Jens Jørn Spottag
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Playing Age 55-65
Nationality Danish
Based in Copenhagen, Denmark
Education The National School of Acting at Odense Theatre
Language, fluent Danish, English
Language, knowledge German
Singing voice Baritone
Skills
Eye colour Brown
Hair colour Dark Brown
Height 180cm
Weight 82.00
Off-the-shelf clothing size (Top) 52 / L
Off-the-shelf clothing size (Bottom) 50/52 / 33/33-34
Jeans Size 33/33-34
Dress shirt (Neck size) 41
Shoe size 43
Hat size 59
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Selected Credits*

FilmRoleYearDirectorCompany
KastanjemandenMairus Larsen2021Kasper BarfoedNetflix
Ser du månen, DanielKjeld2019 Niels Arden Oplev, Anders W. BerthelsenToolbox Film Aps
KorparnaCarsten2017Jens AssurFilm and Art Affair
3-2-1 NuSøren2016Barbara RothenborgRegner Grasten Film
Det Kommer en DagInspektøren2015Jesper W. NielsenZentropa Film
This LifeMarius Fiil2012Anne Grethe Bjarup RiisRegner Grasten Film
Worlds ApartAndreas2008Niels Arden OplevNordisk Film
TelevisionRoleYearDirectorChannel
Sygeplejeskolen I, II, III, IVBent2021 - 2018Roni EzraDanish National TV2
Selfiestan Knarke2017VariousCosmo
The Legacy I, II, IIIJohn2013-2016VariousDanish National DR1
The Protectors Jens Ole Vestergaard2008-2009VariousDanish National DR1
TheatreRoleYearDirectorStage
MaskeradeLeonard2018Herbert FritschThe Royal Danish Theatre
TerrorChristian Lauterbach2017Christoffer BerdalThe Royal Danish Theatre
StjernefamilienMads-Georg2017Nikoline WerdelinThe Royal Danish Theatre
OthelloJago2017Elisa KragerupThe Royal Danish Theatre
RigetMoesgaard2017Nicolei FaberThe Royal Danish Theatre
Jens Jørn Spottag started his career as a student of theatre-direction at Aarhus Theater (1974-78), before applying as an actor to Odense School of Theater where he was admitted in 1979 and graduated in 1983. He then worked as a freelancer at various theaters until 1988.
In 1989 he became employed at Aalborg Theater, where he was widely recognized for his many performances and played a large number of major roles, including Jamie in "Long Day's Journey into the Night", Hitler in "Mein Kampf", and Helmer in Ibsens "A Doll's House".

In 1994 he returned to the Copenhagen theaters where he starred in a number of significant plays, including "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"(1995) at Folketeatret, "Macbeth"(1998) at Gladsaxe Theater and "Copenhagen 2000" at Betty Nansen. In addition, he has participated in "Knives in Hens" at the Café Theater, "Judith" and "Nijinsky -The Death of a Faun" at the Theater Sorte Hest, "Hamlet" at Mungo Park, "Himlen over os" at Edison, "1984" at Betty Nansen, and the title role in "Peer Gynt” at Republique. He also starred in the leading role as the soldier Woyzeck in the drama "Woyzeck" which was hugely successful and brought him and the production on a world tour covering Europe, USA and Japan. Since 2016 he has been permanently affiliated with the Royal Theater where he in 2020 starred in "The Kingdom" and later same year in "Mother Courage and Her Children".

Jens Jørn Spottag made his television debut in 1987 with the series "Een gang strømer…" and has since participated in all notable productions from DR Drama, including the all overshadowing lead as J.C. Jacobsen in "Bryggeren" and starring in successful series such as "Taxi"(1998), "Unit One"(2000), "Edderkoppen"(2000), "The Eagle"(2004-06), "The Killing"(2007), "The Protectors"(2008), "1864"(2013), all three seasons of "The Legacy"(2013-16) and the latest two seasons of "Sygeplejeskolen"(2018).

Over his long careers, he has had numerous roles in short- and feature films such as "Sort Høst"(1993) the Oscar-winning short "Ernst & lyset"(1996), "The Idiots"(1998), "King's Game"(2004), "Worlds Apart"(2008), "Hvidesten Gruppen"(2012), "Speed Walking"(2014) and most recently "Daniel"(2019).

Spottag has received numerous grants and awards. Among others, he has received the Lauritzen Prize, Poul Reumert's Memorial and Travel Grant and Mogens Wieth's Memorial Grant. In 2009, he won a Robert for Best Supporting Male in the movie "World’s apart" and in 2016 was made Knight of the Dannebrog.

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