Thomas Magnussen trained as an actor at the internationally renowned conservatoire for the arts “the Guildhall School of Music and Drama” from which he graduated in 2000.
He has been a part of several of the famed Scandic Noir TV-series, with credits in series such as The Bridge (Bron/Broen), The Inheritance (Arvingerne) and Follow the Money (Bedrag).
His first job upon his graduation was a small part in Steven Spielberg’s and Tom Hanks’ award winning TV series “Band of Brothers”. He has appeared in several feature films such as: “Two Brothers” by Susanne Bier; “Hush Little Baby” by Hella Joof and “UpStart” by James Barclay, as well as several short films.
Thomas’ directorial debut, the Danish short “Opposite a Track”, was released in 2016. Thomas stars in the film opposite fellow actor and long time friend Hans Gordon Kennedy, with whom he has also written and directed. “Opposite a Track” is produced by 3 time Academy Award winner M&M Productions.
On stage he has played a variety of roles in various plays on most major – and minor – venues across Denmark. Worth mentioning are Edmund in Long Days Journey into Night at Folketeatret.dk; Moritz in The Awakening of Spring at Theatre Mungo Park; Osric in Hamlet at the Royal Danish Theatre, a production which marked the opening of the theatre’s new playhouse.
In the summer on 2017, Thomas was part of the iconic Royal Shakespeare Company’s Mischief Festival in Stratford upon Avon, where he stared in two new plays; The Earthworks by “Oppenheimer” playwright Tom Morton-Smith and Myth by Kirsty Housley and Matt Hartley.
In the play “Flammens Muse – Muse of Fire”, which was a collage of various Shakespeare texts and which won the prestigious Danish theatre award Aarets Reumert in 2008, Thomas played a variety of the great Shakespearian part opposite friend and colleague Lars Mikkelsen.
Mikkelsen & Magnussen was two years later once again nominated for “Aarets Reumert”, for their highly acclaimed version of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night “H3K – What You Will”.