Thorbjørn Harr

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Thorbjørn Harr
Born (1974-05-24) 24 May 1974 (age 44)
NationalityNorwegian
OccupationActor
Spouse(s)
Tai Victoria Grung (m. 2006)
Children3

Thorbjørn Harr (born 24 May 1974) is a Norwegian actor.

Harr was discovered in a schoolyard by NRK people who were scouting for actors for youth series. He soon became a familiar face on programs like Blikkbåx and U and also appeared in the popular 1991 television movie Frida – med hjertet i hånden.[1] He later had minor roles in Lille Lørdag in 1995 and a major role in the mini-series Lekestue broadcast on NRK in 2002. His real film debut came in 2003 in Mot Moskva, where he played the leading role of Vassi and was nominated for an Amanda Award, and in 2005 he appeared in Venner for livet.[1] He played the lead role of Mathias in Mars & Venus (2007). He played Jarl Borg in History's Vikings.[2][3] Beginning in 2000, he has also appeared in several stage productions. With comedian Harald Eia and two others, he runs Teatersport Oslo.[4] More recently, he has had a recurring role in the American comedy-drama TV series Younger, playing the love interest of a character played by Hilary Duff.

Appearances[edit]

Stage[edit]

Shortly after graduating from the Norwegian National Academy of Theatre in 2000, Harr joined the National Theatre in Oslo. He has appeared there as Håkon Håkonsson in Ibsen's The Pretenders and as the young Speer in the production of the same name.[1] He has played Figaro in Beaumarchais' The Marriage of Figaro, Erhart in John Gabriel Borkman,[1] and Tom in The Glass Menagerie.[4] He has appeared in many productions by Jo Strømgren,[4] including There, which won the 2002 Hedda Award for best play. As of January 2007 he had appeared in almost 20 National Theatre productions.

Filmography[edit]

TV[edit]

  • 1995 Lillelørdag, as Bærumsoss
  • 1997 Tre på toppen
  • 2001 Fox Grønland, as Thomas Heistad (1 episode)
  • 2002 Lekestue, as Kjell
  • 2006 Gutta Boys as Arne's father
  • 2008 Hvaler, as dental patient
  • 2013 Vikings, as Jarl Borg
  • 2015 Younger, as Anton Bjornberg (Recurring Role)

Audiobooks[edit]

Awards[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Harr married Tai Victoria Grung in 2006; they have three children.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Mari Christine Grydeland (21 February 2005). "Hyggelige Harr Interview". Dagbladet magazine (in Norwegian). Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  2. ^ Hilde Bjørnskau (28 January 2014). "'Det gikk med mye eget blod'" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  3. ^ Camilla Norli (28 February 2014). "Vikings-skaperen hyller Thorbjørn Harr: 'Vil ha ham med i flere prosjekter'". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Thorbjørn Harr" (in Norwegian). Store norske leksikon. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Dømt til evig vinter?" [Doomed to eternal winter?]. Telen (in Norwegian). 25 November 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  6. ^ Mona Levin (30 September 2010). "Teaterkritikerprisen 2009/2010 til Thorbjørn Harr" [The Theatre Critics Award 2009/2010 to Thorbjørn Harr]. Kritikerlaget (in Norwegian). Norwegian Critics' Association. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  7. ^ Hege Fagerheim (10 February 2011). "Blå fugl til Thorbjørn Harr" [Blue bird for Thorbjørn Harr] (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  8. ^ Lise Grønskar (17 October 2011). "Thorbjørn Harr er blitt trebarnsfar" [Thorbjørn Harr has been a father to a three-year-old]. Dagbladet (in Norwegian). Retrieved 27 January 2019.

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