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Pauline Brunius
Emma Maria Pauline Lindstedt

(1881-02-10)10 February 1881
Stockholm, Sweden
Died30 March 1954(1954-03-30) (aged 73)
Stockholm, Sweden
Years active1901–1934
Spouse(s) John W. Brunius
(m. 19091935)
ChildrenPalle Brunius
Anne-Marie Brunius

Pauline Brunius, née Emma Maria Pauline Lindstedt (10 February 1881 in Stockholm – 30 March 1954 in Stockholm) was a Swedish stage and film actor, screenwriter and film and theatre director. She was the managing director of the Royal Dramatic Theatre from 1938 to 1948.

Stockholm Capital city in Södermanland and Uppland, Sweden

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 capital of Stockholm County.

Royal Dramatic Theatre theater in Stockholm, Sweden

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.


Brunius became a ballet student in 1891, but ended her ballet studies in favor of spoken drama. She was engaged at the theatre Olympiateatern in 1902. Jointly with her spouse (John W. Brunius) and colleague, Gösta Ekman (senior), she was the managing director of the theatre Oscarsteatern in 1926–1932. In 1938, she was engaged as the managing director of the Royal Dramatic Theatre.

John W. Brunius Swedish actor, writer and director

John Wilhelm Brunius was a Swedish actor, scriptwriter and film director.

Gösta Ekman (senior) Swedish actor (1890–1938)

Frans Gösta Viktor Ekman was a Swedish actor. Generally spoken of as Swedish theatre's most legendary stage actor, Gösta Ekman enjoyed a prolific stage career during his short life, becoming the first real star of Swedish theatre. His boyish good looks attracted both sexes, helping to create a massive cult following and elevating him to the status of a living legend. Combined with a beautiful voice and a powerful stage presence, Ekman was able to captivate his audiences.

Oscarsteatern building in Stockholm Municipality, Stockholm County, Sweden

Oscarsteatern, also known simply as Oscars, is one of Stockholm's private theatres and is the best-known musical theatre in Sweden. It is located at Kungsgatan 63 in central Stockholm.

Married 1909–1935 with actor John W. Brunius. Mother of actress Anne-Marie Brunius and actor Palle Brunius.

Anne-Marie Brunius Swedish actress

Anne-Marie Brunius, Anne-Marie Pauline Brunius, was a Swedish film actress. She was born in Stockholm, and died in Åkersberga, Sweden.

Selected filmography

<i>The Blizzard</i> (1923 film) 1923 film by Mauritz Stiller

The Blizzard is a 1923 Swedish drama film directed by Mauritz Stiller, starring Einar Hanson, Mary Johnson, Pauline Brunius and Hugo Björne. The film's original Swedish title is Gunnar Hedes saga, which means "The story of Gunnar Hede". The narrative revolves a student who tries to save his family's mansion which is facing bankruptcy. The film is loosely based on the Selma Lagerlöf novel The Tale of a Manor.

<i>Charles XII</i> (film) 1925 film by John W. Brunius

Charles XII is a 1925 Swedish silent historical film directed by John W. Brunius and starring Gösta Ekman, Bengt Djurberg and Augusta Lindberg. Because of its long running time of nearly six hours, it was released in two separate parts. The film depicts the life of Charles XII of Sweden (1682-1718) who oversaw the expansion of the Swedish Empire until its defeat at the Battle of Poltava. It was the most expensive production in Swedish history when it was made, and inspired a string of large budget Swedish historical films.

<i>Charlotte Löwensköld</i> (1930 film) 1930 film by Gustaf Molander

Charlotte Löwensköld is a 1930 Swedish drama film directed by Gustaf Molander and starring Pauline Brunius, Gertrud Pålson-Wettergren and Birgit Sergelius. It is an adaptation of the 1925 novel Charlotte Löwensköld by Selma Lagerlöf. The film was not considered a success, and no further adaptations of Lagerlöf's work were made in her lifetime. The story was the basis for the 1979 film of the same title.


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