Ernst Eklund (actor)

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Ernst Eklund
Ernst Eklund-1935.jpg
Eklund in 1935
Born
Ernst Olof Eklund

(1882-08-06)6 August 1882
Östervåla, Sweden
Died3 August 1971(1971-08-03) (aged 88)
Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation
  • Actor
  • theatre director
Years active1914–1962
Spouse(s)
Alice Eklund
(m. 1919)
ChildrenNils Eklund
RelativesAnna Hofman-Uddgren (mother-in-law)

Ernst Olof Eklund (6 August 1882 – 3 August 1971) was a Swedish film actor and theatre director. He appeared in 40 films between 1914 and 1962 and was also the director of six different theatres.[1]

Biography[edit]

Eklund was born at Östervåla in Uppsala County, Sweden. He began playing amateur theater in Gävle. During his career he was director of several theaters: Blancheteatern 1917–1926, Comediteatern 1923–1938, Konserthusteatern 1926–1927, Skansenteatern 1934–1940, Oscarsteatern 1938–1941 and Lisebergsteatern in Gothenburg 1947–1956.

He was married to theatre director Alice Eklund (1896–1983), daughter of actress Anna Hofman-Uddgren (1868–1947) and screenwriter Karl Gustaf Uddgren (1865–1927). He was the father of actor Nils Eklund (born 1927).[2][3][4]

Partial filmography[edit]

  • The Strike (1914)
  • Fru Kristina (1917) - Franz Herder
  • Søster Karin (1917) - Martin Falk
  • Moderens Øjne (1917) - Carl Lind - Povl's Father / Povl as Adult
  • Jefthas dotter (1919) - Runo Procope
  • Ödets redskap (1922) - Augustus Ferrer
  • En stulen vals (1932) - Allan Dehner
  • En natt på Smygeholm (1933) - Major Hector
  • En stilla flirt (1934) - Gunnar Green
  • Sången till henne (1934) - Harry Händel
  • Under False Flag (1935) - Karl Hammar
  • Stackars miljonärer (1936) - Georg Delmar
  • Johan Ulfstjerna (1936) - Prof. Stenback
  • Fröken blir piga (1936) - Karl-Axel Allard
  • Milly, Maria och jag (1938) - Prof. Klintberg
  • Variety Is the Spice of Life (1939) - Uncle Ludvig
  • Bright Prospects (1941) - Helge Dahlberg
  • Fröken Kyrkråtta (1941) - Col. Lindberg
  • Hemtrevnad i kasern (1941) - Col. Justus Tamm
  • Farliga vägar (1942) - Katena
  • Morgondagens melodi (1942) - Wassberg
  • Vi hemslavinnor (1942) - Teodor Larsson
  • Jacobs stege (1942) - Olsson
  • Det är min musik (1942) - Georg Welander
  • Flickan är ett fynd (1943) - Pontus Axelsson
  • Ungt blod (1943) - Major Björn Lindemark
  • Älskling, jag ger mig (1943) - Thomas Berg
  • Lev farligt (1944) - Professor Fors
  • Gröna hissen (1944) - Direktör Bang
  • Maria på Kvarngården (1945) - Major Lundgren
  • Jagad (1945) - Ella's Father
  • Brita i grosshandlarhuset (1946) - Grosshandlaren
  • Crisis (1946) - Uncle Edvard
  • Banketten (1948) - Jacob
  • Smeder på luffen (1949) - Kilbom
  • Café Lunchrasten (1954) - Editor-in-chief (uncredited)
  • Seger i mörker (1954) - Bank Manager
  • Så tuktas kärleken (1955) - The Doctor

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ernst Eklund". Svensk Filmdatabas. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Alice Eklund". Nordic Women In Film. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Anna Hofman-Uddgren". Women Film Pioneers. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Nils Eklund". Swedish Film Database. Retrieved 1 May 2020.

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