Alicia Vikander

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Alicia Vikander
Alicia Vikander.jpg
Vikander at the 48th Guldbagge Awards 2013 in Stockholm.
Born Alicia Amanda Vikander
(1988-10-03) 3 October 1988 (age 25)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Occupation
  • Actor
  • Dancer
Years active 2002–present

Alicia Amanda Vikander (Swedish pronunciation: [aˈliːsɪa aˈmanda vɪˈkandər]; born 3 October 1988) is a Swedish actress. She began her career in Swedish film and television; since 2011 Vikander has appeared in European productions including the 2012 UK film Anna Karenina. She is the recipient of the Guldbagge Award.

Early life and education[edit]

Vikander was born in Gothenburg,[1] the daughter of Maria Fahl Vikander, an actress, and Svante Vikander, a psychiatrist.[2][3] She has five siblings.[4] She trained in dance at the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm for nine years before refocusing her career on acting.[1] Before the change, she appeared in several musicals at the Gothenburg Opera.

Acting career[edit]

Vikander is well known in Scandinavia for her role in the popular Swedish TV drama Andra Avenyn and her starring performances in the feature films Pure (2010) and The Crown Jewels (2011). With her role as Katarina in Pure, Vikander won the Rising Star Award in 2010 at the Stockholm Film Festival and the Guldbagge Award for Best Actress.[5]

Vikander performed in the English language film adaptation of Anna Karenina (2012), and added Danish to her repertoire while working on the Nikolaj Arcel feature A Royal Affair (2012).[1] She will play the role of Alice Deane in the forthcoming American movie Seventh Son.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film and Television
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Min balsamerade mor Ebba Du Rietz TV movie
2005 En decemberdröm Toni/Tony TV series; 3 episodes
2007 Levande föda Linda TV miniseries
2007 Darkness of Truth Sandra Svensson Short film
2007 The Rain Dancer Short film
2007–2008 Andra Avenyn Jossan Tegebrandt Björn TV series; 39 episodes
2008 Höök Katarina TV series; 2 episodes
2008 My Name Is Love Fredrika Short film
2009 Susans längtan Girl in Apartment Short film
2010 Pure Katarina Sweden's Guldbagge Award for Best Actress
2011 The Crown Jewels Fragancia Fernandez Also known as "Kronjuvelerna"
2012 A Royal Affair Caroline Mathilde
2012 Anna Karenina Kitty
2013 Hotell Erika
2013 The Fifth Estate Anke Domscheit-Berg
2014 Son of a Gun Tasha Post-production
2014 Ex Machina Ava Post-production
2015 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Gaby Teller Post-production
2015 Seventh Son Alice Deane Post-production
TBA Testament of Youth Filming
2015 Tulip Fever Sophia Filming

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lawrence, Vanessa (December 2011). "Alicia Vikander". W (Condé Nast): 71. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  2. ^ MacNab, Geoffrey (15 September 2012). "Alicia Vikander – Make room for a new Swedish sensation". The Independent. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "LĂśrdagsintervjun: ELLE mĂśter Alicia Vikander | ELLE". Elle.se. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  4. ^ "Golden Girl: Alicia Vikander | Film, Fashion". Hunger Tv. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  5. ^ "Alice Vikander". Guldbagge Award. Retrieved 2011-08-01. 
  6. ^ Variety 'Seventh Son' finds young leads

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