Who is Alexandre Willaume?
A Danish actor who has over 50 credits to his name, Alexandre Willaume-Jantzen was born under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius on 20 December 1972, in Hellerup, Denmark, of White ethnicity. He’s perhaps known best for his portrayal of Lieutenant in the action adventure fantasy “Tomb Raider”, also starring Alicia Vikander, Walton Goggins and Dominic West, which had eight award nominations. Alexandre appeared in numerous other feature films, TV series, cartoons, plays, and commercials.
Early life, family, and education
Being secretive when it comes to his personal matters, Alexandre hasn’t spoken much about his childhood; he hasn’t shared information regarding his parents’ names and professions, however, it’s known that he was raised as their only child.
He attended performing arts courses from an early age and dreamt about becoming a famous actor, but he’s apparently also talented in painting.
Alexandre attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1990, he enrolled at The Danish School of Performing Arts, from which he graduated with a BA degree in 1994.
Roles in movies
After graduating, Alexandre started auditioning, but waited two years to make his acting debut in the 1998 short movie “Restless Heart”, and was then seen in “Webmaster”, a science-fiction thriller written and directed by Thomas Borch Nielsen.
The early 2000s, saw Alexandre starring in “Indien”, “Efterlon”, and “Lost Generation” before his 2006 role as Mads in the horror mystery “Sange fra Baggrunden”, followed by playing Oyvind in the historic adventure drama “A Viking Saga: Son of Thor”, in 2008.
In the following years, Alexandre acted in “Deliver Us from Evil”, “Winnie & Karina”, and “Nothing’s All Bad” in 2010, and then two years laterht him a nomination for Bodil Award Best Supporting Actor (Bedste mandlige birolle), in 2016.
Alexandre’s first American production movie role was his portrayal of Captain Kris in “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”, directed by Luc Besson, also starring Clive Owen, Rihanna, Dane DeHaan, and Cara Delevingne; this adventure fantasy action had 11 award nominations in 2017, including Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Award Best Science Fiction Film.
In the same year, Alexandre portrayed Hans in “Good Favour” before he was cast to play his most notable role as Lieutenant in “Tomb Raider”, which was his most recent movie role, while soon he’ll be seen as Jonas in “Moloch”; the movie is in post-production, with an announced release date of 24 March 2022.
Roles in series
Alexandre made his first television appearance in 2000, portraying Rocker Dennis in “Rejseholdet”, followed by his role as Martin Christensen in “Forsvar” in 2003, and then five years later, he was cast to play Frederik in “Deroute”.
In the following years, Alexandre had guest roles in “Krysters Kartel” and “Store Dromme” before he portrayed Niels Glad in “Ludvig & Julemanden” in 2011, a family drama, also starring Thomas Norgreen Nielsen and Andreas Bo Pedersen.
From 2013 until 2015, Alexander portrayed Jonas Poulsen in the series “Rita”, followed by his first American television production role as Anton Nielsen in “Crossing Lines”. He was then seen as Laurence in the Fox production series “Deep State” in 2018, followed by his role as Edin Tosumbegovic in “Cobra”, also starring David Haig, Victoria Hamilton, and Richard Dormer, in 2020.
It seems that 2020 was a good year for Alexandre since he was seen as Johan Berg in “The Head”, which brought him international recognition, and then he portrayed Henrik in “Equinox”, a mystery drama nominated for Danish Film Award (Robert) Best TV Series (Årets tv-serie), while his most recent television role was his portrayal of Thom Merrilin in “The Wheel of Time”, in 2021.
He‘s announced his appearance in the new historic horror drama series “1899”, also starring Aneurin Barnard and Emily Beecham, which should be released in late 2022.
Love life and relationships
There have been various rumors concerning Alexandre’s love life, however, as mentioned, he prefers to keep his private life away from the media’s attention, and hasn’t commented about the rumors circulating the internet.
It’s known that he was in a marriage with Henriette Willaume Fobian, about whom not much is known except that she’s a physiotherapist and traditional Chinese acupuncturist from Denmark, and that the two divorced in 2018 after 22 years of marriage.
They have two sons together, namely Sylvester Willaume Fobian and Oliver Willaume Fobian -their birthdates are unknown, however, according to Alexandre’s Instagram photos, they are now teenagers. Sylvester has followed in his father’s footsteps and become an actor, perhaps known best for his role in the Danish series “Theo & Den Magiske Talisman”, while Oliver seems to prefer to keep his life away from the limelight.
Currently, Alexandre is in a relationship with Lillie Østergaard, the owner of the hair and beauty salon Let’s Glow, in Copenhagen, Denmark, and although he hasn’t disclosed when they started dating, their relationship was publicly revealed in 2020, when he started posting their joint photos on his Instagram, naming her ‘my love’.
It seems that Lillie has a good relationship with his sons, since they have been traveling together on vacations, and he often posts photos of her, Sylvester and Oliver laughing and hugging.
As of March 2022, Alexandre and Lillie are still together.
Hobbies and other interests
One of Alexandre’s favorite hobbies is painting, and aside from enjoyment, he earns a profit by selling his art pieces through his social media platforms. He’s established a website on which you can see his work, and contact him if you are interested in buying his paintings.
As mentioned, Alexandre was seen in numerous commercials, and was nominated for the Zulu Award Best Performance in an Advertisement (Årets Danske Reklame Performance) for Pede i WUPTI.com, in 2010.
He is into traveling, and thanks to his career, has visited several US states, and also traveled around Europe – his favorite travel destination is Berlin, Germany, while for pleasure traveling with his family, his favorite is Thíra, Kikladhes, Greece.
Alexandre takes care of his body, and to stay in shape works out at the gym three to four times per week, and also enjoys various sports.
Age, height, and net worth
Alexandre is 49 years old, with grey hair and piercing blue eyes; he weighs around 176lbs (80kgs) and is 5ft 11ins (1.82m) tall.
As of early 2022, his net worth has been estimated at over $500,000.