Babben Larsson

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Babben Larsson
Babben Larsson 2014-11-28 001.jpg
Babben Larsson in 2014
Born Barbro Karin Viola "Babben" Westerlund Larsson
(1956-10-29) 29 October 1956 (age 60)
Dalhem, Gotland, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Occupation
Years active 1984–present
Known for Stand-up comedy
Website www.babben.com

Barbro Karin Viola Westerlund Larsson (born 29 October 1956), better known as Babben, is a Swedish actress and comedian.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Babben was born in Dalhem on Gotland and is recognised by her pronounced dialect. Now living in Solna with her daughter, she attended the National Academy of Dramatic Art in Stockholm in 1977–1980. She has been active in the S.U.C.K. (Stand Up Comedy Club) since 1988 and comedian group R.E.A. (Roligt Elakt Aktuellt). She has also appeared in the TV show Parlamentet and had her own talk show Babben & co in 2007.[2] She performed as a stand up comedian in Great Britain 1996 and also did a couple appearances on British television.

In 2006, she was voted the most popular female comedian in Sweden in the popular TV-programme Folktoppen.[3]

In 1992, Swedish astronomer Claes-Ingvar Lagerkvist named one of the asteroids in the asteroid belt, 10795 Babben after her.[4][5]

Selected filmography[edit]

Films and TV series.[1]

  • 1980 – Children's Island
  • 1984 – Tryggare kan ingen vara … (TV series)
  • 1989 – Peter och Petra
  • 1994 – Läckan
  • 1994 – 13-årsdagen
  • 1996 – Drömprinsen – filmen om Em
  • 1996 – Polisen och pyromanen (TV series)
  • 1997 – Nattbuss 807
  • 1998 – Lithivm
  • 1999 – Sherdil
  • 2007 – Leende guldbruna ögon (TV series)
  • 2010 – Fyra år till
  • 2013 – Wallander – försvunnen
  • 2014 – LasseMajas detektivbyrå – Skuggor över Valleby

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Barbro "Babben" Larsson" (in Swedish). Swedish Film Institute. Retrieved 31 January 2010. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Björck, Joakim (9 March 2008). "Babben Larsson - från splittrad till hel" [Babben Larsson - From shattered to whole]. www.hd.se. Helsingborgs Dagblad. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Seretis, Wayne (30 September 2006). "Babben Larsson är Sveriges roligaste kvinna" [Babben Larsson is Sweden's funniest woman]. www.expressen.se. Expressen. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "10795 Babben (1992 EB5)". NASA. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Cumming, Robert (3 March 2011). "Tjelvar! Ove och Tommy döpte Gotlands nya asteroid" [Tjelvar! Ove and Tommy named Gotland's new asteroid]. www.popularastronomi.se. Populär Astronomi. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 

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