Tomas Alfredson

A director who started in comedy and then began to mix a darker style of humor with degrees of drama to great success, Tomas Alfredson would ultimately become known to international audiences for his later, more sombre ... Read more »
Born: 04/01/1965 in Lidingö, Stockholms län [SE-01], SE

Filmography

Director (4)

The Brothers Lionheart 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Let the Right One In 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Four Shades of Brown 2004 (Movie)

(Director)
Editor (1)

Let the Right One In 2008 (Movie)

(Editor)
Writer (1)

Four Shades of Brown 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (1)

P&B 1983 (Movie)

Jonas (Actor)

Biography

A director who started in comedy and then began to mix a darker style of humor with degrees of drama to great success, Tomas Alfredson would ultimately become known to international audiences for his later, more sombre work. After establishing himself in comedy, Alfredson gradually changed course via his association with Sweden's legendary, risk-taking comic group Killinggänget, which specialized in surreal and ironic humor. Dramatic content gradually came more to the forefront in Alfredson's projects and he became known to audiences outside Sweden for his distinctive and disturbing horror thriller, "Let the Right One In" (2008). Boasting a spare but mesmerizing visual design and atmosphere, and a central relationship that was both touching and disturbingly sinister in its implications, the film was unlike most vampire movies then to date and Alfredson was hailed for his approach to the material. With "Let the Right One In" and his equally lauded adaptation of John le Carré's Cold War espionage novel "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" (2011), Alfredson demonstrated the power that can result from a quiet, subtle take on familiar subjects like vampires or spies, rarely approached in a way that evokes a palpable degree of melancholia and apprehension in the viewer.

Relationships

Maja

Daughter
Born in 1993; mother, Cissi Elwin

Petter

Son
Born in 1995; mother, Cissi Elwin

Daniel Alfredson Director

Brother

Hans Alfredson Actor

Father
Born June 28, 1931

Cissi Elwin

Wife

Malena Engstrom Actor

Companion

Milestones

2011

Helmed the Cold War thriller "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," starring Gary Oldman, Colin Firth and Tom Hardy

2008

Gained international acclaim for directing "Let the Right One In," a horror film based on John Ajvide Lindqvist's 2004 novel; inspired the U.S. remake "Let Me In" (2010) directed by Matt Reeves

2004

Directed first feature for Killinggänget, "Four Shades of Brown"

1999

Teamed up with the Swedish comedy group Killinggänget as a director; worked in several projects including the mockumentary "Screwed in Tallinn"

1994

Directed the Swedish family comedy series "Bert"; also acted on various episodes

1990

Writing debut, the TV-movie "Tingel tangel"

1990

TV directorial debut, the Swedish comedy series "Ikas TV-kalas"

1982

Directed by his brother Hans in "The Simple-Minded Professor"; brother also wrote the screenplay and co-starred with Stellan Skarsgård in the film

1981

Acted with his brother Hans in the film "SOPOR"

1970

Acting debut in the comedy "The Apple War"

Began his career as an assistant at the Swedish production company AB Svensk Filmindustri

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