Hans Alfredson

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Hasse Alfredson
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Hans Alfredson in 2013.
Hans Folke Alfredson

(1931-06-28)28 June 1931
Died10 September 2017(2017-09-10) (aged 86)
Stockholm, Sweden
OccupationActor, film director, writer, comedian
Years active1948–2012
Known forHasse & Tage
Spouse(s)Gunilla Alfredson
(m. 1956)
ChildrenDaniel (born 1959)
Mats (1962–1967)
Tomas (born 1965)
Sofi (born 1968)

Hans Folke "Hasse" Alfredson (28 June 1931 – 10 September 2017[1][2]) was a Swedish actor, film director, writer and comedian. He was born in Malmö, Sweden. He is known for his collaboration with Tage Danielsson as the duo Hasse & Tage. His most celebrated contribution to their brand of humorist humanism was his ability to extemporize wildly absurd comic situations, for example in the Lindeman dialogues.


At the 11th Guldbagge Awards, he won the Best Director award for his 1975 film Egg! Egg! A Hardboiled Story.[3] His 1981 film The Simple-Minded Murderer won three awards at the 18th Guldbagge Awards[4] and was entered into the 32nd Berlin International Film Festival.[5] His 1985 film False as Water won the award for Best Director at the 21st Guldbagge Awards.[6]

Between 1992–1994, Hans Alfredson was head of the open-air museum Skansen in Stockholm. He also wrote a string of books, some intensely comic in a Monty Python style, some equally intensely tragic, some a mixture of the two.

He was the father of directors Daniel and Tomas Alfredson.

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  1. ^ "Hans Alfredson är död: "Gick bort lugnt och stilla"". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). TT. 10 September 2017. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  2. ^ Ek, Torbjörn (10 September 2017). "Hans Alfredson är död". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Ägget är löst! (1975)". Swedish Film Institute. 5 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Den enfaldige mördaren (1982)". Swedish Film Institute. 9 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Berlinale: 1982 Prize Winners". Berlin International Film Festival. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  6. ^ "Falsk som vatten (1985)". Swedish Film Database. Retrieved 14 March 2014.

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