Krister Henriksson

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Krister Henriksson
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Krister Henriksson at the 2013 Guldbagge Award
Born Jan Krister Allan Henriksson
(1946-11-12) 12 November 1946 (age 67)
Grisslehamn, Sweden
Occupation actor
Years active 1972–present
Partner(s) Cecilia Nilsson

Jan Krister Allan Henriksson (born 12 November 1946) is a Swedish actor. He is perhaps best known for playing Kurt Wallander in the television films based on the novels by Henning Mankell.[1]

Biography[edit]

Henriksson was born in Grisslehamn, and made his breakthrough in 1973 at Stockholm City Theatre with the lead role in Peer Gynt. In 1993 he joined the cast of the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm. In 1997 he was honoured with the Eugene O'Neill Award. He has twice received the Swedish Film Award Guldbagge Award for the best male lead—in 1998 for his portrayal of a cancer-stricken actor in the film Veranda för en tenor and in 2005 for Sex, hope and love. Both films were directed by Lisa Ohlin. He also received the Swedish Theatre Award Guldmasken for the one-man play Doktor Glass of Hjalmar Söderberg in 2007.[2]

He is co-owner of Vasateatern in Stockholm and taught at the Stockholm School of Theater Scenic Design. He also runs the film production company Tåbb Ltd together with his partner Cecilia Nilsson and he is co owner of the audiobook publisher Svenska Ljud Audioförlag (www.svenskaljudclassica.se) together with Carlson Invest Ltd (www.cinvest.se), Frekvens Produktion Ltd (www.frekvens.se) and the actors Katarina Ewerlöf and Johan Rabaeus.

Henriksson lives with the Swedish actress Cecilia Nilsson in Stockholm. He has two daughters and a son.

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Official Krister Henriksson Facebook