Åse Maria Kleveland is a Norwegian singer, guitarist and activist. A well-known folk singer and traditional guitarist in Norway, she was appointed Minister of Culture in Norway in 1990, held the position until 1996, representing the Labour Party under the Gro Harlem Brundtland administration, she was president of the Swedish Film Institute from 1999 to 2006. In June 2007 she became Chairman of the Board of Human-Etisk Forbund, the Norwegian humanist organization, a position she held until 2013. Kleveland was born in Stockholm, Sweden to Eva Hansson, a bookkeeper from Sweden, Olaf Kleveland, a civil engineer from Norway who had fled to Sweden in 1943 because of the Nazi occupation and found refuge with relatives. In 1957 Kleveland and her family moved to Romerike, northeast of Oslo, where her father got a job working at the Institute for Atomic Energy. In a 1977 interview she describes how her parents shared in the household chores and that she and her husband Svenolov Ehrén, a Swedish artist, did the same.
She is married to film director and cinematographer Oddvar Bull Tuhus. Kleveland is fluent in Norwegian, Danish, English and Japanese, she studied Law at the University of Oslo. As a singer she is famous for her dark, soulful voice, she plays the guitar and has composed songs in the singer-songwriter tradition. She was part of the vispop group Ballade!. She began playing classical guitar at eight, her first bout as a vispop singer was on an Erik Bye show when she was 13, she released her first album in 1965. With her second album in 1966 she was one of the pioneers ushering in the new vispop genre, a blend of traditional folk song and pop; this led to a series of engagements in Paris, a period of commuting between these Paris performances and her secondary school in Lillestrøm, north of Oslo. At age 17 she conducted a major tour of Japan which included several TV shows and the release of four singles in Japanese, she released her final solo album in 1973 and has released 13 singles for the Scandinavian and German markets.
In 1966 she represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest with the entry "Intet er nytt under solen", finishing in third place. She broke a tradition expected of female performers at the time in that she was the first woman to not wear a dress, choosing a pantsuit instead, she had a long association with the Norwegian Association of Musicians, first holding the office of secretary from 1979 to 1983 serving as their leader from 1983 to 1987. She was the President of the Musicians' Union from 1983 to 1986 and their Vice-President from 1986 to 1987. In 1986 she hosted the first Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Norway in Bergen following Bobbysocks' victory in 1985, having introduced the Norwegian entry on camera at the 1980 contest. List of Eurovision Song Contest presenters
Swedish Film Database
The Swedish Film Database is an Internet database about Swedish films, published by the Swedish Film Institute. It contains information about all Swedish films from 1897 onwards and foreign films that had cinema premiere in Sweden, it provides a lot of biographies of actors, producers etc. who participated in Swedish films over the years. It is created with the support of the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation; the database comprises 265,000 people. Swedish Film Database
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous urban area in the Nordic countries. The city stretches across fourteen islands. Just outside the city and along the coast is the island chain of the Stockholm archipelago; the area has been settled since the Stone Age, in the 6th millennium BC, was founded as a city in 1252 by Swedish statesman Birger Jarl. It is the capital of Stockholm County. Stockholm is the cultural, media and economic centre of Sweden; the Stockholm region alone accounts for over a third of the country's GDP, is among the top 10 regions in Europe by GDP per capita. It is an important global city, the main centre for corporate headquarters in the Nordic region; the city is home to some of Europe's top ranking universities, such as the Stockholm School of Economics, Karolinska Institute and Royal Institute of Technology. It hosts the annual Nobel Prize ceremonies and banquet at the Stockholm Concert Hall and Stockholm City Hall. One of the city's most prized museums, the Vasa Museum, is the most visited non-art museum in Scandinavia.
The Stockholm metro, opened in 1950, is well known for the decor of its stations. Sweden's national football arena is located north of the city centre, in Solna. Ericsson Globe, the national indoor arena, is in the southern part of the city; the city was the host of the 1912 Summer Olympics, hosted the equestrian portion of the 1956 Summer Olympics otherwise held in Melbourne, Australia. Stockholm is the seat of the Swedish government and most of its agencies, including the highest courts in the judiciary, the official residencies of the Swedish monarch and the Prime Minister; the government has its seat in the Rosenbad building, the Riksdag is seated in the Parliament House, the Prime Minister's residence is adjacent at Sager House. Stockholm Palace is the official residence and principal workplace of the Swedish monarch, while Drottningholm Palace, a World Heritage Site on the outskirts of Stockholm, serves as the Royal Family's private residence. After the Ice Age, around 8,000 BC, there were many people living in what is today the Stockholm area, but as temperatures dropped, inhabitants moved south.
