Edward af Sillén

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Edward af Sillén (2009)

Edward af Sillén (born 1982) is a Swedish comedy writer, screenwriter and director.

For Swedish Television SVT he did the commentary for the Eurovision Song Contest 2009,[1] Eurovision Song Contest 2010[2] and again for Eurovision Song Contest 2011.[3] He also did the commentary for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 together with Gina Dirawi and in 2015 with Sanna Nielsen.[4] In Eurovision Song Contest 2010 from Oslo, Edward wrote the script and directed the hosts of the contest; Erik Solbakken, Haddy Jatou N'jie and Nadia Hasnaoui.[5]

In Sweden he has written and directed TV broadcast of Melodifestivalen in 2009 and again in 2010.[6]

He translated and assisted directed the Swedish productions of Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias at the Vasateatern in Stockholm in 2008 - 2009, starring Pernilla August, Melinda Kinnaman among others.[7] At Stockholms Stadsteater he assisted directed the musical Hair and Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare.[8]

He wrote the Guldbaggegalan in 2004 for actress Maria Lundqvist, and again in 2007 for comedian Sissela Kyle live on SVT, which he also directed.[9]

In 2011, af Sillén wrote and directed the show Tomas Ledin Showtime at Rondo in Gothenburg.[10]

Edward af Sillén is openly gay. He was born in Brazil and was adopted by a Swedish father and an American mother.[11]


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  2. ^ "Poplight | Edward af Sillén | Poplight". Poplight.zitiz.se. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  3. ^ "Sĺ ser Helena Bergström ut i Melodifestivalen 2012 - förvandlingen". Svt.se. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  4. ^ "Poplight | Gina Dirawi och Edward af Sillén kommenterar Eurovision 2012 | Poplight". Poplight.zitiz.se. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  5. ^ "Edward af Sillén & Meltzer kommenterar ESC i Oslo | Nöje | ESC'12 | QX". Qx.se. 2010-04-09. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  6. ^ "Poplight | Edward af Sillén skriver manus med Mede | Poplight". Poplight.zitiz.se. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
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  8. ^ "Stockholms stadsteater". Stadsteatern.stockholm.se. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  9. ^ "Poplight | Bakom kulisserna: Edward fyller Petras manus med kärlek till tävlingen | Poplight". Poplight.zitiz.se. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  10. ^ Kalle Malmstedt/TT Spektra (2011-09-14). "Tomas Ledin debuterar på Rondo - Kultur & Nöje" (in Swedish). www.gp.se. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  11. ^ "Sverige! - Avsnitt 11 | SVT Play". SVT Play. Retrieved 2015-12-24.