Birth Place Matching "Reykjavík, Iceland" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Anita Briem

Actress | Journey to the Center of the Earth

Anita Briem is an Icelandic actress. She is known for her role as Jane Seymour on The Tudors and her role as Hannah Ásgeirsson in Journey to the Center of the Earth. Briem was born in Reykjavík and is the daughter of drummer Gunnlaugur Briem of Mezzoforte and back-up vocalist Erna Þórarinsdóttir. ...

2. Heida Reed

Actress | One Day

Heida Reed was born on May 22, 1988 in Reykjavik, Iceland as Heiða Rún Sigurðardóttir. She is an actress, known for One Day (2011), Stella Blómkvist (2017) and Poldark (2015).

3. Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson

Actor | Everest

Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson was born on November 22, 1963 in Reykjavik, Iceland. He is an actor and producer, known for Everest (2015), Jar City (2006) and Englar alheimsins (2000).

4. Björk

Soundtrack | Dancer in the Dark

Born in 1965 in the Icelandic capital city of Reykjavik, the daughter of Gudmundur Gunnarsson (an electrician) and Hildur Hauksdóttir who divorced before her second birthday, Björk grew up in a hippie-type community with her mother and her seven siblings. She started to study classical music at the...

5. Jóhann Jóhannsson

Composer | Sicario

Jóhann Jóhannsson was born on September 19, 1969 in Reykjavík, Iceland. He was a composer, known for Sicario (2015), The Theory of Everything (2014) and Prisoners (2013). He died on February 9, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

6. Baltasar Kormákur

Producer | Mýrin

Baltasar Kormákur is an actor, producer and director whose work spans theater, movies and television. Born in Reykjavik, Iceland, he graduated as an actor from Iceland's National Academy of Fine Arts in 1990. He was immediately signed on by the National Theatre of Iceland, where he worked as one of...

7. Gunnar Hansen

Actor | The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

He was born in Reykjavik, Iceland and moved to the United States at the age of 5. Gunnar lived in Maine till he was 11, then his family moved to Texas, where he went to high school and then the University of Texas. He majored in English and mathematics and then went to graduate school in ...

8. Darri Ingolfsson

Actor | Dexter

Darri Ingolfsson was born on December 22, 1979 in Reykjavík, Iceland. He is an actor and director, known for Dexter (2006), Last Resort (2012) and Money Monster (2016).

9. Magnús Scheving

Actor | LazyTown

Magnus Scheving is a writer, world-class athlete, entrepreneur and producer. He has been the producer and host of popular health-related children's TV shows as well as producing and acting in other TV productions and commercials. Scheving also produced and hosted his own talk show being a ...

10. Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir

Actress | Börn

Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir was born on February 25, 1974 in Reykjavik, Iceland. She is an actress and writer, known for Börn (2006), Fangar (2017) and King's Road (2010).

11. Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir

Actress | Case

Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir (born 2 July 1969 in Reykjavík, Iceland) is an Icelandic actress, TV show host, producer and writer.

Steinunn Ólína grew up in Reykjavík with her mother, the actress Bríet Héðinsdóttir, and her father Þorsteinn Þorsteinsson, a writer and translator of dramatic ...

12. Stony Blyden

Actor | Life in a Year

Stony Blyden was born on March 3, 1993 in Reykjavík, Iceland as Þorsteinn Sindri Baldvinsson. He is known for his work on Life in a Year (2019), Dude (2018) and Hope Springs Eternal (2018).

13. Joi Johannsson

Actor | Fortitude

Joi Johannsson is an awarded Scandinavian actor born and raised in Iceland. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Hartford, Connecticut in 1994 with a B.A degree in Theatre and Cinematic Arts.

Joi made his acting debut in 1986 in an international TV mini series called Nonni and Manni. ...

14. Eagle Egilsson

Cinematographer | Dark Blue

Eagle Egilsson was born on August 31, 1966 in Reykjavik, Iceland as Egill Örn Egilsson. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Dark Blue (2009), CSI: Miami (2002) and Flightplan (2005).

15. Eva Solveig

Actress | A Motion Selfie

Eva Solveig grew up in Reykjavik, Iceland, from where she moved to London to study acting at LAMDA and Rose Bruford College.

She also trained at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in Tallinn, Estonia in 2012; Gardzienice in Poland in 2012; and at the 'International School of Theatrical ...

16. Maria Ellingsen

Actress | D2: The Mighty Ducks

Maria Ellingsen was born on January 22, 1964 in Reykjavík, Iceland. She is an actress, known for D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994), Agnes (1995) and Foxtrot (1988).

