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Gísli Örn Garðarsson

Gisli Gardarsson, born in Iceland but grew up in Norway where he started his acting career. He is now more or less based in the UK. He finished a four year acting degree at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts, graduating in the year 2001. Gisli is a founder of the internationally acclaimed theatre and film company Vesturport. Since it's foundation in ... See full bio »


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 2015 Kill the Poet (pre-production)
 2014 Grafir & Bein
 2012 Tumult (Short)
Dark Son
 2011 Korriro (Short)
 2011 City State
 2010 Undercurrent
 2010 Jitters
 2010 King's Road
 2008 Country Wedding
 2008 Mannaveiðar (TV Series)
 2007 Parents
 2006 Áramótaskaup 2006 (TV Movie)
 2006 Children
Garðar / Georg
 2005 Beowulf & Grendel
Erik (as Gísli Örn Gardarsson)
 2003 Karamellumyndin (Short)
 2001 Dramarama
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Director and adapter as well as playing the part of Gregor Samsa in Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis. Performed amongst other in the UK, New York (BAM), Ireland, Hong Kong, Australia, Korea, Iceland, Sweden and Columbia (Bogota). Original music by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. Set Borkur Jonsson. Lighting Bjorn Helgason. See more »

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Gisli Gardarsson | Gísli Örn Gardarsson


6' 2¾" (1.9 m)

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Born in Iceland, related to Ireland. Grew up in Norway. He started his acting career in Norway, but was accepted at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts in 1997, which he graduated from in the year 2001. The school has a 4-year actor education.


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