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Danish actor gets major House of Cards role

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Danish actor gets major House of Cards role
Mikkelsen is rumoured to be playing the president of Russia in the third season of House of Cards. Photo: Netflix/YouTube
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See the newly-released trailer for the third season of the successful Netflix series, which features Lars Mikkelsen kissing the fictional First Lady.
TV fans and political junkies have been awaiting a third season of the breakout Netflix hit House of Cards. 
 
A trailer for the upcoming season hit the internet on Monday and had tongues wagging. 
 
In Denmark, much of the talk focused on the appearances of Danish actor Lars Mikkelsen who is seen in the trailer kissing fictional First Lady Claire Underwood, played by Robin Wright. 
 
Another scene shows Mikkelsen as a politician who is hesitant to shake the hand of fictional President Frank Underwood. 
 
See the trailer, story continues below:

Broadcaster DR speculated that Mikkelsen is playing the president of Russia, but the actor declined to specify his role. 
 
He told DR however that he has a large role in the Netflix show and he said the job is one of the highlights of his career
 
“It is an outrageously good series. The design is crazy and I really like the Shakespearean nuances of the series, like how Frank Underwood communicates with the public like in Shakespeare’s Richard III. And it is incredibly well-acted and very intelligently written,” he told DR. 
 
Mikkelsen was recently in the heavily-debated DR historical drama 1864 and was also a star in the first season of Forbrydelsen (The Killing). He also had a key role in the series Sherlock. 
 
Lars Mikkelsen is the older brother of Mads Mikkelsen, who is currently starring as the titular character in the American TV series Hannibal. 
 
News of Lars Mikkelsen’s House of Cards role comes out on the heels of the revelation that another incredibly popular American series, True Detective, will have an episode of its second season directed by Danish filmmaker Janus Metz.  
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