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Michael Nyqvist dies at 56 by Jennie Kermode - 2017-06-28 09:05:49

28 June 2017 1:05 AM, PDT

Michael Nyqvist at the Austrian premiere of Colonia at Votivkino in Vienna Photo: Manfred Werner

Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, who was known worldwide for his work in John Wick, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and the Millennium: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo films, has died at the age of 56 after a year-long battle with lung cancer.

The actor, whose given name is Rolf Åke Mikael Nyqvist but who adopted the English spelling Michael for his international work, is one of Sweden's most popular stars. He began his career in 1982 and alongside his big screen work he has appeared in a number of popular TV series. He won numerous film festival awards over the course of his career and won Best Actor at Sweden's Guldbagge awards for his work on As It Is In Heavcen, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film. He was nominated for a further three Guldbagges. »

- Jennie Kermode

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In the city of the world's desire by Anne-Katrin Titze

27 June 2017 9:08 AM, PDT

KEDi director Ceyda Torun: "Cats are so omnipresent." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

There are film cat people such as Michael Haneke seen in Yves Montmayeur's Michael H - Profession: Director with Yves' cat Félix, Isabelle Huppert in Paul Verhoeven's Elle and Mia Hansen-Løve's Things To Come, Céline's Bébert in Emmanuel Bourdieu's Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Robert De Niro with Lil Bub of Andy Capper and Juliette Eisner's Lil Bub & Friendz at the Tribeca Film Festival and then there is Ceyda Torun's sharp-eyed documentary KEDi with Istanbul as cat central.

Duman has an unforgettable style of scoring little plates of smoked turkey and slices of Manchego cheese

In 2008 at the Museum of Modern Art for Funny Games (starring Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt, Brady Corbet), when Michael Haneke was asked by Ed Bahlman if he had any pets, he stated that he is "a cat person. »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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