Gustaf Skarsgård

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Gustaf Skarsgård
Gustaf Skarsgård 2013 (cropped).jpg
Skarsgård at the 48th Guldbagge Awards in Stockholm, 2013
Born Gustaf Caspar Orm Skarsgård
(1980-11-12) 12 November 1980 (age 36)
Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation Actor
Years active 1989–present
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Parent(s) Stellan Skarsgård
My Skarsgård
Relatives Alexander Skarsgård (brother)
Bill Skarsgård (brother)
Valter Skarsgård (brother)

Gustaf Caspar Orm Skarsgård (Swedish: [ˈskɑːʂɡoːɖ]; born 12 November 1980) is a Swedish actor. He is best known outside Scandinavia for his role as Floki in the History Channel series Vikings as well as known for his role in the film Evil (2003),[1] The Way Back (2010)[2] and Kon-Tiki (2012).

Early life[edit]

Gustaf Skarsgård was born in Stockholm, Sweden, to Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård and his first wife, My, a physician. He has five siblings: Alexander, Sam, Bill, Eija and Valter, and two half-brothers Ossian and Kolbjörn from his father's second wife, Megan Everett.[3] Alexander, Bill, and Valter are also actors. His godfather is Swedish actor Peter Stormare.

Career[edit]

In 1989, as a nine-year-old, Gustaf Skarsgard acted in the Swedish Film Codename Coq Rouge. After attending the Teaterhögskolan in Stockholm from 1999 to 2003, Gustaf Skarsgård joined the Royal Dramatic Theatre. He played in several of Shakespeare’s, Chekhov's and Söderberg’s works on different stages in Stockholm. In 2003 he performed in Evil and 2008 in Patrik 1,5. For both roles he was nominated for the Guldbagge Awards as Best Supporting Actor and as Best Leading Actor. Finally, he received the prize as Best Leading Actor for his role in Förortsungar.[4] In 2012, Skarsgård joined the History Channel's series Vikings in the role of Floki, the shipbuilder.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Gustaf was married to actress Hanna Alström from 1999 to 2005.

Awards and distinctions[edit]

Skarsgård won a Guldbagge Awards for Kidz In da Hood. He won the European Film Academy’s Shooting Stars Award in 2007.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Prima ballerina Spinken Short
1989 Täcknamn Coq Rouge Erik Hamilton
1994 Min vän Percys magiska gymnastikskor Jan TV series
1995 Sommaren Steffe Credited as Gustav Skarsgård
1996 Euroboy Robber Short
1996 Skuggornas hus Julius "J.B" Bloomendolf TV mini-series
2002 Kontrakt Short
2002 The Invisible Niklas
2002 Gåvan David Short
2002 Cleo Jonas No. 1 TV series (5 episodes)
2003 Evil[1] Otto Silverhielm
2003 Detaljer Daniel (old)
2003 Swedenhielms Bo Swedenhielm TV movie
2004 The Color of Milk The Stranger
2004 Babylonsjukan Olle, Maja's boyfriend
2006 Kidz in da Hood[7] Johan
2006 Snapphanar Karl XI TV mini-series
2007 Pyramiden Kurt Wallander (aged 24) Video
2007 Arn – The Knight Templar King Knut
2008 Mellan 11 och 12 Jonas TV movie
2008 Iskariot Adam
2008 Arn – The Kingdom at Road's End King Knut
2008 Patrik, Age 1.5 Göran Skoogh
2009 May Fly Jimmy Short
2010 Trust Me Jon
2010 The Way Back[2] Voss
2011 Bibliotekstjuven John TV mini-series
2011 Happy End[8] Peter
2012 Kon-Tiki Bengt Danielsson
2013 Autumn Blood The Butcher
2013 Vi Krister
2013–present Vikings Floki Main cast; TV series
2013 The Big Leap John Short
2013 The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden Rolf Blomberg Narration/voice
2014 Ettor & nollor Karl TV mini-series

Television[edit]

Short film[edit]

Other[edit]

  • Archive footage (3 credits)
  • Gomorron (TV Series)[21]
  • Vikings: Athelstan's Journal[22]
  • Visionado obligado (TV Series)[23]
  • Actor (Video): Pyramiden[24]
  • Documentary (Self): Seile sin egen sjø[25]
  • Executive Producer (Movie): Vi (2013)[26]
  • Short (Self): Vikings: My Family, My Enemy[27]
  • Writer and Director (Short): Människor helt utan betydelse (2011)[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Håfström, Mikael (26 September 2003), Evil, retrieved 9 May 2016 
  2. ^ a b Weir, Peter (21 January 2011), The Way Back, retrieved 9 May 2016 
  3. ^ Abramovitch, Seth (24 August 2012). "Stellan Skarsgard, 61, Welcomes Baby Number 8". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Gustaf Skarsgård är Guldbaggarnas herre". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 24 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "Comic-Con: George Blagden and Gustaf Skarsgard Talk VIKINGS, Favorite Moments from Season 1, and Tease Season 2". Collider. 21 July 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard)". Vikings. Retrieved 9 May 2016. 
  7. ^ Edfeldt, Catti; Gustavsson, Ylva (27 October 2006), Kidz in da Hood, retrieved 9 May 2016 
  8. ^ Runge, Björn (23 September 2011), Happy End, retrieved 9 May 2016 
  9. ^ Min vän Percys magiska gymnastikskor, 1 February 1994, retrieved 9 May 2016 
  10. ^ Skuggornas hus, 19 March 1996, retrieved 9 May 2016 
  11. ^ Karim, Baker (25 December 2003), Swedenhielms, retrieved 9 May 2016 
  12. ^ Habenicht, Anders; Hanefjord, Per; James-Larsson, Lisa; Lenken, Sanna (26 January 2008), Mellan 11 och 12, retrieved 9 May 2016 
  13. ^ Bibliotekstjuven, 12 January 2011, retrieved 9 May 2016 
  14. ^ The Fat and the Angry, 9 February 2014, retrieved 9 May 2016 
  15. ^ Lundqvist, Angelica (1 January 2000), Prima ballerina, retrieved 9 May 2016 
  16. ^ Falk, Tobias (1 January 2000), Euroboy, retrieved 9 May 2016 
  17. ^ Falk, Tobias (1 January 2000), Gåvan, retrieved 9 May 2016 
  18. ^ Kontrakt, 1 January 2000, retrieved 9 May 2016 
  19. ^ Ringbom, Petter (1 January 2000), May Fly, retrieved 9 May 2016 
  20. ^ Rus, Kristoffer (24 May 2013), The Big Leap, retrieved 9 May 2016 
  21. ^ Gomorron, 15 September 1992, retrieved 9 May 2016 
  22. ^ Vikings: Athelstan's Journal, 30 January 2015, retrieved 9 May 2016 
  23. ^ Visionado obligado, 30 May 2011, retrieved 9 May 2016 
  24. ^ Lagerlöf, Daniel Lind (28 November 2007), Pyramiden, retrieved 9 May 2016 
  25. ^ Lund, Synnøve Macody; Raabe, Carl Christian (25 July 2012), Seile sin egen sjø, retrieved 9 May 2016 
  26. ^ Agah, Mani Maserrat (10 May 2013), Vi, retrieved 9 May 2016 
  27. ^ Vikings: My Family, My Enemy, 7 October 2014, retrieved 9 May 2016 
  28. ^ Skarsgård, Gustaf (1 January 2000), Människor helt utan betydelse, retrieved 9 May 2016 

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