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List of notable or famous screenwriters from Sweden, with bios and photos, including the top screenwriters born in Sweden and even some popular screenwriters who immigrated to Sweden. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Swedish 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 Sweden is included when available.

This list has a variety of people, like Ingmar Bergman and Dolph Lundgren, in it.

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

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August Strindberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
August Strindberg Died at 63 (1849-1912) Johan August Strindberg was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter. A prolific writer who often drew directly on his personal experience, Strindberg's career spanned four ...more

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Dolph Lundgren is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Dolph Lundgren age 60 Dolph Lundgren is a Swedish actor, director, and martial artist. He belongs to a generation of film actors who epitomise the action hero stereotype, alongside Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, ...more

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Ingmar Bergman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Ingmar Bergman Died at 89 (1918-2007) Ernst Ingmar Bergman was a Swedish director, writer and producer who worked in film, television, and theatre. He is recognized as one of the most accomplished and influential auteurs of all time ...more

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Astrid Lindgren is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Astrid Lindgren Died at 95 (1907-2002) Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren was a Swedish writer of fiction and screenplays. She is best known for children's book series featuring Pippi Longstocking, Karlsson-on-the-Roof, and the Six Bullerby ...more

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Victor Sjöström is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Victor Sjöström Died at 81 (1879-1960) Victor David Sjöström was a Swedish film director, screenwriter and actor. He began his career in Sweden, before moving to Hollywood in 1924. Sjöström worked primarily in the ...more

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Hans Alfredson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Hans Alfredson age 86 Hans Folke "Hasse" Alfredson is a Swedish actor, film director, writer and comedian. He was born in Malmö, Sweden. He is known for his collaboration with Tage Danielsson. His most ...more

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Jonas Gardell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Jonas Gardell age 54 Jonas Gardell, born 2 November 1963 in Enebyberg, Stockholm County, is a Swedish novelist, playwright, screenwriter and comedian. He is the brother of religion scholar Mattias Gardell. He is ...more

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Nils Poppe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Nils Poppe Died at 92 (1908-2000) Nils Poppe was a Swedish actor, director and screenwriter. He is internationally most famous for his part in Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal, but in Sweden he was much loved and participated ...more

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Allan Edwall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Allan Edwall 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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Solveig Nordlund is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Solveig Nordlund age 74 Solveig Nordlund is a film director, editor, producer and screenwriter.

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Bo Widerberg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Bo Widerberg Died at 67 (1930-1997) Bo Widerberg, was a Swedish film director, writer, editor and actor. He was born Bo Gunnar Widerberg in Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden. He died in Ängelholm, Skåne län, ...more

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Lars Johansson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Lars Johansson age 51 Lars Johansson is a musician, composer and a screenwriter.

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Hasse Ekman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Hasse Ekman Died at 89 (1915-2004) Hasse Ekman was a Swedish director, actor, writer and producer for film, stage and television.

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Per Oscarsson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Per Oscarsson Died at 83 (1927-2010) Per Oscar Heinrich Oscarsson was a Swedish actor.

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Janne Carlsson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Janne Carlsson age 81 Janne "Loffe" Carlsson, sometimes credited as Janne Carlsson, Jan Carlsson or Janne Karlsson, is a Swedish film and television actor. He is also a skilled drummer, featured on several ...more

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Anders Nilsson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Anders Nilsson age 54 Anders Nilsson is a Swedish film director, writer and photographer. He was born in Kil in Värmland, Sweden.

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Johan Hagelbäck is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Johan Hagelbäck age 71 Johan Hagelbäck is a Swedish artist, animator and author of children's books. He is most famous for his numerous short animations in filmjölk. In 1980 he made an animated film based on ...more

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Lukas Moodysson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Lukas Moodysson age 49 Karl Frederik Lukas Moodysson is a Swedish novelist, short story writer and film director. First appearing in public as an ambitious poet in the 1980s, he had his big public, and international, ...more

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Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt Died at 71 (1921-1992) Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt was a Swedish actor. He grew up in Kungsholmen in Stockholm, where there now is a street named after him. His father was a Social Democratic politician and Carl-Gustaf ...more

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Johan Rheborg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Johan Rheborg age 54 Carl Johan Rheborg is a Swedish comedian, actor and script writer, born on 5 June 1963 in Täby, Sweden. He is a member of the Swedish comedy group Killinggänget. Rheborg is probably ...more

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Morgan Alling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Morgan Alling age 49 Sven Robert Morgan Alling is a Swedish actor, screenwriter and film and theatre director. Alling finished Malmö Theatre Academy 1990. He become famous in when he was a host for a children's ...more

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Tomas von Brömsen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Tomas von Brömsen age 74 Tomas Birger von Brömssen is a Swedish actor. He played leading roles in Albert & Herbert, My Life as a Dog, Dykaren, Mannen från Mallorca and Sofies verden. Together with ...more

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Rafael Edholm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Rafael Edholm age 51 John Rafael Edholm is a Swedish actor, film director, screenwriter and model. He was married to Görel Crona 1995–2006 and after that married Daga Lamy until the spring of 2011.

