Pilou Asbæk graduated from The Danish National School of Performing Arts in 2008. Same year he played the leading role in Niels Arden Oplevs drama WORLDS APARTS. In 2010 he had his breakthrough as the inmate Rune in Lindholm & Noers prison drama R for which he won the price for Best actor at The Danish Critic Association Award, Bodil, and at the Danish Film Academy Awards, Robert. Furthermore, he was pointed as Shooting Star at the Berlinale in 2011 for this performance; an honor that is given to ten European Actors. Also, for three years he starred in the BAFTA winning and critically acclaimed television series BORGEN as Kasper Juul; spin doctor for the Danish Prime Minister. The following years Pilou played the leading role in Tobias Lindholms A HIJACKING and A WAR. A WAR was nominated in the category Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards 2015. In 2014, Pilou shot Luc-Bessons LUCY starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freemand, and this year he played Pontius Pilate in Timur Bekmambetovs BEN-HUR. In 2017 hes again playing upper site Scarlett Johansson in Rupert Sanders GHOST IN THE SHELL. Pilou starred as Euron Grayjoy in the 6th season of GAME OF THRONES which he continues to in the 7th season coming out in 2017.