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Petter Næss

Petter Næss was born in Oslo, Norway, in 1960. Originally he worked as a writer, director and actor for the theatre, staging close to 30 productions. In 1997 he was appointed director of Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) and he quickly made a mark for himself promoting contemporary Norwegian plays and focusing on works for young audiences. At the... See full bio »
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Known For

Elling
Elling Director
(2001)
Into the White
Into the White Director
(2012)
Mozart and the Whale
(2005)
Gone with the Woman
(2007)

Filmography

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 2014 Meglerne (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 2012/I Into the White
 2010 Himmelblå (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #3.2 (2010)
- Episode #3.1 (2010)
 2007 Hoppet
 2004 Bare Bea
 2001 Elling
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Other Works:

He and Axel Hellstenius first adapted Ingvar Ambjørnsen's novel, "Elling", and a new English adaptation by Simon Bent at the Ethel Barrymore Theater on Broadway in New York City with Brendan Fraser, Denis O'Hare, Jennifer Coolidge and Richard Easton in the cast. Doug Hughes was the director.
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Personal Quote:

[when asked if odd people is his speciality]: If so - not because the people are odd, but because it is a story worth telling. And isn't it so, that all movies worth seing, really are about odd people - in one way or another?

Trivia:

In 2003 he signed a deal to direct 3 movies for 20th Century Fox. The first project is supposedly to star Josh Hartnett, while Jennifer Lopez has shown great interest in starring in the second project, titled "Earthbound" it is about a woman who has everything when she suddenly is struck with cancer.

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