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Known Credits: 37

Birthday: 1924-08-25

Day of Death: 1997-02-07

Place of Birth: Rödön, Jämtlands län, Sweden

Adult Actor: False

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Allan Edwall

Biography

Growing up in the landscape of Jämtland, Edwall spent some time working on a ship before he arrived in Stockholm in the 1940s, just barely making a living as a writer, painter and poet before he was admitted to the Royal Dramatic Theater's acting school in 1949. After graduation he worked at the theater in the 1950s and 1960s  but he was mainly a jack-of-all-trades, appearing on the stage, in movies as well as recording and publishing his own songs.

He is remembered for a string of queer roles, such as Emil's father in the Emil of Lönneberga films, the cheerful vagabond in the Rasmus and the vagabond movie, the dying father in Ingmar Bergman's Fanny and Alexander as well as Carlsson in the TV adaptation of Strindberg's Hemsöborna.

In the later part of his life he owned his own theater, Brunnsgatan 4, in Stockholm. Biography by Mattias Thuresson.

Acting
1989 Resan till Melonia as Prospero
1987 Pirates of the Lake as Frans i Flinta
1986 The Sacrifice as Otto
1984 Ronja Robbersdaughter as Skalle-Per
1984 Åke och hans värld as Principal Godeman
1983 P & B as Josef 'Stavros' Bendel
1983 Limpan as Sture Charles 'Limpan' Lindberg
1982 Fanny and Alexander as Oscar Ekdahl
1981 Rasmus på luffen as Paradis-Oskar
1981 Tuppen as Thorsson
1981 SOPOR as Thorbjörn Fälldin
1980 Madicken på Junibacken as Herr Nilsson
1980 Sverige åt svenskarna as Doktor Karl Otto
1980 Mannen som blev miljonär as Allan Persson
1979 Du är inte klok, Madicken as Herr Nilsson
1977 The Brothers Lionheart as Mattias
1976 Elvis! Elvis! as Elvis' Grandfather
1973 Emil och griseknoen as Anton
1973 Vem älskar Yngve Frej? as Gustafsson
1972 New Mischief by Emil as Anton
1972 The New Land as Danjel
1971 Emil in Lonneberga as Anton Svensson
1971 The Emigrants as Danjel
1969 Bokhandlaren som slutade bada
1967 Mördaren - En helt vanlig person as Wilhelmsson
1966 Here's Your Life as August
1966 Träfracken as Falk
1964 All These Women as Jillker
1963 Winter Light as Algot Frövik, Sexton
1962 Stolarna as Old man
1961 The Devil's Eye as Demon
1960 På en bänk i en park as Street character
1960 The Virgin Spring as Beggar
1956 Flamman
1954 Dans på rosor as Olsson, journalist
1953 Resan till dej as Bendix' composer
1900 We Are All Demons as Tor
Directing
1987 Pirates of the Lake … Director
1984 Åke och hans värld … Director
Writing
1987 Pirates of the Lake … Writer
1984 Åke och hans värld … Writer