21 August 1970
|Awards||28th CIFF Gold Plaque Award, Achievement in Acting (Female)
1992 Il Capitano
Valladolid International Film Festival, Best Actress
2008 Everlasting moments
Maria Heiskanen (born 21 August 1970) is a Finnish actress. She works in cinema, television and theatre.
Heiskanen received her breakthrough role in the 1991 Swedish film Il Capitano: A Swedish Requiem directed by Jan Troell. For her role Heiskanen won the Gold Plaque Award in Chicago International Film Festival for the Best Actress in 1992. Heiskanen lived in Sweden 1993 - 2003 and worked in movies and theatre. She played in Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern and in Riksteatern where she for example performed the role of Masja in Anton Chekhovs The Seagull (2008) directed by Lars Norén.
In 2008, Heiskanen starred in the leading role of Jan Troell's Everlasting Moments, for which she won the Guldbagge Award for Best Actress and the Best Actress Award from Valladolid International Film Festival. The film won the Guldbagge Award for Best Film and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 66th Golden Globe Awards. It also made the January shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film at the 81st Academy Awards, but wasn't selected as one of the final nominees.
- Il Capitano: A Swedish Requiem (1991)
- 10:10 (2000)
- Moa & Malte (2000)
- As White as in Snow (2001)
- Hus i helvete (2002)
- Lights in the dusk (2006)
- A Man's Job (2007)
- Heaven (2007)
- Everlasting Moments (2008)
- The Last Sentence (2012)
- All That Matters Is Past (2012)
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