Pernilla August

Pernilla August

Highest Rated: 83% Light Keeps Me Company (2000)

Lowest Rated: 51% Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace (1999)

Birthday: Feb 13, 1958

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Stage-trained Swedish actress Pernilla August (nee Wallgren) is the latest heir to the tradition of radiant actresses (i.e., Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson, Eva Dahlbeck and Harriet Andersson) immortalized on screen by Ingmar Bergman. Her first association with the master came playing the nursemaid-mistress of a restaurateur in his feature directing swan song, "Fanny and Alexander" (1982). Subsequently, the attractive brunette portrayed Ophelia in "Hamlet" (1986) and Nora in "A Doll's House" (1989) in Bergman-directed stage productions at Stockholm's Royal Dramatic Theatre. Despite his official retirement from directing, Bergman continued providing Scandinavian filmmakers with potent screenplays of a personal nature, writing the part of Anna (based on his mother) in "Best Intentions" (1991) expressly for her and entrusting it to Danish helmsman Bille August. In the role, she displayed a Himalayan emotional range, ripening from a spoiled kittenish 18-year-old to a life-hardened, resolute woman, and won the Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award as well as the heart of her director. Divorced from screenwriter Klas Ostergren, she married August during a break in filming in 1991.

Highest rated movies

The Constant Gardener
Private Confessions
The Best Intentions
Call Girl
The Last Sentence
Britt-Marie Was Here
Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones




No Score Yet No Score Yet Ape Star Gorillan (Voice) - 2021
71% No Score Yet Britt-Marie Was Here Britt-Marie (Character) $37.1K 2019
No Score Yet 22% Law of the Land Britta (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Serious Game Director - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deposit Viktoria (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 47% Agent Hamilton: In The Interest Of The Nation Sara Landhag (Character) - 2012
74% 41% The Last Sentence Maja Forssman (Character) $62.3K 2012
80% 60% Call Girl Dagmar Glans (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 67% Beyond Director,
- 2010
No Score Yet 45% A Rational Solution Karin Byström (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 39% Miss Kicki Kicki (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 74% Manslaughter Nina (Character) - 2005
83% 82% The Constant Gardener Lara (Character) $33.6M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Day and Night Eva (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 54% Rancid Bergquist (Character) - 2004
53% 86% Daybreak Agnes (Character) $6.4K 2003
No Score Yet 64% Detaljer (Details) Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 75% I Am Dina Hjertrud (Character) - 2002
65% 56% Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones Shmi Skywalker (Character) $310.7M 2002
No Score Yet 24% Deadline Beata Ekesjö (Character) - 2001
83% 69% Light Keeps Me Company Self - 2000
No Score Yet 47% Mary, Mother of Jesus Mary of Nazareth (Character) - 1999
51% 59% Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace Shmi Skywalker (Character) $474.5M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Where the Rainbow Ends Tove (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Glassblower's Children Sofia (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 62% The Last Contract Nina Nyman (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 79% In the Presence of a Clown Karin Bergman (Character) - 1997
80% 87% Jerusalem Karin (Character) $10.0K 1996
82% 83% Private Confessions Anna (Character) - 1996
81% 87% The Best Intentions Anna Bergman (Character) $1.2M 1992


No Score Yet 99% Young Royals Kristina (Character) 2021
84% 76% The Investigation Ingrid Wall (Character) 2020
80% 62% Glitch Nicola Heysen (Character) 2019
77% 74% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Unknown (Guest Star) 1993