Mads Mikkelsen dazzles in ambitious Ford commercial

As refined and in control as always, the Danish actor brings short film to life

There seems to be simply no stopping Mads Mikkelsen these days. From the success of the TV series ‘Hannibal’ to cinema-ready ‘Doctor Strange’ and the impending ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’, the man keeps on leading the way for Danes on the silver screen.

And as if that wasn’t enough, now he can be enjoyed in Ford’s new ambitious short film commercial as the assassin ‘Le Fantôme’ (also the name of the short film), whose hit job on an informant couple is complicated with the appearance of the new Ford Edge.

It’s sounds odd, but somehow the eight-minute short film actually manages to pull it off with considerable ease thanks to an always smooth Mikkelsen, who embraces the echoes of the refined predator in complete control he portrayed as Hannibal Lecter.

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Riddled with class
The short film is directed by Jake Scott, who aside from being the son of legendary director Ridley Scott, was also behind the camera for ‘Welcome to the Rileys’ and ‘Rob the Rich’.

Filmed on location in Croatia, the short film also includes an appearance by Barbera Steele, one of the most iconic horror film femme fatales of the 1960s.

See Mikkelsen in ‘Le Fantôme’ in the video below.

Last year, the 50-year-old actor found himself in a precarious position for a change in pop star Rihanna’s new music video for her single ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’.

Mikkelsen in Copenhagen promoting 'Doctor Strange' (photo: Hasse Ferrold)
Mikkelsen in Copenhagen promoting ‘Doctor Strange’ (photo: Hasse Ferrold)