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Gunn Wållgren (1913–1983)

Constantly considered to be one of the greatest actresses in modern Swedish theater history, Gunn Wållgren is mostly known for her many roles in plays by Ibsen, Strindberg and Chekhov, and internationally; for her wonderful part as the grandmother in director Ingmar Bergman's Fanny and Alexander (1982). In her native Sweden she is also remembered,... See full bio »

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Fanny and Alexander
Fanny and Alexander Helena Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset
Rulle på Rullseröd
Kvinna utan ansikte
Kvinna utan ansikte Rut Köhler


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 1982 Fanny and Alexander
Helena Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset (as Gun Wållgren)
 1981 Sally and Freedom
Sally's Mother
 1977 The Brothers Lionheart
 1972 Mannen som slutade röka
Aunt Gunhild
 1969 Miss and Mrs Sweden
Rose Persson-Silvergrå
 1964 Klänningen
Helen Fürst
 1953 Glasberget
Otti Moreus
 1948 Var sin väg
Birgit Sundell
 1947 Kvinna utan ansikte
Rut Köhler
 1946 Harald Handfaste
Peasant woman (uncredited)
 1946 Medan porten var stängd
Marianne Sahlen (as Gun Wållgren)
 1946 Begär
 1944 Kejsarn av Portugallien
Klara Fina Gulleborg
 1944 The Girl and the Devil
 1943 Ordet
 1943 Sonja
Sonja's Room-mate
 1943 Sjätte skottet
 1943 Kvinnor i fångenskap
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Sonja in Helge Krog's play 'Konkylien' at The Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm, Sweden. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gun Wållgren

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Personal Quote:

I love my work, I really do. I love it because it is so difficult. You long for perfection. You never reach it, but you have your longing." "The loneliness is my hobby. At home I hide away in the attic. I've always loved loneliness. When I have time I go to convents.


She loved dogs. Had a white poodle. See more »

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