Kåre Hedebrant

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Kåre Hedebrant
Born Kåre Gillis Hedebrant
(1995-06-28) 28 June 1995 (age 19)
Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation Actor, musician
Years active 2005–present

Kåre Hedebrant (born 28 June 1995)[1] is a Swedish actor.

Early life[edit]

He lives in Hässelby,[2] near Stockholm. Hedebrant currently attends Kungsholmens Gymnasium's Choir Section, and during middle school he attended the Adolf Fredrik's Music School.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Hedebrant played the lead role of Oskar in the 2008 Swedish romantic horror film Let the Right One In.

In 2005, he played the title role of Emil in Emil i Lönneberga, a theatrical production based on the popular children's novels by Astrid Lindgren.[3]

In 2007, after an open casting involving 4.000 children, Hedebrant was chosen to play the role of Oskar in Let the Right One In.

Oskar, the protagonist of the film, is a 12-year-old bullied boy who strikes up a friendship with the mysterious Eli (Lina Leandersson), who later turns out to be a vampire. Hedebrant received generally positive notices for his role. According to If magazine's reviewer, "Hedebrant does a fine job of conveying the boy's silent longing, rage and defiance".[4] James Berardinelli considered him an "interesting choice to play Oskar", and noted that he "effectively makes the character seem remote, withdrawn, and a little creepy".[5] According to Hedebrant, "[e]ven the bully scenes weren't hard to shoot because I got on very well with both guys ... [t]he main problem was that it was so cold!"[6]

He received a nomination for "Best Performance in an International Feature Film – Leading Young Performers" (with Lina Leandersson), in the 30th Annual Young Artist Awards.[7] Other nominations include "Breakthrough Performer" from the Online Film Critics Society Awards 2008 (won by Lina Leandersson),[8] and "Best Actor" in the 2009 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards (won by Ron Perlman).[9]

In 2010, Hedebrant was chosen as the lead role in Amors Baller, a Norwegian romantic comedy directed by Kristoffer Metcalfe. Hedebrant plays Lucas, a Swedish teenager who moves to a small Norwegian town, and falls in love with the goalkeeper on the local girl's football team.[10] The film premiered in Norway on 25 March 2011.[10] In 2012, he played the role of Tobias in the Swedish sci-fi drama series Real Humans.

Hedebrant is member of a band called The Broadcasting Service, who play alternative rock, "stuff like The Hives".[6]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Let the Right One In Oskar Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Foreign Language Film
BIFA Award for Best Foreign Independent Film
Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—Goya Award for Best European Film
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Breakthrough Performance (by Kåre Hedebrant)
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Foreign Language Film
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Foreign Language Film
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Saturn Award for Best International Film
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
2011 Amors Baller Lucas

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2008 Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Breakthrough Performance (won by Lina Leandersson) Let the Right One In Nominated
2009 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in an International Feature Film – Leading Young Performers (with Lina Leandersson) Let the Right One In Nominated
2009 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best Actor Let the Right One In Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Personal Record for Kåre Hedebrant". Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  2. ^ Brander, Maria (24 October 2008). "Sveriges yngsta stjärnor" (in Swedish). Expressen. Retrieved 2009-01-29. 
  3. ^ Jonasson, Sthig. "emil" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  4. ^ Bernstein, Abbie (25 October 2008). "Movie Review: 'LET THE RIGHT ONE IN'". If magazine. Retrieved 2009-04-10. [dead link]
  5. ^ Berardinelli, James. "Reelviews Movie Reviews". Reelviews. Retrieved 2009-01-29. 
  6. ^ a b Mellor, Jessica (31 July 2009). "The Fright Stuff by Jessica Mellor". The Daily Mirror. 
  7. ^ "30th Annual Young Artist Awards – Nominations / Special Awards". Young Artist Foundation. Retrieved 2009-03-14. 
  8. ^ ""WALL-E" Named Best Picture in Online Film Critics Society Awards". Online Film Critics Society. 19 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  9. ^ Gingold, Michael (25 June 2009). "The 2009 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards Results". Fangoria. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  10. ^ a b Nipen, Kjersti (7 July 2010). "Lager film fra Norway Cup". Aftenposten. Retrieved 11 July 2010. 

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