Erland Josephson

Erland Josephson

Highest Rated: 100% The Magician (1958)

Lowest Rated: 27% All These Women (1964)

Birthday: Jun 15, 1923

Birthplace: Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden

The Swedish-born Erland Josephson is an internationally revered actor, expertly portraying ironic yet humane characters, who has worked with some of the world's finest filmmakers-Ingmar Bergman, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Theodoros Angelopoulos. His work with Bergman is his most well-known and ranges from the director's earliest films ("It Rains on Our Love," "To Joy," "Brink of Life") to his last ("Saraband"). After working with Bergman on 1958's "The Magician," supporting film lead Max Von Sydow, Josephson returned to stage work full-time. When he returned to the screen 10 years later to again make magic with Bergman, their collaborations over the next couple of decades would produce a series of extraordinary explorations of psyches and relationships--"Hour of the Wolf," "The Passion of Anna," the Academy Award-winning "Cries and Whispers," "Scenes from a Marriage," "Fanny and Alexander," and the cathartic, thirty-years-later "Marriage" follow-up "Saraband" among many others. Josephson's work with the great, austere Russian director Tarkovsky yielded two of the director's most important later works, the poetic odyssey "Nostalghia" and the sublimely spiritual "The Sacrifice." In 1980, Josephson wrote, produced, and directed "Marmalade Revolution," a showcase drama co-starring another Bergman player, Bibi Andersson.

Highest rated movies

Meeting Venus
Fanny and Alexander
The Passion of Anna
The Magician
Liv & Ingmar
After the Rehearsal
Hour of the Wolf




93% 80% Liv & Ingmar Unknown (Character) $5.5K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Well Tempered Corpses Unknown (Character) - 2005
91% 87% Saraband Johan (Character) $645.6K 2003
83% 69% Light Keeps Me Company Narrator - 2000
86% 85% Faithless Bergman (Character) $734.6K 2000
No Score Yet 67% The Magnetist's Fifth Winter Hr. Hofverberg (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 79% In the Presence of a Clown Osvald Vogler (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Waiting for Sunset August Lind (Character) - 1995
31% 89% Ulysses' Gaze S., Filmmuseum curator (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 48% Kristin Lavransdatter Broder Edvin (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vendetta DG (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 75% The Dancer Unknown (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dreamspell Blind man (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dreamplay Blind Man (Character) - 1994
67% No Score Yet Sofie Semmy (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 67% The Ox Sigvard Silver (Character) - 1991
100% 75% Meeting Venus Jorge Picabia (Character) $940.1K 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wicked Prof. Brokner (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 26% The Accidental Golfer Unknown (Character) - 1991
67% 83% Prospero's Books Gonzalo (Character) $1.1M 1991
No Score Yet 69% Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg Rabbinen (Character) - 1990
85% 84% The Unbearable Lightness of Being Ambassador (Character) $9.3M 1988
No Score Yet 92% Hanussen Dr. Bettelheim (Character) $17.9K 1988
86% 90% The Sacrifice Alexander (Character) $61.0K 1986
No Score Yet 71% Saving Grace Monsignor Francesco Ghezzi (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flying Devils Oscar (Character) - 1985
92% 80% After the Rehearsal Older Henrik Vogler (Character) - 1984
87% 90% Nostalgia Domenico (Voice) - 1983
No Score Yet 50% House of the Yellow Carpet The Professor (Character) - 1983
100% 94% Fanny and Alexander Isak Jacobi (Character) - 1982
88% 77% Montenegro Martin Jordan (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Samo jednom se ljubi Rudolf (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dimenticare Venezia Nicky (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The First Polka Leo Maria Piontek (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Forget Venice Nicky (Character) - 1979
86% 92% Autumn Sonata Josef (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Am Afraid Judge Cancedda (Character) - 1977
76% 83% Face to Face Dr. Tomas Jacobi (Character) - 1975
91% 95% Scenes From a Marriage Johan (Character) - 1973
91% 91% Cries and Whispers David, the doctor (Character) - 1972
100% 85% The Passion of Anna Elis Vergerus (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 44% The Girls Carl (Character) - 1968
92% 86% Hour of the Wolf Baron von Merkens (Character) - 1968
27% 44% All These Women Writer - 1964
100% 85% The Magician Consul Egerman (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 85% Brink of Life Anders Ellius (Character) - 1957


No Score Yet No Score Yet Fanny and Alexander Isak Jacobi (Character) 1984-1985