Simon J. Berger

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Simon Berger
Simon J Berger.jpg
Berger in 2013
Born Simon Jönsson Berger
(1979-06-01) 1 June 1979 (age 38)
Stockholm, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Occupation Actor

Simon Jönsson Berger, known as Simon J. Berger (born 1 June 1979) is a Swedish actor.[1] He is the son of musician Bengt Berger and artist Gittan Jönsson.[2] He grew up in Stockholm and in Österlen.[3] He was educated at the Fridhems Folkhögskola and Teaterhögskolan in Malmö, from which he graduated in 2007.[2] Berger has also acted at Scen Österlen, Lunds Studentteater, Malmö Stadsteater and Royal Dramatic Theatre.[2]

Berger became known to a wider Swedish audience by appearing in the 2007 television miniseries Upp till kamp, in which he played the leading role of Erik Westfeldt.[3] He was given the role while he still studied at Teaterhögskolan.[3]

Berger has also had the leading role in the Academy Award winning short film Istället för Abakadabra.[4] He won a Prix d'Interprétation Masculine award at the Brussels Short Film Festival for that role.[5] In 2010, he made his debut role at the Dramaten as Val Xavier in the play Mannen med Ormskinnsjackan.[6]

In 2012, he played the character Paul in the Jonas Gardell series Don't Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves.[7] The series was broadcast on Swedish Television.[7] He also had a leading role in the 2012 film Call Girl.[8]

In 2015 he played Isak Aronson in TV 4's murder mystery miniseries Modus, which was screened in Australia by SBS[9] and in the UK by BBC Four[10]


  1. ^ Filmdatabas – Simon J. Berger Retrieved 24 March 2016
  2. ^ a b c Sexig anspänning med jackan på Dagens Nyheter Retrieved 24 March 2016[dead link]
  3. ^ a b c Miranda Sigander/TT Spektra (21 October 2012). "Omtumlande veckor för Simon J Berger". Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Omtumlande veckor för Simon J Berger". DN.SE. 22 October 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  5. ^ "Palmares 2009". Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  6. ^ ""Mannen i ormskinnsjackan" på Dramaten, Stockholm". DN.SE. 22 August 2010. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  7. ^ a b Adam Svanell – (5 July 2014). "Simon J Berger: "Jag hamnar ofta i gräl med överklasstanter"". Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  8. ^ Johanna Hagström (11 November 2012). "Simon J Berger fäller inga tårar". Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  9. ^ Modus, SBS TV website, Undated.Retrieved: 3 December 2016.
  10. ^ Modus: the show that takes Scandi-noir into 'whydunnit' territory, Hannah Ellis-Petersen, The Guardian, 25 November 2016.Retrieved 3 December 2016.

External links[edit]

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