Bill Skarsgård

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Bill Skarsgård
Skarsgård in 2018
Born
Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård

(1990-08-09) 9 August 1990 (age 33)
OccupationActor
Years active1999–present
PartnerAlida Morberg
Children1
Parent
Relatives

Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈbɪlː ˈskɑ̌ːʂɡoːɖ] ; born 9 August 1990) is a Swedish actor. He is best known for portraying Pennywise in the horror films It (2017) and It Chapter Two (2019), based on Stephen King's novel of the same name. Other horror appearances were in the film Barbarian (2022) and the series Hemlock Grove (2013–2015) and Castle Rock (2018–2019).

Skarsgård has also appeared in the comedy Simple Simon (2010), the thrillers The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) and Atomic Blonde (2017), the drama Nine Days (2020), and the action sequel John Wick: Chapter 4 (2023).

Early life

Skarsgård was born on 9 August 1990 in Vällingby, Sweden, the son of actor Stellan Skarsgård and doctor My Skarsgård.[1][2][3] He has seven siblings: Alexander, Gustaf, Valter (all actors), as well as Sam, Eija, Ossian and Kolbjörn. Ossian and Kolbjörn are half-brothers from Stellan Skarsgård's remarriage to Megan Everett.[4]

Career

In 2011, Skarsgård was nominated for a Guldbagge Award for his leading role as Simon in Simple Simon.[5] At the age of 21, he won the European Film Academy's Shooting Stars Award in 2012.[6] Beginning in 2013, Skarsgård played the role of Roman Godfrey in the Netflix original Hemlock Grove.

In April 2014, Skarsgård featured on the cover of Hero – a bi-annual men's fashion and culture magazine, shot by Hedi Slimane. In the issue, he is interviewed by his father.[7]

Skarsgård played Matthew in the science fiction thriller The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016), his first major American film.[8] He played horror villain Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the 2017 film It and reprised the role in the 2019 sequel.[9]

Skarsgård was a series regular on 2018's Castle Rock, as a young man with an unusual legal problem.[10] That same year, he portrayed Zeitgeist in Deadpool 2.[11] In 2020, he played Mateo in episode 4 of AMC's anthology series Soulmates. In 2021, he voiced the main antagonist Kro in Eternals.

In the 2022 Netflix miniseries Clark, Skarsgård portrayed Clark Olofsson, the notorious Swedish criminal whose involvement in the Norrmalmstorg robbery gave rise to the term Stockholm syndrome.[12]

Skarsgård played the Marquis de Gramont in John Wick: Chapter 4 (2023). He is set to lead the reboot of The Crow directed by Rupert Sanders.[13] He has been cast as Count Orlok in the upcoming remake of Nosferatu.[14]

Personal life

Skarsgård is in a relationship with actress Alida Morberg.[15] In October 2018, their daughter was born.[15][16]

In February 2024, Skarsgård was arrested for drug possession in Sweden.[17]

Filmography

Skarsgård at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2000 White Water Fury Klasse
2007 Spending the Night Victor Short film
2008 Pigan brinner! Tonårs-Nosferatu Short film
Arn – The Kingdom at Road's End Erik
2009 Kenny Begins Pontus
2010 Simple Simon Simon
Behind Blue Skies Martin
2011 The Crown Jewels Richard Persson
Simon & the Oaks Simon
2012 Anna Karenina Captain Makhotin
2013 Victoria Otto
2016 Allegiant Matthew
A Stone Appears Man Short Film
2017 Atomic Blonde Merkel
Alteration Alejandro Short film
Do You Like the Taste of Beer Man Short Film
It Pennywise the Dancing Clown
Battlecreek Henry
Moomins and the Winter Wonderland Moomintroll (voice) [18]
2018 Assassination Nation Mark
Deadpool 2 Axel Cluney / Zeitgeist
2019 Villains Mickey
It Chapter Two Pennywise the Dancing Clown
2020 Nine Days Kane
The Devil All the Time Willard Russell
2021 Naked Singularity Dane
Eternals Kro
2022 Barbarian Keith Toshko Also executive producer
2023 John Wick: Chapter 4 Marquis Vincent de Gramont
Boy Kills World Boy
2024 The Crow Eric Draven / The Crow[19] Post-production[20]
Nosferatu[14] Count Orlok Post-production[21]

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Laura Trenter – Dad, the Policeman Tony 2 episodes
2009 Livet i Fagervik Mårten 1 episode
2013–2015 Hemlock Grove Roman Godfrey Main role
2018–2019 Castle Rock Henry Deaver / The Kid (season 1)
The Angel (season 2)
2020 Soulmates Mateo Episode: "Layover"
2022 Clark Clark Olofsson Main role

