Erland Josephson

Erland Josephson

  • Highest Rated: 100% Meeting Venus (1991)
  • Lowest Rated: 31% Ulysses' Gaze (1997)
  • Birthday: Jun 15, 1923
  • Birthplace: Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
  • A longtime friend of Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, actor Erland Josephson starred in six of the director's best films, including The Passion of Anna (1970), Cries and Whispers (1972), Scenes From a Marriage (1973), and Fanny and Alexander (1982). In these films and others, the aristocratic Josephson came to embody one type of Bergman protagonist: the modern neurotic man, aloof, introspective, and thoroughly self-centered. Writing under the nom de plume of Buntel Erik, Josephson co-scripted The Pleasure Garden (1961) with Bergman and All These Women (1964), and under his own name has penned several novels, poems and plays. Active in films outside his native Sweden, Josephson's most famous non-Bergman film role was in the U.S. production The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988); he also played prominent parts in Dusan Makavejev's Montenegro (1981) and Peter Greenaway's Prospero's Books (1991). From 1966 through 1975, Josephson was in charge of Stockholm's Royal Dramatic Theater. He died at age 88 following a long struggle with Parkinson's Disease.


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No Score Yet Holozän Actor 2011
No Score Yet A Love Story Himself 2007
91% Saraband Johan $0.5M 2003
83% Light Keeps Me Company Actor 2001
86% Faithless Bergman 2001
No Score Yet Larmar och gör sig till (In the Presence of a Clown) Osvald Voogler 1999
No Score Yet Magnetisörens femte vinter (Magnetist's Fifth Winter) Actor 1999
No Score Yet Vendetta DG 1998
31% Ulysses' Gaze S. Filmmuseum curator 1997
No Score Yet Kristin Lavransdatter Brother Edvin Broder Edvin 1995
No Score Yet The Dancer Actor 1994
No Score Yet Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg The Rabbi 1993
67% Sofie Semmy 1992
No Score Yet Den Ofrivillige golfaren, (The Accidental Golfer) The critic 1991
No Score Yet Oxen (The Ox) Silver 1991
67% Prospero's Books Gonzalo 1991
100% Meeting Venus Jorge Picabia 1991
No Score Yet Wicked Dr. Bruckner 1990
No Score Yet Hanussen Dr. Bettlheim 1988
No Score Yet Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky Reading Voice 1988
88% The Unbearable Lightness of Being The Ambassador 1988
No Score Yet Control Swanson 1987
85% The Sacrifice Alexander 1986
No Score Yet Saving Grace Monsignor Francesco Ghezzi $10.8M 1986
No Score Yet Dokument Fanny och Alexander (The Making of 'Fanny and Alexander') Actor 1986
92% Efter repetitionen (After the Rehearsal) Henrik Vogler 1984
85% Nostalgia (Nostalghia) Domenico $5.7K 1984
No Score Yet Un caso d'incoscienza Erik Sander 1984
No Score Yet House of the Yellow Carpet The Stranger 1983
100% Fanny & Alexander Isak Jacobi 1982
No Score Yet Variola vera Actor 1982
93% Montenegro Martin Jordan 1981
No Score Yet The Melody Haunts My Reverie (Samo jednom se ljubi) Father 1981
No Score Yet Victor Sjostrom Narrator 1981
No Score Yet Beyond Evil Actor 1980
No Score Yet Dimenticare Venezia (To Forget Venice) Nicky 1979
84% Höstsonaten (Autumn Sonata) Josef 1978
No Score Yet Io ho paura (I Am Afraid) (The Bodyguard) Giudice Cancedda 1977
No Score Yet Al di là del bene e del male (Beyond Good and Evil) Friedrich Nietzsche 1977
No Score Yet A Look At Liv Actor 1977
83% Face to Face (Ansikte mot Ansikte) Dr. Tomas Jacobi 1976
88% Scenes from a Marriage (Scener ur ett äktenskap) Johan 1974
89% Cries and Whispers Doctor 1972
100% The Passion of Anna (En Passion) Elis 1970
No Score Yet Flickorna (The Girls) Carl 1968
90% Hour of the Wolf (Vargtimmen) Baron Von Merkens 1968
33% För Att Inte Tala Om Alla Dessa Kvinnor (All These Women) (Now About These Women) Screenwriter 1964
100% The Magician (Ansiktet) Egerman 1958
No Score Yet Brink of Life (Nära Livet) Anders Ellius 1958
No Score Yet To Joy (Till Glädje) Bertil 1950
No Score Yet Det regnar på vår kärlek (It Rains on our Love) Parish clerk 1946
No Score Yet Amorosa Actor


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