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Welcome to NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU ONLINE @ an online resource dedicated to Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Currently being seen as Ser Jaime Lannister on the hugely successful HBO series Game of Thrones, Nikolaj has a varied film and television history. Included are the series New Amsterdam, Virtuality, and Blekingegade. Nikolaj's films include Mama, Black Hawk Down, Wimbledon, Vildspor in which Nikolaj wrote and directed, Enigma, Kingdom of Heaven, The Baker, A Thousand Times Goodnight, Gods of Egypt, Nattevagten and soon to be seen in Nattevagten 2. Nikolaj has also been named the UNDP Goodwill Ambassador to raise awareness and support United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, an action to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change. If you're a fan of Nikolaj's please make this your best choice for all things pertaining to his career. This site has an explicit NO CANDIDS policy.

Three posts in one day. You might have thought I’d gone off my nut. Here is a trailer for Nikolaj’s current film 3 THINGS. Nikolaj plays the part of Mikael, a criminal who is helping authorities with a case before he goes into the Witness Protection Programme. His only requirement is, you guessed it, three things. The film also stars Birgitte Hjort Sørensen. You might remember her as Karsi, one of the Wildlings Jon Snow (Kit Harington) tried to help at Hardhome when the Night King and his Army of the Dead attacked. The film is currently screening at the Dublin Film Festival.

Well Nikolaj has shown up…. In Ireland. Ahead of the “blistering snow storm” that is heading toward Ireland and Britain, Nikolaj who was attending the Dublin Film Festival for his current film 3 THINGS, joked about the insanity hitting the British Isles with regards to the dusting of snow they’ve received from this “Armageddon” like storm. The “Beast from the East” as it’s been dubbed is causing havoc in supermarkets in Ireland and Britain including Tescos have had their bread shelves dry up ahead of Storm Emma. Given that Nikolaj lives in Copenhagen and Greenland, he thinks it’s hilarious the amount of silliness from just snow falling from the sky. He was also asked about season eight and if he could share anything, he of course was tight lipped. Nothing from our Kingslayer. 3 THINGS also stars Birgitte Hjort Sørensen. You might remember her from an earlier season of GAME OF THRONES where she played the part of Wildling Karsi who was at Hardhome when the Army of the Dead attacked while Jon (Kit Harington) and Eddison Tollett (Ben Crompton) tried to move them south of the Wall. Six degrees indeed.

Game of Thrones star tells Ireland ‘winter isn’t coming’

Game of Thrones actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has said he is bemused by Ireland’s bread-buying panic ahead of the ‘Beast from the East’, telling RTÉ Entertainment that “you’d think that Armageddon is coming”.

The Danish star travelled down from the Game of Thrones set in Belfast on Tuesday for the Irish premiere of his new film 3 Things at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival.

Speaking to RTÉ Entertainment on the red carpet in Cineworld, Coster-Waldau refused to be drawn on any details about the HBO fantasy show’s final season (those NDA agreements must be fierce), but joked that overcoming the inclement weather could be his biggest challenge to returning to the set of the series.

He didn’t seem to think “winter is coming” here, anyway.

“I think the biggest challenge is going to be getting up to Belfast,” Coster-Waldau said with a laugh.

“Looking at the news in Ireland you’d think that Armageddon is coming. ‘They’re out of bread in Tesco’s!’

“What’s going on with you people?! There’s a bit of snow coming from the sky and you’re panicking!”

In the new thriller 3 Things, the 47-year-old plays a criminal who is negotiating the terms of a witness protection deal with the police and demands three things from them in order to sign off on the agreement.

Judging by the trailer, it’s another complex, layered role for the actor who doesn’t shy away from characters who exist in the grey area between hero and villain.

“I think most good characters, most of us do have both [hero and villain] in us,” he said.

“You know, when people say, ‘Jaime Lannister is the most horrible thing’; I say, ‘Well the thing is, Game of Thrones started with him pushing a kid out a window’.

“If it started with him killing the Mad King and saving millions of people he would have been a hero.”

Coster-Waldau has worked extensively in Northern Ireland since Game of Thrones began in 2011. He also filmed the drama A Thousand Times Good Night in 2013 in Dublin.

Is this the last we’ll see of him here?

“I hope not,” he replied. “I hope I get to come back, so I hope all the tax incentives keep coming!”


With not much of anything coming out of either Ireland where the vast majority of GAME OF THRONES is filmed, to Dubrovnik where most of the King’s Landing scenes have been filmed over the last seven seasons, we finally have a nugget of something…anything for us to salivate over. has a teaser poster from the final season. It doesn’t say much of anything, but right now I would bet we’re thirsty for anything. News of where Nikolaj is, is pretty non-existent. There were reports about a month ago several cast members including Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane), Iain Glen (Ser Jorah Mormont), Rory McCann (Sandor “The Hound” Clegane) and Richard Dormer (Beric Dondarrion) were seen in Iceland where we know all of the scenes North of the Wall are filmed. Here’s hoping for more information as 2018 moves like a snail on pavement toward season eight’s premiere in 2019. At least we have a teaser poster.

