Sverrir Gudnason

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Sverrir Gudnason
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Gudnason at the Stockholm International Film Festival in November 2014
Born (1978-09-12) 12 September 1978 (age 44)
Lund, Sweden
Years active1996–present

Sverrir Gudnason (born 12 September 1978; in Icelandic: Sverrir Páll Guðnason) is a Swedish actor of Icelandic origin. [1]


Gudnason was born in Lund, Sweden, and raised in Reykjavík, Iceland. [2] He moved with his family to Tyresö, Sweden, in 1990 when his father found work as a professor at the Royal Institute of Technology. At the 2009 Shanghai International Film Festival, he received an award for Best Actor for his role in the Swedish/Danish film Original . He has since played the role of Pontus Höijer in the second series of Wallander as well as leading roles in productions at both Gothenburg's and Stockholm's city theaters.

He was cast as Björn Borg in the 2017 film Borg vs McEnroe . [3] In 2018, he played Mikael Blomkvist in the thriller The Girl in the Spider's Web . [4] In the 2020 film Falling which was written, directed and played in by Viggo Mortensen, Gudnason plays the role of the caustically misogynist father as a difficult young family man in the flashback scenes.



2001 Festival Lukas
2003Sprickorna i murenJonny
20046 PointsMarcus
2004 Miss Sweden Conny
2005Den utvaldeAnders
2006Min frus förste älskareJonas
2009 Original Henry
2011Hur många lingon finns det i världen?Alex
2012Mörkt vattenDaniel
2012 Call Girl Krister
2012 The Passion of Marie Hugo Alfvén
2013 Love and Lemons David Kummel
2013 Waltz for Monica Sture Åkerberg
2014 Gentlemen Leo Morgan
2014Min så kallade pappaFrank
2015 The Circle Max Rosenqvist
2016 A Serious Game Arvid Stjärnblom
2017 Borg vs McEnroe Björn Borg
2018 The Girl in the Spider's Web Mikael Blomkvist
2020 Charter Mattias
2020 Falling Young Willis Peterson
2020 The Book of Vision Dr. Nils Lindgren
2021 Omerta 6/12 Vasa JankovicPost-production
2023 Northern Comfort Alphons


1996–1997SextonJonasMiniseries; 16 episodes
1998NiniUnknown episodes
2000Jesus leverFelix ErikssonTelevision film
2001 Nya tider Björn "Nalle" JepsonUnknown episodes
2001En ängels tålamodEpisode #2.10
2002Stora teaternOliverMiniseries; 4 episodes
2003 Cleo Jonas6 episodes
2005 Kommissionen HampusEpisode: "Psaltaren 37:2"
2005 Lasermannen RalfMiniseries; episode 1
2007 How Soon Is Now? Tommy BerglundMiniseries; 4 episodes
2008KungamordetRasmus HambergMiniseries; 4 episodes
2009183 dagarDanny2 episodes
2009 Hotell Kantarell SpikenEpisode: "Åkes rosa period"
2009–2010 Wallander Pontus12 episodes
2010–2011DrottningoffretRasmus HambergMiniseries; 3 episodes
2015 Badehotellet Ernst Bremer3 episodes
2016Gentlemen & GangstersLeo MorganMiniseries; 3 episodes

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  1. The Swedish Film Database: Sverrir Gudnason, accessed 2010-07-13
  2. "Gentlemen". Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  3. Sundeby, Maria Askerfjord (11 May 2016). "Sverrir Gudnason iklär sig rollen som Björn Borg". SVT (in Swedish). Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  4. Kroll, Justin (6 December 2017). "'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel Casts 'Borg/McEnroe' Star in Daniel Craig's Previous Role (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety . Retrieved 16 March 2018.