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Kim Bodnia Is Proud of His Actor Son - Meet Louis Bodnia Andersen Who Played His Yonger Version in ‘Killling Eve’

Oyin Balogun
Apr 04, 2022
12:15 P.M.
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Kim Bodnia played in several hit Hollywood movies, including "The Witcher," "Pusher," and "The Bridge." However, he is best known for his role in "Killing Eve," wherein he featured alongside his son.

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"Killing Eve" has gained thousands of fans and devoted viewers since it first aired in 2018. The show features a thrilling plot and a star-studded cast that has done an excellent job of keeping ratings high.

Amongst the actors bringing the show to life, Danish actor Kim Bodnia is a fan favorite. Bodnia, who plays Konstantin Vasiliev, has been in the movie industry for several decades.

[Left] "Killing Eve" Actor Kim Bodnia at an event. [Right] Picture of Kim Bodnia's son, Louis Bodnia. | Source: Getty Images

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The "Pusher" actor began his career in the late 80s and made his name in Scandinavian TV shows and films. Bodnia's acting credits include the crime drama series "The Bridge" and "The Witcher."

Born in 1965, Bodnia grew up in Espergaerde in a Jewish family with roots in Poland and Russia. He planned to forge a career in professional football. Unfortunately, a foot injury stopped the "Killing Eve" star from realizing his dreams.

Kim Bodnia attends the World Premiere of "The Witcher: Season 2" at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on December 01, 2021. | Source: Getty Images

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Bodnia made his acting debut in the 1989 film "An Abyss of Freedom," where he played a supporting role as a bouncer. It got the 56-year-old typecast and was often given the role of a gangster.

His first leading role came in the 1993 movie "Bulldozer," directed by Maria Sødahl. Bodnia had his big break in the 1994 horror movie "Nightwatch."

Since then, the father of four has appeared in several leading movies, but "Killing Eve" seems to have earned him a new generation of fans.

Kim Bodnia attends an after party celebrating the BBC's new drama "Killing Eve" at No 11 Carlton House Terrace on September 5, 2018. | Source:Getty Images

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"Killing Eve" is based on the story of Villanelle, played by Jodie Comer, a talented yet psychopathic killer who is passionately fascinated with the MI6 agent tasked with hunting her.

As fans brace up for the show's end, Bodnia spoke of the impact the show has had on his career and life. But, arguably, the highlight of his time on "Killing Eve" was when his son, Louis, acted alongside him.

BODNIA IS A PROUD FATHER OF AN ACTOR

Kim Bodnia attends the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019. | Source: Getty Images

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Most Hollywood actors enjoy having their children follow their path, and Bodnia is no exception. The "The Witcher" star is the proud father of Louis, who is also an actor.

According to his bio, Louis graduated as an actor from the Danish National School of Performing Arts in 2019 and also has musical ambitions among his many talents.

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Louis has racked up several acting credits since he turned to professional acting, including a role as John Little in "Robin Hood." The actor has also appeared alongside his parents in "Mommy Dear" and "Far."

While his career continues to thrive, Louis has found love with 34-years-old Danish actress Anne Sofie Wanstrup. Louis confirmed their relationship in a Facebook post he shared about Wanstrup's interview with a Danish media outlet, Soundvenue.

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Wanstrup, who is expecting their baby in a couple of weeks, became one of the breakout stars in the Danish movie industry last year. Although she has only a few movie credits, her role in "The Venus Effect" earned her an award nomination.

Louis has also appeared in an episode of "Killing Eve," playing the younger version of his father's character, Konstantin, which made his father very happy.

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The older Konstantin wishes for the show's continuation even though the ends lurk around. However, Bodnia told reporters that there was no right time to end. When asked if he would love to return, Bodnia responded affirmatively; he said,

"It's definitely possible, of course, why not? Everybody wishes that. I wish it too. Let's talk to the producers!"

Bodnia confessed that he has grown attached to his character, having spent the last few years playing Konstantin. But for now, all the actor intends to do is enjoy every moment of the show.

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