Pernilla August

Actor
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 ... Read more »
Born: 02/12/1958 in Sweden

Filmography

Actor (37)

The Last Sentence 2014 (Movie)

Maja Forssman (Actor)

Gentlemen 2013 (Movie)

Greta (Actor)

Call Girl 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Far til fire - tilbage til naturen 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hamilton: I Nationens Intresse 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Det enda rationella 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kenny Begins 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sok 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sök 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Daybreak 2005 (Movie)

Agnes (Actor)

Drabet 2005 (Movie)

Nina (Actor)

Day and Night 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rancid 2004 (Movie)

Berquist (Actor)

Details 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

I Am Dina 2002 (Movie)

Hjertrud--Dina's Mother (Actor)

Karlsson On The Roof 2002 (Movie)

(Voice)

Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones 2002 (Movie)

Shmi Skywalker (Actor)

Sprangaren 2001 (Movie)

Beata Ekesjo (Actor)

Gossip 2000 (Movie)

Molly Fischer (Actor)

Fodelsedagen 1999 (Movie)

Tove (Actor)

In the Presence of a Clown 1999 (Movie)

Karin Bergman (Actor)

Ljuset Haller Mig Sallskap 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Private Confessions 1999 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 1999 (Movie)

Shmi Skywalker (Actor)

Dar Regnbagen Slutar 1998 (Movie)

Tove (Actor)

Jerusalem 1997 (Movie)

Karin (Actor)

The Glassblower's Children 1997 (Movie)

Sofia (Actor)

The Last Contract 1997 (Movie)

Roger's Ex-Wife (Actor)

The Best Intentions 1992 (Movie)

Anna Akerblom-Bergman (Actor)

Agget 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ormen's vag pa halleberget 1985 (Movie)

Eva (Actor)

Fanny and Alexander 1982 (Movie)

Maj--Emilie's Nursemaid (Actor)

Tuppen 1981 (Movie)

Asa (Actor)

Linus 1979 (Movie)

Abigael (Actor)

Mary, Mother of Jesus (TV Show)

Actor

Miss Kicki (Movie)

(Actor)
Director (2)

Beyond 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Beyond (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

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.

Relationships

Bille August

Husband
married in 1991 in Copenhagen worked together on "Best Intensions" and "Jerusalem" divorced in 1997

Asta August

Daughter
born c. November 1991

Klas Ostergren

Husband
married in 1982 divorced

Milestones

2001

Had leading role in the Swedish film "Gossip"

1999

Cast as Mary in the NBC biblical drama "Mary, Mother of Jesus"

1999

Played Shmi Skywalker, mother of Annakin (the future Darth Vader), in George Lucas' "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace"

1998

Reteamed with writer-director Bergman for "In the Presence of a Clown"; again played character based on Bergman's mother in this semi-autobiographical film made for Swedish television

1997

Reprised her role as Anna in Liv Ullmann's "Private Confessions", scripted by Bergman

1994

Returned to the stage in Royal Dramatic Theatre production of "The Winter's Tale"

1991

Ingmar Bergman wrote part of Anna (based on his mother) in "Best Intentions" expressly for her; met director Billie August during pre-production; married during a break in filming; miniseries version broadcast as part of PBS' "Masterpiece Theatre" in Augu

1987

Had featured role in "Agget", directed by Daniel Bergman (Ingmar's son)

1982

Portrayed the dizzy, sexually generous nursemaid in Ingmar Bergman's "Fanny and Alexander"

1968

Began dabbling in theater at a Stockholm drama school for children at the age of ten (date approximate)

Acted in Bergman-directed stage productions of "Hamlet" (1986, as Ophelia) and "A Doll's House" (1989, as Nora) at Stockholm's Royal Dramatic Theatre

Spent several years working with Swedish Television's theater ensemble

Appeared at Sweden's Gavie Theatre in many plays including August Strindberg's "A Dream Play", directed by Peter Oskarson

Worked with directors Yuri Ljubimov ("Feast in the Time of the Plague") and Lennart Hjulstrom ("Master Olof") at Stockholm's Royal Dramatic Theatre

Bonus Trivia

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About her nine-month immersion in the role of Anna Bergman for "Best Intentions": "It was filled with so much love, to do this part, and she's so close to me. When we stopped, I was so angry. I was so angry at the family and the Bergman story and the relatives. It was so strange, I didn't even want to talk about it." --Pernilla August to THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 20, 1992

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