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Overview (1)

Born in Asker, Norway

Mini Bio (2)

Kåre was born in Asker outside of Oslo, and trained at LAMDA and The Norwegian Academy of Dramatic Arts. He is one of Norway's most experienced actors on stage and screen.

He has been employed as a regular member at The National Theatre of Norway (NTN) since 1999, where he has performed in more than 30 productions including Romeo and Juliet; A Midsummer Night's Dream; Skylight; Fanny and Alexander; When We Dead Awaken; Peer Gynt; League of Youth; Love's Comedy; An Ideal Husband and The Threepenny Opera.

Kåre has also performed the part of Charlie Conlon in Stones In His Pockets more than 250 times, with opening night at The National Theatre of Norway in 2002.

Other theatre credits include: Peter Skuleson in The Pretenders by Henrik Ibsen (The National Theatre of Norway, directed by Terry Hands) and as King Håkon Håkonsson once again in Ibsen's The Pretenders (The Royal Theatre of Denmark, directed by Alexander Mørch Eidem); The Glass Menagerie; Hamlet; West Side Story (Trøndelag Theatre) Singing In The Rain and My Fair Lady (Oslo New Theatre).

From 2000 to 2003 he was one of the artistic directors of TNTs studio stage.

TV and Film credits include: Boys Will Be Boys (Emmy nominated); Ibsen Centennial Awards; Wide Blue Yonder with Brian Cox; The Philanthropist (NBC series); Arctic Passage: Prisoners of the Ice (ITN); King Curling and The Conqueror (NRK).

Concert credits include: performances at various jazz venues in Norway and was the headline act during Debbie Curtis Radio Big Band concert at the London Palladium.

Awards include Best Actor Award (Blå fugl) for Ibsen's Love's Comedy, Trøndelag Theatre Award for Hamlet and The Continental Award for Stones In His Pockets.

In 2012, Kåre performed the leading role of The Pilot (and seven other characters) in Nicholas Lloyd Webber & James D Reid's World Premiere of The Little Prince at The Lyric Theatre in Belfast

In 2013, Artistic director of the Norwegian Ibsen Company, Kåre Conradi, played the leading role in a full scale outdoor production of Peer Gynt in Horten, Norway, alongside a cast of about 40 actors. This was in co-operation with Teater Ibsen and the Navy Orchestra, directed by award winning theater/film director - and director of the new Los Angeles Theatre Center - José Luis Valenzuela.

After an enormous success with Little Eyolf at The National Theatre in 2015 Kåre Conradi played Edward IV in Trevor Nunn's production of The Wars of the Roses at The Rose Theatre. Traveling back and forth performing Ibsen and Shakespeare in Oslo and London. He just returned this summer from giving talks on Ibsen in Rome and Amalfi. Before that that he finished shooting a Viking series for NRK "Vikingane" and finished a long run as Richard III at The National Theatre in Norway. A role for which he received The Hedda Award (Norways Olivier Award) for Best Actor 2016.

Most recently, Kåre appeared in Clique for BBC1 TV and Norsemen / Vikingane for NRK.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Terri / terri1@start.no

Kåre Conradi started acting professionally in 1995. After finishing stage school he landed a contract with the Norwegian National Theatre where he collaborated with some of the best actors in the country. After two years on the main stage he moved on to different stages around the country and played roles such as Tony in West Side Story and the title role of Hamlet. He proceeded to England where he studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, before returning to Norway to continue his work at the National Theatre.

Today Kåre's one of the most popular and well-known actors/entertainers in Norway. He's participated in countless productions on Norwegian stages and has received various awards for his continuous work. In addition to his theatre work, Kåre has been seen on TV screens both nationally and internationally, through series and films, and is perhaps just as well-known for his dedication to radio and as a singer in various musical shows and albums. His recent works include Don Lockwood in the all-time favourite musical Singing In The Rain at the Oslo New Theatre, as well as Wide Blue Yonder med Brian Cox, Lauren Baccall and James Fox.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: TK09

Trivia (3)

Kåre Conradi was best man for Ari Behn at the Norwegian Royal wedding. Also he has been in numerous Theatre productions in both Norway and England.
Is also a talented singer/crooner.
London, UK [January 2009]

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