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Famous Film Directors from Norway

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List of famous film directors from Norway, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Norway has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Norwegian directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Norway and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

List features Hans Petter Moland, Sølve Skagen and more items.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Norwegian directors?" and "Which directors are from Norway?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of Norway in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Norwegian directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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  • Aksel Hennie

    BirthplaceEurope, Northern Europe, Nordic countries, Norway, Oslo

    NationalityNorway

    Films DirectedUno

    Aksel Hennie (born 29 October 1975) is a Norwegian actor, director, and screenwriter. He is... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceMosjøen, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Films DirectedThale

    Aleksander Leines Nordaas is a Norwegian screenwriter and film director, and is a co-owner of... more on Wikipedia
  • Anja Breien

    BirthplaceEurope, Northern Europe, Nordic countries, Norway, Oslo

    NationalityNorway

    Films DirectedDays from 1000 years, Arven, Wives—Ten Years After, Solvorn, Wives

    Anja Breien (born 12 July 1940) is a Norwegian film director and screenwriter. One of the... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceEurope, Northern Europe, Nordic countries, Norway, Oslo

    NationalityNorway

    Films Directed7 Peaks, Rowing

    Anna Abrahams is a film director, film producer, screenwriter and film editor.
  • Anne Sewitsky

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceEurope, Northern Europe, Nordic countries, Norway, Oslo

    NationalityNorway

    Films DirectedHappy, Happy, Totally True Love

    Anne Sewitsky is a film director.
  • Arild Brinchmann

    Dec. at 64 (1922-1986)

    BirthplaceEurope, Northern Europe, Nordic countries, Norway, Oslo

    NationalityNorway

    Films DirectedUt av mørket, Fra regnormenes liv

    Arild Brinchmann (31 January 1922 – 9 October 1986) was a Norwegian stage producer, film... more on Wikipedia
  • Arild Ostin Ommundsen

    Age: 50

    BirthplaceEurope, Northern Europe, Rogaland, Nordic countries, Stavanger

    NationalityNorway

    Films DirectedMongoland, Rottenetter, Monsterthursday

    Arild Ostin Ommundsen is a film director and screenwriter.
  • Arne Lindtner Næss

    Age: 75

    BirthplaceEurope, Northern Europe, Eurasia, Nordic countries, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Films DirectedOlsenbanden Jr. og Sølvgruvens hemmelighet, Magic Silver 2, Olsenbanden Junior på rocker'n, Finding Friends, Olsenbanden Junior på cirkus

    Arne Lindtner Næss (born 19 December 1944) is a Norwegian actor, director, television... more on Wikipedia
  • Arne Skouen

    Dec. at 90 (1913-2003)

    BirthplaceEurope, Northern Europe, Nordic countries, Norway, Oslo

    NationalityNorway

    Films DirectedBussen, Circus Fandango, Nine Lives, Emergency Landing, The Master and His Servants

    Arne Skouen (18 October 1913 – 24 May 2003) was a Norwegian journalist, author, film director... more on Wikipedia
  • Åsleik Engmark

    BirthplaceOslo, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Films DirectedTwigson

    Åsleik Engmark (27 December 1965 – 12 February 2017) was a Norwegian comedian, actor, singer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Atle Antonsen

    BirthplaceEurope, Northern Europe, Nordic countries, Lillehammer, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Films DirectedTeam Antonsen Live - One Night Only

    Atle Antonsen (born 11 August 1969 in Lillehammer) is a Norwegian comedian and actor. Antonsen... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceBorre, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Films DirectedAfrikaneren, Ungen

    Barthold Halle is a film director.
  • Benedicte M. Orvung

    Benedicte M. Orvung is a film director, film producer, screenwriter and editor.
  • Bent Hamer

    Bent Hamer

    Age: 63

    BirthplaceEurope, Northern Europe, Nordic countries, Sandefjord, Vestfold

    NationalityNorway

    Films DirectedO' Horten, Factotum, Home for Christmas, En dag til i solen, Kitchen Stories

    Bent Hamer (born 18 December 1956) is a film director, writer and producer, born in... more on Wikipedia
  • Bente Erichsen

    Bente Erichsen

    Age: 70

    BirthplaceEurope, Northern Europe, Eurasia, Nordic countries, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Bente Erichsen (born 7 January 1949) is a Norwegian culture director and the current (and... more on Wikipedia
  • Bjørn Opsahl

    Age: 51

    NationalityNorway

    Films DirectedDoug Stanhope: Oslo: Burning The Bridge To Nowhere

    Bjorn Opsahl is a Norwegian photographer, director and lecturer from Oslo. Opsahl debuted as... more on Wikipedia
  • Carsten Byhring

    Dec. at 72 (1918-1990)

    BirthplaceEurope, Northern Europe, Nordic countries, Norway, Oslo

    NationalityNorway

    Films DirectedBjørnepatruljen

    Carsten Byhring (8 December 1918 – 6 April 1990) was a Norwegian actor. He is probably best... more on Wikipedia
  • Egil Pedersen

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceEurope, Northern Europe, Troms, Nordic countries, Tromsø

    NationalityNorway

    Films DirectedThe Ice Pond, Rugged Wilderness & Mountain Man No More - Dropping Feathers

    Egil Pedersen is a film director, film editor, film producer and cinematographer.
  • Einar Sissener

    Dec. at 71 (1897-1968)

    BirthplaceEurope, Northern Europe, Nordic countries, Norway, Oslo

    NationalityNorway

    Films DirectedSyndere i sommersol, Du har lovet mig en kone!

    Einar Sissener (21 September 1897 – 4 March 1968) was a Norwegian stage actor, film actor,... more on Wikipedia
  • Eline McGeorge

    Age: 49

    BirthplaceEurope, Northern Europe, Eurasia, Nordic countries, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Films DirectedA World of Our Own

    Eline McGeorge is an artist and a film director.
  • Erik Formo Løchen

    Dec. at 59 (1924-1983)

    BirthplaceEurope, Northern Europe, Nordic countries, Norway, Oslo

    NationalityNorway

    Films DirectedThe Chasers, Motforestilling

    Erik Formo Løchen was a screenwriter.
  • Erik Gustavson

    Erik Gustavson

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceEurope, Northern Europe, Nordic countries, Norway, Oslo

    NationalityNorway

    Films DirectedThe Telegraphist, Sophie's World, Blackout, The Diver

    Erik Gustavson (born 24 November 1955) is a Norwegian film director and producer. He started... more on Wikipedia
  • Erik Poppe

    Erik Poppe

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceOslo, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Films DirectedHawaii, Oslo, DeUsynlige, Schpaaa, A Thousand Times Good Night

    Erik Poppe (born 24 June 1960) is a Norwegian film director, producer and screenwriter. Poppe... more on Wikipedia
  • Erik Skjoldbjærg

    Age: 55

    BirthplaceEurope, Northern Europe, Troms, Nordic countries, Tromsø

    NationalityNorway

    Films DirectedNokas, Insomnia, Prozac Nation

    Erik Skjoldbjærg (born December 14, 1964 in Tromsø, Norway) is a Norwegian director and writer... more on Wikipedia
  • Espen Eckbo

    BirthplaceEurope, Northern Europe, Nordic countries, Norway, Oslo

    NationalityNorway

    Films DirectedGet Ready to Be Boyzvoiced

    Espen Eckbo (born 22 April 1973) is a Norwegian actor, writer and comedian. He was born in... more on Wikipedia