|Born||Carl Axel Thomas Pontén|
29 January 1946
|Died|| 15 September 2015 69) (aged|
|Partner(s)||Suzanne Reuter (1983–2000)|
Tomas Pontén (born Carl Axel Thomas Pontén;29 January 1946 – 15 September 2015) was a Swedish actor and director.
An actor is a person who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre or in modern media such as film, radio, and television. The analogous Greek term is ὑποκριτής (hupokritḗs), literally "one who answers". The actor's interpretation of their role—the art of acting—pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character. Interpretation occurs even when the actor is "playing themselves", as in some forms of experimental performance art.
A film director is a person who directs the making of a film. A film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfillment of that vision. The director has a key role in choosing the cast members, production design, and the creative aspects of filmmaking. Under European Union law, the director is viewed as the author of the film.
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Pontén never married but was partners from 1983 to 2000 with Suzanne Reuter.They had three sons. Pontén died on 15 September 2015 after a long illness.
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