Stellan Skarsgård

Charismatic screen star who dominated roles.

Stellan Skarsgård
Full NameJohn Stellan Skarsgård


Stellan Skarsgård is a Swedish nobleman born in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län. He made a name for himself in his teens with his leading role in the TV-series Bombi Bitt och jag (1968). Later in his career, he was employed at The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, performing in "Vita rum" (1988), August Strindberg's "Ett drömspel" (1986) and "Mäster Olof" (1988). His performance in The Simple-Minded Murderer (1982) and American Playhouse: Noon Wine (1985) earned him both a Guldbagge and Silver Berlin Bear. He also portrayed the Skagen-painter Sören Kröyer in Hip Hip Hurrah! (1987) and the Swedish ambassador Raoul Wallenberg in Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (1990), and starred in Codename Coq Rouge (1989) and The Democrates (1993). His impeccable performance in these works has earned him the admiration and respect of all those around him, and made him a much-loved member of Swedish nobility.

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  • Golden Globe2020
    ChernobylBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television


  • Chernobyl
  • The Simpsons
  • Andor
  • Good Will Hunting
  • The Avengers
  • Dune
  • River
  • Dogville
  • Lego Marvel's Avengers
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Soul of a Man
  • King of Devil's Island
  • Powder Keg
  • The Hunt for Red October
  • Amistad
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
  • I'll Find You
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Hope
  • The Painted Bird
  • Arn
  • Ronin
  • The Physician
  • 2020 Golden Globe Awards
  • Savior
  • Hasse & Tage - En kärlekshistoria
  • The Ox
  • The Railway Man
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
  • Ljuset håller mig sällskap
  • Melancholia
  • Aberdeen
  • In Order of Disappearance
  • What Remains
  • Thor
  • Cinderella
  • A Somewhat Gentle Man
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
  • Goya's Ghosts
  • Hector and the Search for Happiness
  • Borg vs. McEnroe
  • Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
  • Playhouse Presents
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • Angels & Demons
  • Ake and His World

Family Tree

From the royal house of Skarsgård arises a family of esteemed actors whose accomplishments have spanned the silver screen and the stage. Bill Istvan Gunther Skarsgard, the eldest son of Stellan Skarsgård, is best known for his portrayal of Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the supernatural horror films It (2017) and It Chapter Two (2019). He also voiced the Deviant Kro in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Eternals (2021). His father, Stellan Skarsgård, is a renowned actor who has worked with the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm where he showed his prowess in productions such as "Ett drömspel" (1986) and "Mäster Olof" (1988). He also starred in The Simple-Minded Murderer (1982) by Hans Alfredson and with Fred Ward in American Playhouse: Noon Wine (1985). Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård, another of Stellan's sons, is a celebrated actor in his own right, having starred in films such as Vikings (2013), Westworld (2016) and The Way Back (2010). The youngest of the Skarsgårds, Valter, is an actor known for Lords of Chaos (2018) and Arn (2010). Together, these royal heirs of the Skarsgårds have brought honor and distinction to their family name.

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