Thorbjørn Harr

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Thorbjørn Harr
Born (1974-05-24) 24 May 1974 (age 44)
NationalityNorwegian
OccupationActor
Spouse(s)
Tai Victoria Grung(m. 2006)
Children3

Thorbjørn Harr (born 24 May 1974) is a Norwegian actor.

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Harr was discovered in a schoolyard by NRK people who were scouting for actors for youth series. He soon became a familiar face on programs like Blikkbåx and U and also appeared in the popular 1991 television movie Frida – med hjertet i hånden. [1] He later had minor roles in Lille Lørdag in 1995 and a major role in the mini-series Lekestue broadcast on NRK in 2002. His real film debut came in 2003 in Mot Moskva, where he played the leading role of Vassi and was nominated for an Amanda Award, and in 2005 he appeared in Venner for livet. [1] He played the lead role of Mathias in Mars & Venus (2007). He played Jarl Borg in History's Vikings . [2] [3] Beginning in 2000, he has also appeared in several stage productions. With comedian Harald Eia and two others, he runs Teatersport Oslo. [4] More recently, he has had a recurring role in the American comedy-drama TV series Younger , playing the love interest of a character played by Hilary Duff.

NRK state-owned Norwegian public broadcaster

NRK is the Norwegian government-owned radio and television public broadcasting company, and the largest media organisation in Norway. NRK broadcasts three national TV channels and three national radio channels on digital terrestrial television, digital terrestrial radio and subscription television. All NRK radio stations are being streamed online at NRK.no, which also offers an extensive TV service. NRK is a founding member of the European Broadcasting Union.

Amanda Award Film Awards given annually at the Norwegian International Film Festival

The Amanda Award is an award given annually at the Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund, Norway, to promote and improve Norwegian film. The award originated in 1985, and has since 2005 been exclusively a film award. Winners are awarded a trophy by the Norwegian sculptor Kristian Kvakland, and the name—and theme—of the sculpture comes from a legendary local woman from the 1920s. The award ceremony is marked every year by a major, nationally televised, event.

<i>Vikings</i> (2013 TV series) Canadian-Irish historical drama television series

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Appearances

Stage

Shortly after graduating from the Norwegian National Academy of Theatre in 2000, Harr joined the National Theatre in Oslo. He has appeared there as Håkon Håkonsson in Ibsen's The Pretenders and as the young Speer in the production of the same name. [1] He has played Figaro in Beaumarchais' The Marriage of Figaro , Erhart in John Gabriel Borkman , [1] and Tom in The Glass Menagerie . [4] He has appeared in many productions by Jo Strømgren, [4] including There, which won the 2002 Hedda Award for best play. As of January 2007 he had appeared in almost 20 National Theatre productions.

The Norwegian National Academy of Theatre was established as a three-year theater-education in 1953, under the name of Statens teaterskole.

National Theatre (Oslo) theatre in Oslo, Norway

The National Theatre in Oslo is one of Norway's largest and most prominent venues for performance of dramatic arts.

Oslo Place in Østlandet, Norway

Oslo is the capital and most populous city of Norway. It constitutes both a county and a municipality. Founded in the year 1040 as Ánslo, and established as a kaupstad or trading place in 1048 by Harald Hardrada, the city was elevated to a bishopric in 1070 and a capital under Haakon V of Norway around 1300. Personal unions with Denmark from 1397 to 1523 and again from 1536 to 1814 reduced its influence, and with Sweden from 1814 to 1905 it functioned as a co-official capital. After being destroyed by a fire in 1624, during the reign of King Christian IV, a new city was built closer to Akershus Fortress and named Christiania in the king's honour. It was established as a municipality (formannskapsdistrikt) on 1 January 1838. The city's name was spelled Kristiania between 1877 and 1897 by state and municipal authorities. In 1925 the city was renamed Oslo.

Filmography

Frida – Straight from the Heart is a 1991 Norwegian drama film directed by Berit Nesheim. The film was selected as the Norwegian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 64th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

<i>Reprise</i> (film) 2006 Norwegian film dramedy directed by Joachim Trier

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<i>Frozen</i> (2013 film) 2013 computer animated film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios

Frozen is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 53rd Disney animated feature film, it is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Snow Queen". It tells the story of a fearless princess who sets off on a journey alongside a rugged iceman, his loyal reindeer, and a naive snowman to find her estranged sister, whose icy powers have inadvertently trapped their kingdom in eternal winter.

TV

Hvaler is a Norwegian drama written by Arne Berggren, produced by Rubicon TV for TV 2. The first season of the series was shown on TV 2 from September to December 2008, while the second season was shown from September to November 2010. Recording of the first season took place in Hvaler during the period May to October 2008, while the second season was recorded in 2009.

<i>Younger</i> (TV series) television series

Younger is an American comedy-drama television series created and produced by Darren Star, based on the 2005 novel of the same name by Pamela Redmond Satran. The single-camera series stars Sutton Foster as the lead character, with Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, Molly Bernard, Peter Hermann, and Charles Michael Davis co-starring in major roles. The series premiered on March 31, 2015, on TV Land and received generally positive reviews from critics. The fifth season premiered on June 5, 2018. On June 4, 2018, the show was renewed for a sixth season which is set to premiere on June 12, 2019.

Audiobooks

Johan Harstad Norwegian author

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Jo Nesbø Norwegian musician and author

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Awards

The Norwegian Theatre Critics Award is awarded by the Norwegian Critics' Association and has been awarded every year since 1939. For other Norwegian Critics Awards, see the Norwegian Literature Critics Award, which has been awarded every year since 1950, the Norwegian Music Critics Award, which has been awarded every year since 1947, and the Norwegian Dance Critics Award, which has been awarded every year since 1977.

Radioteatret is a department of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation which produces audio plays for radio broadcasting. It was established in 1927.

Personal life

Harr married Tai Victoria Grung in 2006; they have three children. [8]

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References

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  2. Hilde Bjørnskau (28 January 2014). "'Det gikk med mye eget blod'" (in Norwegian). NRK . Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  3. Camilla Norli (28 February 2014). "Vikings-skaperen hyller Thorbjørn Harr: 'Vil ha ham med i flere prosjekter'". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). Retrieved 27 January 2019.
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  5. "Dømt til evig vinter?" [Doomed to eternal winter?]. Telen (in Norwegian). 25 November 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  6. Mona Levin (30 September 2010). "Teaterkritikerprisen 2009/2010 til Thorbjørn Harr" [The Theatre Critics Award 2009/2010 to Thorbjørn Harr]. Kritikerlaget (in Norwegian). Norwegian Critics' Association. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  7. Hege Fagerheim (10 February 2011). "Blå fugl til Thorbjørn Harr" [Blue bird for Thorbjørn Harr] (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  8. Lise Grønskar (17 October 2011). "Thorbjørn Harr er blitt trebarnsfar" [Thorbjørn Harr has been a father to a three-year-old]. Dagbladet (in Norwegian). Retrieved 27 January 2019.