Bergström in 2013
Helena Kristina Bergström
5 February 1964
|Parent(s)|| Hans Bergström |
|Relatives||Olof Widgren (grandfather)|
Helena Kristina Bergström[ needs IPA ] (born 5 February 1964 ) is a Swedish actress and film director. From an acting family, she began her career in 1982. She has appeared on the stages of the Royal Dramatic Theatre (Dramaten) and the Stockholm City Theatre, but is best known for her work in films. The Women on the Roof is considered a breakout role for her. Her most awarded film is The Last Dance , for which she received the Guldbagge Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Festival Awards in Montreal and Istanbul. Her husband, Colin Nutley, has directed her in several movies. In 2007, she directed for the first time for the film Mind the Gap . She is also a screenwriter and a singer.
A film director is a person who directs the making of a film. A film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfilment of that vision. The director has a key role in choosing the cast members, production design, and the creative aspects of filmmaking. Under European Union law, the director is viewed as the author of the film.
The Royal Dramatic Theatre is Sweden's national stage for "spoken drama", founded in 1788. Around one thousand shows are put on annually on the theatre's eight running stages.
Bergström was born in Kortedala, Gothenburg,the daughter of actress Kerstin Widgren and Hans Bergström, a director and actor. Her maternal grandfather, Olof Widgren, was also an actor.
Kortedala is a district, mainly residential, in the north-eastern part of Gothenburg in western Sweden. The area houses a population of around 10,000 inhabitants and is one of the typical 1950s suburbs of Gothenburg. The area is very lush and green with many trees and parks. Kortedala also has Gothenburg's largest ice-skating rink named, Isdala, and a big sports centre named Alelyckan. There are four local squares, three smaller ones and the bigger Kortedala Torg. Kortedala is on the tram lines 6, 7 or 11, line 6 terminating at Aprilgatan.
Gothenburg is the second-largest city in Sweden, fifth-largest in the Nordic countries, and capital of the Västra Götaland County. It is situated by Kattegat, on the west coast of Sweden, and has a population of approximately 570,000 in the city center and about 1 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area.
Johan Olof Widgren, né Pettersson was a Swedish stage and film actor. He won the Eugene O'Neill Award in 1967.
Bergström studied in Mississippi in the United States as an exchange student when she was a teenager.
She is married to Colin Nutley, with whom she has two children, Molly and Timothy,and a stepson, Daniel Nutley. They met while filming Blackjack . At the time, Nutley was married and was 20 years her senior. They live in an apartment on Kungsholmen, an island in central Stockholm, where her grandparents lived. They also have a house in the country.
Molly Nutley is a Swedish actress. She is the daughter of actress Helena Bergström and film director Colin Nutley. Nutley got her first minor role in a film in the film Så olika in 2009, which her mother directed.
Blackjack is a Swedish drama comedy film directed by Colin Nutley which was released to cinemas in Sweden on 7 October 1990.
Kungsholmen is an island in Lake Mälaren in Sweden, part of central Stockholm. It is situated north of Riddarfjärden and considered part of the historical province Uppland. Its area is 3.9 km2 (1.5 sq mi) with a perimeter of 8.9 km (5.5 mi). The highest point is at Stadshagsplan at 47 metres (154 ft). The total population is 56,754.
She first appeared in a movie directed by her father in 1978, entitled Sweet Home.Bergström embarked on a film career in 1982, working in the television mini-series "Time Out". A year later she appeared in the satirical comedy series Vidöppet, or Wide Open in English. In 1988, she graduated from "Teaterhögskolan", the theatre academy, in Stockholm, after which she worked at the Royal Dramatic Theatre (Dramaten) and at the Stockholm City Theatre.
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous urban area in the Nordic countries; 965,232 people live in the municipality, approximately 1.6 million in the urban area, and 2.4 million in the metropolitan area. The city stretches across fourteen islands where Lake Mälaren flows into the Baltic Sea. Outside the city to the east, 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, and was founded as a city in 1252 by Swedish statesman Birger Jarl. It is also the county seat of Stockholm County.
In 2008, she starred in a drama about Nobel Prize-winning author Selma Lagerlöf.She is known for her work in films, such as Miss Julie and House of Angels. The Woman on the Roof is described as the role that made her a noted actress. Although it was not a box office success, it was praised by the film critics. She became more notable after her "vivid portrayal of a tough city girl" during World War II in 1939 . In 1990, she received the Swedish Film Academy Kurt Linder prize and in 1992 Teaterförbundet Daniel Engdahl scholarship.
Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf was a Swedish author and teacher. She published her first novel, Gösta Berling's Saga, at the age of 33. She was the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, which she was awarded in 1909. Additionally, she was the first female to be granted a membership in The Swedish Academy in 1914.
She has been directed by her husband in films including Black Jack, House of Angels,The Last Dance.Her husband has directed Bergström in films involving sex scenes; she said he found this to be uncomfortable.
With Tove Alsterdal, a playwright and journalist, she wrote her first screenplay, Så olika (2009), or So Different in English. She is also a singer, singing more than 100 songs of Édith Piaf at the City Theatre. In 2002, she recorded an album of Piaf songs.She first directed Mind the Gap , which was released in 2007. In 2015, she directed her fourth film, A wonderful fucking Christmas!
|Year||Swedish title||English title||Role||Award|
|1982||Time Out||Time Out (TV series)||actor|
|1983||Vidöppet (TV series)||Wide Open (TV series)||actor|
|1989||Husbonden (TV series)||The Master||actor|
|1989||Kvinnorna på taket||The Women on the Roof||actor|
|1992||Änglagård||House of Angels||actor||Nominated for Guldbagge Award for Best Actress and Prize (Stockholm)|
|1993||Pariserhjulet||The Ferris Wheel||actor||Guldbagge Award for Best Actress|
|1993||Sista dansen||The Last Dance||actor||Guldbagge Award for Best Actress and Festival Award (Montreal, Istanbul)|
|1994||Änglagård – andra sommaren||House of Angels – The Second Summer||actor|
|1996||Sånt är livet||Such Is Life||actor|
|1998||Under solen||Under the Sun||actor|
|1998||Still Crazy||Still Crazy||actor|
|2000||Livet är en schlager||Once in a Lifetime||actor|
|2001||Sprängaren||Deadline||actor||Nominated for Guldbagge Award for Best Actress|
|2002||Mrs Klein (TV)||Mrs. Klein (TV)||actor|
|2004||The Queen of Sheba's Pearls||The Queen of Sheba's Pearls||actor|
|2006||Heartbreak Hotel||Heartbreak Hotel||actor||Festival Award (Festroia)|
|2007||Se upp för dårarna||Mind the Gap||director|
|2008||Selma (TV)||Selma (TV)||actor|
|2009||Så olika||So Different||screenwriter, director|
|2010||Änglagård – tredje gången gillt||Angels – Third Time Lucky||actor|
|2011||Någon annanstans i Sverige||Somewhere Else||actor||Nomination - Guldbagge Award for Best Actress - Supporting role|
|2014||Den fjärde mannen||The Fourth Man||actor|
|2015||En underbar jävla jul||A Holy Mess||screenwriter, actor|
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