Mikael Persbrandt
Swedish actor
Mikael Persbrandt
Mikael Åke Persbrandt is a Swedish actor. In Swedish films he usually has lead roles and “tough guy” parts. He is perhaps most famous for his recurring role as the no-nonsense police officer Gunvald Larsson in the latest installment of the Martin Beck movies. He is frequently the subject of much press gossip in evening newspapers such as Aftonbladet and Expressen. He is confirmed as playing Beorn in The Hobbit film series.
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NYTimes - over 5 years
8 P.M. (ESPNU) SEC: STORIED Four hourlong documentaries analyze the traditions and rivalries of Southeastern Conference football, starting with this look at Herschel Walker (above, in 1981), who won the Heisman Trophy at the University of Georgia before playing for the Dallas Cowboys, the Minnesota Vikings, the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York
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IN A BETTER WORLD (2011) (***1/2) - Animation World Network (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Anton (Mikael Persbrandt, EVERLASTING MOMENTS) is a Swedish doctor who works in a war torn African country. He is confronted with the horrors of Big Man (Odiege Matthew), a warlord who on bets cuts open pregnant women just to see what the sex of their
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Video Verdict - Lansing State Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Elias is regularly bullied at school and is further troubled by the fact that his physician parents, Anton (Mikael Persbrandt) and Marianne (Trine Dyrholm), are on the verge of divorce. Christian is struggling with the death of his mother and feels
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'In a Better World,' winner of the best foreign film Oscar, arrives on DVD and ... - Plain Dealer
Google News - over 5 years
Elias' father (Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt), a doctor for a Sudanese relief group, encounters his own sadistic tormentors at home and abroad. Their extreme responses to violent situations take very opposite forms, testing father-son bonds
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In a Better World - Irish Times
Google News - over 5 years
Starring Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen, William Jøhnk Nielsen, Markus Rygaard 113mins, club, IFI, QFT VETERAN FILM fans know only too well to beware the tagline “Winner of Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards”. ... - -
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Oscar-winning, powerfully acted work that loses its way - The List
Google News - over 5 years
It begins in an African refugee camp, where a Swedish surgeon, Anton (Mikael Persbrandt), is treating a patient whose unborn baby has been hacked out of her stomach by an infamous warlord, Big Man. Returning to a Danish coastal town,
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Mikael Persbrandt as Anton in a scene from In a Better World. - Buenos Aires Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Anton is, above all things, a pacifist. We're talking about a big time pacifist, even to the point of allowing himself be humiliated in front of his son by a perfect stranger. See, he wants to teach his kids how to turn the other cheek,
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Persbrandt drops corporate board role following cocaine scandal - The Local.se
Google News - over 5 years
In the wake of recent cocaine scandals, Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt has left the board of a Swedish natural remedies and herbal supplements company. When Persbrandt joined the board of Scandinavian Clinical Nutrition (SCN) at the start of the year,
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In a Better World explores the powerful conflict between choice and consequence - The Gateway Online
Google News - over 5 years
Meanwhile, Elias's father Anton (Mikael Persbrandt) returns home from his work as a foreign aid doctor in a Sudanese refugee camp. At home, he wants nothing to do with the conflict that his presence creates, as discrimination against his Swedish
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The Hobbit: Meet the dwarves - seenit.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
... Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, Mike Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O'Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas, and Aidan Turner
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Hobbit in 5 – Production Video, Gaming, Comic-Con 2011 - TheOneRing.net
Google News - over 5 years
... trailer for The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, introduce pictures for The Lord of the Rings Online: Rise of Isengard, look for crew accommodations in Piopio, NZ, and find out what Peter Jackson and Andy Serkis think about Mikael Persbrandt
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CCI: Jackson Explains Hobbit's Absence, Releases New Video - Comic Book Resources
Google News - over 5 years
... Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas, Aidan Turner, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Barry Humphries, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood and Andy Serkis
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'Persbrandt is Amazing, Impressive' – Hobbit Directors - TheOneRing.net
Google News - over 5 years
The Swedish Hobbit Blogger writes: I read an article in the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet. the article was an interview with Peter Jackson and Andy Serkis in which they were asked what their opinions on the performance of Mikael Persbrandt had been so
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The Hobbit gets its second video - Insomniac Mania
Google News - over 5 years
... Graham McTavish, Mike Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O'Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas, Aidan Turner, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly and Barry Humphries are set to star in the feature
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Mikael Persbrandt Takes Lead Role In Lasse Hallström's 'The Hypnotist' - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Arthouse fans maybe recognize him recently from the excellent “Everlasting Moments” or for his turn in Susanne Bier's Oscar winning “In a Better World,” but Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt is poised for global recognition as the shape-shifting Beorn in
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mikael Persbrandt
    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 51
    In 2015, Persbrandt reported that he would quit starring in his popular role of Gunvald Larsson.
    More Details Hide Details On 13 October 2007 Persbrandt left the Royal Dramatic Theatre due to difficulties combining work for TV/film with theater. Many of the Royal Dramatic Theatre ensemble responded in a very negative manner. One of them was Jan Malmsjö who made a strong statement about Persbrandt on live television. Malmsjö loudly proclaimed that "He has pissed on us!", insinuating that it was a breach of contract from Mikael Persbrandt.
  • 2014
    Age 50
    In April 2014, he was sentenced to five months imprisonment for another cocaine offense, but on appeal this was reduced to 75 hours community service.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 47
    Persbrandt was arrested twice in 2011 for cocaine use, and received a fine.
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  • 2005
    Age 41
    In December 2005, Persbrandt notified police that the newspaper Expressen had made false accusations about him having acute alcohol poisoning and being admitted to a clinic in Uppsala.
    More Details Hide Details The information was inaccurate. Expressen apologized and admitted that their information was false, but the apology was not accepted by Persbrandt. Otto Sjöberg, at the time editor of the newspaper was fined 75,000 SEK (≈ 6800 €, US$8900), in damages to Persbrandt.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1963
    Born
    Born on September 25, 1963.
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