|Years active||1986 – present|
|Parent(s)||Eyðun Johannessen and Tove Jakobsen|
Olaf Heine Johannessen (born 8 July 1961 in Tórshavn) is a Faroese stage and film actor. He finished his education as an actor from the Odense Teater skuespillerskole (now Syddansk Musikkonservatorium og Skuespillerskole) in 1986. He works as an actor on stage in Denmark and Germany and as a film actor in Danish TV-series and films.
After finishing his education Johannessen was employed at the Aarhus Teater, where he played the main role in the drama Lykke-Peer (1988) and the title role in Hamlet (1992) and the title role in Roberto Zucco. In 1994 he started working at the Royal Danish Theatre, where he worked until he in 2002 started working as a freelance actor in various theatres in Denmark and Germany. He has played in Danish TV-series like playing the role as the prime minister Kristian Kamper in The Killing (Danish TV series) (Danish title: Forbrydelsen), third series. From 2013 to 2014 he played the role as Peer Gynt in the Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf, directed by Staffan Valdemar Holm. From 2011 to 2014 he worked as a stage actor at the same theatre playing the role as Michel Houellebecq in the play Karte und Gebiet, directed by Falk Richter. In 2014 he played the role as Adolf Eichmann on the Betty Nansen Teatret in the play Samtale før døden (Dialogue before death), written by Adam Price, directed by Peter Langdal.
Olaf Johannessen is the son of theater instructor Eyðun Johannessen and brother of the actor Annika Johannessen.His father is Faroese, his mother, Tove Jacobsen, is Danish. He grew up in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands and in Denmark. His current partner is the Faroese actress and directress Marita Dalsgaard with whom he has two children. He has three other children from a previous marriage.
|2009||Teatret ved Sorte Hest||Hjorten||Vivian Nielsen||Vivian Nielsen||Jarl|
| Royal Danish Theatre |
(Guestplay on Royal Dramatic Theatre)
|Language of Hope||Das Beckwerk||Das Beckwerk||The Medium|
|Royal Danish Theatre||Richard III||William Shakespeare||Staffan Valdemar Holm||Lord Grey, 1st morderer, King Edward IV, Young Richard of York, Stanley, Mayor of London|
|Mammutteatret||PPP||Claus Flygare||Minna Johannesson||Pier Paolo Pasolini|
|Café Teatret||Krasnoyarsk||Johan Harstad||Line Paulsen||The Anthropologist|
|Royal Danish Theatre||Rødt og grønt (Red and Green)||Astrid Saalbach||Søren Iversen||Manne|
|2011–2014||Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus||Karte und Gebiet||Michel Houellebecq||Falk Richter||Michel Houellebecq|
|2013–2014||Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus||Peer Gynt||Henrik Ibsen||Staffan Valdemar Holm||Peer Gynt|
|2013||Grønnegårds Teatret||Fruentimmerskolen||Molière||Madeleine Røn Juul||Arnolphe|
|2014||Betty Nansen Teatret||Samtale før døden||Adam Price||Peter Langdal||Adolf Eichmann|
|2014–2015||Betty Nansen Teatret||Mefisto||Ariane Mnouchkine||Peter Langdal||Hendrik Höfgen|
|2015||Det Kongelige Teater||Heksejagt||Arthur Miller||Roger Vontobel||John Proctor|
|2015–16||Schauspielhaus Bochum||Rose Bernd||Gerhard Hauptmann||Roger Vontobel||Christof Flamm|
|2015–16||Det Kongelige Teater||Puntila||Bertolt Brecht||Staffan Valdemar Holm||Puntila|
|1999–2000||Morten Korch - Ved stillebækken||Ole Stillebæk||TV-series, TV2|
|2009||Alting bliver godt igen||Christoffer Bro||Michael||Film|
|2010||Pagten||Jesper W. Nielsen||Kim Landbetjent||Nordic Christmas calendar, DR1|
|Blekingegade||Jacob Thuesen||Kenneth Ebbe||Tv-serie, TV2|
|2012||Borgen||Jannik Johansen||Jørgen Hedegaard||Tv-series, DR1|
|The Killing, III||Kristoffer Nyholm||Kristian Kamper||Tv-series, DR1|
|2014||1864||Ole Bornedal||Carl Christian Hall||Tv-series, DR1|
|2015||Skammerens Datter||Kenneth Kainz||Mester Maunus||Film|
|2015||Broen III||Henrik Georgsson-Rumle Hammerich||Lars||Tv-series, DR1|
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