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Helena Bergström

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Helena Bergström (born 5 February 1964 in Kortedala, Gothenburg) is a Swedish actress. The granddaughter of legendary Swedish actor Olof Widgren and the daughter of Hans Bergström (director) and Kerstin Widgren (actress). Bergström is married to Colin Nutley and is known for playing the female lead in many of his films. Being one of Sweden’s most highly acclaimed stage actresses she has played the lead part in plays like ”Miss Julie”, ”Twelfth Night”, ”Pygmalion”, ”Piaf”, "A Dolls House", the part of Hamlet in “Hamlet”, “Medea” and Blanche in “A Streetcar Named Desire”. In the autumn of 2008 she will play the part of Sally Bowles in Stockholm City Theatre’s production of “Cabaret”. Despite being born into a theatrical family, Bergström's childhood dream was to work with animals. Aged 15, she travelled to Mississippi in the US as an exchange student and lived there for a year. During this time, she became fascinated with the theatre and decided that the stage was her calling. Back in Sweden, she won a part in a TV series but failed in her first attempt to achieve a place at stage school. Thanks to tuition from Margreth Weivers, she succeeded on her third attempt in 1985. On graduating from the Swedish National Academy of Mime and Acting in 1988, she worked at both the Dramaten Theatre and the Stockholm City Theatre. Her breakthrough came with the film 1939 in 1989. Colin Nutley spotted her on a poster for the film "Women on the roof" Kvinnorna på taket (1989) and gave her the leading role in his film Blackjack (1990). She was also the obvious choice for his film Änglagård (1992) as well as its sequel ”House of Angels – the Second Summer”. In 1998 she played the part of Astrid in the English production ”Still Crazy” which was to be followed by Colin Nutley’s Oscar-nominated ”Under the Sun” - a film that also received the Special Jury Prize at the San Sebastian Film Festival "for the quality of its acting". Winner of several awards including Best Actress at the Swedish Film Awards, the Montreal Film Festival and the 1995 Istanbul Film Festival for her performance in Nutley’s ”The Last Dance”. In 2007 she made her directorial debut with “Mind the Gap” (Se upp för dårarna). Has two children, a son and a daughter, with Nutley. Description above from the Wikipedia article Helena Bergström, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

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Feb 5, 1964 In Kortedala, Gothenburg, Sweden
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First Appeared:
In the movie Friends 1988-05-06
Latest Project:
Movie Weddings, funerals and baptisms - the movie 2022
Known For
Movie Weddings, funerals and baptisms - the movie Grace Öhrn 2022
Series Weddings, Funerals and Baptisms 2019-02-04
Movie The Cake General Dyr-Gunilla 2018-03-07
Movie A Holy Mess Carina 2015-11-13
Movie Medicine Johanna 2014-08-29
Movie Somewhere Else Annell 2011-12-16
Movie House of Angels - Third Time Lucky Fanny Zander 2010-12-25
Movie Ernst-Hugo Self 2008-12-28
Movie Angel Angel 2008-03-19
Movie Selma Selma Lagerlöf 2008-12-26
Movie Heartbreak Hotel Elisabeth Staf 2006-03-24
Movie The Queen of Sheba's Pearls Nancy Ackerman / Emily Bradley 2004-12-25
Movie Paradise Annika Bengtzon 2003-02-28
Movie Mrs Klein Melitta Klein 2002-09-16
Movie Deadline Annika Bengtzon 2001-10-24
Movie Once in a Lifetime Mona Berglund 2000-11-10
Movie Still Crazy Astrid Simms 1998-10-30
Movie Such Is Life Tin-Tin Matsson 1996-10-25
Movie The Hunters Anna Sivertsson 1996-02-02
Movie House of Angels: The Second Summer Fanny Zander 1994-12-25
Movie The Last Dance Tove Särlefalk 1993-12-25
Movie House of Angels Fanny Zander 1992-02-21
Movie BlackJack Ingrid Forsberg 1990-10-07
Movie The Women on the Roof Anna 1989-09-15
Movie Husbonden Dora 1989-09-26
Movie 1939 Berit 1989-12-23
Movie Friends Bonnie 1988-05-06
Movie VD Anna 1988-11-06