Gisle Straume

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Gisle Straume
Gisle Straume.jpg
Gisle Straume in 1967
Born (1917-08-26)26 August 1917
Holla, Norway
Died 1 December 1988(1988-12-01) (aged 71)
Nationality Norwegian
Occupation Actor
Theatre director

Gisle Straume (26 August 1917 – 1 December 1988) was a Norwegian actor and theatre director.

Personal life[edit]

Straume was born in Holla,[1] the son of farmer and headmaster Eivind Straume and teacher Brita Monsine Skanke Aarnes. He married actress Julia Back in 1948. This marriage was later dissolved, and in 1963 he married journalist and actress Sonja Cora Christensen.[2]


He was employed at Det Norske Teatret from 1945 to 1951, at Den Nationale Scene from 1951 to 1952, and again at Det Norske Teatret from 1952 to 1955. He served as theatre director at Rogaland Teater from 1956 to 1958, and for Den Nationale Scene from 1963 to 1967, and worked for the National Theatre in Oslo from 1959 to 1963 and from 1967 to 1976.[1]

Straume was particularly popular for his role as "lektor Tørrdal" in Stompa (a Norwegian adaptation of the Jennings novels), a series of radio plays and films for children.[1]

He was decorated Knight, First Class of the Order of St. Olav in 1983.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Svend Erik Løken Larsen (2007). "Gisle Straume". In Henriksen, Petter. Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 19 April 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Larsen, Svend Erik Løken. "Gisle Straume". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Claes Gill
Director of the Rogaland Teater
Succeeded by
Bjarne Andersen
Preceded by
Bjarne Andersen
Director of the Den Nationale Scene
Succeeded by
Knut Thomassen