Anna Asp

Last updated

Anna Asp
Born (1946-05-16) 16 May 1946 (age 75)
Occupation Production designer
Art director
Years active1971-present

Anna Asp (born 16 May 1946) is a Swedish production designer and art director. She studied at Christer Strömholms School of Photography and then at Dramatiska Institutet in Stockholm in the late 1960s and early 1970s. [1]

Over the course of her career Asp has collaborated on films with directors Ingmar Bergman, Andrei Tarkovsky, Bille August and Woody Allen, among others. She won the Academy Award for Best Art Direction in 1983 for her work in Fanny and Alexander . [2] At the 28th Guldbagge Awards she won the Creative Achievement award. [3] In addition, Asp has worked in theater and television production, including the Swedish TV series Wallander. Asp won the Swedish Union for Performing Arts and Film gold medal in 2008 for her "outstanding artistic work." [4]

Related Research Articles

Liv Ullmann Norwegian actress and film director

Liv Johanne Ullmann is a Norwegian actress and film director. Recognised as one of the greatest European actresses, Ullmann is known as the muse and frequent partner of filmmaker Ingmar Bergman.

Greta Garbo Swedish-American actress

Greta Garbo was a Swedish-American actress. She was known for her melancholic, somber persona due to her many portrayals of tragic characters in her films and for her subtle and understated performances. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Garbo fifth on its list of the greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema. She was nicknamed "The Divine" because of her whimsical attitude and her willingness to avoid the press.

<i>The Piano</i> 1993 romantic drama film directed by Jane Campion

The Piano is a 1993 period drama film written and directed by Jane Campion and starring Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill, and Anna Paquin in her first acting role. Set in the mid-19th century, the film focuses on a psychologically mute Scottish woman who travels to a remote part of New Zealand with her young daughter after her arranged marriage to a frontiersman.

<i>Pelle the Conqueror</i> 1987 film directed by Bille August

Pelle the Conqueror is a 1987 epic film co-written and directed by Bille August, based upon the 1910 novel of the same name by Danish writer Martin Andersen Nexø. The film tells the story of two Swedish immigrants to Denmark, a father and son, who try to build a new life for themselves. It stars Pelle Hvenegaard as the young Pelle, with Max von Sydow as his father, and also features Axel Strøbye and Astrid Villaume.

Helen Mirren English actress

Dame Helen Lydia Mirren is an English actor. The recipient of numerous accolades, she is the first and only person to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting in both the US and the UK, winning a BAFTA Film Award and the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen, a Tony Award and an Olivier Award for the same role in The Audience, three BAFTA Television Awards for her performance as DCI Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect, and four Primetime Emmy Awards, including two for the same role in Prime Suspect.

Anna Paquin Canadian-born New Zealand actress

Anna Hélène Paquin is a New Zealand-Canadian actress. She made her acting debut portraying Flora McGrath in the romantic drama film The Piano (1993), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at the age of 11, making her the second-youngest winner in Oscar history. She was a successful child actress, receiving multiple Young Artist Award nominations for her roles in Fly Away Home (1996), The Member of the Wedding (1997), and A Walk on the Moon (1999), and a nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for appearing in Cameron Crowe's comedy-drama film Almost Famous (2000). She also starred in the films Jane Eyre (1996) and Amistad (1997).

<i>Fanny and Alexander</i> 1982 Swedish drama film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman

Fanny and Alexander is a 1982 period drama film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. The plot focuses on two siblings and their large family in Uppsala, Sweden during the first decade of the twentieth century. Following the death of the eponymous children's father, their mother remarries a prominent bishop who becomes abusive towards Alexander for his vivid imagination.

Pernilla August Swedish actress and film director

Pernilla August is a Swedish actress, director and screenwriter. Being one of Sweden's leading actresses and a longtime collaborator with director Ingmar Bergman, she won the Best Actress Award at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival for her role in his The Best Intentions. She is best known internationally for portraying Shmi Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace and Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.

Harriet Andersson Swedish actress

Harriet Andersson is a Swedish actress, best known outside Sweden for being part of director Ingmar Bergman's stock company. She often plays impulsive, working class characters.

