Place Nearby (2000), co-starring with Ghita Nørby. The film featured in the official selection at the 50th Berlin Film Festival. He has also acted in a variety of movies and series, including Into the Wild, Angels in Fast Motion aka Nordkraft, Brotherhood, Princess, Love in Thoughts, Sugar Rush, Rejseholdet, Byzantium and Flame & Citron.
In 2004, Lindhardt did an outstanding job in the role of Hans in the German movie Love in Thoughts which brought him to the public’s attention. In 2009, he played a role as the young Swiss Guard Lieutenant Chartrand in Angels & Demons, directed by Ron Howard. In 2012 he played a role in the European-Scandinavian TV series The Spiral, and in 2013 he appeared in the feature film Adieu Paris. In 2015 Lindhardt played the Danish detective Henrik Sabroe opposite Sofia Helin in season 3 of the internationally-acclaimed Danish-Swedish TV police series The Bridge.
Thure Lindhardt was nominated for a Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actor as well as an Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead in 2012. In 2014 he received the Lauritzen Award.
Thure Lindhardt Age
He was born on 24th December 1974 in Copenhagen, Denmark (43 years as of 2017)
Thure Lindhardt Height
He is 1.82 m/ 5 ft 9 inches tall.
Thure Lindhardt Wife
Thure does not have a wife ; he is gay.
Thure Lindhardt and Silas Holst / Thure Lindhardt Gay
Silas Holst and Thure Lindhardt broke apart in May 2010 after being friends for just under two years. Silas Holst opened up about the break up saying;
“I was far down and turned around. It was hard. It was a feeling that the whole carpet was lifted under me. The world I had built disappeared. And I should start again, said Silas Holst to BT.
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Thure Lindhardt Into The Wild
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Thure Lindhardt Movies
- 1987: Pelle the Conqueror
- 2004: Love in Thoughts
- 2005: Nordkraft
- 2006: Into the Wild
- 2007: Daisy Diamond
- 2008: Flame & Citron
- 2009: Angels & Demons
- 2009: Brotherhood
- 2010: Truth About Men
- 2012: Keep the Lights On
- 2012: Byzantium
- 2013: Fast & Furious 6
- 2013: 3096 Tage
- 2016: Kill Command
- 2016: Despite the Falling Snow
- 2017: The Last Kingdom
Thure Lindhardt Interview
Were you sad to say goodbye to your character Henrik at the end of The Bridge?
Yes and no — it was bittersweet. I hadn’t done such a big character in my career before and the filming for both series I did was eight months and you really start to become your character, which is odd. You become a little swamped by it, you wonder which part is you and which part is Henrik. So in that sense it was good to stop. But when you have lived with a character for so long, to feel how it has evolved, when that ends, yes, that was sad.
What characteristics do you share with Henrik?
I’ve always had conversations with people who weren’t there. I have a habit of talking to myself — I’m the guy on the train with his mouth open, mumbling to himself. That seemed like the kind of thing Henrik would do.
Sounds like you’re a candidate for therapy…
Oh gosh yes, I believe in therapy. I think kids should be taught in school that therapy is a good thing. My mother is a psychiatrist and what she always says is that you should never be too afraid to ask for help. So if I want to freshen up my brain, I do therapy. It’s a good thing, it’s not for just dealing with, you know, all the s***.
Isn’t there a danger it can become addictive?
Well, it’s not like having a personal trainer or a manicure. It’s for when you need it. I knew a woman who had therapy many times a week for years, it was just another appointment. That’s not what it should be about. Everything we do should be about taking responsibility for ourselves, that’s how therapy helps.
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Why do you think people related to The Bridge and, in particular, the relationship between Henrik and Saga?
You can see they are lost souls in a fractured world yet they’ve somehow found each other. They’ve both lost everything so I think there’s an element that if they can connect with each other then there’s hope for everyone — you want them to get through, even though the odds are against them. Most important is that they don’t judge each other, there’s this complete honesty between them.
What drew you to acting?
It’s the only thing in my life that I’ve ever been certain of, the only thing I knew I wanted. Even as a child, when I would read a book, I would disappear completely within that world.
Checking back on your roles, you seem drawn to the dark side. Henrik is the latest in a line of characters with issues…
It’s true, most of the characters I’ve played have been pretty f***ed up. But I really don’t see myself as being so dark. Sometimes I think, ‘Could I not just play the hero?’ But I’d rather be seen as playing someone who has got some depth. I don’t think I’m cut out to be the hero.
Is there pressure on actors to look a certain way? Do you have to look like a hero?
There is pressure everywhere. I see that in my private life, there’s the pressure to live the ‘Instagram life’. I can feel insecure and think, ‘I want to be that person or that person’ or ‘I should be that guy with the big muscles.’ You have to switch off from that.
What’s the best thing about Denmark?
Well, if I had to name one thing, it would be the Public High School for adults. It was started by a man called Grundtvig, he was a teacher and pastor. It’s a six-month school where you go to study agriculture, philosophy, religion… everything. It’s something that lifts the national spirit. Almost everyone has done it, it’s education for everyone.
What’s your thought for the day?
We should stop travelling so much, we should be happy to be where we are. I’ve done the travelling thing but I’m trying not to now, it’s just about pleasing our egos and it’s so bad for the environment. We should learn to appreciate nature where we are.
What’s the most Danish thing about you?
When I was younger I’d build Lego for days. That’s pretty Danish, isn’t it?
Are you ambitious with Lego? I once built a Lego Tom Daley at the Olympics…
A Lego Tom Daley! Wow, that would be something, I should try something like that. No, I just build houses. I feel very boring now. I could have a go at building The Bridge but it would take me a long time.
At the end of a hard day’s harrowing filming, how difficult do you find it to switch off?
Well, I got a baby daughter eight months ago. That smile, that just demands I switch off from whatever the day has brought. I’m there straight away.
The Bridge season four is out on DVD