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Erland Josephson

Highest Rated:   100% Meeting Venus (1991)
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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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Holozän
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet A Love Story
  • Himself
2007
92% 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
33% Ulysses' Gaze
  • S. Filmmuseum curator
1997
No Score Yet Kristin Lavransdatter
  • Brother EdvinBroder Edvin
1995
No Score Yet The Dancer
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg
  • The Rabbi
1993
60% 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
95% The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • The Ambassador
1988
No Score Yet Control
  • Swanson
1987
83% 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
89% 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
92% 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
91% 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
82% Face to Face (Ansikte mot Ansikte)
  • Dr. Tomas Jacobi
1976
94% Scenes from a Marriage (Scener ur ett äktenskap)
  • Johan
1974
No Score Yet Till Glädje (To Joy)
  • Bertil
1973
89% Cries and Whispers
  • Doctor
1972
100% The Passion of Anna (En Passion)
  • Elis
1970
No Score Yet Flickorna (The Girls)
  • Carl
1968
88% Hour of the Wolf (Vargtimmen)
  • Baron Von Merkens
1968
17% 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 Nära Livet (Brink of Life) (So Close to Life)
  • Anders Ellius
1958
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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