Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir

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Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir
Born (1966-03-10) 10 March 1966 (age 53)

Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir (born 10 March 1966) is an Icelandic actress from Reykjavík.

Early life and education[edit]

In 1994, Margrét graduated from Listaháskóli Íslands, the Icelandic Drama Academy, and worked at the Reykjavík Theatre Company for several years. She then became a member of Þjóðleikhúsið, the National Theatre of Iceland.


In 2002 she joined Vesturport Theatre Group for an unusual circus-oriented production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet with lots of acrobatics, light and action.

Margrét has also appeared in TV productions including Njálssaga (2003) and Ástríður (2009) as well as on the big screen. Her biggest movies are probably Mávahlátur (The Seagull's Laughter), based on the book by Kristín Marja Baldursdóttir and Falcons, in which she co-starred with Keith Carradine. Both films received international attention.

Margrét is a well-established artist in the Icelandic art scene and a frequent contributor to the Reykjavik Art Festival. In 2009 she led a group of 50 artists in an invasion of Iceland's cultural heritage at the exhibition/happening Orbis Terrae-ORA.

Theatrical appearances

  • 2009: Sædýrasafnið (directed by Arthur Nauzyciel, written by Marie Darrieussecq)
  • 2007/2008: Ívanov as Anna (directed by Baltasar Kormákur)
  • 2006 Sumardagur (A Summer's Day; directed by Egill Heiðar Anton Pálsson, written by Jon Fosse)
  • 2002: Romeo and Juliet - Love is in the Air as Lady Capulet and Benvolio
  • 1995: Tvískinnungsóperan (The two-bodied Opera by Ágúst Guðmundsson) as Sólveig
  • 1994: Icelandic production of the musical Hair (Hárið) as Sheila (also starring Emiliana Torrini)




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