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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
Age 53, Credits: Dancer in the Dark, Glastonbury & Prêt-à-Porter

Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Björk Guðmundsdóttir ( BYURK, Icelandic: [pjœr̥k ˈkvʏðmʏntsˌtouʰtɪr] (listen); born 21 November 1965) is an Icelandic singer, songwriter, record producer, actress and DJ. ...more

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Steindór Andersen... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Steindór Andersen Age 65, Credits: Beowulf & Grendel and Screaming Masterpiece

Birthplace: Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

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
Dec. at 65 (1943-2008), Credits: Me and Bobby Fischer

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Nationality: Iceland, United States of America, Germany

Robert James Fischer (March 9, 1943 – January 17, 2008) was an American chess grandmaster and the eleventh World Chess Champion. Many consider him to be the greatest chess player of all ...more

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Gunnar Hansen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Age 71, Credits: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Texas Chainsaw 3D & Swarm of the Snakehead

Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: United States of America

Gunnar Milton Hansen (March 4, 1947 – November 7, 2015) was an Icelandic-born American actor and author best known for playing the mentally impaired cannibal Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw ...more
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Friðrik Þ&oacu... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Age 64, Credits: The Boss of It All and Investigation into the Invisible World

Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Friðrik Þór Friðriksson (born 12 May 1954; pronounced [ˈfrɪðrɪk ˈθouːr ˈfrɪðrɪxsɔn]), sometimes credited as Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, is an Icelandic film director
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Anita Briem is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Age 36, Credits: Journey to the Center of the Earth, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night & The Nun

Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Anita Briem (born 29 May 1982) is an Icelandic actress. She is known for her role as Jane Seymour on The Tudors and her role as Hannah Ásgeirsdottir in Journey to the Center of the
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Þorsteinn Bachmann... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Age 53, Credits: Jitters, Eleven Men Out & Volcano

Nationality: Iceland

Þorsteinn Bachmann (born 25 October 1965) is an Icelandic actor. He is known for his role as Móri in Life in a Fishbowl. In 2015 he won an Edda Award for that same role.
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Baltasar Kormákur... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Age 52, Credits: 101 Reykjavík, Reykjavík-Rotterdam & Angels of the Universe

Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Baltasar Kormákur Samper (born 27 February 1966) is an Icelandic actor, theater and film director, and film producer. He is best known for directing the films 101 Reykjavík, ...more
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Ingvar Eggert Sigurð... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Age 55, Credits: K-19: The Widowmaker, Beowulf & Grendel & Reykjavík-Rotterdam

Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈiŋkvar ˈɛcːɛr̥t ˈsɪːɣʏr̥θsɔn]; born 22 November 1963) is an Icelandic actor who has worked extensively in Icelandic cinema. He is ...more
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Thröstur Leó... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Age 57, Credits: Noi the Albino, 101 Reykjavík & Black's Game

Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson (English transliteration: Thröstur Leó Gunnarsson), born 23 April 1961 in Reykjavík, Iceland, is an Icelandic stage, film and
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Hilmir Snær Guð... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Age 50, Credits: 101 Reykjavík, The Sea & Blueprint

Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Hilmir Snær Guðnason (born 24 January 1969 in Reykjavík) is an Icelandic actor and voice actor. He is famous in his native country and has appeared in both film and on stage. In ...more
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Steven Adler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Age 54, Credits: The Dead Pool, Dahmer vs. Gacy & Bob and the Monster

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Steven Adler (born Michael Coletti; January 22, 1965) 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 ...more

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Ólafur Darri &Oac... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Age 45, Credits: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Contraband & 101 Reykjavík

Birthplace: Connecticut, United States of America

Nationality: Iceland, United States of America

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson is an actor, film producer and radio personality.
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Gísli Örn Ga... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Age 45, Credits: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Undercurrent & Jitters

Birthplace: Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Gísli Örn Gardarsson is an actor.
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Guðmundur Auðuns... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Guðmundur Auðunsson is an actor.
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Berglind Icey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Age 41, Credits: The Hot Chick, The Master of Disguise & The Animal

Birthplace: Hafnarfjörður, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Berglind Icey is an Icelandic model, actress and former competitive swimmer. Icey was the St. Pauli Girl for 2004.
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Daníel Ág&... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Age 49, Credits: As in Heaven

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Nationality: Iceland, Sweden

Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson (born 26 August 1969) is an Icelandic solo artist, and a lead singer of the bands GusGus, Nýdönsk and Esja. Daníel ...more
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Guðmundur Óla... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Age 67, Credits: Noi the Albino, Devil's Island & Anima

Birthplace: Ólafsfjörður, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Guðmundur Ólafsson is an actor.
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Þórhallur S... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Age 72, Credits: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Black's Game & Stormland

Birthplace: Hafnarfjörður, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

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
Age 39, Credits: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Joshua Tree & 1951: A Portrait of James Dean

Birthplace: Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Darri Ingólfsson is an actor.
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Elva Osk Olafsdót... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Age 54, Credits: The Sea, Love Story & Poison

Birthplace: Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

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
Age 41, Credits: Noi the Albino, Snowpiercer & 3 Days to Kill

Birthplace: Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Tómas Lemarquis (born 3 August 1977) is an Icelandic film actor. He is possibly best known for his appearance in the 2003 Icelandic film Nói Albínói. He has also ...more
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Magnús Scheving ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Age 54, Credits: The Spy Next Door, Robbie's Greatest Misses & Latibaer en LazyTown

Birthplace: Borgarnes, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Magnús Örn Eyjólfsson Scheving (born 10 November 1964) is an Icelandic writer, entrepreneur, producer, actor and athlete. He was the creator, director, and star of the ...more
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Sjón is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Age 56, Credits: Anna and the Moods

Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Sigurjón Birgir Sigurðsson (born 27 August 1962), known as Sjón ( SYOHN), is an Icelandic poet, novelist, and lyricist. His pen name (meaning "sight") is an ...more
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Theódór J&... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iceland
Age 69, Credits: Reykjavík-Rotterdam, Jar City & The Sea
Theódór Júlíusson is an actor.