Rune Temte

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Rune Temte
Rune Temte

(1965-09-29) 29 September 1965 (age 53)
OccupationActor, producer
Years active1993–present
Spouse(s)Thea Glimsdal Temte

Rune Temte (born 29 September 1965) is a Norwegian actor best known for his roles in The Last Kingdom[1] and Eddie the Eagle.[2][3]

Early life and sporting career[edit]

Born and raised in Solbergelva in the outskirts of Oslo, Temte began playing football aged 7, achieving his first professional contract aged 18. Temte played for Strømsgodset Football Club,[4] playing for the team across five seasons and was awarded player of the year in 1988.

After five years with Strømsgodset Football Club, Temte took the decision to quit the sport to pursue his first love of acting.[5] Temte trained at the Drama Studio London,[6] in 1993-1994.[7] He continued to play football throughout his training for Tooting and Mitcham United F.C..

Temte was also active in the sport of bandy, playing for the club Solberg SK and the under-19 Norway national bandy team. In the 1984 Bandy World Championship Y-19 in Vänersborg, Sweden, Temte played as a midfielder when the Norwegian team won the bronze medal.[8]

Acting career[edit]

Temte founded his own production company, Temte Productions, in 1991 and has produced more than 20 theatre productions, one feature film, and three short films.[4] He is also a stage actor.[9]


Year Title Role Company Notes
1995 One for the Road Ola Altman International / Channel X
1998 Nini Bent NRK Drama / SVT
2004 Skolen Elektriker NRK
2005 Deadline Torp NK NRK Drama TV Movie
2006 Jul i svingen Faren til Børre KRO Youth / NRK
2008 The Inspector and the Sea Ingmar Network Movie
2014 TRIO: Odins Gull Vinstra Coach NRK TV
2014 Tatort Kaltstart Das Erste
2014 Lilyhammer Handyman Rubicon TV / Renegade TV
2015 Hotel Cæsar Karl Ramstad TV 2
2015 The Last Kingdom Ubba Carnival Films / BBC Two
2016 Fortitude Lars Ulvenaune Sky Atlantic


Year Title Role Company Notes
1996 Wives 3 Police Magdalenafilm A/S / Norsk Film
1997 Mendel Fireman Norsk Film / Northern Lights A/S
1998 Markus og Diana Florian Simps Norsk Film / Northern Lights A/S
2002 Klippan i livet Halvard Monster Film Short Film
2002 Fia og klovnene Torgeir Dinamo Story
2005 Love Me Tomorrow Kungen Maipo Film
2007 Switch Supporting Film Fund FUZZ
2009 Ulykken Jonas Fender Film
2012 Johan Falk: Organizatsija Karayan Byggledare Piotr Strix Drama
2014 Sludd Colleague Dir. and Written by Qaiser Shar Short Film
2016 Eddie the Eagle Bjørn the Norwegian Coach 20th Century Fox / Lionsgate
2019 Captain Marvel Bron-Char Marvel Studios Post-production

Personal life[edit]

Temte is fluent in English, Swedish and Norwegian. He is married to fashion designer Thea Glimsdal Temte,[10] and they have one son.


  1. ^ "Questions with Rune Temte". BBC America. 19 November 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Eddie the Eagle was worried film would turn him into 'object of ridicule'". Irish Independent. Press Association. 17 March 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Eddie the Eagle comes in to land". Drama Studio London. 5 April 2016. Archived from the original on 17 June 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  4. ^ a b "The Last Kingdom: Ubba". BBC Two. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  5. ^ Engesmo, Lars Petter (27 October 2015). "Temte får strålende kritikk". Drammens Tidende (in Norwegian). Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Rune Temte in The Last Kingdom on BBC Two". Drama Studio London. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Alumni: A Selection". Drama Studio London. Archived from the original on 17 June 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  8. ^ Bugge, Mette (30 January 2012). "Norge tok VM-bronse i tradisjonsrik idrett". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 10 August 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  9. ^ Schinstad, Ingunn Aagedal (6 February 2009). "Fra fotball til Shakespeare". Gudbrandsdølen Dagningen (in Norwegian). Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  10. ^ Schou, Øyvind (25 November 2014). "Får vikingrolle i BBC-serie". Drammens Tidende (in Norwegian). Retrieved 14 June 2016.

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