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Birth: 1979


Language: Swedish, English


Height: 189cm


Eyes: Green


Hair: Cendré


Contact
Niclas Salomonsson
niclas@salomonssonagency.com

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Joel Kinnaman

With his magnetic screen presence, versatile acting abilities, and dedication to his craft, Joel Kinnaman has captivated audiences worldwide and established himself as one of the most talented actors of his generation.

Kinnaman’s acting journey began in the early 2000s when he enrolled at the Malmö Theatre Academy. He made his big screen breakthrough as Frank Wagner in the Johan Falk film series, a role for which he received a Guldbagge nomination in 2010 for ‘Best Supporting Actor.’

In 2011 he was awarded a Guldbagge for ‘Best Actor’ in the record-breaking Swedish film Snabba cash (2010), directed by Daniel Espinosa, which gained great attention abroad, and before long Kinnaman’s talent caught the attention of Hollywood.

In 2011-2014 he starred as detective Stephen Holderon on AMC’s acclaimed crime drama The Killing. The following years he starred in several popular films and series, such as RoboCop (2014), Altered Carbon (2018) and Suicide Squad (2021).

Most recently, Kinnaman starred opposite Nicolas Cage in the psychological thriller, Sympathy for the Devil. He also starred in Apple TV+ epic space drama, For All Mankind. The series, led by Kinnaman, has received great critical acclaim and topped both Rolling Stone and USA Today’s Best Shows of 2021 lists. Season four is due to release in 2023.

Up next, Kinnaman is set to star in action thriller, The Silent Hour, directed by Brad Anderson, and the John Woo-directed action film, Silent Night.

Awards

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Nominee (Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Series) US – For All Mankind 2022
Pena de Prata Nominee (Best Ensemble in a Drama Series) – For All Mankind 2021
Northern Ontario Film Awards Nominee (Best Performance by an Actor in a Northern Ontario Production) Canada – Edge of Winter 2017
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Nominee (Best Supporting Actor on Television) US – The Killing 2012
Guldbagge Award (Best Actor) Sweden – Snabba Cash Easy Money 2011
Guldbagge Award Nominee (Best Supporting Actor) Sweden – Johan Falk: GSI - Gruppen för särskilda insatser 2010
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Details

