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Gunnar Björnstrand

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Gunnar Björnstrand (13 November 1909 – 26 May 1986) was a Swedish actor known for his frequent work with writer/director Ingmar Bergman. He was born in Stockholm. He appeared in over 120 films. Björnstrand at first had trouble finding work but got an engagement in Helsinki with his wife 1936-1938. Back in Stockholm he met Ingmar Bergman, at that time a mostly unknown theatre director. In the 1940s he got his first major film roles, making a breakthrough with the 1946 movie Kristin kommenderar. He was a versatile actor who could play tough and tender as well as comedy and tragedy. His daughter Veronica Björnstrand is also an actress. One of his most famous roles was as the worldly squire who makes such a contrast to his austere and spiritual master in Bergman's most famous film The Seventh Seal. Description above from the Wikipedia article Gunnar Björnstrand, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​


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Born:
Nov 13, 1909 In Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
Movie/TV Credits:
108
First Appeared:
In the movie His Life's Match 1932-01-18
Latest Project:
Series Fanny and Alexander 1984-12-25
Known For
Poster of Fanny and Alexander
Poster of Barna Hedenhös
Poster of Persona
Poster of Wild Strawberries
Filmography
Series Fanny and Alexander Filip Landahl 1984-12-25
Movie The Farewell Unknown 1982-04-08
Movie Fanny and Alexander Filip Landahl 1982-12-17
Series The Guldbagge Awards Himself - Ingmar Bergman Award winner 1981-10-30
Movie Charlotte Löwensköld Rural dean Forsius 1979-10-30
Movie The Making of Autumn Sonata Himself 1978-01-01
Movie Autumn Sonata Paul 1978-10-08
Movie Taboo Rådmanskan 1977-01-28
Movie Face to Face The Grandfather 1976-04-05
Movie Gustav III Fersen 1974-04-08
Series Engeln Bäckman 1974-09-15
Series Någonstans i Sverige Svärfadern 1973-12-25
Movie Barna Hedenhös Voice over 1972-01-01
Movie The Ghost Sonata Översten 1972-10-30
Movie Lockfågeln The major 1971-11-24
Movie The lift that went down into hell The husband 1969-02-09
Movie The Rite Hans Winkelmann 1969-03-25
Movie Blow Hot, Blow Cold Prof. Gunnar Lindmark 1969-08-29
Movie An Introduction to Ingmar Bergman Interviewee 1968-04-14
Movie The Girls Hugo 1968-09-16
Movie Shame Mr Jacobi 1968-09-29
Movie Pappa varför är du arg? Du gjorde likadant själv när du var ung Admiral Carl 1968-10-28
Movie Hagbard and Signe King Sigvor 1967-01-16
Movie Stimulantia Paul Hartman 1967-03-28
Movie Sadist Dr. Rune Wester 1966-06-27
Movie My Sister My Love Count Schwartz 1966-02-28
Movie Persona Herr Vogler 1966-10-18
Movie Here Is Your Life Lundgren 1966-12-26
Movie The Dress Helmer Berg 1964-10-05
Movie Äktenskapsbrottaren Herr Fotograf Fäger 1964-12-16
Movie Loving Couples Dr. Jacob Lewin 1964-12-20
Movie Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie Himself 1963-01-01
Movie Winter Light Tomas Ericsson, Pastor 1963-02-11
Movie Lyckodrömmen Sebastian 1963-07-08
Movie Min kära är en ros Georg Ehnström 1963-12-26
Movie Through a Glass Darkly David 1961-06-06
Movie The Pleasure Garden David Franzén 1961-12-26
Movie The Devil's Eye Actor 1960-10-17
Movie Crime in Paradise Adam Palmquist 1959-09-07
Movie Swinging at the Castle Agne C:son Stressberg 1959-03-08
