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      Mikael Persbrandt

      Mikael Persbrandt

      Highest Rated: 90% Everlasting Moments (2008)

      Lowest Rated: 38% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018)

      Birthday: Sep 25, 1963

      Birthplace: Jakobsberg, Sweden

      Mikael Persbrandt, most famous for his role as an antisocial police detective on the Swedish TV series "Beck," is also an accomplished stage actor and well-known film actor. Persbrandt studied ballet for a year and a half before a small part in director Ingmar Bergman's stage production of "King Lear" ignited his interest in acting. From 1992 to 1994 he portrayed Ola Simonssen, a photographer with a shady past, on "Rederiet," a long-running Swedish soap opera set in a busy shipping port. After spending much of the '90s appearing in minor TV roles in series like the police drama "Anna Holt-polis," Persbrandt landed a major role in 1997 when he was cast as the abrupt and antisocial detective Gunvald Larsson in the crime series "Beck." Based on the popular series of novels by married authors Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, the show followed the lives of the title officer and his colleagues; Persbrandt appeared on the series for the entirety of the first season and has since became a regular guest actor. With a steady TV and theater career already in place, Persbrandt branched out into film in the 2000s. He won critical acclaim for his portrayal of a suicidal father in the road trip drama "Day and Night"; and appeared in the Oscar-winning 2010 film "In a Better World" as Anton, a Swedish doctor whose peaceful nature threatens to tear his family apart.

      Highest rated movies

      Everlasting Moments poster
      Everlasting Moments
      In a Better World poster
      In a Better World
      The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug poster
      The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
      The Salvation poster
      The Salvation
      The Siege of Jadotville poster The Siege of Jadotville Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga poster Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga Alone in Berlin poster Alone in Berlin The Girl in the Spider's Web poster The Girl in the Spider's Web

