Swedish film directors

Posted Oct 26, 2009
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  1. Alexander Skarsgård

    Alexander Skarsgård


    Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård (born August 25, 1976) is a Swedish actor. He is best known for his roles as vampire Eric Northman on the HBO series True Blood, Meekus in Zoolander and Brad Colbert in the HBO miniseries Generation Kill. He is the son of Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård.

  2. Dolph Lundgren

    Dolph Lundgren


    Dolph Lundgren (born Hans Lundgren; 3 November 1957) is a Swedish actor, director, screenwriter, film producer, martial artist, and chemical engineer. He belongs to a generation of film actors who epitomise the action hero stereotype, alongside Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Steven Seagal, and Jean-Claude Van Damme.

  3. Ingmar Bergman

    Ingmar Bergman


    Ernst Ingmar Bergman (14 July 1918 – 30 July 2007) was a Swedish director, writer and producer who worked in film, television, and theatre. He is recognized as one of the most accomplished and influential auteurs of all time and is most famous for films such as The Seventh Seal (1957), Wild Strawberries (1957), Persona (1966), Cries and Whispers (1972), and Fanny and Alexander (1982).

  4. Mai Zetterling

    Mai Zetterling


    Mai Elisabeth Zetterling (24 May 1925 – 17 March 1994) was a Swedish actress and film director.

  5. Gunnel Lindblom

    Gunnel Lindblom


    Gunnel Märtha Ingegärd Lindblom (born 18 December 1931) is a Swedish film actress and director. As an actress she has been particularly associated with the work of Ingmar Bergman, though in 1965 she performed the lead role in Miss Julie for BBC Television. She also played the key-role of The Mummy in Bergman's staging of Strindberg's The Ghost Sonata in 1998-2000, a performance that earned her much critical acclaim.

  6. Lasse Hallström

    Lasse Hallström


    Lars Sven "Lasse" Hallström (born 2 June 1946) is a Swedish film director and screenwriter. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director for My Life as a Dog (Mitt liv som hund) (1985) and later for The Cider House Rules (1999).

  7. Pernilla August

    Pernilla August


    Pernilla August (born Mia Pernilla Hertzman-Ericson; 13 February 1958) is a Swedish actress, director and screenwriter. Being one of Sweden's leading actresses and a longtime collaborator with director Ingmar Bergman, she won the Best Actress Award at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival for her role in his The Best Intentions. She is best known for portraying Shmi Skywalker in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.

  8. Alf Kjellin

    Alf Kjellin


    Alf Kjellin (28 February 1920 – 5 April 1988) was a Swedish film actor and director, who also appeared on some television shows.

  9. Mauritz Stiller

    Mauritz Stiller


    Mauritz Stiller (17 July 1883 – 18 November 1928) was a Finnish-Swedish film director, best known for discovering Greta Garbo and bringing her to America.

  10. Erland Josephson

    Erland Josephson


    Erland Josephson (15 June 1923 – 25 February 2012) was a Swedish actor and author. He was best known by international audiences for his work in films directed by Ingmar Bergman, Andrei Tarkovsky and Theodoros Angelopoulos.

  11. Jonas Åkerlund

    Jonas Åkerlund


    Hans Uno Jonas Åkerlund (born 10 November 1965) is a Swedish director and drummer. He is best known for directing music videos, which are often mock forms of movie trailers and short films. His video for Madonna's song "Ray of Light" won a Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Short Form, and a record seven awards at 1998 MTV Video Music Awards, including the Video of the Year.

  12. Susan Taslimi

    Susan Taslimi


    Susan Taslimi (also spelt Soosan Taslimi, Persian: سوسن تسلیمی ‎‎, born February 7, 1950) is an Iranian actress, film director, theatre director, and screenwriter. She emigrated from Iran in 1989, now living and working in Sweden.

  13. Jarl Kulle

    Jarl Kulle


    Jarl Lage Kulle (27 February 1927 – 3 October 1997) was a Swedish film and stage actor and director, and father of Maria Kulle.

  14. Hasse Ekman

    Hasse Ekman


    Hasse Ekman (10 September 1915 – 15 February 2004) was a Swedish director, actor, writer and producer for film, stage and television.

  15. Lasse Åberg

    Lasse Åberg


    Lars Gunnar ("Lasse") Åberg (born 5 May 1940 in Hofors; grew up in Stockholm) is a Swedish actor, musician, film director and artist. Between 1960–64 he studied at the Konstfack department of graphic design.

