Ulrich Thomsen

Ulrich Thomsen Biography

Ulrich Thomsen as Sasha Davidov

Ulrich Thomsen, born on December 6, 1963, is a renowned Danish actor and filmmaker. He is best recognized for his portrayal of Kai Proctor in the Cinemax original series Banshee, which aired from 2013 to 2016.

Hailing from Næsby, Odense, Denmark, Ulrich Thomsen completed his education at the Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance in 1993. Following his graduation, he performed at various theaters in Copenhagen, including Dr. Dantes Aveny, Mungo Park, and Østre Gasværks Teater.

Ulrich Thomsen made his film debut in 1994 with Nightwatch, directed by Ole Bornedal. Over the years, he has taken on numerous roles, such as in Thomas Vinterberg’s The Biggest Heroes (1996), Susanne Bier’s Sekten (1997), and Anders Thomas Jensen’s Flickering Lights (2000). His career took a significant turn after his role in the 1998 film Festen and his portrayal of Sasha Davidov, a henchman in the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough (1999).


These roles solidified Thomsen’s status as an international actor, well-known beyond Denmark. He appeared in the 2002 English film Killing Me Softly and took on the role of the main antagonist, Jonas Skarssen, in Tom Tykwer’s The International in 2009.

From 2013 to 2016, Thomsen was a series regular in Banshee, playing the primary antagonist, Kai Proctor. In addition to Danish, Thomsen is fluent in both German and English languages.