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Allan Edwall

Johan Allan Edwall was a Swedish stage and screen actor, singer, writer and director. He graduated from the Royal Dramatic Theatre's Acting School in 1952. Growing up in the landscape of Jämtland, Edwall spent some time working on a ship before he arrived in Stockholm in the 1940s, just barely making a living as a writer, painter and poet before he was admitted to the Royal Dramatic Theater's acting school in 1949. After graduation he worked at the theater in the 1950s and 1960s  but he was mainly a jack-of-all-trades, appearing on the stage, in movies as well as recording and publishing his own songs. He is remembered for a string of queer roles, such as Emil's father in the Emil of Lönneberga films, the cheerful vagabond in the Rasmus and the vagabond movie, the dying father in Ingmar Bergman's Fanny and Alexander as well as Carlsson in the TV adaptation of Strindberg's Hemsöborna. In the later part of his life he owned his own theater, Brunnsgatan 4, in Stockholm. Biography by Mattias Thuresson.

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Aug 25, 1924 In Rödön, Jämtlands län, Sweden
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Resan till dej 1953-12-19
Latest Project:
Movie The Journey to Melonia 1989-12-15
Known For
Poster of Ronja Rövardotter
Poster of The Sacrifice
Poster of Fanny and Alexander
Poster of The Virgin Spring
Movie The Journey to Melonia Prospero (voice) 1989-12-15
Movie Lighting Himself 1988-01-01
Movie Pirates of the Lake Frans i Flinta 1987-02-25
Series Ronja Rövardotter Skalle-Per 1986-12-25
Movie The Sacrifice Otto 1986-05-14
Movie Ronia, The Robber's Daughter Skalle-Per 1984-12-14
Movie Åke and His World Principal Godeman 1984-10-26
Series Fanny and Alexander Oscar Ekdahl 1984-12-25
Movie Limpan Sture Charles 'Limpan' Lindberg 1983-02-04
Movie The School of Wives Arnolphe 1983-12-25
Movie P & B Josef "Stavros" Bendel 1983-12-10
Movie Fanny and Alexander Oscar Ekdahl 1982-12-17
Movie SOPOR Thorbjörn Fälldin 1981-03-21
Movie The Rooster Thorsson 1981-09-04
Movie Rasmus and the Vagabond Paradis-Oskar 1981-12-12
Movie Sverige åt svenskarna Doktor Karl Otto 1980-07-31
Movie Mannen som blev miljonär Allan Persson 1980-05-17
Movie Madicken of June Hill Herr Nilsson 1980-10-18
Series Madicken herr Nilsson 1979-10-06
Movie You're Out of Your Mind, Madicken Herr Nilsson 1979-12-13
Series Svenska noveller Jonas 1978-02-06
Movie Games of Love and Loneliness Markel 1977-08-29
Movie Mondays with Fanny Unknown 1977-08-31
Movie The Brothers Lionheart Mattias 1977-09-23
Movie Elvis! Elvis! Elvis' Grandfather 1976-11-20
Series Emil i Lönneberga Anton 1975-11-22
Series Engeln Bertil "Engeln" Engelbrecht 1974-09-15
Movie Who Loves Yngve Frej Gustafsson 1973-01-06
Movie Emil and the Piglet Anton Svensson 1973-10-06
Movie The New Land Danjel 1972-01-01
Movie New Mischief by Emil Anton 1972-10-21
Movie The Ghost Sonata Gubben 1972-10-30
Movie The Emigrants Danjel 1971-03-08
Movie Emil in Lonneberga Anton Svensson 1971-12-04
Series Röda rummet Olle Montanus 1970-03-22
Movie Good-Bye Nana Lindbaum 1970-12-18
Movie We Are All Demons Tor 1969-06-27
Movie Eriksson Eriksson - Verkstadsarbetare 1969-03-03
Movie Bokhandlaren som slutade bada Jacob 1969-04-06
Movie Mördaren - en helt vanlig person Wilhelmsson 1967-01-16
Series Hemsöborna Carlsson 1966-02-19
Movie Here Is Your Life August 1966-12-26
Movie Sadist Falk 1966-06-27
Movie Interlude in the Marshland banvakten 1965-02-22
Movie My Home Is Copacabana Unknown 1965-06-08
Movie Hängivelse Regissören 1965-09-13
Movie The Banquet Room läkaren 1965-07-26
Movie Djävulens instrument narrator 1965-09-23
Movie All These Women Jillker 1964-06-15
Movie Winter Light Algot Frövik, Sexton 1963-02-11
Movie A Dream Play Axel 1963-05-02
Movie Topaze Albert Topaze 1963-02-18
Movie Stolarna Old man 1962-01-12
Movie Kort är sommaren The doctor 1962-12-26
Movie The Brig Three Lilies Simon Toking 1961-12-26
Movie Ljuvlig är sommarnatten 1961-08-16
Movie The Die Is Cast Dag Seren 1960-02-15
Movie Av hjärtans lust Servant 1960-08-29
Movie The Virgin Spring Beggar 1960-02-08
Movie The Wedding Day Vicar 1960-10-03
Movie On a Bench in a Park Street character 1960-12-19
Movie The Devil's Eye Demon 1960-10-17
Movie Blackjackets Narrator (voice) 1959-11-13
Movie The Phantom Carriage Tramp 1958-09-18
Movie Ingen morgondag The poet 1957-10-16
Movie Flamman Unknown 1956-03-25
Movie Vildfåglar Fiorentino 1955-08-21
Movie Tattarblod Natan 1954-02-08
Movie Dance on Roses Olsson, journalist 1954-08-09
Movie Resan till dej Bendix' composer 1953-12-19