Lisa Stokke

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Lisa Stokke (born (1975-03-25) March 25, 1975 (age 39) in Norway) is a Norwegian singer and actress. She appeared in the original West End-staging of the musical Mamma Mia!, and later appeared in Guys and Dolls and in the UK television series Jonathan Creek.

Acting career[edit]

Stokke is from Tromsø,[1] and was in the first class ever to graduate LIPA, Paul McCartney's school in Liverpool, in 1998.[2] Just four months after finishing her final exams, she was cast in the leading role as "Sophie" in the West End production of the brand new ABBA musical Mamma Mia!.[1] She remained as a part of the cast for only a year after having been on stage around 400 times. She moved on to appear in the musical Guys and Dolls and the productions of the shows Chess and Hard Times.

Following the success of Mamma Mia! and other stage shows Stokke has made appeared in various guest roles on British and Norwegian television, musical shows and films, in addition to leading roles on stage in Norway. She appeared in one episode of the British detective series Jonathan Creek, playing Jodee Tressky in the episode "Satan's Chimney". She also starred in the Norwegian film Long Flat Balls II.

In 2010, she appeared in her own documentary series entitled Lisa Goes To Hollywood, portraying her search for a role in Hollywood. The series was broadcast on NRK.

In the Norwegian language dub of Disney's Frozen, she provides the voice of the Snow Queen, Elsa.

Music[edit]

Her performance in Mamma Mia! is included on the original cast recordings from 1999. She also contributed to the Help! I'm a Fish film soundtrack.

She released her first solo album, A Piece of Lisa in 2006.

She was the voice and singing voice of Elsa, in the Norwegian Dub of Frozen, Frost, she sang the Norwegian rendition of Let it Go, La Den Gå.

Other work[edit]

Stokke has been featured in commercials for Norwegian football betting and advertising Ottakringer beer.

In the summer of 2005 Stokke hosted the Mandela concert, in support of the South African HIV and AIDS cause, in her hometown of Tromsø.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Listen to Norway, Volumes 7-8, 1999, Norwegian Music Information Centre
  2. ^ Hanser, Anders & Palm, Carl Magnus (2000) From Abba to Mamma MIA!: The Official Book, Watson-Guptill Publications, ISBN 978-0-8230-8317-6, p. 246

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