Birth: 1979


Language: Swedish, English


Height: 189cm


Eyes: Green


Hair: Cendré


Contact
Niclas Salomonsson
niclas@salomonssonagency.com

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Filmography

They Found Us
(Feature film, AGC Studios)
Dir. Neill Blomkamp
 (HorrorSci-FiThriller)
Announced
2024
The Beast
(Feature film, Unified Pictures)
Dir. James Madigan
 (Action)
pre-production
2024
The Silent Hour
(Feature film, AGC Studios)
Dir. Brad Anderson
 (CrimeThriller)
in-production
2024
Silent Night
(Feature film, Capstone Studios)
Dir. John Woo
 (Action)
post-production
2023
Sympathy for the Devil
(Feature film, Hammerstone Studios)
Dir. Yuval Adler
 (ActionThriller)
2023
The Suicide Squad
(Feature film, Warner Bros)
Dir. James Gunn
 (ActionAdventureComedySci-Fi)
2021
Brothers by Blood
(Feature film, Cheyenne Films)
Dir. Jérémie Guez
 (ActionCrimeDrama)
2021
The Secrets We Keep
(Feature film, AGC Studios)
Dir. Yuval Adler
 (DramaThriller)
2020
For All Mankind
(TV Series, Sony Pictures Television)
Dir. Seth Gordon
 (DramaSci-Fi)
2019
The Informer
(Feature film, Thunder Road Pictures)
Dir. Andrea Di Stefano
 (ActionCrimeDrama)
2019
Suicide Squad
(Feature film, Atlas Entertainment)
Dir. David Ayer
 (ActionAdventureFantasySci-Fi)
2019
Hanna
(TV Series, Amazon studios)
Dir. Sarah Adina Smith
 (ActionDrama)
2019
Altered Carbon
(TV Series, Mythologi Entertainment)
Dir. Miguel Sapochnik
 (ActionDramaSci-Fi)
2018
Edge of Winter
(Feature film, Independent Edge Films)
Dir. Rob Connolly
 (DramaThriller)
2016
Knight of Cups
(Feature film, Dogwood Films)
Dir. Terrence Malick
 (DramaFantasyRomance)
2016
Run All Night
(Feature film, Warner Bros)
Dir. Jaume Collet-Serra
 (ActionCrimeThriller)
2015
Snabba Cash: Aldrig Fucka Upp Easy Money II: Hard to Kill
(Feature film, Tre vänner produktion AB)
Dir. Babak Najafi & Phillip Argeadson
 (ActionCrimeDrama)
2014
RoboCop
(Feature film, MGM)
Dir. José Padilha
 (ActionCrimeSci-Fi)
2014
Snabba Cash: Livet Delux Easy Money III: Life Deluxe
(Feature film, Tre vänner produktion AB)
Dir. Jens Jonsson
 (ActionCrimeDrama)
2013
Johan Falk: Kodnamn - Lisa Johan Falk 12
(Feature film, Strix Drama)
Dir. Charlotte Brändström
 (ActionCrimeThriller)
2013
House of Cards
(TV Series, Netflix)
Dir. David Fincher/ Tucker Gates
 (Drama)
2013
Johan Falk: Barninfiltratören Johan Falk 11
(Feature film, Strix Drama)
Dir. Richard Holm
 (ActionCrimeThriller)
2012
Johan Falk: Organizatsija Karayan Johan Falk 10
(Feature film, Strix Drama)
Dir. Richard Holm
 (ActionCrimeThriller)
2012
Johan Falk: Spelets regler Johan Falk 7
(Feature film, Strix Drama)
Dir. Charlotte Brändström
 (ActionCrimeThriller)
2012
Johan Falk: De 107 patrioterna Johan Falk 8
(Feature film, Strix Drama)
Dir. Anders Nilsson
 (ActionCrimeThriller)
2012
Snabba Cash Easy Money
(Feature film, Tre Vänner Produktion AB)
Dir. Daniel Espinosa
 (ActionCrimeDrama)
2012
Lola Versus
(TV Movie, Groundswell Productions)
Dir. Daryl Wein
 (Comedy)
2012
Safe House
(Feature film, Universal Pictures)
Dir. Daniel Espinosa
 (ActionThriller)
2012
The Darkest Hour
(Feature film, Summit Entertainment)
Dir. Chris Gorak
 (ActionAdventureHorror)
2011
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
(Columbia Pictures)
Dir. David Fincher
 (CrimeDramaMystery)
2011
The Killing
(TV Series, KMF Films)
Dir. Patty Jenkins
 (CrimeDramaMystery)
2011
ARN
(TV Series, AMC Pictures)
Dir. Peter Flinth
 (ActionDramaRomance)
2010
Johan Falk: Operation Näktergal
(Feature film, Strix Drama)
Dir. Daniel Lind Lagerlöf
 (ActionCrimeThriller)
2009
Johan Falk: De fredlösa
(Feature film, Strix Drama)
Dir. Daniel Lind Lagerlöf
 (ActionCrimeThriller)
2009
No Time for Love
(Feature film, Nepenthe Film)
Dir. Theis Mølstrøm Christensen
 (ComedyRomance)
2009
Johan Falk: Leo Gaut
(Feature film, Strix Drama)
Dir.Richard Holm
 (ActionCrimeRomance)
2009
Johan Falk: National Target
(Feature film, Strix Drama)
Dir. Richard Holm
 (ActionCrimeThriller)
2009
Johan Falk: Vapenbröder
(Feature film, Strix Drama)
Dir. Anders Nilsson
 (ActionCrimeThriller)
2009
Johan Falk: GSI - Gruppen för särskilda insatser
(Feature film, Strix Drama)
Dir. Anders Nilsson
 (ActionCrimeThriller)
2009
I skuggan av värmen In Your Veins
(Feature film, BOB Film Sweden AB)
Dir. Beata Gårdeler
 (Drama)
2009
183 Days
(TV Series, Sveriges Television (SVT))
Dir. Emiliano Goessens
 (Drama)
2009
Arn: The Kingdom at the End of the Road
(Feature film, AMC Pictures)
Dir. Peter Flinth
 (ActionDramaRomance)
2008
Andra Avenyn Second Avenue
(TV Series, SVT Drama, Göteborg)
Dir. Cecilia Björkdahl
 (Drama)
2008
In Treatment
(TV Series, Sheleg)
Dir. Rodrigo García/ Michelle MacLaren
 (Drama)
2008
Kompissnack Paltalk
(Short, Tolomi Productions)
Dir. Shahriyar Latifzadeh
 (DramaShort)
2008
Chiuhuahua
(TV Short, Film Stockholm)
Dir. Christian Rinmad
 (ComedyShort)
2006
Storm
(Feature film, Breidablick Film AB)
Dir. Björn Stein & Måns Mårlind
 (DramaFantasyMystery)
2006
Vinnarskallar
(TV Series, SVT Fiktion)
Dir. Linus Torell
 (Drama)
2006
Tjenare kungen
(Feature film, Kanal 5)
Dir. Ulf Malmros
 (ComedyDrama)
2005
Hannah med H A Different Way
(Feature film, CO Film AB)
Dir. Christina Olofson
 (Drama)
2003
Den osynlige The Invisible
(Feature film, Film i Väst)
Dir. Joel Bergvall
 (DramaFantasyThriller)
2002
Storstad
(TV Series, SVT Drama)
Dir. Karin Falck
 (Drama)
1990

