Erland Josephson

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Erland Josephson
Erland Josephson 1965.jpg
Josephson as newly appointed director of the Royal Dramatic Theatre in 1965
Born (1923-06-15)15 June 1923
Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
Died 25 February 2012(2012-02-25) (aged 88)
Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
Cause of death
Parkinson's disease
Occupation Actor, author
Years active 1946–2006
Spouse(s)

Erland Josephson (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈæːɭand ˈʝuːsɛfsɔn]; 15 June 1923 – 25 February 2012) was a Swedish actor and author.[1] He was best known by international audiences for his work in films directed by Ingmar Bergman, Andrei Tarkovsky and Theodoros Angelopoulos.

Life and career[edit]

Josephson was born on the island of Kungsholmen, in Stockholm, Sweden, as the son of Maud Ellen Gabrielle (née Boheman) and Gunnar August Josephson, a bookseller, in 1923. His uncle (mother's brother) was diplomat Erik Boheman, and his maternal great-grandfather was entomologist Carl Henrik Boheman.[2]

Josephson was the leader of the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm from 1966 to 1975.[1] He also published novels, short stories, poetry and drama, and was the director of several films. In 1980 he directed and starred in the film Marmalade Revolution, which was entered into the 30th Berlin International Film Festival.[3][4] In 1986 he starred in The Sacrifice and won the award for Best Actor at the 22nd Guldbagge Awards.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Cirkel (1946)
  • Spegeln och en portvakt (1946)
  • Spel med bedrövade artister (1947)
  • Ensam och fri (1948)
  • Lyssnarpost (1949)
  • De vuxna barnen (1952)
  • Sällskapslek (1956)
  • En berättelse om herr Silberstein (1957)
  • Kungen ur leken (1960)
  • Benjamin : Generalskan (1963)
  • Doktor Meyers sista dagar och Kandidat Nilssons första natt (1964)
  • Loppans kvällsvard (1986)
  • Konrad på teatern (1987)
  • Kameleonterna (1987)
  • Färgen : den borgerliga kulturens envisa överlevande (1988)
  • Peter åker traktor (1989)
  • Rollen : antecknat på turné med Körsbärsträdgården 24/2 – 15/5 1989 (1989)
  • Sanningslekar (1990)
  • Konrad på gubbdagis : en bilderbok för vuxna (1991)
  • Föreställningar (1991)
  • Konrad tar semester : en bilderbok för omogna (1993)
  • Självporträtt : en egocentrisk dialog (1993)
  • Sanningslekar (1994)
  • Gubbröra (1994)
  • Vita sanningar (1995)
  • Svarslös (1996)
  • Stockholms Själ (1999)
  • Kunskapens scen : ett urval texter (2007)
  • Reskamrater : berättelser i all korthet (2009)
  • En natt i den svenska sommaren (2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Erland Josephson". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  2. ^ http://www.moll.nu/site/07_matrikel/wc06/wc06_086.htm
  3. ^ "IMDB.com: Awards for Marmalade Revolution". imdb.com. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  4. ^ "Erland Josephson, Actor With Bergman, Dies at 88". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-10-16. 
  5. ^ "Offret (1986)". Swedish Film Institute. 14 March 2014. 

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