Thousands of years as the ground thawed, the climate became tolerable and the lands became fertile, people began to migrate back to the North. At the intersection of the Baltic Sea and lake Mälaren is an archipelago site where the Old Town of Stockholm was first built from about 1000 CE by Vikings, they had a positive trade impact on the area because of the trade routes they created. Stockholm's location appears in Norse sagas as Agnafit, in Heimskringla in connection with the legendary king Agne; the earliest written mention of the name Stockholm dates from 1252, by which time the mines in Bergslagen made it an important site in the iron trade. The first part of the name means log in Swedish, although it may be connected to an old German word meaning fortification; the second part of the name means islet, is thought to refer to the islet Helgeandsholmen in central Stockholm. According to Eric Chronicles the city is said to have been founded by Birger Jarl to protect Sweden from sea invasions made by Karelians after the pillage of Sigtuna on Lake Mälaren in the summer of 1187.
Stockholm's core, the present Old Town was built on the central island next to Helgeandsholmen from the mid-13th century onward. The city rose to prominence as a result of the Baltic trade of the Hanseatic League. Stockholm developed strong economic and cultural linkages with Lübeck, Gdańsk, Visby and Riga during this time. Between 1296 and 1478 Stockholm's City Council was made up of 24 members, half of whom were selected from the town's German-speaking burghers; the strategic and economic importance of the city made Stockholm an important factor in relations between the Danish Kings of the Kalmar Union and the national independence movement in the 15th century. The Danish King Christian II was able to enter the city in 1520. On 8 November 1520 a massacre of opposition figures called the Stockholm Bloodbath took place and set off further uprisings that led to the breakup of the Kalmar Union. With the accession of Gustav Vasa in 1523 and the establishment of a royal power, the population of Stockholm began to grow, reaching 10,000 by 1600.
The 17th century saw Sweden grow into a major European power, reflected in the development of the city of Stockholm. From 1610 to 1680 the population multiplied sixfold. In 1634, Stockholm became the official capital of the Swedish empire. Trading rules were created that gave Stockholm an essential monopoly over trade between foreign merchants and other Swedish and Scandinavian territories. In 1697, Tre Kronor was replaced by Stockholm Palace. In 1710, a plague killed about 20,000 of the population. After the end of the Great Northern War the city stagnated. Population growth halted and economic growth slowed; the city was in shock after having lost its place as the capital of a Great power. However, Stockholm maintained its role as the political centre of Sweden and continued to develop culturally under Gustav III. By the second half of the 19th century, Stockholm had regained its leading economic role. New industries emerged and Stockholm was transformed into an important trade and service centre as well as a key gateway point within Sweden.
The population grew during this time through immigration. At the end
Jörn Johan Donner is a Swedish-speaking Finnish writer, film director, producer, founder of Finnish Film Archive and a member of the Donner family. He is the son of the linguist Kai Donner. Jörn Donner has for long periods lived and worked in Sweden, has, among other things, served as director of the Swedish Film Institute. In 1979, he was a member of the jury at the 29th Berlin International Film Festival. Internationally Jörn Donner is best known as the producer of Ingmar Bergman's film Fanny and Alexander. In 1984 the movie won a total of four Academy Awards including the award for best foreign language film, making him to date the only Finn to receive an Oscar, his novel Far och son won the Finlandia Prize in 1985. Donner has been associated with several different political parties, such as SDP and RKP, has at different times been a member both of the Finnish parliament and the European Parliament; as of 2007 he was again a member of the Finnish parliament for a short while, after Eva Biaudet resigned to take a position at the OSCE.
