Pernilla August

Pernilla August

Highest Rated: 100% Fanny & Alexander (1982)

Lowest Rated: 53% Om jag vänder mig om (Daybreak) (2003)

Birthday: Feb 13, 1958

Birthplace: Not Available

A favorite of famed director Ingmar Bergman, Swedish actress Pernilla August has an earthy radiance and formidable talent that translated well from stage to screen when she made a lasting impression in Bergman's directorial swan song, Fanny and Alexander (1982). In the years that followed, August would prove devastating with an award-winning role in the Bergman-penned drama The Best Intentions before gaining international recognition with appearances in such popular mainstream American efforts as Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace. Though the majority of her foreign roles may have gone unseen by stateside audiences, her reputation as a notable screen talent found August in constant demand overseas. It was while performing on-stage as a young girl that August first realized the power that a talented actress could wield, and after that epiphany, there was little doubt as to the path she would pursue in life. Spending several years on Swedish television allowed August to develop her onscreen acting skills into something truly special, and after breaking into film in the early '80s, the emerging actress married author Klas Östergren. Alternating between stage and screen in the following years, August's moving performance as Bergman's mother in Bille August's The Best Intentions earned her a Best Actress award at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival, and found her separating from her first husband to marry director August. Her ensuing pregnancy may have prevented Pernilla from appearing in her second husband's 1993 film, The House of the Spirits, though she did act under his direction once again in 1996's Jerusalem before the dissolve of their five-year union. August once again summoned the spirit of Bergman's mother for the 1996 Liv Ullmann telefilm Private Confessions (again penned by Bergman), and her role in the following year's In the Presence of a Clown found her continuing to explore the persona. Despite becoming a familiar face to American audiences with her role in Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace and Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones, August remained faithful to her Swedish roots with appearances in such efforts as 2004's Dag och natt.

Highest Rated Movies



70% Britt-Marie Was Here Britt-Marie 2019
69% The Command (Kursk) Oksana 2019
95% Filmworker Actor 2018
No Score Yet Law of the Land (Armoton maa) Actor 2017
77% The Last Sentence Maja Forssman 2014
No Score Yet Gentlemen Actor 2014
80% Call Girl Dagmar Glans 2013
No Score Yet Hamilton - I nationens intresse Sara Landhag 2012
No Score Yet Svinalängorna (Beyond) Screenwriter Director 2010
No Score Yet Miss Kicki Kicki 2009
No Score Yet Det enda rationella (A Rational Solution) Actor 2009
No Score Yet Kenny Begins Headmaster 2009
No Score Yet Mun mot mun (Mouth to Mouth) Actor 2005
83% The Constant Gardener Actor $33.6M 2005
No Score Yet Manslaughter (Drabet) Nina 2005
No Score Yet Daybreak in Udi Agnes 2005
No Score Yet Rancid Actor 2004
53% Om jag vänder mig om (Daybreak) Agnes 2003
No Score Yet Detaljer (Details) Actor 2003
No Score Yet Daybreak Actor 2003
65% Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Shmi Skywalker $308M 2002
No Score Yet I Am Dina Hjertrud 2002
No Score Yet Sprängaren (Deadline) (The Bomber) Actor 2001
83% Light Keeps Me Company Actor 2001
No Score Yet Gossip Molly Fischer 2000
No Score Yet Mary, Mother of Jesus Mary 1999
No Score Yet Larmar och gör sig till (In the Presence of a Clown) Karin Bergmann 1999
53% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Shmi Skywalker $431.1M 1999
82% Enskilda samtal (Private Confessions) (Private Conversations) Anna Bergman 1999
No Score Yet Sista kontraktet (The Last Contract) Actor 1998
No Score Yet The Glass-blower's Children Sofia 1998
80% Jerusalem Karin 1996
81% The Best Intentions Anna Bergman 1992
No Score Yet Ormens väg på hälleberget (The Serpent's Way) Actor 1986
100% Fanny & Alexander Maj 1982
No Score Yet Ceremonia de clausura Actor


Hjertrud says: Make it easy on yourself, Dina. Let all the cares and sorrows fall away from you.

Shmi Skywalker says: There was no father, that I know of...I carried him, I gave him birth...I can't explain what happened.