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List of notable or famous screenwriters from Norway, with bios and photos, including the top screenwriters born in Norway and even some popular screenwriters who immigrated to Norway. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Norwegian screenwriters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These screenwriters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known screenwriter from Norway is included when available.

List features people like Richard Matheson, Liv Ullmann, and many more

This historic screenwriters from Norway list can help answer the questions "Who are some Norwegian screenwriters of note?" and "Who are the most famous screenwriters from Norway?" These prominent screenwriters of Norway may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Norwegian screenwriters.

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Aleksander L. Nordaas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
age 35 Aleksander Leines Nordaas is a Norwegian screenwriter and film director, and is a co-owner of the Norwegian production company Yesbox Productions. Aleksander is also a published author, as well ...more

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Anders Bye is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
Anders Bye Died at 76 (1933-2009) Anders Bye was a screenwriter.

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Anja Breien is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
age 77 Anja Breien is a Norwegian film director and screenwriter. She directed 14 films between 1969 and 2005. Her film Arven was entered into the 1979 Cannes Film Festival. She was awarded the Gina ...more

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Anna Abrahams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
age 55 Anna Abrahams is a film director, film producer, screenwriter and film editor.

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Arild Ostin Ommundsen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
Arild Ostin Ommundsen age 49 Arild Ostin Ommundsen is a film director and screenwriter.

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Arne Skouen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
Died at 90 (1913-2003) Arne Skouen was a Norwegian best known for his work as a film director and as a journalist. He was internationally famed for his 1957 film Ni Liv which also received an Academy Award nomination ...more

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Aslag Guttormsgaard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
age 49 Aslag Guttormsgaard is a Norwegian musician, screenwriter and actor. Together with Egil Hegerberg and Lars Lønning he is the founder of the artistic collective Duplex. His father is the ...more

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Atle Antonsen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
age 46 Atle Antonsen is a Norwegian comedian and actor. He has participated in and contributed to several television and radio shows, including XL and XLTV, Nissene på låven, Uti vår ...more

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Axel Hellstenius is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
Axel Hellstenius is a film writer.

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Bård Tufte Johansen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
age 48 Bård Tufte Johansen is a Norwegian comedian. Together with Harald Eia, he has authored and participated in several successful NRK TV series, such as Lille Lørdag, Åpen ...more

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Bent Hamer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
age 61 Bent Hamer is a film director, writer and producer, born in Sandefjord, Norway in 1956.

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Egil Monn-Iversen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
age 89 Egil Monn-Iversen is one of the most influential modern composers in Norway. He has had many important roles in Norwegian music, film, opera, television, comedy and theater. For some time he had ...more

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Erik Skjoldbjærg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
Erik Skjoldbjærg age 53 Erik Skjoldbjærg is a Norwegian director and writer best known for co-writing and directing the film Insomnia and directing Prozac Nation. His upcoming film Pioneer was selected to be ...more

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Eskil Vogt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
Eskil Vogt age 44 Eskil Vogt is a screenwriter and film director.

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Espen Eckbo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
age 44 Espen Eckbo is a Norwegian actor, writer and comedian. He was born in Oslo, and grew up in Bestum. He now lives in Ullevål Hageby with his wife Rebekka Strandenes and his dog Andreas. ...more

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Even Benestad is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
Even Benestad age 43 Even Benestad is a Norwegian documentary film director. Benestad studied cinematography at Oslo Film and Television Academy. His first feature-length documentary All About My Father, which was ...more

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Gösta Stevens is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
Died at 67 (1897-1964) Gösta Stevens was a Swedish screenwriter and film director.

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Gunnar Germundson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
age 56 Gunnar Germundson is a playwright.

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Harald Eia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
age 49 Harald Meldal Eia is a Norwegian comedian and documentarian.

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Harald Rosenløw Eeg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
age 47 Harald Rosenløw Eeg is a Norwegian novelist and script writer. He made his literary début in 1995 with the youth novel Glasskår, for which he was awarded the Tarjei Vesaas' ...more

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Harald Tusberg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
Harald Tusberg age 83 Harald Tusberg is a former Norwegian television personality. He was host of many Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation programs, including the Norwegian version of This is Your Life, the Eurovision ...more

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Henrik Elvestad is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
age 44 Henrik Elvestad is a screenwriter and an actor.

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Henrik Mestad is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
age 53 Henrik Mestad is an actor.