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Ulf Malmros is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Ulf Malmros age 53 Ulf Peter Vilhelm Malmros is a Swedish screenwriter and film director.

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Peter Dalle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Peter Dalle age 61 Dan Peter Dalle is a Swedish actor, comedian, writer and film director. Most famous for Lorry. Most recently he wrote and directed a 1939-set thriller "En Fiende att Dö För", ...more

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Susan Taslimi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Susan Taslimi Susan Taslimi is an Iranian actress, film director, theatre director, and screenwriter. She emigrated from Iran in 1989, now living and working in Sweden.

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Ivar Lo-Johansson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Ivar Lo-Johansson Died at 89 (1901-1990) Ivar Lo-Johansson was writer and screenwriter.

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Lasse Hallström is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Lasse Hallström age 71 Lars Sven "Lasse" Hallström is a Swedish film director and screenwriter. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director for My Life as a Dog and later for The Cider House

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Tage Danielsson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Tage Danielsson Died at 57 (1928-1985) Tage Danielsson was a Swedish author, actor, poet and film director. He is best known for his collaboration with Hans Alfredson in the comedy-duo Hasseåtage.

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Mai Zetterling is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Mai Zetterling Died at 69 (1925-1994) Mai Elisabeth Zetterling was a Swedish actress and film director.

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Arvid E. Gillstrom is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Arvid E. Gillstrom 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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Jonas Odell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Jonas Odell age 55 Jonas Odell is a Swedish music video and film director and founder of FilmTecknarna. Odell, who specializes in a mix of animation and live action, has directed a number of short films, music ...more

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Jonas Åkerlund is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Jonas Åkerlund age 52 Jonas Åkerlund is a Swedish director and drummer. He is best known for directing music videos, which are often mock forms of movie trailers and short films. His video for Madonna's song ...more

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Pernilla August is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Pernilla August age 57 Pernilla August is a Swedish actress, director and screenwriter. Being one of Sweden's leading actresses and a longtime collaborator with director Ingmar Bergman, she won the Best Actress Award ...more

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Rut Karin Zettergren is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Rut Karin Zettergren age 34 Rut Karin Zettergren is a film director, film producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, film editor and a film production designer.

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William C. Woxlin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
William C. Woxlin age 30 William C. Woxlin, SBA, BMS is a Swedish author, playwright, director, actor, academic & composer. He mostly creates music in the minimalist & synth genre. In late 2010, Woxlin, became ...more

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Emil Larsson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Emil Larsson age 39 Emil Anders Larsson is a Swedish film director and film producer. He produced and directed the Swedish movie Fjorton suger.

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Erika Lust is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Erika Lust age 41 Erika Lust is a Swedish screenplay writer, director, producer and author. She lives and works in Barcelona.

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Jennifer Rainsford is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Jennifer Rainsford age 36 Jennifer Rainsford is a film director, cinematographer, actor, screenwriter and a film production designer,

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Kent Andersson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Kent Andersson Died at 72 (1933-2005) Kent Yngve Andersson was a Swedish actor, theatre director and playwright. Andersson was born in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden. He wrote most of his plays from a ...more

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Lena Bergendahl is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Lena Bergendahl age 36 Lena Bergendahl is a film director, screenwriter, cinematographer, film editor and a production designer.

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Alexandra-Therese Keining is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Alexandra-Therese Keining age 41 Alexandra-Therese Keining is a screenwriter, film director and casting director.

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Daniel Fridell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Daniel Fridell age 51 Daniel Fridell is a Swedish film director and producer. Daniel Fridell grew up in Stockholm, Sweden. According to an interview in Aftonbladet, Daniels grandmother, Saga Sjöberg, introduced ...more

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Arne Sucksdorff is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Arne Sucksdorff 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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Jonas Cornell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Jonas Cornell age 79 Jonas Cornell is a screenwriter, television director, film director and actor.

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Marie-Louise Ekman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Marie-Louise Ekman age 73 Marie-Louise Ester Maude Ekman, née Fuchs, and known during her first marriage under the surname De Geer, and during and after her second as De Geer Bergenstråhle is a Swedish ...more

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Christjan Wegner is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Christjan Wegner age 58 Christjan Wegner is a film and television director and screenwriter.

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Klas Östergren is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Klas Östergren age 63 Klas Östergren is a Swedish novelist, screenwriter and translator. On 28 February 2014, the Swedish Academy announced that Östergren had been appointed a new member of the Academy, ...more

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Bertil Malmberg is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Bertil Malmberg Died at 69 (1889-1958) Bertil Frans Harald Malmberg was a Swedish author, poet, and actor. He was born in Härnösand to Teodor Malmberg and Hanna Roman. He died in Stockholm.

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Alf Sjöberg is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Sweden
Alf Sjöberg 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