Swedish Crime Crossovers

by rolandddd | created - 02 Jul 2013 | updated - 02 Jul 2013 | Public

Since there are quite few TV actors in Sweden, many of them have appeared in more than one of the many crime TV-series that have made Sweden famous internationally. This is a short list of actors who have impressed in more than one of these series.

1. Jens Hultén

Actor | Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Jens Hultén was born on December 6, 1963 in Stockholm as Jens Charley Hultén. He is an actor, known for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015), Skyfall (2012) and The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013).

Usually cast as the main villain. Plays Seth Rydell in the Johan Falk series, has appeared as two different main villains in Wallander movies. In addition to this, he has appeared in Höök, Irene Huss and Kommissarie Winter.

2. Michael Nyqvist

Actor | Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Born Rolf Åke Mikael Nyqvist in Stockholm, Sweden, it wasn't until he was over a year old when he was finally adopted from the orphanage he had been given to. His father was a lawyer and his mother a writer. It wasn't until he had his first child that he decided to seek out his biological parents. ...

Played series regular John Banck in the first season of Beck-movies. Subsequently cast as the main villain in Wallander - Mastermind, arguably the best Wallander movie yet.

3. Ruth Vega Fernandez

Actress | Kyss mig

Ruth Vega Fernandez was born on April 12, 1977. She is an actress, known for Kiss Me (2011), Johan Falk: GSI - Gruppen för särskilda insatser (2009) and Johan Falk: Kodnamn: Lisa (2012).

Plays series regular Marie Lindell in the Johan Falk-movies, also found time to star in Wallander - Arvet.

4. Ingvar Hirdwall

Actor | Män som hatar kvinnor

Ingvar Hirdwall was born on December 5, 1934 in Stockholm, Sweden. He is an actor, known for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009), Daybreak (2003) and Children's Island (1980). He is married to Marika Lindström.

Plays Martin Beck's neighbour in almost all of the Beck movies, as well as fisherman Lundberg in Wallander - Den orolige mannen.

5. Jakob Eklund

Actor | Noll tolerans

Jakob Eklund was born on February 21, 1962. He is an actor, known for Zero Tolerance (1999), Executive Protection (2001) and Run for Your Life (1997). He has been married to Marie Richardson since August 12, 2008. They have two children.

As well as playing policeman Johan Falk in his own series, he also delivered a colorful performance as Frank Borg in Wallander - Jokern.

6. Angela Kovacs

Actress | Wallander

Angela Kovacs was born on May 23, 1964 in Vaksala, Uppland, Sweden as Angela Anna Margareta Kovács. She is an actress, known for Wallander (2005), Irene Huss (2007) and Rederiet (1992). She is married to Jan Modin. They have two children.

Played Ann-Britt in the early Wallander movies, but moved on to playing main character Irene Huss in her own TV series.

7. Leif Andrée

Actor | Om jag vänder mig om

Leif Andrée was born on January 29, 1958 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden as Leif Allan Johansson. He is an actor, known for Daybreak (2003), The Laser Man (2005) and Livet i Fagervik (2008).

Known from Beck - Mannen utan ansikte, Wallander - Jokern, and recently he played Spiken in the Annika Bengtzon-series.

8. Stina Ekblad

Actress | Fanny och Alexander

Stina Ekblad was born on February 26, 1954 in Solf, Finland. She is an actress, known for Fanny and Alexander (1982), The Serpent's Way (1986) and Amorosa (1986).

Played the main villain in Beck - mannen utan ansikte, went on to play series regular Karin in the Wallander movies.

9. Göran Ragnerstam

Actor | Kopps

Göran Axel Ragnerstam grew up in Stockholm. His father had a particular interest in the theatre and used to perform for his children. It was also he who later came to encourage Göran to become an actor. In high school Göran enjoyed theatre and staged the rock opera "Tommy". He begun his acting ...

