Pilou Asbæk was born in Copenhagen to an art gallery owner couple. Johan Philip Asbæk, whose two other siblings also have careers in the arts, studied performing arts and has chosen a career path parallel to, but different from, his family members. Pilou Asbæk, who started his career in Denmark, has become an actor who has managed to cross the borders of the country he is in and has made himself a place in Hollywood.
Pilou Asbæk, who took part in his first movie in 2008, took part in movies and TV series in which he played minor roles in the first years of his career. He became a well-known face for his role as Kasper Juul in the Danish TV series “Borgen”, which aired in 2010. Having become a rising star in the second half of the 2010s, Pilou Asbæk began to take part in big budget productions.
Another important step in Pilou Asbæk's career was the TV series “Game of Thrones”. Pilou Asbæk, who also performed on theater stages in the early years of his career, has become a name we are used to seeing in both movies and TV series. Pilou Asbæk continues his career as one of the sought-after names in historical, science fiction, and adventure movies.
Notes from Pilou Asbæk's career
“Worlds Apart”, released in 2008, was Pilou Asbæk's feature film debut.
Pilou Asbæk starred in 29 episodes of the TV series “Borgen”, which began airing in 2010.
Pilou Asbæk won the Best Actor award at the Danish Film Awards for his performance in the 2010 movie “R”.
Pilou Asbæk co-starred with Scarlett Johansson in the movie “Lucy” in 2014. In 2017, he appeared in the movie “Ghost in the Shell” again with Scarlett Johansson.