Visit of the Kingslayer at CCXP COLOGNE
The man who has played Jaime Lannister in the HBO hit series Game of Thrones since 2011 came to CCXP COLOGNE: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Fans could meet him on Saturday and Sunday for signings and photos, his panel took place on Sunday.
As during promotions for the show none of the actors were allowed to talk about the plot, fans at CCXP COLOGNE were among the first to hear firsthand how Coster-Waldau feels about the ending of the HBO hit series, based on George R. R. Martin's best-selling “A Song of Ice and Fire” fantasy novel series. He commented about the character "What's not to like about Jaime? As an actor I couldn't ask for a better role". For his role as Jaime Lannister he has received several accolades, including Primetime Emmy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics' Choice Television Award, Saturn Award and People's Choice Award nominations.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was born on July 27th, 1970. He is a Danish actor, producer and screenwriter. He graduated from the Danish National School of Theatre in Copenhagen in 1993, where he had been the youngest actor to enter in 1989.
Coster-Waldau's breakthrough performance in Denmark was his role in the film Nightwatch (1994). Since then he has appeared in numerous films in his native Scandinavia and Europe in general, including Headhunters (2011) and A Thousand Times Good Night (2013).
In the United States, his debut film role was in the war film Black Hawk Down (2001), playing Medal of Honor recipient Gary Gordon. "My first U.S. movie was Black Hawk Down and a friend helped me put myself on tape up on the attic over my apartment in Copenhagen. We shipped it out and I got lucky”, Coster-Waldau remembers the start of his Hollywood career.
Since then he has played numerous roles in well-received productions such as Mateo Gil's feature “Blackthorn” and Morten Tyldum's “Headhunters” (both 2011), the horror film “Mama” alongside Jessica Chastain, the science fiction action thriller film “Oblivion” and “A Thousand Times Good Night” (all 2013). In 2014, he starred in Susanne Bier's Danish thriller “A Second Chance”. In 2016, Coster-Waldau appeared in the action-fantasy film “Gods of Egypt” as Horus. In 2017, he starred in E.L. Katz's dark comedy “Small Crimes” Coster-Waldau and appeared in the Danish film “3 Things”, as well as Roman Waugh's prison film “Shot Caller”.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador, drawing attention to critical issues such as gender equality and climate change.