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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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 2015 The Deposit
 2014/I Gentlemen
Greta Morgan
 2012 Call Girl
Dagmar Glans
 2012 Hamilton: I nationens intresse
Sara Landhag
 2009 A Rational Solution
Karin Byström
 2009 Miss Kicki
 2009 Kenny Begins
 2007 Elias and the Royal Yacht
Berte (Swedish version, voice)
 2006 Search
 2005 Mouth to Mouth
 2005 Doxa
 2005 Drabet
 2004 Rancid
Ms. Bergquist
 2004 Day and Night
 2003 Daybreak
 2003 Details
 2002 Karlsson on the Roof
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
 1996 Jerusalem
 1987 Ägget
 1986 The Serpent's Way
Eva (as Pernilla Östergren)
 1982 Fanny and Alexander
Maj - Ekdahlska huset (as Pernilla Wallgren)
 1981 Tuppen
Åsa Eriksson (as Pernilla Wallgren)
 1979 Linus and the Mysterious Red Brick House
Abigail (as Pernilla Wallgren)
 1975 Giliap
Girl at Summer Hotel (as Pernilla Wallgren)
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Other Works:

William Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale' at the Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm, Sweden. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Pernilla Wallgren | Pernilla Östergren


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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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 »

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