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|Birth name||Thomas Erik Viktor Ransmyr|
|Also known as||Thomaz|
|Genres||elektro, synth, musical, pop, folk, poetry|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, actor, author|
Thomaz (real name Thomas Erik Viktor Ransmyr; born 15 June 1973) is a Swedish artist and author working from The Netherlands. Through the years, he has worked within theatre and music with a wide width (from musical to electro) in collaborations with people such as Marco Manieri, Kristian Anttila, Robert Engstrand (Liberator, Turisas) and Scottish Simon Bloomfield from the group Rezillos (where he was a member under the name "Simon Templar)".
Liberator is a ska band originating from the city of Malmö in the Scania region in the south of Sweden. They started in 1994 and released their most recent album in 2009. Currently they are signed to Burning Heart Records.
Turisas is a Finnish metal band from Hämeenlinna. They were founded in 1997 by Mathias Nygård and Jussi Wickström, and named after an ancient Finnish god of war.
Ransmyr was born in Skanör, Sweden. His mother's father was the painter Carl-Eric Lindbergh. On his mother's side he is related to Charles Lindbergh.
Charles Augustus Lindbergh was an American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, explorer, and environmental activist. At age 25 in 1927, he went from obscurity as a U.S. Air Mail pilot to instantaneous world fame by winning the Orteig Prize: making a nonstop flight from Roosevelt Field, Long Island, New York, to Paris, France. Lindbergh covered the 33 1⁄2-hour, 3,600-statute-mile (5,800 km) flight alone in a single-engine purpose-built Ryan monoplane, the Spirit of St. Louis.
On stage he has been involved in the musical Elvira Madigan (1992) at Malmö Stadsteater, In Studioteaterns musical Cabaret (1993–1995), The Bonateaterns Trettondagsafton (Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night", 1997), the horror play Murder (2004) and in Darling Desperados´ Hollyroodfruar at Fakiren in Malmö and at Stockholms stadsteater. The longest engagement was as living ghost in the ghost house, Spökhuset , at the tivoli Gröna Lund between 1999 - 2004.
Elvira Madigan, artist name for Hedvig Antoinette Isabella Eleonore Jensen, was a circus performer.
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Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601–1602 as a Twelfth Night's entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. The play centres on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola falls in love with Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with the Countess Olivia. Upon meeting Viola, Countess Olivia falls in love with her thinking she is a man.
On film he has been seen in Bo Widerbergs Lust och fägring stor (nominated for an Oscar as "best foreign film" under the title "All Things Fair") and in the cult movies Kraftverk 3714 and Farligt förflutet . On TV he has been seen in, among other productions, Det grovmaskiga nätet and Ben & Gunnar .
Bo Gunnar Widerberg was a Swedish film director, writer, editor and actor.
All Things Fair is a Swedish drama film which was released to cinemas in Sweden on 3 November 1995, directed by Bo Widerberg, about a sexual relationship between a teacher and her 15-year-old student in southern Sweden during World War II. Bo Widerberg's son Johan Widerberg stars as the boy and Marika Lagercrantz plays the teacher. The original title is taken from the Swedish hymn "Den blomstertid nu kommer", which is traditionally sung in schools before closing for the summer holiday.
Thomaz has been seen singing on Swedish TV4 performing songs made famous by Lill-Babs. In 2006 he released an odd version of the Melodifestivalen song "Stjärna På Himmelen" (Swedish for "Star In Heaven") which ended up nr 1 at cdon.se´s votinglist in 2006 and nr 8 at the gay magazine QX.se´s popularity list in 2006. A song in his native language, Swedish, is included on all of his records, and he usually sings one song in Swedish at every concert, no matter which country he sings in, which is very epreciated.
Barbro Margareta Svensson, better known as Lill-Babs, was a Swedish singer, actress and television presenter. From the early 1950s until her death in 2018, she was one of Sweden's best known and popular singers. She represented Sweden in the 1961 Eurovision Song Contest in Cannes with the song "April, april". She was also well-known for the song "Är du kär i mej ännu Klas-Göran?".
Melodifestivalen is an annual song competition organised by Swedish public broadcasters Sveriges Television (SVT) and Sveriges Radio (SR). It determines the country's representative for the Eurovision Song Contest, and has been staged almost every year since 1958. Since 2000, the competition has been the most popular television programme in Sweden; it is also broadcast on radio and the Internet. In 2012, the semi-finals averaged 3.3 million viewers, and over an estimated four million people in Sweden watched the final, almost half of the Swedish population.
Swedish is a North Germanic language spoken natively by 10 million people, predominantly in Sweden, and in parts of Finland, where it has equal legal standing with Finnish. It is largely mutually intelligible with Norwegian and to some extent with Danish, although the degree of mutual intelligibility is largely dependent on the dialect and accent of the speaker. Both Norwegian and Danish are generally easier for Swedish speakers to read than to listen to because of difference in accent and tone when speaking. Swedish is a descendant of Old Norse, the common language of the Germanic peoples living in Scandinavia during the Viking Era. It has the most speakers of the North Germanic languages.
On the 2012 album "Nobody's Child", which as loneliness as theme, Thomaz sings in English and Dutch, and on the physical release a hidden song in Swedish. The sleeve picture was taken outside his hometown Skanör in Skåne. On the record he is once again collaborating with Scottish Simon Bloomfield (ex-Rezillos), Swedish Marco Manieri and performing a duet with Swedish pop star Kristian Anttila. The first videos were made by film-maker Fred Anderson. The official release of the album was held at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern in London, UK, in April 2012.
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Skanör is a town in Vellinge Municipality and part of the conurbation Skanör med Falsterbo in southwestern Scania, Sweden. City facilities include hotels, restaurants, a harbour, a medieval church and an elementary school. A greenbelt called Skanörs vångar will be a new residential area in Skanör.
August 17, 2012 Thomaz represented Sweden in the Copenhagen Pride alternative music competition "Pride MGP" at Rådhuspladsen, Copenhagen, Denmark with the Östen Warnerbring-song "Som En Dröm" and ended up shared 5th.
Thomaz is also one of the models in photographer Elisabeth Ohlson Wallins famous exhibition "Ecce homo" (1998).
In 2013 Thomaz performed in United Kingdom, Argentina, The Netherlands, Estonia and Sweden. Previously he has performed in Denmark and Poland as well. In 2013 he performed live on British radio broadcast from Marlow.
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