Performer of the Week: Mads Mikkelsen

Pretty sure Hannibal is single-handedly clawing back the creative reputation NBC has lacked for so long. Will Crossing Lines continue this European-influenced revival- who knows?


Hannibal Finale Mads MikkelsenA weekly feature in which we spotlight shining stars

THE PERFORMER | Mads Mikkelsen

THE SHOW | NBC’s Hannibal

THE EPISODE | ”Savoureux”

THE AIRDATE | June 20, 2013

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THE PERFORMANCE| Just as Hugh Dancy earned POTW honors with his rendition of a man slowly becoming unraveled, Mikkelsen has regaled viewers with his portrayal of a calculating killer icily in control — until, in a rare, shocking moment of humanity, he wasn’t.

Having framed Will Graham for the death of Abigail Hobbs and brutally gaslighted the FBI consultant all along, Dr. Hannibal Lecter — in sharing with his own psychotherapist Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (played by Gillian Anderson) — is visibly moved by that which he has secretly accomplished. “Seems hard to find the words today,” he admits, as tears slip from his deep-set eyes. Addressing his…

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