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Popular Film Actors from Norway

Updated June 14, 2019 11.2k views472 items

List of famous film actors and actresses from Norway, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Norway 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 Norwegian screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Norway 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 Norwegian actors?" and "Which movies stars are from Norway?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Norway in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Norwegian film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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  • 1
    Liv Ullmann

    Liv Ullmann

    A Bridge Too Far, Persona

    BirthplaceTokyo, Japan

    NationalityNorway

    Liv Johanne Ullmann (born 16 December 1938) is a Norwegian actress and film director. She was... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Iselin Steiro

    Iselin Steiro

    Oslo, August 31st

    BirthplaceHarstad, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Iselin Steiro is a model and an actress.
  • 3
    Natassia Malthe

    Natassia Malthe

    Elektra, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

    BirthplaceOslo, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Linn Natassia Malthe (born 19 January 1974) is a Norwegian model and actress.
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    Vlasta Vrána

    Vlasta Vrána

    The Day After Tomorrow, Secret Window

    BirthplaceNorway

    NationalityCanada, Norway

    Vlasta Vrána is a Canadian actor of Czech descent.
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    Sverre Anker Ousdal

    Sverre Anker Ousdal

    Insomnia, Hamsun

    BirthplaceNorway, Flekkefjord

    NationalityNorway

    Sverre Anker Ousdal (born 18 July 1944) is a Norwegian actor born in Flekkefjord, Norway.
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    Richard Matheson

    Richard Matheson

    The Godfather Part II, Somewhere in Time

    BirthplaceAllendale, New Jersey, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Richard Burton Matheson (February 20, 1926 – June 23, 2013) was an American author and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7

    Vegar Hoel

    Dead Snow, Age of Heroes

    NationalityNorway

    Vegar Hoel is an actor.
  • 8

    Jonas Brunvoll, Jr.

    Arven

    BirthplaceBærum, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Jonas Brunvoll was a Norwegian opera singer and actor.
  • 9

    Odd Børretzen

    One Day a Man Bought a House, Alt for Norge

    BirthplaceFister, Europe, Northern Europe, Nordic countries, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Odd Lunde Børretzen was a Norwegian author, illustrator, translator, and one of the most... more on Wikipedia
  • 10

    Marit Andreassen

    BaldGuy, Jonny Vang

    BirthplaceSvolvær, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Marit Adeleide Andreassen (born 29 March 1966 in Svolvær, Nordland) is a Norwegian actress,... more on Wikipedia
  • 11

    Gregg Palmer

    The Shootist, Shenandoah

    BirthplaceUSA, California, San Francisco

    NationalityUnited States of America, Norway

    Gregg Palmer (born Palmer Edvind Lee; January 25, 1927 – October 31, 2015) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Stig Henrik Hoff

    Stig Henrik Hoff

    The Thing, Max Manus: Man of War

    BirthplaceVadsø, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Stig Henrik Hoff (born 4 February 1965) is a Norwegian actor. He was born in Vadsø, but grew... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Christian Rubeck

    Christian Rubeck

    Millions, Max Manus: Man of War

    BirthplaceOslo, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Christian Rubeck is an actor.
  • 14
    Aksel Hennie

    Aksel Hennie

    Headhunters, Max Manus: Man of War

    BirthplaceEurope, Northern Europe, Nordic countries, Norway, Oslo

    NationalityNorway

    Aksel Hennie (born 29 October 1975) is a Norwegian actor, director, and screenwriter. He is... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Maria Bonnevie

    Maria Bonnevie

    Insomnia, Belle du Seigneur

    BirthplaceVästerås, Sweden

    NationalitySweden, Norway

    Anna Maria Cecilia Bonnevie (born 26 September 1973) is a Swedish-Norwegian actress. She was... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Sonja Henie

    Sonja Henie

    Wintertime, Thin Ice

    BirthplaceOslo, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Sonja Henie (8 April 1912 – 12 October 1969) was a Norwegian figure skater and film star. She... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17

    Erik Holland

    Ghostbusters II, The Lonely Guy

    BirthplaceSandnes, Norway

    NationalityUnited States of America, Norway

    Erik Holland is an actor.
  • 18
    Anni-Frid Lyngstad

    Anni-Frid Lyngstad

    ABBA: The Winner Takes It All, Abba: The Visitors

    BirthplaceBallangen, Norway

    NationalitySweden, Germany, Norway

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  • 19
    Mahek Chahal

    Mahek Chahal

    Wanted, Main Aurr Mrs Khanna

    BirthplaceNorway

    NationalityNorway

    Mahek Chahal (born 1 February 1979) is a Norwegian actress and model of Indian origin who... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    Fridtjov Såheim

    Kissed by Winter, The Art of Negative Thinking

    BirthplaceEurope, Northern Europe, Eurasia, Nordic countries, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Fridtjov Såheim is an actor.
  • 21
    Bjørn Sundquist

    Bjørn Sundquist

    Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Dead Snow

    BirthplaceHammerfest, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Bjørn Richard Sundquist (born 16 June 1948) is a Norwegian actor, famous for TV, theatre, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Emil Marwa

    Emil Marwa

    Code 46, Doghouse

    NationalityNorway

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  • 23
    Anders Danielsen Lie

    Anders Danielsen Lie

    Oslo, August 31st

    BirthplaceOslo, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Anders Danielsen Lie is a Norwegian actor, musician and medical doctor. Danielsen Lie made his... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    Ane Dahl Torp

    Dead Snow, Cold Lunch

    BirthplaceBærum, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Ane Dahl Torp (born 1 August 1975 in Bærum, Norway) is a Norwegian actress.
  • 25
    Julie Ege

    Julie Ege

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires

    BirthplaceHøyland, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Julie Ege (Norwegian pronunciation: [jʉːliə ˈeːɡə]; 12 November 1943 – 29 April 2008) was a... more on Wikipedia