Michael Nyqvist

Primarily known to American audiences for playing the plucky investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the film adaptations of author Stieg Larsson's "Millennium Trilogy" crime novels, Michael Nyqvist was already a ... Read more »
Born: 11/07/1960 in Stockholm, , SE

Filmography

Actor (34)

Days and Nights 2014 (Movie)

Johan (Actor)

John Wick 2014 (Movie)

Viggo Tarasov (Actor)

La ritournelle 2014 (Movie)

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Min så kallade pappa 2014 (Movie)

Martin (Actor)

Queen Kristina 2014 (Movie)

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The Girl in the Book 2014 (Movie)

Milan Daneker (Actor)

Disconnect 2013 (Movie)

Stephen Schumacher (Actor)

Europa Report 2013 (Movie)

Andrei Blok (Actor)

The Girl from Nagasaki 2013 (Movie)

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Zero Hour 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Abduction 2011 (Movie)

Kozlow (Actor)

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol 2011 (Movie)

Kurt Hendricks (Actor)

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest 2010 (Movie)

Mikael Blomkvist (Actor)

The Girl Who Played with Fire 2010 (Movie)

Mikael Blomkvist (Actor)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2010 (Movie)

Mikael Blomkvist (Actor)

The Woman That Dreamed About a Man 2010 (Movie)

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Änglavakt 2010 (Movie)

Ernst (Actor)

Downloading Nancy 2009 (Movie)

Stan (Actor)

As It Is in Heaven 2008 (Movie)

Daniel Dareus (Actor)

Iscariot 2008 (Movie)

Masen (Actor)

The Black Pimpernel 2007 (Movie)

Harald Edelstam (Actor)

Underbara Alskade 2006 (Movie)

Lasse (Actor)

Bang Bang Orangutang 2005 (Movie)

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Mother of Mine 2005 (Movie)

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Next Door 2004 (Movie)

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Details 2003 (Movie)

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Slim Sussie 2003 (Movie)

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The Guy In The Grave Next Door 2002 (Movie)

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Hans och Hennes 2001 (Movie)

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Together 2001 (Movie)

Rolf (Actor)

Hem Ljuva Hem 2000 (Movie)

Kent (Actor)

Vagen Ut 1998 (Movie)

Diego (Actor)

Tic Tac 1997 (Movie)

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Veranda For En Tenor 1997 (Movie)

The Director (Actor)

Biography

Primarily known to American audiences for playing the plucky investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the film adaptations of author Stieg Larsson's "Millennium Trilogy" crime novels, Michael Nyqvist was already a huge star in Sweden prior to achieving international acclaim in the States. After landing numerous small roles in Swedish television shows throughout the '90s, Nyqvist drew praise for his role as detective John Banck on the popular crime series, "Beck" (1997- ). His sterling performance on the series soon led to meatier film roles, including a breakout performance in the 2000 Swedish drama, "Together." The film was a hit in Sweden, but it would be another four years before Nyqvist's acting work would reach acclaim on a worldwide scale. That came in 2004 when he portrayed a chronically ill conductor in "As It Is In Heaven." The Academy Award-nominated film thrust Nyqvist into the international spotlight, and over the next several years he continued to expand his fan base in America with riveting performances in such big budget action thrillers as "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" and "Abduction" - both of which were released in 2011.

Milestones

2011

Portrayed the lead villain opposite Tom Cruise in "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"

2009

Achieved international success for playing the role of Mikael Blomkvist in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

2000

Breakout film performance in "Together"

1997

Appeared as John Banck on the Swedish cop show, "Beck"

Bonus Trivia

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Took his first acting classes in Omaha, Nebraska, while living in America as a foreign exchange student

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"What’s challenging for me as an actor is to find things that I have a lack of understanding about in my own life but I begin to make more sense of it as I work through the character." - from Blog.FilmWax.com, May 21, 2011

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"The American movie industry is like a dream factory, and very different to the European style. American movies explain how life should be whereas European movies try to explain life." - from Vancouver Observer, January 28, 2011

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