Hans Alfredson

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Hasse Alfredson
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Hans Alfredson in 2013.
Born Hans Folke Alfredson
(1931-06-28)28 June 1931
Malmö, Sweden
Died 10 September 2017(2017-09-10) (aged 86)
Stockholm, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Occupation Actor, film director, writer, comedian
Years active 1948–2012
Known for Hasse & Tage
Spouse(s) Gunilla Alfredson (m. 1956)
Children Daniel (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.

Career[edit]

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.

Selected works[edit]

Acting[edit]

Directing[edit]

Books[edit]

References[edit]

  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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