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Popular Film Actors from Iceland

Updated October 13, 2018 6.4k views88 items

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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This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Icelander actors?" and "Which movies stars are from Iceland?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Iceland in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Icelander film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
  • Björk1


    Dancer in the Dark, Glastonbury

    BirthplaceReykjavik, Iceland


    Björk Guðmundsdóttir (born 21 November 1965) is an Icelandic singer, songwriter, record...  more

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    Steindór Andersen

    Beowulf & Grendel, Screaming Masterpiece



    Steindór Andersen is an Icelandic musician. Steindór is noted for his Rímur chanting and is...  more
  • Bobby Fischer3

    Bobby Fischer

    Me and Bobby Fischer

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityIceland, United States of America, Germany

    Robert James Fischer (March 9, 1943 – January 17, 2008) was an American chess grandmaster and...  more

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  • Gunnar Hansen4

    Gunnar Hansen

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Texas Chainsaw 3D

    BirthplaceReykjavik, Iceland

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Gunnar Milton Hansen (March 4, 1947 – November 7, 2015) was an Icelandic-born American actor...  more

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  • Friðrik Þór Friðriksson5

    Friðrik Þór Friðriksson

    The Boss of It All, Investigation into the Invisible World

    BirthplaceReykjavik, Iceland


    Friðrik Þór Friðriksson (born 12 May 1954; pronounced [ˈfrɪðrɪk ˈθouːr ˈfrɪðrɪxsɔn]),...  more
  • Anita Briem6

    Anita Briem

    Journey to the Center of the Earth, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night

    BirthplaceReykjavik, Iceland


    Anita Briem (born 29 May 1982) is an Icelandic actress. She is known for her role as Jane...  more
  • 7

    Þorsteinn Bachmann

    Jitters, Eleven Men Out


    Þorsteinn Bachmann (born 25 October 1965) is an Icelandic actor. He is known for his role as...  more
  • Baltasar Kormákur8

    Baltasar Kormákur

    101 Reykjavík, Reykjavík-Rotterdam

    BirthplaceReykjavik, Iceland


    Baltasar Kormákur Samper (born 27 February 1966) is an Icelandic actor, theater and film...  more
  • Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson9

    Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson

    K-19: The Widowmaker, Beowulf & Grendel

    BirthplaceReykjavik, Iceland


    Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈiŋkvar ˈɛcːɛr̥t ˈsɪːɣʏr̥θsɔn]; born 22...  more
  • 10

    Thröstur Leó Gunnarsson

    Noi the Albino, 101 Reykjavík

    BirthplaceReykjavik, Iceland


    Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson (English transliteration: Thröstur Leó Gunnarsson), born 23 April 1961...  more
  • Hilmir Snær Guðnason11

    Hilmir Snær Guðnason

    101 Reykjavík, The Sea

    BirthplaceReykjavik, Iceland


    Hilmir Snær Guðnason (born 24 January 1969 in Reykjavík) is an Icelandic actor and voice...  more
  • Steven Adler12

    Steven Adler

    The Dead Pool, Dahmer vs. Gacy

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Steven Adler (born Michael Coletti; January 22, 1965) is an American musician. He is best...  more

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    Ólafur Darri Ólafsson

    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Contraband

    BirthplaceUSA, Connecticut

    NationalityIceland, United States of America

    Ólafur Darri Ólafsson is an actor, film producer and radio personality....  more
  • Gísli Örn Gardarsson14

    Gísli Örn Gardarsson

    Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Undercurrent



    Gísli Örn Gardarsson is an actor....  more
  • Guðmundur Auðunsson15

    Guðmundur Auðunsson

    The Boat That Rocked, Burke & Hare


    Guðmundur Auðunsson is an actor....  more
  • Berglind Icey16

    Berglind Icey

    The Hot Chick, The Master of Disguise

    BirthplaceHafnarfjörður, Iceland


    Berglind Icey is an Icelandic model, actress and former competitive swimmer. Icey was the St....  more
  • Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson17

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    NationalityIceland, Sweden

    Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson (born 26 August 1969) is an Icelandic solo artist, and a lead singer...  more
  • Guðmundur Ólafsson18

    Guðmundur Ólafsson

    Noi the Albino, Devil's Island

    BirthplaceÓlafsfjörður, Iceland


    Guðmundur Ólafsson is an actor....  more
  • Þórhallur Sigurðsson19

    Þórhallur Sigurðsson

    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Black's Game

    BirthplaceHafnarfjörður, Iceland


    Laddi, born Þórhallur Sigurðsson, is a famous Icelandic comedian and entertainer. He is known...  more
  • 20

    Darri Ingólfsson

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Joshua Tree

    BirthplaceReykjavik, Iceland


    Darri Ingólfsson is an actor....  more
  • Elva Osk Olafsdóttir21

    Elva Osk Olafsdóttir

    The Sea, Love Story



    Elva Osk Olafsdóttir is an actress....  more
  • Tómas Lemarquis22

    Tómas Lemarquis

    Noi the Albino, Snowpiercer



    Tómas Lemarquis (born 3 August 1977) is an Icelandic film actor. He is possibly best known for...  more
  • Magnús Scheving23

    Magnús Scheving

    The Spy Next Door, Robbie's Greatest Misses

    BirthplaceIceland, Borgarnes, Borgarbyggð


    Magnús Örn Eyjólfsson Scheving (born 10 November 1964) is an Icelandic writer, entrepreneur,...  more
  • Sjón24


    Anna and the Moods

    BirthplaceReykjavik, Iceland


    Sigurjón Birgir Sigurðsson (born 27 August 1962), known as Sjón ( SYOHN), is an Icelandic...  more
  • 25

    Theódór Júlíusson

    Reykjavík-Rotterdam, Jar City
    Theódór Júlíusson is an actor....  more