25 great swedish actors and actresses working today

by 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.

1. Alicia Vikander

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 ...

2. Stellan Skarsgård

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...

3. David Dencik

Actor | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

David Dencik was born on October 31, 1974 in Sweden as Karl David Sebastian Dencik. He is an actor, known for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), A Royal Affair (2012) and The Homesman (2014).

4. Pernilla August

Actress | Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

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 ...

5. 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. ...

6. Sten Ljunggren

Actor | Tillsammans

Sten Ljunggren was born on October 16, 1938 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is an actor and director, known for Tillsammans (2000), Dödspolare (1985) and Wallander (2005). He was previously married to Barbro Oborg.

7. Vera Vitali

Actress | Brimstone

Vera Vitali was born on October 3, 1981 in Stockholm, Sweden as Anna Vera Vital. She is known for her work on Brimstone (2016), Blind (2014) and Min så kallade pappa (2014).

8. Jonas Karlsson

Actor | The Snowman

Jonas Karlsson was born on March 11, 1971 in Salem, Stockholms län, Sweden as Sven Bert Jonas Karlsson. He is an actor and writer, known for The Snowman (2017), Offside (2006) and Detaljer (2003).

9. Gustaf Skarsgård

Actor | Vikings

Gustaf Skarsgård was born on November 12, 1980 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden as Gustaf Caspar Orm Skarsgård. He is an actor and director, known for Vikings (2013), Westworld (2016) and The Way Back (2010).

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 ...

12. 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), Lasermannen (2005) and S:t Mikael: Traumaenheten (1998).

13. Björn Gustafson

Actor | Jönssonligan & DynamitHarry

Björn Gustafson was born on November 30, 1934 in Stockholm, Sweden. He is an actor and writer, known for Jönssonligan & DynamitHarry (1982), Jönssonligan spelar högt (2000) and Jönssonligan på Mallorca (1989).

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.

15. Izabella Scorupco

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).

18. Tomas von Brömssen

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 ...

20. Birgitta Andersson

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).

21. Adam Lundgren

Actor | Blå ögon

Adam Lundgren is an actor, known for Blå ögon (2014), Storm (2005) and Love (2008).

22. 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 Tillsammans (2000).

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 ...

25. Tuva Novotny

Actress | Eat Pray Love

Tuva Novotny was born on December 21, 1979 in Stockholm, Sweden as Tuva Moa Matilda Karolina Novotny. She is an actress and director, known for Eat Pray Love (2010), Annihilation (2018) and Den osynlige (2002).

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