Biography

Rolf Åke Mikael Nyqvist (8 November 1960 – 27 June 2017), better known as Michael Nyqvist, was a Swedish actor. Educated at the School of Drama in Malmö, he became well known for playing police officer Banck in the first series of Martin Beck films made in 1997, and later for his leading role in the film Grabben i graven bredvid in 2002. He was most recognized internationally for his role in the acclaimed Millennium series as Mikael Blomkvist, as well as the lead villains in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (as Kurt Hendricks) and John Wick (as Viggo Tarasov). In 2004, he played the leading role in the Academy Award-nominated Best Foreign Film As It Is in Heaven.

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Rolf Åke Mikael Nyqvist (8 November 1960 – 27 June 2017), better known as Michael Nyqvist, was a Swedish actor. Educated at the School of Drama in Malmö, he became well known for playing police officer Banck in the first series of Martin Beck films made in 1997, and later for his leading role in the film Grabben i graven bredvid in 2002. He was most recognized internationally for his role in the acclaimed Millennium series as Mikael Blomkvist, as well as the lead villains in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (as Kurt Hendricks) and John Wick (as Viggo Tarasov). In 2004, he played the leading role in the Academy Award-nominated Best Foreign Film As It Is in Heaven.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 68

Birthday 1960-11-08

Day of Death 2017-06-27

Place of Birth Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden

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Also Known As

  • Michael Nykvist
  • Michael Nyquist
  • Micke Nyqvist
  • Mikael Nyqvist
  • Rolf Åke Michael Nyqvist
  • Микаэл Нюквист

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Kursk
2018 Hunter Killer as Captain Sergi Andropoyov
2017 You Disappear as Bernard Berman
2017 Madiba(3 episodes) as H.F. Verwoerd
2016 Frank & Lola as Alan
2016 I.T. as Henrik
2016 A Serious Game as Markel
2016 Colonia as Paul Schäfer
2015 The Girl King as Chancellor Axel Oxenstierna
2015 The Girl in the Book as Milan Daneker
2015 100 Code(12 episodes) as Mikael Eklund
2015 For Better and Worse
2014 John Wick as Viggo Tarasov
2014 Days and Nights as Johan
2014 My So-Called Father as Martin
2014 Paris Follies as Jesper
2013 The Girl from Nagasaki
2013 Europa Report as Andrei Blok
2013 Zero Hour(13 episodes) as White Vincent
2012 Disconnect as Stephen Schumacher
2011 The Chinese Man as Staffan
2011 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol as Kurt Hendricks
2011 Abduction as Nikola Kozlow
2010 Kennedy's Brain as Lars Hakansson
2010 Millennium(6 episodes) as Mikael Blomkvist
2010 Among Us as Ernst
2010 The Woman Who Dreamed of a Man as Johan
2009 The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest as Mikael Blomkvist
2009 The Girl Who Played with Fire as Mikael Blomkvist
2009 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as Mikael Blomkvist
2009 Skavlan(1 episode) as Guest
2008 Iscariot as Masen
2008 Downloading Nancy as Stan
2008 The Kautokeino Rebellion as Lars Levi Laestadius
2008 Arn - The Full Story as Magnus Folkesson
2007 Arn: The Knight Templar as Magnus Folkesson
2007 The Black Pimpernel as Harald Edelstam
2006 Suddenly as Lasse
2005 Wallander 07 - Mastermind as Lothar Kraftzcyk
2005 Bang Bang Orangutang as Sven Blomberg
2005 Mother of Mine as Hjalmar Jönsson - isä Ruotsissa
2005 Next Door as Åke
2004 Om Stig Petrés hemlighet(3 episodes) as Stig Petré
2004 As It Is in Heaven as Daniel Daréus
2004 ABBA - The Last Video
2004 London Voodoo as Magnus
2003 Details as Erik
2003 Slim Susie as Mörka Rösten
2002 The Guy in the Grave Next Door as Benny
2002 We Can Be Heroes! as Giuseppe
2002 The Fifth Woman(4 episodes) as Bo Runfeldt
2002 Olivia Twist(7 episodes) as Fagerlund
2001 His and Hers as Doctor
2001 Skuggpojkarna as Christoffer
2001 Hr. Boe & Co.’s Anxiety
2001 The Confession as Thorn
2000 Hjärta av sten as Lev
2000 Together as Rolf
1999 On the Last Verse - A Small Film About Death as Raymond
1999 Breaking Out as Diego
1998 Personkrets 3:1 as Karl-Erik
1998 Waiting for the Tenor as The Director
1998 Beck 05 - Pensionat Pärlan as John Banck
1998 Beck 04 - Öga för öga as John Banck
1998 Beck 03 - Vita nätter as John Banck
1997 Beck 02 - Mannen med ikonerna as John Banck
1997 Tic Tac as Resturant owner
1997 Beck - Spår i mörker as John Banck

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