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Famous Screenwriters from Sweden

Updated October 13, 2018 173 items

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.

Use this list of renowned Swedish screenwriters to discover some new screenwriters that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. {#nodes}
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    August Strindberg

    Dec. at 63 (1849-1912)

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    Johan August Strindberg (; Swedish: [ˈoːɡɵst ²strɪnːdbærj] (listen); 22 January 1849 – 14 May 1912) was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter. A prolific writer who often drew...  more

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  • 2

    BirthplaceSpånga, Stockholm, Sweden

    Hans Lundgren (; Swedish: [ˈdɔlːf ˈlɵnːdgreːn] (listen); born 3 November 1957), better known as Dolph Lundgren, is a Swedish actor, filmmaker, and martial artist. Lundgren's breakthrough came in...  more

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  • 3

    Ingmar Bergman

    Dec. at 89 (1918-2007)

    BirthplaceUppsala, Sweden

    Ernst Ingmar Bergman (14 July 1918 – 30 July 2007) was a Swedish director, writer, and producer who worked in film, television, theatre and radio. Considered to be among the most accomplished and...  more

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  • 4

    Astrid Lindgren

    Dec. at 94 (1907-2002)

    BirthplaceVimmerby, Sweden

    Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren (Swedish: [ˈasːtrɪd ˈlɪŋːɡreːn] (listen); née Ericsson; 14 November 1907 – 28 January 2002) was a Swedish writer of fiction and screenplays. She is best known for several...  more
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    Victor Sjöström

    Dec. at 80 (1879-1960)

    BirthplaceÅrjäng Municipality, Sweden

    Victor David Sjöström (Swedish: [ˈvɪkːtɔr ²ɧøːstrœm] (listen); in the United States sometimes known as Victor Seastrom; 20 September 1879 – 3 January 1960) was a pioneering Swedish film director,...  more
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    BirthplaceSweden, Eurasia, Skåne County, Scania, Malmö

    Hans Folke "Hasse" Alfredson (28 June 1931 – 10 September 2017) was a Swedish actor, film director, writer and comedian. He was born in Malmö, Sweden. He is known for his collaboration with Tage...  more
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    BirthplaceEnebyberg, Sweden

    Lars Jonas Holger Gardell (born 2 November 1963) is a Swedish novelist, playwright, screenwriter and comedian. He is the brother of religion scholar Mattias Gardell. He is well known for his books...  more
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    Nils Poppe

    Dec. at 92 (1908-2000)

    BirthplaceMalmö Municipality, Sweden

    Nils Poppe (31 May 1908 – 28 June 2000) was a Swedish actor, comedian, director, screenwriter and theatre manager. He is internationally most famous for his part in Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal,...  more
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    Allan Edwall

    Dec. at 72 (1924-1997)

    BirthplaceJämtland, Sweden

    Johan Allan Edwall (25 August 1924 – 7 February 1997) 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...  more
  • 10

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    Solveig Nordlund (born June 9, 1943) is a Swedish-Portuguese filmmaker....  more
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    Bo Widerberg

    Dec. at 66 (1930-1997)

    BirthplaceMalmö Municipality, Sweden

    Bo Gunnar Widerberg (8 June 1930 – 1 May 1997) was a Swedish film director, writer, editor and actor....  more
  • 12

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    Lars Johansson is a musician, composer and a screenwriter....  more
  • 13

    Hasse Ekman

    Dec. at 88 (1915-2004)

    BirthplaceSweden, Stockholm County, Eurasia, Stockholm, Stockholm Municipality

    Hasse Ekman (10 September 1915 – 15 February 2004) was a Swedish director, actor, writer and producer for film, stage and television....  more
  • 14

    Per Oscarsson

    Dec. at 83 (1927-2010)

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    Per Oscar Heinrich Oscarsson (28 January 1927 – 31 December 2010) was a Swedish actor. He is best known for his role in the 1966 film Hunger, which earned him a Cannes Film Festival Award for Best...  more
  • 15

    BirthplaceSweden, Stockholm County, Eurasia, Stockholm, Stockholm Municipality

    Janne "Loffe" Carlsson (12 March 1937 – 31 August 2017), sometimes credited as Janne Carlsson, Jan Carlsson or Janne Karlsson, was a Swedish film and television actor and musician....  more
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    BirthplaceKil, Sweden

    Anders Nilsson (born August 15, 1963) is a Swedish film director, writer and photographer. He was born in Kil in Värmland, Sweden. ...  more
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    BirthplaceSweden, Stockholm County, Eurasia, Stockholm, Stockholm Municipality

    Johan Hagelbäck (born 1946 in Stockholm, Sweden) 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...  more
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    BirthplaceLund, Sweden

    Karl Fredrik Lukas Moodysson (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈlʉːkas ²mɔdːʏˌsɔn]) (born 17 January 1969) is a Swedish novelist, short story writer and film director. First coming to prominence as an...  more
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    Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt

    Dec. at 70 (1921-1992)

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt (24 February 1921 – 16 January 1992) 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...  more
  • 20

    BirthplaceSweden, Täby

    Carl Johan Rheborg (born 5 June 1963 in Täby, Sweden) is a Swedish comedian, actor and script writer. He is a member of the Swedish comedy group Killinggänget. Rheborg is probably most known for his...  more
  • 21

    BirthplaceMölndal, Sweden

    Sven Robert Morgan Alling (born Persson: 8 June 1968 in Mölndal) is a Swedish actor, screenwriter and film and theatre director. Alling finished Malmö Theatre Academy 1990. He rose to fame in 1993 as...  more
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    Tomas Birger von Brömssen (born 8 May 1943) is a Swedish actor. He played leading roles in Albert & Herbert, My Life as a Dog (Swedish: Mitt liv som hund), Dykaren (English title Baltic Sea,...  more
  • 23

    BirthplaceSweden, Eurasia, Söderort, Stockholm Municipality, Hägersten-Liljeholmen

    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....  more
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    Ulf Malmros

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceMolkom, Sweden

    Ulf Peter Vilhelm Malmros is a Swedish screenwriter and film director....  more
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    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    Dan Peter Dalle (born 5 December 1956) is a Swedish actor, comedian, writer and film director. Dalle grew up in Täby outside Stockholm. He is most famous for Lorry. Most recently he wrote and...  more