Þorsteinn Bachmann

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Þorsteinn Bachmann (born 25 October 1965) is an Icelandic actor. He is known for his role as Móri in Life in a Fishbowl. In 2015 he won an Edda Award for that same role.[1]

Early life[edit]

Bachmann grew up in the Fossvogur area of Reykjavík, Iceland before moving to Breiðholt when he was 10 years old. He did not do well in school in the early years. Looking back he remembers, that he was barely able to read or write before changing schools from Fossvogur to the one in Breiðholt.[2]

Carrier[edit]

Bachmann graduated from the Icelandic Drama School in 1991. Since graduation he has worked with theatre groups in Reykjavík and Akureyri and was president of the latter for a few years.[3] He has held many acting courses, and has served as a teacher at both the Icelandic Drama School and the Icelandic Film School.[4] In 2013 he worked with the National Theatre of Iceland.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Before every premiere Bachmann goes to the gym, goes swimming and finishes off with a sauna. "This is something I've always done and goes with every film or stage premiere".[6]

Filmography[edit]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Notes
2005 Edda Award Best Supporting Actor Strákarnir Okkar Nominated
2007 Edda Award Best Supporting Actor Veðramót Nominated
2011 Edda Award Best Supporting Actor Órói Won
2012 Edda Award Best Supporting Actor Eldfjall Nominated Nominated twice in the same category.
2012 Edda Award Best Supporting Actor Á annan veg Won Nominated twice in the same category.
2013 Edda Award Best Supporting Actor Pressa Nominated
2015 Edda Award Best Actor Life in a Fishbowl Won
2015 Gríma Award Best Actor Endatafl Nominated Gríman is the Icelandic Award for achievements in theatre.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Þorsteinn og Hera leikarar ársins". RÚV. Retrieved 2016-04-13. 
  2. ^ Jóhannesdóttir, Áslaug Karen (2014-08-29). "Ólæs og óskrifandi tíu ára gamall". DV. Retrieved 2016-04-13 – via www.dv.is. 
  3. ^ "Um höfundinn: Leikfélag Akureyrar - leikfelagakureyrar.blog.is". leikfelagakureyrar.blog.is. Retrieved 2016-04-13. 
  4. ^ "Kennarar / Leiðbeinendur". Kvikmyndaskóli Íslands. Retrieved 2016-04-13. 
  5. ^ "Þjóðleikhúsið - Leikarar". www.leikhusid.is. Retrieved 2016-04-13. 
  6. ^ "Þyngdist og léttist á víxl". www.mbl.is. Retrieved 2016-04-13. 

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