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Adam Pålsson

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Adam Pålsson
Pålsson in 2023
Adam Gustav Justus Pålsson

Haninge, Sweden
Occupation(s)Actor, musician
PartnerCelie Sparre

Adam Gustav Justus Pålsson is a Swedish actor and musician. He has worked at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm and is known for his portrayal of Kurt Wallander in the Netflix series Young Wallander, as a lead [Christian] in the series Before We Die and as the lead character, Tom Blixen, in the series Moscow Noir.


Pålsson was educated at the Swedish National Academy of Mime and Acting in Stockholm between 2008 and 2011.[1] In 2012, he had his own play Frida är gravid! performed at Teater Galeasen.[2] He has also written and performed his own version of Hamlet, inspired by William Shakespeare and Heiner Müller at Stockholm's Stadsteater in 2010.[3]

Pålsson is perhaps best known for his role in Jonas Gardell's series Don't Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves which was broadcast on Swedish Television, and for playing the lead role in Ted: För kärlekens skull, a 2018 biopic about the Swedish singer/songwriter Ted Gärdestad.[4] He also played a major role, as Emil, in the third series of The Bridge.[5]

Pålsson used to be the lead singer in an indie rock group, ÅR&DAR.[6]

He played Mads in Armando Iannucci’s space sitcom Avenue 5 who was a gormless but good-looking crew-member. Initially he was supposed to be an extra, but was given a part and a name. Pålsson went for the role as he admires Iannucci so much.[7]

He plays Kurt Wallander in the 2020 Netflix/Yellow Bird production Young Wallander.[8] In an interview in The Guardian he explained he was able to connect with the character of Wallander as his family are from the same area of Sweden. He is also the only Swedish actor in the series.[7] He had a main role in the Swedish crime drama series Before We Die.


  1. ^ Svensk filmdatabas - Adam Pålsson Archived 28 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 23 March 2016
  2. ^ Teater Galeasen - Frida är gravid! Retrieved 23 March 2016 Archived September 28, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Här kommer jag Retrieved 23 March 2016 Archived 18 April 2013 at archive.today
  4. ^ "Adam Pålsson och Adam Lundgren fick kick av att spela älskare i hyllade "Torka aldrig tårar utan handskar" - TV - Nöjesbladet - Aftonbladet". Aftonbladet. 9 October 2012. Archived from the original on 5 April 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  5. ^ Adam Pålsson om att spela Ted Gärdestad Archived 28 February 2018 at the Wayback Machine Aftonbladet Retrieved 27 February 2018
  6. ^ "Från Svt-succé- till popstjärna". Allt om Stockholm. Archived from the original on 3 April 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  7. ^ a b Heritage, Stuart (24 August 2020). "The cast of Young Wallander: 'We try not to think of it as a tragedy – more as a puzzle'". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  8. ^ "Young Wallander review – back to the future with TV's gloomiest copper". the Guardian. 3 September 2020. Retrieved 4 September 2020.

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