Maria Johansson

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Maria Johannson
Born Maria Gunilla Johansson Tavle
(1956-04-07) 7 April 1956 (age 61)
Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation Actress
Years active 1964-1998

Maria Gunilla Johansson Tovle (born 7 April 1956 in Stockholm)[1] is a Swedish actress, film director and professor at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts.[2][1]

In 1963, at the age of 6, Johansson auditioned for the part of "Tjorven" in the TV series Vi på Saltkråkan written by Astrid Lindgren, and was accepted. She played Tjorven in the series as well as in four subsequent full-length movies produced in 1964-1967.[1]

Johansson studied at the Swedish National Academy of Mime and Acting until 1981. She worked as a film, TV, and theatre actress until 1998, when she started working as a director. She became interested in research on acting, and received a master's degree and a PhD at Södertörn University. Her PhD thesis from 2012 is called Skådespelarens praktiska kunskap (The actor's practical knowledge).[2][3]

She is Professor of Research in the Arts at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts.[4]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Barnstjärnan 60 år: "Nu är det bara att ge tillbaka"" (in Swedish). Dagens Nyheter. 6 Apr 2016. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Maria Johansson disputerar" (in Swedish). Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Scentagen" (in Swedish). Svenska Dagbladet. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Maria Johansson". Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 

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