Nikolaj has agreed to endorse LOréal Paris Men Expert, a line of men’s care products. This is the official statement:

Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to endorse LOréal Paris Men Expert

Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, known for his role of Jaime Lannister in TV series “Game of Thrones”, has been announced as the global brand ambassador of the male grooming brand LOréal Paris Men Expert.

Excited for his new role, the actor said in a statement: “I’m absolutely on-board with Men Expert’s ethos of being the best man you can be, at any age. Their goal to have a positive influence on men’s daily lives, through grooming expertise, philanthropy and everything they support as a brand, speaks to me and the projects I take on personally.

“It’s a great honour, and challenge, to stand for men to keep aiming for their best, through the years.”

Pierre-Emmanuel Angeloglou, L’Oréal Paris Global Brand President, says if there is a definition of an everyman hero, it is Coster-Waldau.

“He is a real match for Men Expert. Beyond his range as an actor, he is generous with his fame and his time, using his platform on one of the world’s biggest series to advocate for progress. We’re thrilled to welcome an actor of talent, and a man of integrity to Men Expert, the brand making skincare innovation accessible for our everyday heroes,” said Angeloglou.

Apart from his acting role, Coster-Waldau also advocates for climate action and for gender equality.


In what Nikolaj as classed as the “icing on the cake” of his twenty-five years in acting, I have the screencaps and clip of his episode of THE SIMPSONS. In a send up of both GAME OF THRONES and The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit including a vocal performance at the end of Billy Boyd (Perigrin “Pippin” Took) recreating a version of his The Last Goodbye from the end of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. (I almost put The Battle of the Five Kings….you know where my brain is).

This is the video I mentioned in my previous post. Nikolaj got together with good friend Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Ulrich Thomsen made this video to promote one of Nikolaj’s causes as UNDP global ambassador. Of the seventeen initiatives Nikolaj chose two to focus on. The first being climate change, the second gender equality. The video is called Poland is Melting in a sort of funny send up of some of the other “cause” videos made by rock stars. There’s a funny part in the video as you’ll see via the translation at the bottom where Nikolaj claimes “Summer is Coming” in a tongue-in-cheek reference to GAME OF THRONES “Winter is Coming” Stark house words. I love this thing and have watched it at least ten times so far. I’m including a link to Nikolaj’s birthday wish where you can find out more about this issue and donate if you like.

A new interview with Nikolaj. Here Nikolaj appeared on the Fredrik Skavlan show based in the Netherlands. He discussed his work with the UNDP Global Initiative where Nikolaj is concentrating on two of seventeen goals in climate change and gender equality. He premiered a video he did with fellow Danes Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Ulrich Thomsen and Josefine Pettersen. The video is so funny and I’ll be posting that after this one. Nikolaj also talked about the discomfort of watching Nukâka Motzfeldt kiss a guy on stage despite her having seen him do it for ages. Ironically the interviewer’s girlfriend Maria Bonnevie, starred with Nikolaj in A SECOND CHANCE and had to watch as Nikolaj and she had a love scene. So funny. Lastly Nikolaj talked about GAME OF THRONES season eight and the security measures being implemented by HBO so as not to have the same plot leak as they had for season seven.

The columnists at have weighed in on GAME OF THRONES season seven’s acting VIPs. In their latest column they’ve said that Nikolaj deserves the best actor of the season’s award for his amazing work as our resident Kingslayer. Click on the image below to see what they had to say about Nikolaj, then go over to the poll located here: Small Council Best Actor :: Game of Thrones Season 7 and vote for our guy.

This interview is too cute. Here Nikolaj talks about his new film SHOT CALLER and being in prison. Then he gives his views on various GAME OF THRONES characters and how they’d fair in prison. Included are Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), Bronn (Jerome Flynn) and Jaime’s sister Cersei (Lena Headey). His answers are quite funny. Enjoy.

We’ve come to yet another end of a season of GAME OF THRONES. It did look a little close there for Jaime going up against Cersei (Lena Headey). I truly thought he’d loose his head at the hands of Gregor Clegane/The Mountain (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson) after he called Cersei’s bluff. At least he’s finally free of her. Now he heads North to join the Great War for the Dawn. The episode was as usual pro forma for this show, particularly season six and seven. The writing, acting, directing, everything has been above par. If you don’t mind I’m going to give a special call out to the series composer, Ramin Djwadi. What a stirring score he’s composed for both this and last season. If they say music is the soul, than Ramin Djawadi is just that, the soul of this show. I thought for the featured image for this post I’d use one of Jaime’s final moments in this episode. The scene where he is making his exit from King’s Landing and snow begins to fall on the capital. Nikolaj as usual nailed it. Just beautiful. I’m also including season eight’s soundtrack in this posting.

Going forward here’s what I hope to accomplish before season eight’s debut. I’m hoping to get Nikolaj’s work from season four, five and six done in order to prepare for season eight. What I want to do is when season eight airs, is to get up to the final episode in the series and that be the last post for Nikolaj’s time on GAME OF THRONES with the exception of whatever comes after the show with regards to home video and soundtrack releases. The thought of that will be sad indeed.

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