Bjarte Hjelmeland

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Bjarte Hjelmeland
Bjarte Hjelmeland
Born (1970-02-24) 24 February 1970 (age 46)
Bergen, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Occupation Actor and director

Bjarte Hjelmeland (born 24 February 1970) is a Norwegian actor and theatre director. He was born in Bergen. He made his stage debut in 1991 at Oslo Nye Teater, and also had notable roles at the National Theatre, Rogaland Teater, Torshovteatret, Den Nationale Scene and Chateau Neuf. In 2008 he was hired as director of Den Nationale Scene.[1]

Films include his screen debut Byttinger (1991), Livredd (1997) and Desperate bekjennelser (1998). Television series include Vestavind (1994–1995), the talk show Mandagsklubben (1996–1997)[1] and Hvaler.[2] He has also released music albums.[1]

Hjelmeland is openly gay.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Bjarte Hjelmeland". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 28 October 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Slaaen, Cathrine; Melgård, Marie (13 July 2009). "Norges mektigste homofile". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). Retrieved 28 October 2009. 
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Preceded by
Morten Borgersen
Director of the Den Nationale Scene