PILOU ASBAEK (Keith) is becoming one of Hollywood's most
sought-after talents in film and
television, fearlessly evolving his body of work with each new project. Asbaek
can currently be
seen as crazed pirate Euron Greyjoy in the seventh season of HBO's "Game of
became the most-honored scripted series in Emmy history after its
record-shattering 38th win last
year. Earlier this year Asbaek was the male lead opposite Scarlett Johansson in
Ghost in the Shell,
Rupert Sanders' live-action adaptation of the anime classic. Asaek previously
Johansson in Luc Besson's smash hit Lucy, which grossed more than $460 million
Additionally, Asbaek played Pontius Pilate in Timur Bekmambetov's remake of
opposite Jack Huston and Morgan Freeman, and collaborated with Danish
Lindholm on three films: April 9th, A Hijacking and A War (2015 Academy Award
for Best Foreign Film).
On the small screen, the actor may be best known for his role as the
villainous spin doctor
Kasper Juul on the critically acclaimed Danish political drama "Borgen," created
by Adam Price.
Asbaek also starred in the third and final season of Showtime's medieval drama
and landed a leading role in BBC Four's miniseries "1864."
Asbaek's Danish film credits include Mikkel Norgaard's crime thriller The
Absent One, Bille
August's powerful family drama Silent Heart, Niels Arden Oplev's coming-of-age
Speed Walking, Christoffer Boe's biopic Sex, Drugs & Taxation, Tobias Lindholm
Noer's prison drama R and Pernille Fischer Christensen's drama A Family.
The actor was born in Copenhagen and graduated from the Danish National
School of Theatre.