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Popular Film Actors from Iceland

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List of famous film actors and actresses from Iceland, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Iceland has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Icelander screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Iceland and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

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Björk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Dancer in the Dark, Glastonbury, Prêt-à-Porter
Björk Guðmundsdóttir, known mononymously as Björk, is an Icelandic singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and occasional actress. She initially became known as ...more
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Steindór Andersen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Steindór Andersen Beowulf & Grendel, Screaming Masterpiece
Steindór Andersen is an Icelandic musician. Steindór is noted for his Rímur chanting and is most widely known for his collaborations with the band Sigur Rós. Other ...more
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Bobby Fischer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Me and Bobby Fischer
Robert James "Bobby" Fischer was an American chess prodigy, grandmaster, and the eleventh World Chess Champion. Many consider him the greatest chess player of all time. At age 13 ...more
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Gunnar Hansen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Texas Chainsaw 3D, Swarm of the Snakehead
Gunnar Hansen is an Icelandic-born American actor and author best known for playing the mentally impaired cannibal Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
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Friðrik Þór Friðriksson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
The Boss of It All, Investigation into the Invisible World
Friðrik Þór Friðriksson, sometimes credited as Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, is an Icelandic film director. He started his film making career with experimental films and ...more
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Anita Briem is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Journey to the Center of the Earth, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, The Nun
Anita Briem is an Icelandic actress. She is known for her role as Jane Seymour on The Tudors and her role as Hannah Ásgeirsson in Journey to the Center of the Earth.
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Þorsteinn Bachmann is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Jitters, Eleven Men Out, Volcano
Þorsteinn Bachmann is an Icelandic actor.
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Baltasar Kormákur is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
101 Reykjavík, Reykjavík-Rotterdam, Angels of the Universe
Baltasar Kormákur Samper is an Icelandic actor, theater and film director, and film producer. He is known professionally as Baltasar Kormákur. He is best known for directing the ...more
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Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
K-19: The Widowmaker, Beowulf & Grendel, Reykjavík-Rotterdam
Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson is an Icelandic actor who has worked extensively in Icelandic cinema. He is perhaps best known for his roles in Friðrik Þór Friðriksson's Angels ...more
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Thröstur Leó Gunnarsson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Noi the Albino, 101 Reykjavík, Black's Game
Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson, born 23 April 1961 in Reykjavík, Iceland, is an Icelandic stage, film and television actor.
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Hilmir Snær Guðnason is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
101 Reykjavík, The Sea, Blueprint
Hilmir Snær Guðnason is an Icelandic actor and voice actor. He is famous in his native country and has appeared in both film and on stage. In 2000 he was named as one of European films ...more
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Steven Adler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
The Dead Pool, Dahmer vs. Gacy, Bob and the Monster
Steven Adler is an American musician. He is best known as the former drummer and co-songwriter of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s. ...more
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Ólafur Darri Ólafsson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Contraband, 101 Reykjavík
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson is an actor, film producer and radio personality.
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Gísli Örn Gardarsson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Undercurrent, Jitters
Gísli Örn Gardarsson is an actor.
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Guðmundur Auðunsson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
The Boat That Rocked, Burke & Hare, Perrier's Bounty
Guðmundur Auðunsson is an actor.
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Berglind Icey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
The Hot Chick, The Master of Disguise, The Animal
Berglind Icey is an Icelandic model, actress and former competitive swimmer. Icey was the St. Pauli Girl for 2004.
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Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
As in Heaven
Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson is an Icelandic solo artist, and a lead singer of the bands GusGus, Nýdönsk and Esja. Daníel Ágúst has been part of ...more
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Guðmundur Ólafsson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Noi the Albino, Devil's Island, Anima
Guðmundur Ólafsson is an actor.
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Þórhallur Sigurðsson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Black's Game, Stormland
Laddi, born Þórhallur Sigurðsson, is a famous Icelandic comedian and entertainer. He is known for comedy music and comedy acting. Laddi has dubbed many characters into ...more
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Darri Ingólfsson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean
Darri Ingólfsson is an actor.
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Elva Osk Olafsdóttir is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
The Sea, Love Story, Poison
Elva Osk Olafsdóttir is an actress.
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Tómas Lemarquis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Noi the Albino, Snowpiercer, 3 Days to Kill
Tómas Lemarquis is an French-Icelandic film actor. He is possibly best recalled for his appearance in the 2003 Icelandic film Nói Albínói.
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Magnús Scheving is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
The Spy Next Door, Robbie's Greatest Misses, Latibaer en LazyTown
Magnús Örn Eyjólfsson Scheving is an Icelandic writer, actor, producer, entrepreneur, and athlete. He is the creator and co-star of the children's television show LazyTown, in ...more
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Sjón is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Anna and the Moods
Sigurjón Birgir Sigurðsson, known as Sjón, is an Icelandic poet, novelist, and lyricist. His pen name is an abbreviation of his given name. Sjón frequently collaborates ...more
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Theódór Júlíusson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Reykjavík-Rotterdam, Jar City, The Sea
Theódór Júlíusson is an actor.