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Mads Mikkelsen Cast as Hannibal Lecter in NBCs ‘Hannibal’

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 06/04/2012

Mads MikkelsenOne of the true under-the-radar actors in the world, Mads Mikkelsen, will soon be known by all. For he has been cast to play Hannibal Lecter in NBC’s new series ‘Hannibal.’


The forty first six year old actors has put in his dues and deserves wide recognition. The Danish actors won Best Actor at Cannes Film Festival this year for his portrayal of Lucas in The Hunt and has impressed me in films like King Arthur, Casino Royal, Pusher.


Still, I don’t know if this will turn out to be the best way to get that recognition. Though, his casting defiantly brings some credence to the series. I think he will make a wonderfully sadistic Hannibal Lecter. It’s the people NBC puts around him that worries me most. NBC has a long history of screwing projects like this up. I won’t hold my breath, but I do look forward to seeing the pilot, now more than I did before. I think Mads will make the characters father, Thomas Harris proud. No one will top Anthony Hopkins in the role, but I believe Mads Mikkelsen can put a dent into Brian Cox portrayal. Look for it next fall.


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