Tomas Evjen (10 October 1972 – 11 September 2012) was a Norwegian editor, media personality and film producer.
He appeared in Radio Saltdal when he was 12 years old and later worked as a journalist in Nordlandsposten. In 1996, he became editor and general manager of Saltenposten until 2000. He also worked as a reporter for Se og Hør. In 2001, he founded his own media and film company "News On Request AS" in Saltdal which he later moved to Bodø. The company won the Sparebanken Nord-Norges industry award in 2005. He also became the general manager of Mediegården in Bodø.
He produced a number of films and shorts including Dead Snow in 2009 and the documentary Pappa kom hem in 2010. At the time of his death, he was producing a film with Norwegian director Nils Gaup about the miners' rebellion in Sulis.Dead Snow was nominated for Amanda award becoming a best-selling Norwegian films abroad.
He died on 11 September 2012 and his body was discovered in the Mediegården in Bodø.
Saltdal is a municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is part of the traditional district of Salten. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Rognan. Other villages in Saltdal include Røkland and Lønsdal.
Björn Gösta Tryggve Granath was a Swedish actor who appeared in over 100 films and television shows.
The Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature is awarded by the Norwegian Literature Critics' Association and has been awarded every year since 1950. The prize is presented to a Norwegian author for a literary work as agreed to among the members of the Norwegian Literature Critics' Association. Since 1978 the Norwegian Literature Critics' Association has also awarded a prize for the best work of children's literature. In 2003 the Critics Prize for the year's best work of translation was established, and in 2012 the Critics Prize for the year's best work of nonfiction for adults was established. For other Norwegian Critics Awards, see Norwegian Theatre Critics Award, which has been awarded every year since 1939, 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.
Eg veit i himmerik ei borg is a Norwegian folk song, coming from Hallingdal. The text is German, from before 1600. The text was translated into Norwegian by Bernt Støylen in 1905.
Fredrik Ludvig Fasting Torgersen was a Norwegian man who was convicted of murder in 1958 in a much-debated case, and released from prison in 1974.
Maskineri (Machinery) is the fourth studio album by Norwegian alternative rock group Kaizers Orchestra, released on 18 February 2008. Recorded and mixed during November and December 2007, the album was released on the independent label Petroleum Records in Norway on 18 February 2008 and on Sony BMG in international territories on a later date.
Henki Kolstad was a Norwegian actor and pop-cultural national treasure. With his debut at the Oslo national theater, he was known for his appearances in Olsenbanden, the children's series Jul i Skomakergata, Herr Klinke in Den Spanske Flue, and Vi gifter oss. Notable mentions include the Amanda and the Order of St. Olav awards.
Edvard Hoem is a Norwegian novelist, dramatist, lyricist, psalmist and government scholar. He made his literary debut in 1969, with the poetry collection Som grønne musikantar. He was awarded the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature in 1974 for the novel Kjærleikens ferjereiser. He was awarded the Melsom Prize in 2006, and the Peter Dass Prize in 2007 for the novel Mors og fars historie. He received the Ibsen Prize in 2008 for the play Mikal Hetles siste ord.
Jon Skolmen was a Norwegian actor and comedian who appeared in several Norwegian and Swedish films. He gained special recognition for his role as Ole Bramserud in Sällskapsresan (1980) opposite Lasse Åberg.
Pål Bang-Hansen was a Norwegian actor, film director, screenwriter and film critic. He is particularly known as a television personality and film expert at the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, leading the television film show Filmmagasinet for more than thirty years.
Joshua Olav Daniel Hodne French is a Norwegian-British man who was convicted of murder in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He worked as a security contractor with his friend Tjostolv Moland when they were arrested in May 2009, and he was later convicted of attempted murder, armed robbery, the formation of a criminal association and espionage for Norway, of which he and Moland were found guilty and sentenced to death. In 2014 he was also convicted of the murder of Moland. He was released in 2017 after serving 8 years of his sentence, and returned to Norway.
Arne Tumyr is a Norwegian former journalist, newspaper editor and politician, and former leader of the organisation Stop Islamisation of Norway.
Torill Thorstad Hauger was a Norwegian novelist, children's writer, non-fiction writer and illustrator. She was the author of a number of prize-winning novels with historical themes for children and teenagers.
Linni Irene Meister is a Norwegian glamour model, pop singer and sex columnist for FHM magazine who lives in Oslo. Meister has a German-Norwegian father and a mother from Sri Lanka. Meister grew up in Slependen in Bærum. Meister first claimed fame in the now defunct Team Aylar, which was a group of glamour models including Elita Löfblad and Aylar Lie. Meister became a household name when she was a Joker contestant on the Norwegian reality TV program Robinsonekspedisjonen 2007, where she placed fourth and was much mentioned in the media. Meister is most known abroad for her music single "My Ass", which was released as promotion for the horror-comedy film Dead Snow. In the music video Meister appears nude in some parts, which created a stir in media.
Events in the year 2012 in Norway.
Oliver Hansen Langeland was a Norwegian military officer and civil servant. He had careers in both civil service and the military, and is best known as leader of Milorg District 13 from 1942 to 1944.
Kjell Oddvar Karlsen was a Norwegian band leader, composer, arranger, jazz pianist and organist, and a Nestor of Norwegian music and show business, with a career spanning more than 60 years. He was the father of the singer Webe Karlsen.
The Actions in Nordland were part of the 1940 Norwegian Campaign of World War II. They were a subsidiary part of the Allied attempt to recapture Narvik.
Lage Fosheim was a Norwegian record promoter and musician, best known for his time in the popular pop duo the Monroes. He was the brother of the actress Minken Fosheim.
Events in the year 2019 in Norway.