Played Aronsson in Beck - Öga för öga, and then bad guy lawyer Lundkvist in Wallander - Jokern.

10. Shanti Roney

Actor | Vägen ut

Shanti Roney was born on November 24, 1970 in Stockholm, Sweden as Shanti Grau Roney. He is known for his work on Breaking Out (1999), Häxdansen (2008) and Beck (1997).

Played in Wallander - Tjuven, and the main villain in Beck - Hämndens pris.

11. Ing-Marie Carlsson

Actress | Mitt liv som hund

Ing-Marie Carlsson was born on February 25, 1957 in Jönköping, Jönköpings län, Sweden as Ing-Marie Gunilla Jessica Carlsson. She is an actress, known for My Life as a Dog (1985), Tre kronor (1994) and Beck (1997).

Played the unfortunate Britta Holm in Wallander - Hemligheten, and then series regular Bodil Lettermark in the later Beck movies.

12. Anders Ahlbom Rosendahl

Actor | Flickan som lekte med elden

Anders Ahlbom Rosendahl was born on May 18, 1947 in Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden. He is an actor, known for The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009), The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009) and Wallander (2005).

Usually typecast as a villain, played bad guy Roffe in Wallander - Hemligheten, and also starred in Beck - Okänd avsändare and in one of the recent Annika Bengtzon movies.

13. Per Morberg

Actor | Beck

Per Morberg was born on June 23, 1960 in Stockholm, Sweden. He is an actor, known for Beck (1997), Kodenavn Hunter (2007) and Enemy's Enemy (1990).

Played Beck's first boss in the early Beck movies, and then two different characters in the Wallander series.

14. Anna Ulrika Ericsson

Actress | Beck

Anna Ulrika Ericsson was born on December 30, 1966 in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden. She is an actress and production designer, known for Beck (1997), Rederiet (1992) and Those Half Hidden (2009).

Played series regular Jäder in the early Beck movies, and then minister of defence in Wallander - Hämnden.

15. Gustaf Hammarsten

Actor | Brüno

Gustaf Hammarsten was born on September 2, 1967 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is an actor, known for Brüno (2009), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and Together (2000).

Played in Beck - Okänd avsändare, and recently the main villain in Wallander - Försvunnen.

16. Annika Hallin

Actress | Män som hatar kvinnor

Annika Hallin was born on February 16, 1968. She is an actress, known for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009), The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009) and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009).

Has starred in Beck - Okänd avsändare, Wallander - Arvet, and the Annika Bengtzon-movie Den röda vargen.

17. Lia Boysen

Actress | Sök

Lia Boysen was born on April 6, 1966 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden as Lia Marika Boysen. She is known for her work on Search (2006), The Last King (2016) and Livet i Fagervik (2008).

Starred in the Johan Falk-movie Livvakterna and then played Bodil Jensen in Wallander - Dödsängeln.

18. Martin Aliaga

Actor | Höök

Martin Aliaga was born on April 30, 1971 in Kungsängen, Stockholms län, Sweden as Martin Aliaga Bungerfeldt. He is an actor, known for Höök (2007), Insider (1999) and Beck (1997).

One of few actors to star in Beck (Hämndens pris), Johan Falk (Leo Gaut) and Wallander (Läckan).

19. Livia Millhagen

Actress | Miffo

Livia Millhagen was born on May 23, 1973 in Stockholm, Sweden. She is an actress, known for Miffo (2003), Höstminnen (2012) and Buss till Italien (2005).

Played Malin Tavast in Beck - Annonsmannen and then Åsa Nordström in Wallander - Prästen.

20. Nour El-Refai

Actress | Frostbiten

Nour El-Refai was born on November 14, 1987. She is an actress and writer, known for Frostbitten (2006), Morgonsoffan (2008) and Jordskott (2015).

Another of the select group of actors who played in Beck (Det tysta skriket), Wallander (Dödsängeln) and Johan Falk (Spelets regler).

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