  16. Kay Pollak

    Kay Pollak


    Kay Pollak (born 21 May 1938) is a Swedish film director.

  17. Malik Bendjelloul

    Malik Bendjelloul


    Malik Bendjelloul (14 September 1977 – 13 May 2014) was a Swedish documentary filmmaker, journalist and former child actor. He directed the 2012 documentary Searching for Sugar Man, which won an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award.

  18. Richard Hobert

    Richard Hobert


    Richard Hobert (born 1 December 1951 in Kalmar) is a Swedish scriptwriter and film director.

  19. Victor Sjöström

    Victor Sjöström


    Victor David Sjöström (in the United States sometimes known as Victor Seastrom; 20 September 1879 – 3 January 1960) was a pioneering Swedish film director, screenwriter and actor. He began his career in Sweden, before moving to Hollywood in 1924. Sjöström worked primarily in the silent era; his best known films include The Phantom Carriage (1921), He Who Gets Slapped (1924) and The Wind (1928). Later in life, he played the leading role in Ingmar Bergman's Wild Strawberries (1957). Sjöström was Sweden's most prominent director in the "Golden Age of Silent Film" in Europe, and is noted as a pioneer of continuity editing in narrative filmmaking.

  20. Lukas Moodysson

    Lukas Moodysson


    Karl Frederik Lukas Moodysson (born 17 January 1969) is a Swedish novelist, short story writer and film director. First appearing in public as an ambitious poet in the 1980s, he had his big public, and international, breakthrough directing the 1998 romance film Show Me Love. He has since directed a string of films with different styles and public appeal, as well as continued to write both poetry and novels. In 2007, the Guardian ranked Moodysson 11th in its list of the world’s best directors, describing his directorial style as “heartfelt and uncompromising.”

  21. Harry Hasso

    Harry Hasso


    Harry Hasso (Born as Karl Hartnagel) was born in Germany in Frankenthal 1904. He worked in Sweden,Germany and Italy and for a short time in Finland as a cameraman and filmdirector and he also wrote some of the music and manuscripts for some of the films he made. He learned to play the violin at a very young age and also played harmonica. He started his career in Luxembourg when was 16 years old. He started his old filmcompany at age 18. He made many movies and at least 100 documentary films among them films about his home Country and home town. All the documentaries he made have been missing since World War II. Occasionally he was an actor in some of his films. He also worked in a circus as an acrobat and according to himself his act there was to stand on one hand on a bottle that was placed on a chair. He married the Swedish actress Signe Hasso in 1933. In 1943 He married the Swedish film actress Viveca Lindfors. Both were successful actresses in the United States. Viveca worked also in the theatre with great success.Signe Hasso got a star in the hollywood walk of fame And was a famous Hollywood moviestar with long career and an author of several books and a musician. Harry remarried twice after that. His last wife was the Swedish actress Britta Hasso (1936 - 2015) that later after their marriage became a journalist in Helsingborg at the newspaper Helsingborgs Dagblad. They got married in 1961 and remained married until his death in 1984.

  22. Tage Danielsson

    Tage Danielsson


    Tage Danielsson (5 February 1928 – 13 October 1985) was a Swedish author, actor, poet and film director. He is best known for his collaboration with Hans Alfredson in the comedy duo Hasse & Tage.

  23. Hans Alfredson

    Hans Alfredson


    Hans Folke "Hasse" Alfredson (born 28 June 1931) is a Swedish actor, film director, writer and comedian. He was born in Malmö, Sweden. He is known for his collaboration with Tage Danielsson (the two of them often referred to as Hasseåtage). His most celebrated contribution to their brand of humorist humanism was his ability to extemporize wildly absurd comic situations, for example in the so-called Lindeman dialogues.

  24. Bengt Ekerot

    Bengt Ekerot


    Nils Bengt Folke Ekerot (sometimes credited as Bengt Ekeroth) (8 February 1920 – 26 November 1971) was a Swedish actor and director.

  25. Bo Widerberg

    Bo Widerberg


    Bo Gunnar Widerberg (8 June 1930 – 1 May 1997) was a Swedish film director, writer, editor and actor. He was born in Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden. He died in Ängelholm, Skåne län, Sweden of stomach cancer.

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