Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

  • 18 February 2005

Date of birth

27th July, 1970







Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Gwendoline Christie, Nathalie Emmauel and Kit Harington from 'Game Of Thrones' in the press room at the 70th annual Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. This year's big winners were 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' and 'American Crime Story' - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 17th September 2018

Scripts For 'Game Of Thrones' Season 8 "Self-Destruct" After Filming

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 02 June 2018

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has opened up about how the scripts for 'Game Of Thrones' season 8 "disappear" after filming.

'Game of Thrones' is without a doubt one of the most successful television shows of all time, but it hasn't been without its controversy. Throughout the years, several leaks from the series have found their way into the media via a number of different means, and now showrunners and writers are doing their all to stop the final six episodes of the fantasy show from being ruined.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has opened up about filming the final season of 'Game of Thrones'

Though there are just a few hours of action left, there are plenty of storylines to be wrapped up. We've seen the Night King and his army of White Walkers finally break through The Wall, with Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and some temporary allies gearing up for battle. Having already seen their power and with Daenerys losing one of her dragons to the Night King, they know they'll probably have a lot more to sacrifice on the battlefield when their war against the dead comes to a head.

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau at the HBO Golden Globe After Party 2018. With 12 nominations, the network received the most of any TV network, including for one of the night's biggest winners: 'Big Little Lies' - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 8th January 2018

Shot Caller Review


There isn't much subtlety to this prison thriller, but it's edgy enough to hold the interest as it follows a fine, upstanding man behind bars and transforms him into a criminal mastermind. If the premise sounds familiar, perhaps you've seen Jacques Audiard's soulful 2009 masterpiece A Prophet. Well, this is more like a blow to the head. And by emphasising the characters' thuggishness over anything more nuanced, filmmaker Ric Roman Waugh (Snitch) seems to betray the fact that he thinks brutality is inherently entertaining.

The story centres on Jacob (Game of Thrones' Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), a successful banker with a happy home life with his wife and son (Lake Bell and Jonathan McClendon). Then he's involved in a drunk-driving incident and convicted of manslaughter. And in jail he's adopted by the white supremacist gang, pushed to commit such nasty violence that he cuts off all contact with his family when he's finally released a decade or so later. But he also clearly has a plan now, hiding from his tough-guy parole officer Kutcher (Omari Hardwick) to set up a dodgy operation with former prison-mate Frank (Jon Bernthal) and young military veteran Howie (Emory Cohen). Orchestrating all of this is the big boss (Holt McCallany), who is imprisoned for life.

Thankfully, the actors all add texture to their characters, bringing them to life even if the movie itself seems uninterested in anything beneath the surface. Coster-Waldau is terrific at capturing Jacob's inner decency and steely survival instinct as he transforms from a slick financial analyst into a muscled killing machine. But of course it's his internal journey that is far more interesting. Hardwick and Bernthal are solid as tough guys who feel a bit simplistic. But Bell has some properly steely moments as a woman who simply won't give up on her man even when he tells her to, and Cohen finds some intriguing layers in the quirky, shell-shocked Howie.

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'Game Of Thrones' Season 8 Scripts Being Kept Secret From Cast

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 14 October 2017

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has suggested security measures for scripts are higher than ever before.

'Game of Thrones' is without a doubt one of the best shows on television, with millions of viewers from across the globe tuning in each week a new episode airs to see just how the developing plot in the Seven Kingdoms is progressing. Despite a slew of leaks that have seen episodes drop earlier than expected via illegal means, the show's penultimate season saw 'GoT' break its own ratings record, and we expect that will only continue when season 8 makes its debut.

Image caption Nikolaj Coster-Waldau at 'Game Of Thrones' season 7 premiere

Nikolaj, who plays Jaime Lannister in the HBO hit 'Game of Thrones', is taking his ex-manager Jill Littman to court over fraudulent documents that suggested he would be forced to carry on paying commission to her even if they stopped working together.

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'Game Of Thrones' Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Pours Cold Water On Jaime/Brienne Romance Rumours

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 15 July 2017

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

The actor thinks Jaime is going to remain faithful in love to his sister, Cersei.

It doesn't look like the rumoured romance between 'Game of Thrones' characters Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) is going to happen any time soon, despite the love from fans for the two characters.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau returns to 'Game of Thrones' as Jaime Lannister

With just two seasons to go, that will total 13 episodes rather than the once-expected 20, there's still a lot of story to be told in the Seven Kingdoms and beyond, as the Night King readies his White Walker army to attack beyond the Wall and take over all that lies there. With just Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and a handful of his companions fully aware of the threat facing the living, the challenge is going to be the toughest Snow has faced to-date.

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau at the premiere of 'Game of Thrones' season 7 held at Walt Disney Concert Hall - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 12th July 2017

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau at the premiere of 'Game of Thrones' season 7 held at Walt Disney Concert Hall - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 12th July 2017

Game Of Thrones actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau outside the 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' studios - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 11th July 2017

Gods Of Egypt Trailer

When Set brutally murderers his brother, Osiris the great deities of ancient Egypt are upset, non-more so than his wife Isis. Piecing her husband - and fellow god - Osiris back together, she manages to resurrect him for long enough to conceive Horus. So begins a lifetime of battles for the Kingdom.

Set, the brother of Osiris and god of storms, disorder and violence on one side and Horus, the son of Osiris on the other. When Set and Horus go head to head in combat, the mortal citizens of Egypt hope for one victor (Horus) but in a moment of weakness, Set makes his move and steals the eyes of Horus.

Soon after the downfall of Horus, Set takes over Egypt and enslaves the mortals, knowning there's little hope of being saved, one mortal hero decides to help steal the eyes of Horus back in order to gain the trust of the cast out god. To take the kingdom back (and save Bek's love), he and Horus face vast armies of mortals and immortal demons cast under Set's spell.

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