25 great swedish actors and actresses working todayby billy-holm | created - 19 Jul 2016 | updated - 19 Jul 2016 | Public
Best swedish actors and actresses working in films today. Some of you might be furious when you notice actors like Michael Persbrandt, Joel Kinnaman, Malin Åkerman, Alexander Skarsgård, Peter Stormare and Björn Kjellman isn't listed... But sorry, there was no room for them.
Actress | Ex Machina
Alicia Vikander is a Swedish actress, dancer and producer. She was born and raised in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden, to Maria Fahl-Vikander, an actress of stage and screen, and Svante Vikander, a psychiatrist. She is of Swedish and one quarter Finnish descent. Alicia began acting as a ...
Actor | Good Will Hunting
Stellan Skarsgård was born in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden, to Gudrun (Larsson) and Jan Skarsgård. He became a star in his teens through the title role in the TV-series Bombi Bitt och jag (1968). Between the years 1972-88 he was employed at The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, where...
Pernilla August started acting as a child, performing in plays at Vår teater and at school. In 1979 she was accepted at the Statens scenskola to study acting professionally. Director Ingmar Bergman took note of her early and cast her as a nanny in his Fanny and Alexander (1982).
In 1982 she got ...
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. ...
10. Kjell Bergqvist
Actor | Den bästa sommaren
Kjell Bergqvist was born on February 23, 1953 in Enskede, Stockholms län, Sweden as Kjell Bertil Leonard Bergqvist. He is an actor, known for Den bästa sommaren (2000), Evil (2003) and Bröllopsfotografen (2009). He has been married to Karin Bergqvist since 2004. They have one child. He ...
11. Marie Richardson
Actress | Eyes Wide Shut
Marie Richardson was born on June 6, 1959 in Ljusdal, Gävleborgs län, Sweden. She is an actress, known for Eyes Wide Shut (1999), Noll tolerans (1999) and Johan Falk: GSI - Gruppen för särskilda insatser (2009). She has been married to Jakob Eklund since August 12, 2008. They have two ...
14. Hanna Alström
Actress | Kingsman: The Secret Service
Hanna Alström was born on March 5, 1981 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden as Hanna Carolina Alström. She is known for her work on Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) and Sameblod (2016). She was previously married to Gustaf Skarsgård.
Actress | GoldenEye
Born in the northern Polish town of Bialystok, Izabella Scorupco moved to Sweden with her mother as a young child. She studied drama and music and, at 17, was discovered by a Swedish film director who cast her in the movie Ingen kan älska som vi (1988), which made her a local teen idol. She ...
16. Fares Fares
Actor | Zero Dark Thirty
Began his acting career in Sweden 2000 with the movie "Jalla! Jalla!". He has been acting in both comedies as well as action movies. He has been acting in theater as well as some TV productions.
In 2012, Mr. Fares started his Hollywood career co-starring with Denzel Washington in the movie "Safe ...
17. Peter Dalle
Actor | Skenbart: En film om tåg
Peter Dalle was born on December 5, 1956 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden as Dan Peter Dalle. He is an actor and writer, known for Skenbart: En film om tåg (2003), Yrrol - En kolossalt genomtänkt film (1994) and Ogifta par ...en film som skiljer sig (1997).
Actor | Lust och fägring stor
Tomas von Brömssen was born on May 8, 1943 in Örgryte, Västra götalands län, Sweden as Tomas Birger von Brömssen. He is an actor and writer, known for Lust och fägring stor (1995), The Man from Majorca (1984) and My Life as a Dog (1985). He has been married to Dorthe Pedersen since November 21...
19. Noomi Rapace
Actress | Män som hatar kvinnor
Swedish actress Noomi Rapace was born in Hudiksvall, Gävleborgs län, Sweden, the daughter of Swedish actress Nina Norén and Spanish Flamenco singer Rogelio Durán. Her parents did not stay together, and when Rapace was five she moved to Iceland with her mother and stepfather, where she lived for ...
Actress | Jönssonligans största kupp
Birgitta Andersson was born on April 20, 1933 in Mariestad, Västra Götalands län, Sweden as Ulla Birgitta Helena Andersson. She is an actress, known for Jönssonligans största kupp (1995), Jönssonligan på Mallorca (1989) and Jönssonligan & den svarta diamanten (1992).
23. Rebecca Ferguson
Actress | Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Rebecca Ferguson was born Rebecca Louisa Ferguson Sundström in Stockholm, Sweden, and grew up in its Vasastaden district. Her father is Swedish. Her mother, Rosemary Ferguson, is British, of Scottish and Northern Irish descent, and moved to Sweden at the age of 25. Rebecca attended an ...
24. Max von Sydow
Actor | Flash Gordon
Max von Sydow was born Carl Adolf von Sydow on April 10, 1929 in Lund, Skåne, Sweden, to a middle-class family. He is the son of Baroness Maria Margareta (Rappe), a teacher, and Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, an ethnologist and folklore professor. His surname traces back to his father's partial German ...