Claes Gill

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Claes Gill

Claes Gill (13 October 1910 - 11 June 1973) was a Norwegian author, poet and actor.

Born in Odda, but spent his childhood years in Bergen, before moving to Oslo permanently.

His most famous works were the poetry book Fragment av et magisk liv ("Fragment of a magic life") in 1939, followed by Ord i jærn ("Words in iron") in 1942.[1] Both books were inspired by French Symbolism, and stand as early examples of the modern form.

He later became involved in acting, and was director of Rogaland Teater from 1952 til 1956. In 1959 he starred in the film The Master and His Servants, which was entered into the 9th Berlin International Film Festival.[2]


  1. ^ Lise Lyche. "Claes Gill". Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Store Norske Lekskion. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ " Awards for The Master and His Servants". Retrieved 2010-01-07. 

External links[edit]

  • Claes Gill in "Voices from the archive", Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, 1965
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Kjell Stormoen
Director of the Rogaland Teater
Succeeded by
Gisle Straume