Christopher Wollter

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Christopher Wollter
Christopher Wollter in 2019.jpg
Wollter in 2019
Born
Claes Brian Christopher Wollter

(1972-02-05) 5 February 1972 (age 48)
Brunna, Sweden
NationalitySwedish
OccupationActor
Spouse(s)Julia Dufvenius
Children2

Claes Brian Christopher Wollter (born 5 February 1972)[1] is a Swedish actor and singer. He has had roles in the Swedish productions of West Side Story and Miss Saigon. He has also appeared in several television productions.

Early life[edit]

Wollter was born on 5 February 1972 in Brunna, Sweden.[1] He grew up in Lund and attended Lerbäckskolan and Spyken.[2] As a teenager, Wollter was a reporter for the SVT children's television show Barnjournalen for a year.[3][4] He graduated from the Högskolan för scen och musik (Academy of Music and Drama) at the University of Gothenburg in 1997.[5] Wollter had previously studied at Kulturama in Stockholm.[2]

Career[edit]

After graduation, his first stage role was as Marius Pontmercy in the musical Les Misérables. Wollter then played Chris in the musical Miss Saigon at Malmö Opera. He has also starred in productions of My Fair Lady at the Oscarsteatern, Evita, as Freddie in Chess, Riff in West Side Story, and portrayed the title role in a production of Doctor Zhivago.[5][6] Wollter appeared in Martina Montelius' Elda! Elda! Elda! at the Teater Brunnsgatan Fyra, and in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.[2] Between 2017 and 2018 he portrayed Georg von Trapp in The Sound of Music at Nöjesteatern in Malmö.[7]

Wollter's film debut was in Suxxess (2002).[1] He appeared in The Reunion in 2013, which won the Guldbagge Award for Best Film.[5] He has also starred in the television dramas Häxdansen (2008), Modus (2015), Greyzone (2018), and Quicksand (2019), and the entertainment shows; Så ska det låta, Doobidoo, and Lotta på Liseberg.[5]

He has also produced the concert performance Brel möter Piaf with Åsa Fång in 2018 at the Scalateatern, performed as a soloist with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra as part of SVT's Trettondagskonsert at the Berwaldhallen,[6] and delivered the self-written monologue Göran och Kärleke.[5][7][8]

Personal life[edit]

Wollter is married to actress Julia Dufvenius. They have a daughter and a son.[2][9] His great-uncle is actor Sven Wollter.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Christopher Wollter" (in Swedish). Swedish Film Database. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d "Skådespelare gillar kontraster". Sydsvenskan (in Swedish). 4 February 2012.
  3. ^ Sekstrom, Andrea. "Knattereporter". andreasekstrom.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Christopher Wollter". Allt Om Syntolkning (in Swedish). 28 June 2019. p. 22. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Christopher Wollter". Så som i Himmelen (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 3 June 2019. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Christopher Wollter" (in Swedish). opera.se. Archived from the original on 3 February 2020. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Scalateaterns biljetter till Brel möter Piaf - Rebellen & Sparven - Christopher Wollter & Åsa Fång80". scalateatern.com (in Swedish). Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  8. ^ "Kärlekens budskap som inte når fram". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 14 January 2020. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  9. ^ "Julia Dufvenius erkännande om äktenskapskrisen med maken: "Jättekritiskt"". Hänt.se (in Swedish). 4 January 2020. Retrieved 15 January 2020.

External links[edit]

Media related to Christopher Wollter at Wikimedia Commons