17. Ylfa Edelstein

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Ylfa Edelstein, was born and raised in Reykjavik, Iceland. Her grandparents, fled Nazi Germany in 1938, settling in Iceland after her grandfather was offered a position as a cellist with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra. From an early age, Ylfa showed a proclivity for performance, in ballet, ...

18. Hilmir Snær Guðnason

Actor | Brúðguminn

Hilmir Snær Guðnason was born on January 24, 1969 in Reykjavik, Iceland. He is an actor and director, known for Brúðguminn (2008), 101 Reykjavík (2000) and Mávahlátur (2001).

19. Sigrún Edda Björnsdóttir

Actress | Svartur á leik

Sigrún Edda Björnsdóttir was born on August 30, 1958 in Reykjavik, Iceland. She is an actress, known for Svartur á leik (2012), Metalhead (2013) and Fangar (2017). She is married to Axel Hallkell Jóhannesson. They have two children.

20. Sturla Gunnarsson

Director | Rare Birds

After a career spanning over three decades, Sturla Gunnarsson has come to be recognized by the Canadian film industry as one of its most accomplished film makers. Gunnarsson was born in Iceland, and raised in Vancouver, Canada. After studying at the University of British Columbia, he moved to ...

21. Rúnar Rúnarsson

Director | Eldfjall

Rúnar Rúnarsson was born on January 20, 1977 in Reykjavík, Iceland. He is a director and producer, known for Eldfjall (2011), Þrestir (2015) and Síðasti bærinn (2004).

22. Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson

Producer | Hjartasteinn

Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson was born in 1982 in Reykjavik, Iceland. He is a producer and writer, known for Hjartasteinn (2016), Hvalfjörður (2013) and Ártún (2014).

23. Friðrik Þór Friðriksson

Producer | Englar alheimsins

Fridrik Thor Fridriksson started his film making carrier with a series of experimental films and documentaries in the early 1980s. In 1987, he founded The Icelandic Film Corporation, which has become Iceland's most important production company, producing Fridrikssons films as well as working with ...

24. Kristbjörg Kjeld

Actress | Mamma Gógó

Kristbjörg Kjeld was born on June 18, 1935 in Reykjavik, Iceland. She is an actress, known for Mamma Gógó (2010), Mávahlátur (2001) and Hafið (2002).

25. Hrafn Gunnlaugsson

Director | Hin helgu vé

Hrafn Gunnlaugsson was born on June 17, 1948 in Reykjavik, Iceland. He is a director and writer, known for Hin helgu vé (1993), When the Raven Flies (1984) and Witchcraft (1999).

26. Sigurjón Kjartansson

Writer | Ófærð

Icelandic writer/producer. Writer and Showrunner of Baltasar Kormákur's Trapped (2015). Has written and produced several drama series. Also has played several roles in Icelandic films and TV. Plays the role of Mörður in Dagur Kári's Virgin Mountain. Started out as one half of the comedic duo ...

27. Björn Thors

Producer | Reykjavik Guesthouse: Rent a Bike

Björn Thors was born on January 12, 1978 in Reykjavik, Iceland. He is an actor and producer, known for Reykjavik Guesthouse: Rent a Bike (2002), Frost (2012) and Come to Harm (2011).

28. Heba Thorisdottir

Make Up Department | Ant-Man

Heba Thorisdottir, the Iceland-born, Los Angeles-based makeup artist has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood over the course of her 20 year career. From the red carpet, to the big screen, to high-fashion editorials, to commercial advertising, Heba's approach is visionary and ...

29. Hilmar Oddsson

Writer | Kaldaljós

Hilmar Oddsson was born in 1957 in Reykjavik, Iceland. He is a writer and director, known for Cold Light (2004), No Trace (1998) and Guð er til... og ástin (1999).

30. Lilja Nótt Þórarinsdóttir

Actress | Sense8

She grew up a hour away from Reykjavik in rural Iceland. She moved away from home at a young age to go to a new school in the city. Her grandfather was the stage manager for the national theater of Iceland and she spent a lot of time there as a child. Lilja graduated with a B.f.A degree in acting ...

33. Júlíus Kemp

Director | Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre

Júlíus Kemp studied film making at the West Surrey College of Art & Design in the UK. The short film Happy Birthday (16mm/bw) was made in WSCAD/London in 1991. Julius left college to work as editor on _Children of Nature (1991)_ by 'Fridrik Thor Fridriksson', nominated for Oscar as best foreign ...

34. Sigurjon Sighvatsson

Producer | Brothers

Sigurjon (Joni) Sighvatsson, a veteran producer with over 50 feature films and television series to his credit, is the principle of Palomar Pictures, an independent production company, as well as the Chairman of the Scandinavian film distributor Scanbox Entertainment.