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Guldbagge Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
The Guldbagge for Best Actor in a Leading Role is a Swedish film award presented annually by the Swedish Film Institute as part of the Guldbagge Awards to actors working in the Swedish motion picture industry. Each Guldbagge Awards ceremony is listed chronologically below along with the winner of the Guldbagge Award for Actor in a Leading Role and the film associated with the award. Before 1991 the awards did not announce nominees, only winners. In the columns under the winner of each award are the other nominees for best actor, which are listed from 1991 and forward. For the first nineteen ceremonies, the eligibility period spanned two calendar years. For example, the 2nd Guldbagge Awards presented on October 15, 1965, recognized films that were released between July, 1964 and June, 1965. Starting with the 20th Guldbagge Awards, held in 1985, the period of eligibility became the full previous calendar year from January 1 to December 31; the Awards presented at that ceremony were in respect of 18 months of film production owing to the changeover from the broken calendar year to the standard calendar year during 1984.
Due to a mediocre film year, no awards ceremony was held in 1971. Academy Award for Best Actor BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role Critics Choice Movie Award for Best Actor Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Official website Official website Guldbagge Awards on IMDb
Gärdet is a part of Stockholm and northeast of Östermalm. Its official name is Ladugårdsgärdet, it is renowned for its large number of modernist apartments. Gärdet is one of the largest residential districts built in Stockholm during the 1930s, built from 1929 until around 1950, houses about 10,000 people. All the buildings around Tessinparken were built between 1932 and 1937. Gärdet metro station Housing prototypes page with description of housing
Victor David Sjöström was a pioneering Swedish film director and actor. He began his career in Sweden, before moving to Hollywood in 1924. Sjöström worked in the silent era. Sjöström was Sweden's most prominent director in the "Golden Age of Silent Film" in Europe. In life, he played the leading role in Ingmar Bergman's Wild Strawberries. Born in Årjäng/Silbodal, in the Värmland region of Sweden, he was only a year old when his father, Olof Adolf Sjöström, moved the family to Brooklyn, New York, his mother died when he was seven years old in 1886. Sjöström returned to Sweden where he lived with relatives in Stockholm, beginning his acting career at 17 as a member of a touring theater company. Drawn from the stage to the fledgling motion picture industry, he made his first film in 1912 under the direction of Mauritz Stiller. Between and 1923, he directed another forty-one films in Sweden, some of which are now lost; those surviving include The Sons of Ingmar, Daughter of Ingmar and The Phantom Carriage, all based on stories by the Nobel Prize–winning novelist Selma Lagerlöf.
Many of his films from the period are marked by subtle character portrayal, fine storytelling and evocative settings in which the Swedish landscape plays a key psychological role. The naturalistic quality of his films was enhanced by his preference for on-location filming in rural and village settings, he is noted as a pioneer of continuity editing in narrative filmmaking. In 1923 Sjöström accepted an offer from Louis B. Mayer to work in the United States. In Sweden, he had acted in his own films as well as in those for others, but in Hollywood he devoted himself to directing. In 1924, using an anglicised name, Victor Seastrom, he made Name the Man, a dramatic film based on the Hall Caine novel, The Master of Man, he went on to direct great stars of the day such as Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Lillian Gish, Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer in another eight films in America before his first talkie in 1930. Uncomfortable with the modifications needed to direct talking films, Victor Sjöström returned to Sweden where he directed two more films before his final directing effort in 1937, an English language drama filmed in the United Kingdom Under the Red Robe.
Over the following fifteen years, Sjöström returned to acting in the theatre, performed a variety of leading roles in more than a dozen films and worked as director of the Svensk Film Industri company. At age 78 he gave his final acting performance his best remembered, as the elderly professor Isaak Borg in Ingmar Bergman's film Wild Strawberries. Sjöström was married three times, his daughter was actress Guje Lagerwall. Victor Sjöström died in Stockholm at the age of eighty and was interred there in the Norra begravningsplatsen. Terje Vigen as Terje Vigen Thomas Graals bästa barn as Thomas Graal Körkarlen as David Holm The Fight Continues Till glädje, as professor Sönderby Smultronstället, as professor Isak Borg Victor Sjöström on IMDb Victor Sjöström at the Swedish Film Database Victor Sjöström at Virtual History "Victor Sjostrom and Mauritz Stiller" UC Santa Barbara Research Paper by Maximilian Schmige