Sigurjón Kjartansson

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Sigurjón Kjartansson
Born (1968-09-20) September 20, 1968 (age 48)
Reykjavik, Iceland
Nationality Icelandic
Occupation
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Comedian
  • Musician
Known for

Sigurjón Kjartansson (born 20 September 1968) is an Icelandic writer and producer. He is known for his role in the radio duo Tvíhöfði with Jón Gnarr and for his part in the popular Icelandic television sketch comedy Fóstbræður. He has since written many Icelandic TV series, including Svínasúpan (2004), Stelpurnar (2005-2008) and the drama series Pressa (2007-2012), "Réttur" (2009-2010)[1] Réttur was laterpicked up by NBC for an US remake.[2] In the years 1988 to 1994, he was active in the Icelandic music scene as vocalist and lead guitarist in the metal band HAM. In 1992 he wrote the score for the Icelandic cult film Sódóma Reykjavík.[1]

Cooperation with Baltasar Kormákur[edit]

In 2012, Kjartansson joined Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur in rebranding his company under the name of RVK Studios, where Sigurjón is now the Head of Development. The pair have created a new 10-part drama series, Trapped, going into production in the fall of 2014. The show is a co-production between RÚV, DR1 and other European distributors.[2]

Personal life[edit]

In 2010 Kjartansson's wife gave birth to a baby girl after only 24 weeks pregnancy. The baby was only 540g at birth and life chances were slim. "She is a miracle child" Kjartansson said in an 2014 interview about the rough time and his daughter's recovery.[3]

Selected Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

Writer[edit]

Producer[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0457995/
  2. ^ a b "Sigurjón Kjartansson". Serial Eyes. Retrieved 2015-12-10. 
  3. ^ Kjartansdóttir, Ingibjörg Dögg (2014-05-02). "Daughter born after 24 week pregnancy". Retrieved 2015-12-10 – via www.dv.is. 

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