Movie Heaven and Pancakes Ernst C:son Kruuse 1959-11-02
Movie You Are My Adventure Tore Hall 1958-03-24
Movie Miss April Marcus Arwidson 1958-06-08
Movie The Magician Dr. Vergerus, Minister of Health 1958-12-26
Movie Night Light Purman 1957-10-14
Movie The Seventh Seal Jöns 1957-02-16
Movie Summer Place Wanted Gustaf Dahlström 1957-12-20
Movie Wild Strawberries Evald Borg 1957-12-26
Movie It's Never Too Late Arne's father 1956-03-17
Movie Seventh Heaven Maj. Ernst C:son Kruuse 1956-06-11
Movie Stampen Acke Kullerstedt 1955-02-28
Movie Smiles of a Summer Night Fredrik Egerman 1955-12-26
Movie Dreams Otto Sönderby, konsul 1955-08-22
Movie Flottans glada gossar Ludvig "Ludde" Ekman 1954-02-16
Movie Seger i mörker Henrik Kugelström 1954-09-16
Movie Gabrielle Robert Holmén 1954-12-26
Movie A Lesson in Love David Erneman 1954-10-04
Movie Dansa min docka Zdenko Zapatil 1953-07-20
Movie Vi tre debutera Director Brummer 1953-09-07
Movie Glasberget Dr. Dalander 1953-12-26
Movie Sawdust and Tinsel Mr. Sjuberg 1953-09-14
Movie One Fiancé at a Time Valentin Fredriksson-Frisk, alias ''Dynamit-Valle'', dynamitard 1952-05-04
Movie Waiting Women Fredrik Lobelius 1952-11-03
Movie Oppåt med Gröna Hissen Malte Lövman 1952-12-26
Movie Flyg-Bom Niklas Slevbrink 1952-12-22
Movie Tull-Bom Frans Melin, aka Hamn-Casanova 1951-06-25
Movie My Sister and I Gunnar Stenwall 1950-01-26
Movie Fianceé for Hire Julius Brumse 1950-08-28
Movie The White Cat Jarl Eksell 1950-12-25
Movie Kyssen på kryssen Lars Brenner, film director 1950-12-16
Movie Kvartetten som sprängdes Engineer Planertz 1950-12-26
Movie Playing Truant Bertil Kronberg 1949-08-15
Movie The Girl from the Third Row Edvin Burelius 1949-08-29
Movie Pappa Bom Fritjoff Krafft 1949-12-19
Movie Music in Darkness Klasson 1948-01-17
Movie Var sin väg Sture Widman 1948-02-16
Movie Private Bom Berglund 1948-12-10
Movie Little Martin Returns The Captain 1948-08-14
Movie One Swallow Does Not Make a Summer 40-talisten 1947-09-17
Movie The Bride Came Through the Ceiling Sune Eriksson 1947-03-24
Movie Pappa sökes Unknown 1947-06-01
Movie Här kommer vi ... Skådespelare 1947-10-18
Movie Två kvinnor Bengt Larsson 1947-11-18
Movie Kristin Commands Vilhelm Westman/ Dr. Westman Senior 1946-09-02
Movie Rötägg Dr. Bertil Langenfeldt 1946-09-30
Movie Midwinter Sacrifice Hövdingen 1946-05-25
Movie It Rains on Our Love Mr. Purman 1946-11-09
Movie While the Door Was Locked Erik Sahlén 1946-12-26
Movie Sussie Harry Hellberg 1945-08-13
Movie I som här inträden... Hagman 1945-11-02
Movie Appassionata Svensson, Editor of Vecko-Bilden (uncredited) 1944-02-02
Movie Lev farligt Hahn 1944-04-03
Movie New Order at Sjogarda Felix Palmer 1944-10-21
Movie Torment Teacher 1944-10-02
Movie Natt i hamn Sven Eriksson 1943-09-27
Movie Jag dräpte Lindén 1943-10-26
Movie General von Döbeln Lieutenant Bäckström 1942-10-26
Movie Snapphanar Soldier 1941-12-26
Movie Karl för sin hatt Clerk 1940-08-23
Movie Hjältar i gult och blått Sergeant Frisk 1940-02-16
Movie June Night Journalist 1940-04-03
Movie Alle man på post Militärläkare 1940-11-06
Movie Everybody at His Station Military Doctor 1940-11-06
Movie Panik Ryder, Banker 1939-03-06
Movie Vi två Doctor 1939-03-16
Movie Mot nya tider August Palm's Associate 1939-11-06
Movie His Life's Match Unknown 1932-01-18
Movie Landskamp Young student watching competition (uncredited) 1932-03-29