Roar Uthaug

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Roar Uthaug
Born (1973-08-25) August 25, 1973 (age 43)
Lørenskog, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Occupation Film director
Years active 1993-present

Roar Uthaug (born August 25, 1973)[1] is a Norwegian film director. He graduated from the Norwegian Film School in 2002.


His graduation film The Martin Administration was the second Norwegian student-film in history to be nominated by AMPAS (the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Science) for the Student Academy Awards.[1]

Working at the Norwegian production company Fantefilm, Uthaug has directed numerous commercials for Norwegian TV, and music videos for Gåte, Furia, Unni Wilhelmsen and Vidar Busk.

His feature debut Fritt Vilt (Cold Prey) was released in Norway on October 13, 2006.

On November 17, 2015, MGM and Warner Bros. announced that he would be directing a reboot of the Tomb Raider film franchise set for a March 16, 2018 release date.[2][3]



  1. ^ a b "Roar Uthaug". Norwegian Film Institute. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  2. ^ "'Tomb Raider' Reboot Finds Director". Variety. Retrieved 2015-11-17. 
  3. ^ McNary, Dave (July 7, 2016). "Alicia Vikander’s ‘Tomb Raider’ Gets 2018 Release Date". Variety. 

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