Sighvatsson has worked with ...

35. Árni Ásgeirsson

Director | Blóðbönd

Árni Ásgeirsson was born in 1972 in Reykjavík, Iceland. He is a director and writer, known for Blóðbönd (2006), Brim (2010) and Annas dag (2003).

36. Ólafur Egilsson

Writer | Ófærð

Ólafur Egilsson was born on October 12, 1977 in Reykjavik, Iceland. He is a writer and actor, known for Ófærð (2015), The Oath (2016) and Vikingr.

37. Guðmundur Þór Kárason

Actor | LazyTown

Gudmundur Thor Karason was born and raised in Reykjavik Iceland. He grew up around visual art and theater and started building and performing puppets from an early age. Gudmundur's goal has always been to build puppets and creatures that come alive, with character and lots of humor. Throughout the ...

38. Thor Sigurjonsson

Producer | Bronson

Thor Sigurjonsson was born on August 12, 1973 in Reykjavík, Iceland. He is a producer and actor, known for Bronson (2008), The Neon Demon (2016) and Only God Forgives (2013).

39. Eva Maria Daniels

Producer | Hold the Dark

Eva Maria Daniels launched Eva Daniels Productions in 2010 with the mission to produce smart and engaging feature films that inspire and entertain. Eva is also a partner in VisionChaos Productions, a Swiss-based film financing company which focuses on developing director driven, high-quality, ...

40. Gísli Snær Erlingsson

Director | Ikíngut

Gísli Snær Erlingsson was born on December 21, 1964 in Reykjavík, Iceland. He is a director and writer, known for Ikíngut (2000), Benjamin, the Dove (1995) and Stuttur Frakki (1993).

41. Gus Olafsson

Art Department | Blade

Gus Olafsson is an Icelandic director based in Europe and LA. Born and raised in Iceland , moved to Los Angeles at the age of twenty and studied interior architecture. Graduated with honors and worked as a production designer for all the biggest brands and with the lead directors in Hollywood for ...

42. Magnus Magnusson

Actor | Love and Death on Long Island

Magnus Magnusson was born on October 12, 1929 in Reykjavik, Iceland. He was an actor and writer, known for Love and Death on Long Island (1997), Rock in Reykjavik (1982) and Vikings! (1980). He was married to Mamie Baird. He died on January 7, 2007 in Balmore, Dunbartonshire, Scotland.

43. Selma Björnsdóttir

Actress | Áfram Latibær

Selma Björnsdóttir was born on June 13, 1974 in Reykjavik, Iceland. She is known for her work on Áfram Latibær (1996), Undir trénu (2017) and The Oath (2016).

45. Bragi Thor Hinriksson

Director | Víti í Vestmannaeyjum

Bragi Thor Hinriksson is an accomplished award winning Icelandic film director. He has directed six feature length films, four of which have enjoyed enormous box office success locally in Iceland with domestic box office numbers rival-ling the likes of Harry Potter, Toy Story 3 and Avatar. His TV ...

46. Sverrir Þór Sverrisson

Actor | Algjör Sveppi og Gói bjargar málunum

Sverrir Þór Sverrisson was born on August 5, 1977 in Reykjavik, Iceland. He is an actor and writer, known for Algjör Sveppi og Gói bjargar málunum (2014), Algjör Sveppi og leitin að Villa (2009) and Algjör Sveppi og dularfulla hótelherbergið (2010).

47. Róbert I. Douglas

Writer | Maður eins og ég

Of Northern Irish-Icelandic descent, Douglas has spent a considerable part of his life in Northern Ireland, where he studied Media Studies for two years at The University of Ulster. Douglas was born in Iceland, in a small village Mosfellsbær just outside the capital Reykjavik. He would spend his ...

48. Óskar Jónasson

Writer | Reykjavík-Rotterdam

Óskar Jónasson was born on June 30, 1963 in Reykjavik, Iceland. He is a writer and director, known for Reykjavík-Rotterdam (2008), Pressa (2007) and Contraband (2012).

49. Halldór Laxness

Writer | Salka Valka

Halldór Laxness was born on April 23, 1902 in Reykjavik, Iceland as Halldor Kiljan Gudjonsson. He was a writer and actor, known for Salka Valka (1954), Atómstöðin (1984) and Under the Glacier (1989). He was married to Auður Sveinsdóttir and Ingibjörg Einarsdóttir. He died on ...

50. Jón Páll Sigmarsson

Self | The World's Strongest Man

Jón Páll Sigmarsson was born on April 28, 1960 in Reykjavik, Iceland. He died on January 16, 1993 in Reykjavik.


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