Anna Maxwell Martin, sometimes credited as Anna Maxwell-Martin, is an English actress. She has won two British Academy Television Awards, for her portrayals of Esther Summerson in the BBC's 2005 adaptation of Bleak House and "N" in Channel 4's 2008 adaptation of Poppy Shakespeare. Since 2017, Maxwell Martin has played the lead role in BBC TV comedy Motherland for which she was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Female Comedy Performance. Maxwell Martin is also known for her role as DCS Patricia Carmichael in BBC police procedural Line of Duty.

Joe Wright British film director

Joseph Wright is a British film director residing in Somerset, England. His motion pictures include the literary adaptations Pride & Prejudice (2005) and Anna Karenina (2012), the romantic war drama Atonement (2007), the action thriller Hanna (2011), Peter Pan origin story Pan (2015), and Darkest Hour (2017), a political drama following Winston Churchill during World War II.

Milena Canonero Italian costume designer

Milena Canonero, Dame Grand Cross is an Italian costume designer, who has worked for both film and stage productions. She has won four Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, and been nominated for the award a total of nine times.

Sarah Greenwood is a British production designer. She has been nominated six times for an Academy Award – in 2006 for Pride & Prejudice, in 2008 for Atonement, in 2010 for Sherlock Holmes, in 2013 for Anna Karenina and in 2018 for both Beauty and the Beast, and Darkest Hour. In 2013, she was elected best production designer for Anna Karenina at the 66th British Academy Film Awards, the 26th European Film Awards, and won the Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Period Film for the same film.

Josette Bushell-Mingo OBE is a Sweden-based English theatre actress and director of African descent, who was born in London and has been living and working in Sweden for many years. In February 2021, the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama announced she had been appointed as the incoming Principal of the School. She is the first person of African descent, the first woman since 1942, and the third woman overall to hold this role. Previously, she served as Artistic Director for the The National Touring Swedish Deaf Theatre ensemble TystTeater for 13 years before accepting a position as the Head of the theatre department at the Stockholm University of the Arts in 2019.

Jodie Foster American actress, film director

Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster is an American actress, director, and producer. Regarded as one of the best actresses of her generation, her accolades include two Academy Awards, three British Academy Film Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and the honorary Cecil B. DeMille Award. For her work as a director, she has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award. People magazine named her the most beautiful woman in the world in 1992, and in 2003, Foster was voted Number 23 in Channel 4's countdown of the 100 Greatest Movie Stars of All Time. Entertainment Weekly named her 57th on their list of 100 Greatest Movie Stars of All Time in 1996. In 2016, Foster was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a motion pictures star located at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard.

Alicia Vikander Swedish actress

Alicia Amanda Vikander is a Swedish actress. She has won various awards, including an Academy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, nominations for two Golden Globe Awards and three British Academy Film Awards.

Luciana Maria Arrighi is a Brazilian-born, Australian-raised, Italian production designer. She won an Oscar for the film Howards End in the category Best Art Direction.

Eve Stewart is a British production designer. She grew up in Camden Town and later trained in film, originally working in theatre. She later became a set designer, starting with Naked in 1993. In 1999, she received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Production Design for Topsy-Turvy. She later began a collaboration with director Tom Hooper, working on Elizabeth I, The Damned United, The King's Speech, Les Misérables, and The Danish Girl.

Andy Nicholson (production designer)

Andy Nicholson is an English production designer who has worked on various films, including Gravity, Divergent, Assassin's Creed, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Nicholson has also worked as an art director for numerous films, including several by director Tim Burton.

Anna Lynch-Robinson is a set decorator and art director who was nominated at the 85th Academy Awards for her work on the sets on the film Les Misérables. This was in the category of Best Production Design. She shared her nomination with Eve Stewart. She is the sister of Kit Lynch-Robinson, best known as the director on The Grand Tour and Top Gear

References

  1. "Anna Asp". Nordic Women in Film. Retrieved 4 July 2021.
  2. "The 56th Academy Awards (1984) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 9 October 2011.
  3. "Anna Asp". Swedish Film Institute. 22 March 2014.
  4. Anna Ångström (4 June 2008). "Guldmedalj till scenografen Anna Asp". Svenska Dagbladet. Retrieved 6 July 2021.