      Photos

      BANG BANG ORANGUTANG, Mikael Persbrandt, Mimmi Benkert-Claesson, 2005 BANG BANG ORANGUTANG, Mikael Persbrandt, Mimmi Benkert-Claesson, 2005 THE HYPNOTIST, (aka HYPNOTISOREN), l-r: Jonatan Bokman, Mikael Persbrandt, 2012, ph: Fredrik Hjerling/©Svensk Filmindustri THE HYPNOTIST, (aka HYPNOTISOREN), l-r: Jonatan Bokman, Mikael Persbrandt, 2012, ph: Fredrik Hjerling/©Svensk Filmindustri SOMEONE YOU LOVE, (aka EN DU ELSKER), from left: Mikael Persbrandt, Birgitte Hjort Sorensen, 2014. ph: Rolf Konow SOMEONE YOU LOVE, (aka EN DU ELSKER), from left: Mikael Persbrandt, Birgitte Hjort Sorensen, 2014. ph: Rolf Konow THE HYPNOTIST, (aka HYPNOTISOREN), l-r: Mikael Persbrandt, Lena Olin, Tobias Zilliacus, Goran Thorell, 2012, ph: Fredrik Hjerling/©Svensk Filmindustri THE HYPNOTIST, (aka HYPNOTISOREN), l-r: Mikael Persbrandt, Lena Olin, Tobias Zilliacus, Goran Thorell, 2012, ph: Fredrik Hjerling/©Svensk Filmindustri IN A BETTER WORLD, (aka HAEVNEN, aka CIVILIZATION, aka CIVILISATION), Mikael Persbrandt, 2010. ph: Per Arnesen/©Sony Pictures Classics IN A BETTER WORLD, (aka HAEVNEN, aka CIVILIZATION, aka CIVILISATION), Mikael Persbrandt, 2010. ph: Per Arnesen/©Sony Pictures Classics IN A BETTER WORLD, (aka HAEVNEN, aka CIVILIZATION, aka CIVILISATION), from left: Toke Lars Bjarke, Mikael Persbrandt, Markus Rygaard, 2010. ph: Per Arnesen/©Sony Pictures Classics IN A BETTER WORLD, (aka HAEVNEN, aka CIVILIZATION, aka CIVILISATION), from left: Toke Lars Bjarke, Mikael Persbrandt, Markus Rygaard, 2010. ph: Per Arnesen/©Sony Pictures Classics EVERLASTING MOMENTS, (aka MARIA LARSSONS EVIGA OGONBLICK), Mikael Persbrandt (arms folded), director Jan Troell (right), on set, 2008. ©IFC Films EVERLASTING MOMENTS, (aka MARIA LARSSONS EVIGA OGONBLICK), Mikael Persbrandt (arms folded), director Jan Troell (right), on set, 2008. ©IFC Films IN A BETTER WORLD, (aka HAEVNEN, aka CIVILIZATION, aka CIVILISATION), from left: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, 2010. ph: Per Arnesen/©Sony Pictures Classics IN A BETTER WORLD, (aka HAEVNEN, aka CIVILIZATION, aka CIVILISATION), from left: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, 2010. ph: Per Arnesen/©Sony Pictures Classics IN A BETTER WORLD, (aka HAEVNEN, aka CIVILIZATION, aka CIVILISATION), back, from left: William Johnk Nielsen, Markus Rygaard, Mikael Persbrandt, 2010. ph: Per Arnesen/©Sony Pictures Classics IN A BETTER WORLD, (aka HAEVNEN, aka CIVILIZATION, aka CIVILISATION), back, from left: William Johnk Nielsen, Markus Rygaard, Mikael Persbrandt, 2010. ph: Per Arnesen/©Sony Pictures Classics EVERLASTING MOMENTS, (aka MARIA LARSSONS EVIGA OGONBLICK), Mikael Persbrandt, 2008. ©IFC Films EVERLASTING MOMENTS, (aka MARIA LARSSONS EVIGA OGONBLICK), Mikael Persbrandt, 2008. ©IFC Films EVERLASTING MOMENTS, (aka MARIA LARSSONS EVIGA OGONBLICK), front, from left: Mikael Persbrandt, Maria Heiskanen, 2008. ©IFC Films EVERLASTING MOMENTS, (aka MARIA LARSSONS EVIGA OGONBLICK), front, from left: Mikael Persbrandt, Maria Heiskanen, 2008. ©IFC Films EVERLASTING MOMENTS, (aka MARIA LARSSONS EVIGA OGONBLICK), from left: Maria Heiskanen, Mikael Persbrandt, 2008. ©IFC Films EVERLASTING MOMENTS, (aka MARIA LARSSONS EVIGA OGONBLICK), from left: Maria Heiskanen, Mikael Persbrandt, 2008. ©IFC Films THE HYPNOTIST, (aka HYPNOTISOREN), from left: Mikael Persbrandt, Lena Olin, 2012, ph: Fredrik Hjerling/©Svensk Filmindustri THE HYPNOTIST, (aka HYPNOTISOREN), from left: Mikael Persbrandt, Lena Olin, 2012, ph: Fredrik Hjerling/©Svensk Filmindustri IN A BETTER WORLD, (aka HAEVNEN, aka CIVILIZATION, aka CIVILISATION), from left: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, 2010. ph: Per Arnesen/©Sony Pictures Classics IN A BETTER WORLD, (aka HAEVNEN, aka CIVILIZATION, aka CIVILISATION), from left: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, 2010. ph: Per Arnesen/©Sony Pictures Classics IN A BETTER WORLD, (aka HAEVNEN, aka CIVILIZATION, aka CIVILISATION), from left: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, 2010. ph: Per Arnesen/©Sony Pictures Classics IN A BETTER WORLD, (aka HAEVNEN, aka CIVILIZATION, aka CIVILISATION), from left: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, 2010. ph: Per Arnesen/©Sony Pictures Classics BANG BANG ORANGUTANG, Reine Brynolfsseon, Mikael Persbrandt, 2005 BANG BANG ORANGUTANG, Reine Brynolfsseon,  Mikael Persbrandt, 2005 IN A BETTER WORLD, (aka HAEVNEN, aka CIVILIZATION, aka CIVILISATION), from left: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, 2010. ph: Per Arnesen/©Sony Pictures Classics IN A BETTER WORLD, (aka HAEVNEN, aka CIVILIZATION, aka CIVILISATION), from left: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, 2010. ph: Per Arnesen/©Sony Pictures Classics IN A BETTER WORLD, (aka HAEVNEN, aka CIVILIZATION, aka CIVILISATION), from left: Toke Lars Bjarke, Mikael Persbrandt, Markus Rygaard, William Johnk Nielsen, 2010. ph: Per Arnesen/©Sony Pictures Classics IN A BETTER WORLD, (aka HAEVNEN, aka CIVILIZATION, aka CIVILISATION), from left: Toke Lars Bjarke, Mikael Persbrandt, Markus Rygaard, William Johnk Nielsen, 2010. ph: Per Arnesen/©Sony Pictures Classics HEAVEN'S HEART, (aka HIMLENS HJARTA, aka HIMLENS HJERTE), from left: Mikael Persbrandt, Lena Endre, 2008. Ph: Bo Hakansson/©IFC HEAVEN'S HEART, (aka HIMLENS HJARTA, aka HIMLENS HJERTE), from left: Mikael Persbrandt, Lena Endre, 2008. Ph: Bo Hakansson/©IFC IN A BETTER WORLD, (aka HAEVNEN, aka CIVILIZATION, aka CIVILISATION), Mikael Persbrandt, 2010. ©Sony Pictures Classics IN A BETTER WORLD, (aka HAEVNEN, aka CIVILIZATION, aka CIVILISATION), Mikael Persbrandt, 2010. ©Sony Pictures Classics

