Halla Vilhjálmsdóttir

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Halla Vilhjálmsdóttir
Born Halla Vilhjálmsdóttir
(1982-01-30) 30 January 1982 (age 36)
Reykjavík, Iceland
Other names Hatla Williams, Halla Williams, Halla Koppel
Years active 2002-
Website www.hallawilliams.com

Halla Vilhjálmsdóttir (born 30 January 1982) is an Icelandic television, film actress, and singer.


Halla graduated in 2004 at the Guildford School of Acting in Guildford, Surrey, she worked in this time for ITV and the BBC.[1]

Movie career[edit]

In 2002, Halla earned a role in the Icelandic drama film Gemsar and starred in her first lead role in the 2006 comedy film Áramótaskaup. One year later, she portrayed Beta in Icelandic fantasy comedy film Astrópía.[2] In 2009 earned her first international role and played a prisoner in the British mystery thriller film Ghost Machine under the pseudonym Hatla Williams.

Television career[edit]

Halla hosted the 2006 Icelandic version of X Factor.[3] She played 2008 one of the lead roles in the Icelandic Crime television series Mannaveiðar.[4] She has played various roles in TV comedies and sitcoms.

Stage career[edit]

She played the lead role in the Threepenny Opera at the Icelandic National Theatre and the lead role of Arial in Footloose among others.

Mountaineering career[edit]

Halla has summited four of the Seven Summits - Aconcagua 6,960m, Mount Elbrus 5,642m, Kilimanjaro 5,895m and Mount Vinson 4,892m.[5]

Music career[edit]

The Soprano singer performed the song Roses in the fourth Semi-Final of the Iceland preliminaries for the Eurovision Song Contest 2009.[6] Vilhjálmsdóttir is the female lead singer of the Icelandic Pop band Villimadur.[7]

Personal life[edit]

In 2007, she was for a short time in a relationship with Hollywood star Jude Law.[8]

In 2014 she married Colombian banker Harry Koppel in Bogota; [9] they have one daughter (Louisa Koppel) born on 23 September 2015 [10]

In 2015 she started an MBA at the University of Oxford with a GMAT score above 700.[11]



Year Film Credited as
Actor Host Role
2002 Gemsar Yes No Kristin
2006 Áramótaskaup 2006 Yes No
The X Factor No Yes
Venni Páer Yes No Lilja
2007 Astrópía Yes No Beta
2008 Mannaveiðar Yes No (Television series)
2009 Ghost Machine Yes No Prisoner K (as Hatla Williams)
The Making of 'Ghost Machine Yes No Herself


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