Allan Svensson

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Allan Svensson
Allan Svensson Aug, 2013.jpg
Allan Svensson in 2013.
Born
Dan Allan Waldemar Svensson

(1951-02-16) 16 February 1951 (age 67)
Värnamo, Sweden
NationalitySwedish
OccupationActor
Years active1977-present

Dan Allan Waldemar Svensson, known as Allan Svensson (born 16 February 1951) is a Swedish actor perhaps mostly known for his role as Gustav Svensson in the hit comedy series Svensson, Svensson.[1] Besides acting in films, television and on stage, Svensson owns and runs the film production company Ridåfall AB.[2]

Biography[edit]

Svensson was born in Värnamo but grew up in Tranemo, Sweden. At the age of seventeen he moved back to Värnamo and started high school studies.[1] At the end of the 1970s, Svensson enrolled for acting studies at Skara Skolscen and then at Teaterhögskolan in Gothenburg.

His first television role was as Erik in Hedebyborna.[1] He has worked as part of the Stockholm stadsteater ensemble, acted in films and on television and also directed.[3] The theatre and television roles have varied, from playing Cyrano at Oscarsteatern to playing the everyday stereotypical Swede Gustav Svensson in the SVT comedy show Svensson, Svensson and the role of RF Simpson in the Swedish version of the musical Singing in the Raun at Oscarsteatern.[4][5]

During the summer of 2007, Svensson performed on stage comedy shows in Växjö in the play Kuta och Kör where he had the lead role.[6] Also in 2007, Svensson played Santa Claus on Julkalendern on SVT. In 2008 he acted in the TV4 miniseries Maria Wern – Främmande fågel alongside Eva Röse.[7]

In November 2013 Svensson revealed that he was to play "Kapten Klänning" more known as Göran Lindberg a former police chief who was imprisoned in 2010 for sexually abusing a number of women. The play "Fallet Kapten Klänning" was performed at Uppsala Stadsteater in Uppsala.[8] In the summer of 2014 Svensson and Robert Gustafsson will work together in the play "Charmörer på vift" at the Krusenstiernska outside theater. Linda Olsson will also appear in the play as the love interest of both the men as "Yvette".[9]

Filmography (selection)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Allan Svensson – Värnamo kommun". Varnamo.se. 9 March 2008. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Ridĺfall AB i STOCKHOLM – Ratsit". Ratsit.se. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Stockholms Stadsteater". Stadsteatern.stockholm.se. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Cyrano". Redteatral.net. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Allan Svensson: Det ju helt absurt". Expressen. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Allt hon vill ha är en riktig jul – Jul – Sydsvenskan-Nyheter Dygnet Runt". Sydsvenskan. 6 February 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Maria Wern: Drömmen förde dig vilse – TV4 Play". Tv4play.se. Archived from the original on 22 December 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Allan Svensson spelar "Kapten Klänning"". SVT.se. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  9. ^ "Superduon Robert Gustafsson och Allan Svensson i huvudrollerna i "Charmörer på vift" på Krusenstiernska teatern sommaren 2014!". mnd.se. Archived from the original on 12 January 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2014.