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Benny Andersson was born in 1946 outside of Stockholm, Sweden. His father and grandfather both being musicians, Benny was introduced to the accordion at an early age. With little patience for conventional music lessons, Benny is known to pick up just about any instrument and play it with ease. After he left high school, he was invited to become a ... See full bio »

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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Wed, Jul 28 7:00 AM PDT on FX (043)
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Mamma Mia! Composer
(2008)
The Martian Soundtrack
(2015)
Johnny English Soundtrack
(2003)

Filmography

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 2018 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (music by)
 2015 The Circle
 2012 Palme (Documentary)
 2009 Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Chess in Concert (2009)
 2008 Mamma Mia!
 2005 Madonna: Hung Up (Video short)
 2005 Vinylshakerz: One Night in Bangkok (Video short)
 2004 ABBA: Our Last Video Ever (TV Short)
 2003 Chess (Video)
 2001 Powder
 2000 Refränger från källaren (Documentary)
 2000 The Greatness of the Small Man (Documentary)
 2000 Songs from the Second Floor (uncredited)
 1997 E-Rotic: The Winner Takes It All (Video short)
 1992 Chess (Video)
 1992 Erasure: Take a Chance on Me (Video short)
 1991 Duo jag (TV Movie)
 1991 Guldburen (TV Mini Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1991)
- Episode #1.3 (1991)
- Episode #1.2 (1991)
- Episode #1.1 (1991)
 1985 Murray Head: One Night in Bangkok (Video short) (music by)
 1984 Robey: One Night in Bangkok (Video short)
 1983 Balavoine & Frida: Belle (Video short)
 1983 Frida & B.A. Robertson: Time (Video short)
 1981 ABBA: Happy New Year (Video short)
 1981 ABBA: Super Trouper (Video short)
 1980 ABBA: The Winner Takes It All (Video short)
 1980 ABBA in Concert (TV Special documentary)
 1978 ABBA: Take a Chance on Me (Video short)
 1976 ABBA: Money, Money, Money (Video short)
 1976 ABBA: Dancing Queen (Video short)
 1975 A Guy and a Gal (uncredited)
 1974 ABBA: Waterloo (Video short)
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Other Works:

Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and his musical, "Abracadabra", was performed at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Elaine Paige, Jenna Russell, Dexter Fletcher, Michael Praed, Sylvester McCoy and Phil Daniels in the cast. Peter James was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Article | See more »

Official Sites:

ABBA: The Site | MySpace

Alternate Names:

ABBA | Benny Anderson | Benny | The Hep Stars | Benny Anderssons Orkester | Hep Stars | Benny Anderssons orkester

Height:

5' 9¾" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

I didn't think this would happen, because we were a pop band, not a rock band. Being a foreigner from the North Pole, this feels really good. (On ABBA's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010) See more »

Trivia:

He and his wife Mona were marriage witnesses when Tommy Körberg was secretly married to Ann-Charlotte Nilsson in a church in Trosa on 14 June 2007. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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