|Rolf Holger Lassgård|
Rolf Lassgård at the 59th Berlin International Film Festival 2009
29 March 1955 |
|Spouse(s)||Birgitta Lassgård (m. 1982)|
Rolf Lassgård (born 29 March 1955) is a Swedish actor.
Lassgård was born in Östersund, Jämtland. A keen amateur ice hockey player in his youth, he also joined theatre teacher Ingemar Lind's Institute for the Performing Arts in the village of Storhögen outside Östersund. He then attended the Stage School in Malmö from 1975-78. There Lassgård met the director Peter Oskarson and joined his Skånska Teatern theatre company at Landskrona, where he remained for four years, making his first television appearance as "Puck" in its production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in 1980. Lassgård followed Oskarson to the Folkteatern company in Gävle in 1982, giving a series of highly acclaimed performances.
Lassgård had various small film roles, but his breakout role was Kjell-Åke Andersson's 1992 film Min store tjocke far ("My big fat father") for which he won the 1992 Guldbagge Award as best male actor. He has gone on to play in a wide range of roles in films, notably as policeman Gunvald Larsson in a series of films made in 1993-94, based on the Martin Beck novels, and starring Gösta Ekman, and as Kurt Wallander in the SVT TV-movie adaptations of the Henning Mankell novels from 1994–2007. Since then, he has also played a crime psychologist as the titular character in the crime drama television series Sebastian Bergman.
He married the actress Birgitta Lassgård in 1982; they have three children.
- 1993 – Polis polis potatismos!
- 1993 – Roseanna
- 1993 – Brandbilen som försvann
- 1993 – Mannen på balkongen
- 1994 – Mördare utan ansikte (Faceless Killers)
- 1994 – Polismördaren
- 1994 – Stockholm Marathon
- 1995 – Hundarna i Riga (The Dogs of Riga
- 1996 – Den Vita lejoninnan (The White Lioness)
- 1996 – The Hunters
- 2001 – Villospår (Sidetracked)
- 2002 – Den 5e kvinnan (The Fifth Woman)
- 2003 – Mannen som log (The Man Who Smiled)
- 2005 – Steget efter (One Step Behind)
- 2006 – Brandvägg (Firewall)
- 2006 – After the Wedding
- 2007 – Pyramiden (The Pyramid)
- 2011 – The Hunters 2
- 2012 – Den fördömde (Sebastian Bergman)
- P.O. Qvist (2004). "Rolf Lassgård". Swedish Film Database. Retrieved 13 December 2010. (Swedish)
- Rolf Lassgård at the Internet Movie Database
- Interview by Kerstin Monk - January 2004
- Branagh's Wallander - Website relating to the BBC's English-language Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh and Swedish versions with Krister Henriksson and Rolf Lassgärd