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Pernilla August

Highest Rated:   100% The Best Intentions (1992)
Lowest Rated:   28% Gossip (1999)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Law of the Land (Armoton maa)
  • Actor
2017
76% 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)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
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
84% 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
$307.9M 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 Mary, Mother of Jesus
  • Mary
1999
No Score Yet Larmar och gör sig till (In the Presence of a Clown)
  • Karin Bergmann
1999
28% Gossip
  • Molly Fischer
1999
55% 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
100% 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

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