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Gunnar Björnstrand (13 November 1909 – 26 May 1986) was a Swedish actor known for his frequent work with writer/director Ingmar Bergman. He was born in Stockholm. He appeared in over 120 films.

Björnstrand at first had trouble finding work but got an engagement in Helsinki with his wife 1936-1938. Back in Stockholm he met Ingmar Bergman, at that time a mostly unknown theatre director. In the 1940s he got his first major film roles, making a breakthrough with the 1946 movie Kristin kommenderar. He was a versatile actor who could play tough and tender as well as comedy and tragedy. His daughter Veronica Björnstrand is also an actress. One of his most famous roles was as the worldly squire who makes such a contrast to his austere and spiritual master in Bergman's most famous film The Seventh Seal.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Gunnar Björnstrand (13 November 1909 – 26 May 1986) was a Swedish actor known for his frequent work with writer/director Ingmar Bergman. He was born in Stockholm. He appeared in over 120 films.

Björnstrand at first had trouble finding work but got an engagement in Helsinki with his wife 1936-1938. Back in Stockholm he met Ingmar Bergman, at that time a mostly unknown theatre director. In the 1940s he got his first major film roles, making a breakthrough with the 1946 movie Kristin kommenderar. He was a versatile actor who could play tough and tender as well as comedy and tragedy. His daughter Veronica Björnstrand is also an actress. One of his most famous roles was as the worldly squire who makes such a contrast to his austere and spiritual master in Bergman's most famous film The Seventh Seal.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Gunnar Björnstrand, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 98

Birthday 1909-11-13

Day of Death 1986-05-26

Place of Birth Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

The Ghost Sonata as Översten
1984 Fanny and Alexander (4 episodes) as Filip Landahl
1982 Fanny & Alexander as Filip Landahl
1982 The Farewell
1979 Charlotte Löwensköld as Rural dean Forsius
1978 Autumn Sonata as Paul
1977 Taboo as Rådmanskan
1976 Face to Face as The Grandfather
1974 Engeln (1 episode) as Bäckman
1974 Gustav III as Fersen
1973 Någonstans i Sverige (3 episodes) as Svärfadern
1972 Barna Hedenhös as Voice over
1971 Lockfågeln as The major
1969 Blow Hot, Blow Cold as Prof. Gunnar Lindmark
1969 The Rite as Hans Winkelmann
1969 The lift that went down into hell as The husband
1968 Pappa varför är du arg? Du gjorde likadant själv när du var ung as Admiral Carl
1968 Shame as Mr Jacobi
1968 The Girls as Hugo
1968 An Introduction to Ingmar Bergman as Interviewee
1967 Stimulantia as Paul Hartman
1967 Hagbard and Signe as King Sigvor
1966 Here Is Your Life as Lundgren
1966 Persona as Herr Vogler
1966 Sadist as Dr. Rune Wester
1966 My Sister My Love as Count Schwartz
1964 Loving Couples as Jacob Lewin
1964 Äktenskapsbrottaren as Herr Fotograf Fäger
1964 Klänningen as Helmer Berg
1963 Min kära är en ros as Georg Ehnström
1963 Winter Light as Tomas Ericsson, Pastor
1963 Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie as Himself
1961 The Pleasure Garden as David Franzén
1961 Through a Glass Darkly as David
1960 The Devil's Eye as Actor
1959 Heaven and Pancakes as Ernst C:son Kruuse
1959 Crime in Paradise as Adam Palmquist
1959 Swinging at the Castle as Agne C:son Stressberg
1958 The Magician as Dr. Vergerus, Minister of Health
1958 Miss April as Marcus Arwidson
1958 You Are My Adventure as Tore Hall
1957 Wild Strawberries as Evald Borg
1957 Summer Place Wanted as Gustaf Dahlström
1957 Night Light as Purman
1957 The Seventh Seal as Jöns
1956 Sjunde himlen as Maj. Ernst C:son Kruuse
1956 Det är aldrig för sent as Arne's father
1955 Smiles of a Summer Night as Fredrik Egerman
1955 Dreams as Otto Sönderby, konsul
1955 Stampen as Acke Kullerstedt
1954 Gabrielle as Robert Holmén
1954 A Lesson in Love as David Erneman
1954 Seger i mörker
1954 Flottans glada gossar as Ludvig "Ludde" Ekman
1953 Glasberget as Dr. Dalander
1953 Sawdust and Tinsel as Mr. Sjuberg
1953 Vi tre debutera as Director Brummer
1952 Oppåt med Gröna Hissen as Malte Lövman
1952 Flyg-Bom as Niklas Slevbrink
1952 Secrets of Women as Fredrik Lobelius
1952 One Fiancé at a Time as Valentin Fredriksson-Frisk, alias ''Dynamit-Valle'', dynamitard
1951 Tull-Bom as Frans Melin, aka Hamn-Casanova
1950 Kvartetten som sprängdes as Engineer Planertz
1950 Den vita katten as Jarl Eksell
1950 My Sister and I as Gunnar Stenwall
1949 Pappa Bom as Fritjoff Krafft
1949 The Girl from the Third Row as Edvin Burelius
1949 Playing Truant as Bertil Kronberg
1948 Private Bom as Berglund
1948 Lilla Märta kommer tillbaka as The Captain
1948 Var sin väg as Sture Widman
1948 Music in Darkness as Klasson
1947 Två kvinnor as Bengt Larsson
1947 Här kommer vi ... as Skådespelare
1947 One Swallow Does Not Make a Summer as 40-talisten
1947 Pappa sökes
1947 The Bride Came Through the Ceiling as Sune Eriksson
1946 Medan porten var stängd as Erik Sahlén
1946 It Rains on Our Love as Mr. Purman
1946 Kristin Commands as Vilhelm Westman/ Dr. Westman Senior
1946 Midwinter Sacrifice as Hövdingen
1945 I som här inträden... as Hagman
1945 Sussie as Harry Hellberg
1944 New Order at Sjogarda as Felix Palmer
1944 Torment as Teacher
1944 Lev farligt as Hahn
1943 Jag dräpte as Lindén
1943 Natt i hamn as Sven Eriksson
1942 General von Döbeln as Lieutenant Bäckström
1941 Snapphanar as Soldier
1940 Everybody at His Station as Military Doctor
1940 Alle man på post as Militärläkare
1940 Karl för sin hatt as Clerk
1940 June Night as Journalist
1940 Hjältar i gult och blått as Sergeant Frisk
1939 Mot nya tider as August Palm's Associate
1939 Vi två as Doctor
1932 Landskamp as Young student watching competition (uncredited)

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