Awards and nominations

Year Nominated work Association Category Result Ref.
2011 Simple Simon Guldbagge Awards Best Actor Nominated
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in an International Feature Film – Leading Young Actor Nominated
2012 Himself Berlin International Film Festival Shooting Stars Award Won
2017 It Fright Meter Awards Best Supporting Actor Won
Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Villain Nominated
2018 It Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated [22]
MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Villain Nominated [23]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Villain Nominated
2020 It Chapter Two Fright Meter Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Best Ensemble Cast Won

References

  1. ^ On my radar: Bill Skarsgård's culturala highlights Archived 3 August 2017 at the Wayback Machine; The Guardian, 20 July 2014
  2. ^ Lindholm, Peter (22 March 2009). "Bill Skarsgård: Stellan är min största förebild". Metro International. Archived from the original on 21 September 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Stellans exfru talar ut om missbruket". Aftonbladet. Archived from the original on 13 June 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Skarsgård-barnen – så lever de i dag". Expressen. 27 August 2019. Archived from the original on 14 September 2019. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  5. ^ Pehanick, Maggie. "Meet Bill Skarsgard, the Guy Terrorizing You as Pennywise". POPSUGAR Celebrity. Archived from the original on 26 September 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  6. ^ "BILL SKARSGÅRD SELECTED AS SHOOTING STAR 2012 – TrustNordisk". Trustnordisk.com. Archived from the original on 29 September 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  7. ^ ""HERO 11: Shift Zero"". Archived from the original on 6 July 2014.
  8. ^ Close, Murray. "Bill Skarsgård portrays Matthew in The Divergent Series: Allegiant". Edmontonjournal.com. Archived from the original on 15 December 2018. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  9. ^ Kit, Borys; Siegel, Tatiana (2 June 2016). "Stephen King's 'It' Adaptation Finds Its Pennywise the Clown (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 8 January 2020. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  10. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (10 July 2017). "'It' Star Bill Skarsgård Joins Stephen King Hulu Series 'Castle Rock'". Variety.com. Archived from the original on 20 April 2023. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  11. ^ Sharf, Zack (27 April 2018). "Bill Skarsgård Makes 'Deadpool 2' Debut: 'It' Actor Confirmed as X-Force Mutant Zeitgeist — First Look". Indiewire. Archived from the original on 30 April 2018. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  12. ^ Bill Skarsgard: I Dare you to Watch Clark. Radio Times. Archived from the original on 20 April 2023. Retrieved 11 May 2022.
  13. ^ Kroll, Justin (1 April 2022). "'The Crow': Bill Skarsgard Tapped To Play Eric Draven In New Reimagining From Rupert Sanders". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 3 April 2022. Retrieved 4 April 2022.
  14. ^ a b Kroll, Justin (30 September 2022). "Bill Skarsgard & Lily-Rose Depp To Star In 'Nosferatu', Robert Eggers' Follow-Up To 'Northman' For Focus". Deadline. Archived from the original on 1 October 2022. Retrieved 1 October 2022.
  15. ^ a b "Bill Skarsgård to become a father". Aftonbladet. 20 July 2018. Archived from the original on 20 September 2019. Retrieved 9 September 2019. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  16. ^ "Bebislycka för Bill Skarsgård och Alida Morberg". Aftonbladet. 8 October 2018. Archived from the original on 4 May 2019. Retrieved 9 September 2019. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  17. ^ "Bill Skarsgård Arrested For Marijuana Possession in Sweden". TMZ. Retrieved 16 February 2024.
  18. ^ "Bill Skarsgard Joins Alicia Vikander in Voice Cast for 'Moomins' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 7 August 2017. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  19. ^ Kroll, Justin (1 April 2022). "'The Crow': Bill Skarsgard Tapped To Play Eric Draven In New Reimagining From Rupert Sanders". Deadline. Archived from the original on 3 April 2022. Retrieved 4 April 2022.
  20. ^ "'The Crow' reboot, starring Bill Skarsgård as Eric Draven, wraps production in Prague". The Prague Reporter. 16 September 2022. Archived from the original on 5 October 2022. Retrieved 5 October 2022.
  21. ^ Squires, John (30 May 2023). "Filming on the Robert Eggers 'Nosferatu' Remake Has Reportedly Wrapped in Prague". Bloody Disgusting. Archived from the original on 30 May 2023. Retrieved 30 May 2023.
  22. ^ McNary, Dave (15 March 2018). "'Black Panther,' 'Walking Dead' Rule Saturn Awards Nominations". Variety. Variety Media, LLC. Archived from the original on 16 March 2018. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  23. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (3 May 2018). "MTV Movie & TV Awards: 'Black Panther,' 'Stranger Things' Top Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 3 May 2018. Retrieved 3 May 2018.

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