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Gunn Wållgren (1913–1983)

Constantly considered to be one of the greatest actresses in modern Swedish theater history, Gunn Wållgren is mostly known for her many roles in plays by Ibsen, Strindberg and Chekhov, and internationally; for her wonderful part as the grandmother in director Ingmar Bergman's Fanny and Alexander (1982). In her native Sweden she is also remembered,... See full bio »

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Fanny and Alexander
Fanny and Alexander Helena Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset
Sally and Freedom
Sally and Freedom Sally's Mother
Resan bort
Resan bort Ellen Andersson
Crime and Punishment


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 1983 Fanny och Alexander (TV Mini-Series)
Helena Ekdahl
- Demonerna (1983) ... Helena Ekdahl
- Sommarens händelser (1983) ... Helena Ekdahl
- Vålnaden (1983) ... Helena Ekdahl
- Uppbrottet (1983) ... Helena Ekdahl
- Familjen Ekdahl firar jul (1983) ... Helena Ekdahl
 1982 Fanny and Alexander
Helena Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset (as Gun Wållgren)
 1981 Svartskallen (TV Movie)
Inez Bergman
 1981 Sally and Freedom
Sally's Mother
 1980 Bröderna Lejonhjärta (TV Mini-Series)
- Stridens dagar (1980) ... Sofia
- Fången i Katlagrottan (1980) ... Sofia
- Över de vilda bergen (1980) ... Sofia
- Min bror Jonatan (1980) ... Sofia
 1978 Strandvaskeren (TV Series)
 1977 The Brothers Lionheart
 1976 Leva livet (TV Movie)
Mrs. Blom
 1976 Metamorphosis
Gregor's Mother
 1974 Rulle på Rullseröd (TV Series)
- Julafton (1974) ... Farmor
- Knäckkoket (1974) ... Farmor
- Ont i magen (1974) ... Farmor
- Farmors nödbröd (1974) ... Farmor
- Månvisan (1974) ... Farmor
 1974 Agnes (TV Movie)
 1973 Kvartetten som sprängdes (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Åvik
- Falska stjärnor (1973) ... Mrs. Åvik
- Spekulationer (1973) ... Mrs. Åvik
 1972 Mannen som slutade röka
Aunt Gunhild
 1970 Söderkåkar (TV Mini-Series)
Hanna Johnsson
- Episode #1.6 (1970) ... Hanna Johnsson (as Gun Wållgren)
- Episode #1.5 (1970) ... Hanna Johnsson (as Gun Wållgren)
- Episode #1.4 (1970) ... Hanna Johnsson (as Gun Wållgren)
- Episode #1.3 (1970) ... Hanna Johnsson (as Gun Wållgren)
- Episode #1.2 (1970) ... Hanna Johnsson (as Gun Wållgren)
 1970 Frida och hennes vän (TV Mini-Series)
Fridas mor
- Episode #1.5 (1970) ... Fridas mor
- Episode #1.4 (1970) ... Fridas mor
- Episode #1.3 (1970) ... Fridas mor
- Episode #1.2 (1970) ... Fridas mor
- Episode #1.1 (1970) ... Fridas mor
 1969 Miss and Mrs Sweden
Rose Persson-Silvergrå
 1967 Gengångare (TV Movie)
Mrs. Helene Alving
 1967 Candida (TV Movie)
 1967 Fadren (TV Movie)
 1966 Tartuffe (TV Movie)
 1966 Kvinnas man (TV Movie)
Lotta Friman
 1966 Asmodeus (TV Movie)
Madame de Berthas
 1964 Klänningen
Helen Fürst
 1953 Glasberget
Otti Moreus
 1948 Var sin väg
Birgit Sundell
 1947 Kvinna utan ansikte
Rut Köhler
 1946 Harald Handfaste
Peasant woman (uncredited)
 1946 Medan porten var stängd
Marianne Sahlen (as Gun Wållgren)
 1946 Begär
 1945 Resan bort
Ellen Andersson
 1945 Crime and Punishment
 1944 Kejsarn av Portugallien
Klara Fina Gulleborg
 1944 The Girl and the Devil
 1943 Ordet
 1943 Sonja
Sonja's Room-mate
 1943 Sjätte skottet
 1943 Kvinnor i fångenskap
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Kaj in Herbert Grevenius' play 'Som folk är mest' at The Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm, Sweden. See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gun Wållgren

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Personal Quote:

I love my work, I really do. I love it because it is so difficult. You long for perfection. You never reach it, but you have your longing." "The loneliness is my hobby. At home I hide away in the attic. I've always loved loneliness. When I have time I go to convents.


She loved dogs. Had a white poodle. See more »

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