"Those Who Kill" is a Danish format based on the bestselling work of author Elsebeth Egholm. A&E has secured the U.S. format for the critically acclaimed crime series in Denmark. The series is about violent criminals who are surrounded by fear and mystique- the serial killer. When murders are not grounded in traditional motives and patterns of behavior, it takes a very particular kind of person to catch the serial killer; someone who knows and understands the killer's dark side and the fantasies that plague him. Someone like the two lead characters- a police detective that is trying to understand her own mysterious personal connection in to the mind of a serial killer, and a "profiler" (forensic psychiatrist), who both in very different ways possess a deep psychological understanding that connects them to the killer's victims and to the killer himself, driving them to pursue each case to the end of the line, again and again.

Those Who Kill - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2014-03-03

Those Who Kill - Lars Mikkelsen - Netflix

Lars Dittmann Mikkelsen (born (1964-05-06)6 May 1964) is a Danish actor best known to international TV audiences for his roles as Copenhagen mayoral election candidate Troels Hartmann in the drama series The Killing, Charles Augustus Magnussen, the primary villain in the third series of Sherlock, the Russian President Viktor Petrov in House of Cards on Netflix, and Grand Admiral Thrawn in Star Wars Rebels. He is the older brother of actor Mads Mikkelsen. In 2011 he won the Reumert Prize of honour.

Those Who Kill - Acting career - Netflix

At the age of 27 he enrolled at the National Theatre School of Denmark from which he graduated in 1995. In addition to his role in the drama series released worldwide as The Killing he subsequently appeared in two other internationally acclaimed Danish drama series, Those Who Kill and Borgen III. He also had a leading role in an episode of the BBC drama Sherlock as blackmailer Charles Augustus Magnussen. In the acclaimed American television series House of Cards, he acted as the president of Russia. In addition to his native Danish, Mikkelsen speaks fluent Swedish, German and English, and he has mastered various accents. He has stated that he and his brother first picked up English by listening to Monty Python records and learning the comedy sketches.

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