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Pernilla August


Pernilla August started acting as a child, performing in plays at Vår teater and at school. In 1979 she was accepted at the Statens scenskola to study acting professionally. Director Ingmar Bergman took note of her early and cast her as a nanny in his Fanny and Alexander (1982). In 1982 she got married to author Klas Östergren and started work at ... See full bio »

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Daybreak
Daybreak Agnes
(2003)
Drabet
Drabet Nina
(2005)

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 2017 Armoton maa
Britta
 2015 Det vita folket
Viktoria
 2014/I Gentlemen
Greta Morgan
 2012 Call Girl
Dagmar Glans
 2012 Hamilton: I nationens intresse
Sara Landhag
 2009 Det enda rationella
Karin Byström
 2009 Miss Kicki
Kicki
 2009 Kenny Begins
Rektorn
 2007 Elias og kongeskipet
Berte (Swedish version, voice)
 2006 Sök
Madeleine
 2005 Mun mot mun
Leyla
 2005 Doxa
Kristina
 2005 Drabet
Nina
 2004 Rancid
Ms. Bergquist
 2004 Dag och natt
Eva
 2003 Daybreak
Agnes
 2003 Detaljer
Ann
 2002 Karlsson på taket
Mum (voice)
 2002 Everybody Loves Alice
Skolkurator (voice)
 2001 The Bomber
Beata Ekesjö
 2000/II Gossip
Molly Fischer
 2000/I Anna
Anna Terlow
 1998 Sista kontraktet
Nina Nyman
 1998 Glasblåsarns barn
Sofia
 1996 Jerusalem
Karin
 1987 Ägget
 1986 Ormens väg på hälleberget
Eva (as Pernilla Östergren)
 1982 Fanny and Alexander
Maj - Ekdahlska huset (as Pernilla Wallgren)
 1981 Tuppen
Åsa Eriksson (as Pernilla Wallgren)
 1979 Linus eller Tegelhusets hemlighet
Abigail (as Pernilla Wallgren)
 1975 Giliap
Girl at Summer Hotel (as Pernilla Wallgren)
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Other Works:

She acted in the Royal Dramatic Theatre Company from Stockholm, Sweden in William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet," and August Strindberg's play, "Miss Julie," at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England with Peter Stormare, Borge Ahlstedt, Gunnel Lindblom, and Marie Goranzon in the cast. Ingmar Bergman was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Pernilla Wallgren | Pernilla Östergren

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Trivia:

Shmi Skywalker was her first English-speaking role, and at first she was reluctant to take it, fearing audiences would not be able to understand her English very well. George Lucas assured her that it would be fine, and joked that Shmi came from a Swedish-speaking part of the galaxy. This turned out to be strangely appropriate, as her on-screen son Hayden Christensen and grandson Mark Hamill both... See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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