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Jens Lien is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
Jens Lien age 50 Jens Lien is a Norwegian film director. He graduated from the London International Film School in 1993. His graduation project was the short film "Montana", that was featured at the ...more

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Joachim Trier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
age 44 Joachim Trier is a Norwegian film director raised in Oslo, Norway. His father Jacob Trier was the sound technician of Pinchcliffe Grand Prix, the most notable film produced in Norway. He is a ...more

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Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen age 36 Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen is a film director, actor and screenwriter.

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Jonny Halberg is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
Jonny Halberg age 55 Jonny Halberg is a Norwegian author and dramatist, now living in Moss, Jeløya. He studied at Forfatterstudiet i Bø. Halberg was the editor of the magazine Vagant in 1998. He has ...more

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Julius Svendsen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
Died at 52 (1919-1971) Julius Svendsen is an animator and screenwriter.

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Klaus Sandvik is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway

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Kristin Skogheim is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
age 45 Kristin Skogheim is a film actress, comedian, screenwriter and television presenter.

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Laila Mikkelsen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
age 77 Laila Mikkelsen is a film director, film producer and screenwriter.

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Lars Daniel Krutzkoff Jacobsen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
Lars Daniel Krutzkoff Jacobsen age 56 Lars Daniel Krutzkoff Jacobsen is a film director and screenwriter.

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Lars Gudmestad is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
Lars Gudmestad age 49 Lars Gudmestad is a screenwriter, journalist and musician.

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Lars Saabye Christensen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
age 64 Lars Saabye Christensen, born 21 September 1953 in Oslo, is a Norwegian author. Saabye Christensen was raised in the Skillebekk neighbourhood of Oslo, but lived for many years in Sortland in ...more

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Leidulv Risan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
Leidulv Risan age 70 Leidulv Risan is a Norwegian screenwriter, film director and professor at The Norwegian Filmschool at Lillehammer. Since 2005 he has been the leader for the screenwriting program at the Film ...more

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Liv Ullmann is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
age 79 Liv Johanne Ullmann is a Norwegian actress and film director. She is known as one of the "muses" of Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. Ullmann won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – ...more

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Magnus Martens is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
Magnus Martens age 44 Magnus Martens is a television and film director, and a screenwriter.

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Marius Holst is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
Marius Holst age 53 Marius Holst is a Norwegian filmmaker, a producer an a screenwriter

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Nikolaj Frobenius is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
age 52 Nikolaj Frobenius is a Norwegian novelist and screen writer. Frobenius was born in Oslo, but grew up at Rykkinn. He studied film writing and research at LCP, London. He has written several books ...more

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Nils R. Müller is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
Nils R. Müller Died at 86 (1921-2007) Nils R. Müller was a Norwegian film director. He was born in Shanghai. His debut was Så møtes vi imorgen, and he broke through with the comedy Vi gifter oss. Later films ...more

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Odd Børretzen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
Died at 86 (1926-2012) Odd Lunde Børretzen was a Norwegian author, illustrator, translator, and one of the most significant text writers, folk singers and artists in Norway.

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Ole Giæver is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
age 38 Ole Giæver is a film director, film producer, and screenwriter.

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Otto Jespersen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
age 61 Otto Jespersen is an actor and screenwriter.

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Pål Jackman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
age 48 Pål Jackman is a Norwegian film director and musician. As a musician he appears under the name Jackman, both as a solo artist and with his own alternative rock trio. In the trio format has ...more

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Pål Sletaune is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
age 58 Pål Sletaune is a Norwegian commercial and film director and photographer. He was born in Oslo and attended Asker high school and studied still photography at Sogn vocational school. His ...more

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Per Schreiner is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
Per Schreiner age 52 Per Schreiner is a playwright, screenwriter and film producer.

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Petter Næss is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
age 55 Petter Næss is a Norwegian actor and film director. His first film as a director was the comedy Absolutt blåmandag in 1999. Næss is best known for his work directing two of the ...more

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Rasmus Breistein is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
Rasmus Breistein Died at 86 (1890-1976) Rasmus Breistein was a film director and screenwriter.

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Richard Matheson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
Died at 87 (1926-2013) Richard Burton Matheson was an American author and screenwriter, primarily in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres. He may be known best as the author of I Am Legend, a 1954 horror ...more

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Robert Stoltenberg is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Norway
age 52 Robert Stoltenberg is a Norwegian actor and comedian known for his various impressions in different comedy series. He had a great success and skyrocketed into stardom with the television series ...more