Claes Kasper Bang (born 28 April 1967) is a Danish actor and musician.
He is best known for playing Christian in Ruben Östlund's The Square (which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and himself became the first Dane to win the European Film Award for Best Actor for this film), Count Dracula in The BBC's Dracula and Fjölnir in Robert Eggers's The Northman.
He is also a Singer-Songwriter under the moniker "This Is Not America".
- The Square (2017) as Christian
- The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) as Jan Holtser
- The Burnt Orange Heresy (2019) as James Figueras
- The Northman (2022) as Fjölnir the Brotherless
- Borgen (2010) as Tore Gudme
- The Bridge (2013) as Claudio
- The Affair (2019) as Sasha Mann
- Dracula (2020) as Count Dracula
- The Outlaws (2021-2022) as The Dean
- Bad Sisters (2022) as John Paul Williams
Tropes associated with his roles:
- Omniglot: In addition to his native tongue, he is highly fluent in English, German and Swedish.
- Star-Making Role: He first became known in his native Denmark for the TV police drama Anna Pihl, and for his acclaimed monologue Ondskaben, which he has performed hundreds of times, in numerous languages. Later on, The Square, and especially Dracula garnered him international attention.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: A textbook example.