Jonas Bane

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Jonas Bane
Jonas Bane.jpg
Born (1987-09-14) 14 September 1987 (age 29)
Sollentuna, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Occupation Actor

Jonas Bane, (born 14 September 1987) is a Swedish actor who first appeared on TV (in 2007) as the 16-year-old Kim Dahlberg in Swedish Television SVT’s drama series Andra Avenyn.

Biography[edit]

Bane grew up in Sollentuna, in the northern part of Stockholm. At high school he studied music, among other things, playing piano, bass guitar and “a little of the drums”. He played bass in - and was “chief style consultant” in a band and appeared on local TV in Sollentuna. His stage debut was at the Oscartheater in Stockholm in March 2007. He was part of a 50 strong ensemble specially assembled for a new Swedish Musical called “1956”. (See photo and article in Swedish at [1] and a short musical excerpt from at [2]) The ensemble was called “Danubia” and the music was provided by "Stockholms Rocksinfonietta" which was also formed specially for this production. Much influenced by Les Misérables, “1956” linked the Hungarian Uprising of 1956 with the demonstrations in Gothenburg in 2001 against President George W Bush and American foreign policy. The heroine discovers that her father had killed a demonstrator in Hungary in 1956.

In 2007 Jonas applied to audition for one of the teenager roles in Andra Avenyn, a lavish Swedish TV soap opera set in Gothenburg. He was one of the forty chosen to participate in a Pop Idol/American Idol style mini-series to be filmed and broadcast. He thus landed the role of Kim Dahlberg a troubled, bi-sexual youngster. In an interview during the auditions, Jonas indicated that he was determined to make acting his career. In 2008 he was nominated Årets HBT-fast-inte-på-riktigt (The not-really-gay Personality of the Year) by QX magazine. In December 2008, he suffered an unprovoked, physical assault at a student dance/gathering, where he was appearing as a favour to a girl friend. [3]

Filmography[edit]

  • 2007 - Andra Avenyn (TV soap)
  • 2008 - "Havreflarn" (Film short)

Theatre[edit]

  • 2007 - "1956" (Musical)
  • 2007 - "Järn" (Radio play)

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