Helge Jordal

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Helge Jordal (born 17 February 1946 in Bergen, Norway) is a Norwegian actor, appointed a Knight of the Royal Order of St. Olav in 2006 for his long career as an actor on both screen and stage, and his position as a "grand old man" among Norwegian actors.[1]


Jordal is one of the most prominent Norwegian actors with a significant career. Since he graduated from the Teaterhøyskolen in 1972, he distinguished himself in several roles on the film screen, television, stage and cabaret theaters across the country. He was employed at the Nationaltheateret in Oslo (1972–77), Hålogaland Teater in Tromsø, before he came to the Den Nationale Scene (DNS) in Bergen (1981). He became a freelance actor in 1987, but has played significant roles in the DNS stage.[1]

From the film world, he is among others known for the protagonist role in Orion's Belt (1985), for which he won both the Amanda Award 1985 for Best Actor and the Honorary Amanda in 2009, and Wayfarers (1989), both directed by Ola Solum. Many know him well from Frida - with heart in hand (1991), and he starred in film Vegas which premiered in September 2009.[2]


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  1. ^ a b "Jordal, Helge Biography". Den Nationale Scene DNS.no.
  2. ^ Helge Jordal - Awards

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