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      63% 77% Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga Victor Karlosson (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Till Sun Rises Unknown (Character) - 2020
      38% 35% The Girl in the Spider's Web Alexander Zalachenko (Character) $14.8M 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet X&Y Unknown (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cake General Hasse P (Character),
      Executive Producer
      - 2018
      64% 74% The Siege of Jadotville Dag Hammarskjold (Character) - 2016
      59% 51% Alone in Berlin SS Officer Prall (Character) - 2016
      72% 62% The Salvation Peter (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 43% Someone You Love Thomas Jacob (Character) - 2014
      74% 85% The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Beorn (Character) $258.4M 2013
      No Score Yet 47% Agent Hamilton: In The Interest Of The Nation Carl Hamilton (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 29% The Hypnotist Erik Maria Bark (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 25% Agent Hamilton: But Not If It Concerns Your Daughter Carl Hamilton (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 54% Stockholm East Johan (Character) - 2011
      78% 86% In a Better World Anton (Character) $1.0M 2010
      No Score Yet 80% Heaven's Heart Lars (Character) - 2008
      90% 84% Everlasting Moments Sigfrid Larsson (Character) $606.1K 2008
      No Score Yet 81% The Kautokeino Rebellion Carl Johan Ruth (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 29% Sunstorm Tomas Söderberg (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gangster Thomas (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 27% Bang Bang Orangutang Åke (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Day and Night Thomas (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beck: The Last Witness Gunvald Larsson (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 54% Dragonflies Kullman (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beck: The Boy in the Glass Bowl Gunvald Larsson (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beck: The Man With No Face Gunvald Larsson (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beck: Revenge Gunvald Larsson (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beck: The Ad Man Gunvald Larsson (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beck: Sender Unknown Gunvald Larsson (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beck: The Recluse Gunvald Larsson (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beck: The Cartel Gunvald Larsson (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Adult Behavior: It's All in the Mind Georg (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 62% The Last Contract Roger Nyman (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 80% Beneath the Surface Roffe (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beck: The Money Man Gunvald Larsson (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 25% Love Fools Unknown (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beck 2 Gunvald Larsson (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beck: Decoy Boy Gunvald Larsson (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beck: White Nights Gunvald Larsson (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beck Gunvald Larsson (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beck: The Monster Gunvald Larsson (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man With the Icons Gunvald Larsson (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Serial Killer Unknown (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beck: The Pearl Hotel Gunvald Larsson (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Murderer Policeman 1 (Character) - 1993

      TV

      Credit
      86% 92% The Kingdom Exodus Helmer Jr. (Character) 2022
      100% 77% The Unlikely Murderer Hans Holmér (Character) 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beck Gunvald Larsson (Character) 1997-1998 2001-2002 2006-2007 2009-2012 2015-2016