Entertainment Famous Film Directors from Sweden

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List of famous film directors from Sweden, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Sweden 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 Swedish directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Sweden and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

List items range from Göran Carmback to Gösta Ekman.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Swedish directors?" and "Which directors are from Sweden?"

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

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Åke Falck is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Åke Falck Died at 49 (1925-1974)
Åke Falck was a Swedish film director. He directed 13 films between 1958 and 1972. His 1966 film The Princess was entered into the 5th Moscow International Film Festival.

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Åke Grönberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Died at 55 (1914-1969)
Karl Åke Edvard Grönberg was a Swedish film actor who appeared in nearly 100 films. Gronberg was a versatile stage personality of his day, performing as a singer, variety artist, ...more

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Alexander Skarsgård is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 42
Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård is a Swedish actor. He is best known for his roles as vampire Eric Northman on the HBO series True Blood, Meekus in Zoolander and Brad Colbert. He is the ...more

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Alexandra Isles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 71
Alexandra Moltke or Alexandra M. Isles is an actress and documentary filmmaker. She appeared as the original Victoria Winters from 1966–68 on the cult TV serial Dark Shadows, which aired on ABC ...more

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Alexandra-Therese Keining is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 42
Alexandra-Therese Keining is a screenwriter, film director and casting director.

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Alf Kjellin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Died at 68 (1920-1988)
Alf Kjellin was a Swedish film actor and director, who also appeared on some television shows. Kjellin was well established as a film actor when he occasionally took on roles in television ...more

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Alf Sjöberg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Died at 77 (1903-1980)
Sven Erik Alf Sjöberg was a Swedish theatre and film director. He won the Grand Prix du Festival at the Cannes Film Festival twice: in 1946 for Iris and the Lieutenant, and in 1951 for his ...more

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Allan Corduner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 68
Allan Corduner is a British actor. He has worked extensively on stage, TV, and film, both in the UK and in the USA. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Sir Arthur Sullivan in Mike ...more

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Allan Edwall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Died at 73 (1924-1997)
Johan Allan Edwall was a Swedish actor, director, author, composer and singer, best-known outside Sweden for the small roles he played in some of Ingmar Bergman's films, such as Fanny and ...more

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Anders Eriksson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Anders Eriksson age 62
Anders Georg Eriksson is a Swedish revue artist, comedian and actor. He is best known as a member of the comedy group Galenskaparna och After Shave. Actor and comedian Claes Eriksson is Anders ...more

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Anders Henrikson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Died at 69 (1896-1965)
Anders Henrikson was a Swedish actor and film director. He appeared in 57 films between 1913 and 1965. He also directed 30 films between 1933 and 1956.

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Anders Jacobsson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Anders Jacobsson age 43

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Anders Jacobsson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Anders Jacobsson age 53
Anders Jacobsson is a cinematographer, film editor, screenwriter, film director and an actor.

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Anders Lennberg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Anders Lennberg age 54
Anders Lennberg is a film director and screenwriter.

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Anders Nilsson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 55
Anders Nilsson is a Swedish film director, writer and photographer. He was born in Kil in Värmland, Sweden.

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Andreas Hansson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 44
Andreas Hansson is a film producer, a screenwriter, a cinematographer and a film director.

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Annika Larsson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 46
Annika Larsson is a contemporary artist living in Berlin. She received a Master of Fine Arts from the Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm. Since the late 1990s, Annika has produced ...more

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Arne Carlsson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Arne Carlsson age 73
Arne Carlsson is a cinematographer.

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Arne Mattsson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Died at 76 (1919-1995)
Arne Mattsson was a Swedish film director, born in Uppsala. His early movies were mostly comedies. His biggest success was Hon dansade en sommar, which earned him the Golden Bear at the Berlin ...more

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Arne Sucksdorff is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Died at 84 (1917-2001)
Arne Sucksdorff was a Swedish film director, considered one of cinema's greatest documentary filmmakers. He was particularly celebrated for his visually poetic and scenic nature documentaries. ...more

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Arnold Sjöstrand is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Died at 52 (1903-1955)
Arnold Sjöstrand was a Swedish actor and film director. He appeared in 33 films between 1931 and 1952.

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Arthur Izakowicz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Arthur Izakowicz age 33
Arthur Izakowicz is a cinematographer, screenwriter and film producer.

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Arvid E. Gillstrom is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Died at 46 (1889-1935)
Arvid E. Gillstrom, was a Swedish film director and screenwriter. He was born Arvid Evald Gyllström in Annedal, Gothenburg, Sweden and died in Hollywood, California.

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Åsa Blanck is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 48
Åsa Blanck is a film director, producer and screenwriter.

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Åsa Elzén is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Åsa Elzén age 46
Åsa Elzén is a film director.