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Netflix unveils who will take on the role of Jo Nesbø’s Harry Hole, Tom Waaler and Rakel Fauke

Today, Netflix revealed the main cast and title of Jo Nesbø’s highly anticipated crime series about the introverted detective Harry Hole. The live cast announcement happend at the iconic restaurant Schrøder in Oslo, Norway, which also serves as the “second home” of Harry Hole in the novels.

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As a memorable entrance, the cast arrived in the cars they will drive in the series including a 1988 Ford Escort, Skoda Enyaq and a brand new Lotus Emira. During the press conference, Netflix confirmed the title of the coming Netflix series Jo Nesbo’s Detective Hole and the main cast.

Created by one of the greatest storytellers in crime fiction, Jo Nesbo’s Detective Hole is a whodunnit serial killer mystery led by famed anti-hero Harry Hole. Underneath the surface, this series is a nuanced character drama about two police officers – and supposed colleagues – operating on opposite sides of the law. Throughout the first season, Harry goes head-to-head with his longtime adversary and corrupt detective Tom Waaler. Harry is a brilliant but tormented homicide detective who struggles with his demons. As the two toe the blurred ethical lines of the criminal justice system, Harry must do all he can to catch a serial killer and bring Waaler to justice before it is too late.

Tobias Santelmann, actor:

“I am incredibly grateful for the trust I have been shown in getting to play Harry Hole. I am very much aware of the huge global fan base and the millions of readers who love the character. For me, it is about creating a Harry that people can both recognize and be surprised by. I can’t wait for the shoot to start. It will be a true pleasure to work with everyone.”

Jo Nesbø, author and creator:

“I’m guessing that all readers of the book series have their own vision of what Harry Hole would look like, and they should be allowed to keep that. We will create a Harry that is based not only on the books but someone based on the actor Tobias Santelmann and everyone involved in this project – both in front of and behind the camera. For me, storytelling isn’t about serving people what they think they want, but what they didn’t know they wanted. We will try to create something fresh, exciting and surprising with respect to the book version of Harry.”

Eric Fellner, Executive Producer, Working Title:

“Working Title is thrilled to be working with Jo Nesbø and Øystein Karlsen to bring the legendary detective Harry Hole to life. To have assembled such an incredible cast of actors and crew is a testament to Jo’s storytelling skills. Through the collaboration with our partners at Netflix, we’re excited to share Jo and Øystein’s vision not just in the Nordics, but around the world.”

The series is produced by leading film and tv production company, Working Title, and will shoot on location in Oslo. Principal photography begins on May 23.

Cast & Crew

Cast: Tobias Santelmann, Joel Kinnaman and Pia Tjelta

Directors: Øystein Karlsen

Creator & Screenwriter: Jo Nesbø

Producer: Tor Arne Øvrebø

Executive producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Katy Rozelle, Rene Ezra, Øystein Karlsen, Jo Nesbø, Niclas Salomonsson

Production Company: Working Title Television

Studio: Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group

Release Date: 2026

Trailer release for John Woo’s ’Silent Night’ starring Joel Kinnaman

The first exclusive trailer for Silent Night, starring Joel Kinnaman, has been released. From legendary director John Woo, known for films like Face/Off and Mission: Impossible 2Silent Night stars Joel Kinnaman as Godlock, a grieving father who is determined to kill everyone responsible for the death of Godlock’s son, who was killed in the crossfire of gang violence on Christmas Eve. While recovering from a wound that costs him his voice, he makes vengeance his life’s mission and embarks on a punishing training regimen in order to avenge his son’s death.

Kid Cudi, Harold Torres and Catalina Sandino Moreno also star in the film, which was shot in Mexico City and famously features no dialogue. Woo has previously said the movie uses “music instead of language” as part of its visual storytelling.

Robert Archer Lynn penned the script, while Erica Lee, Basil Iwanyk, Lori Tilkin, and Christian Mercuri produce. Lionsgate will release the film in cinemas on December 1st.

Joel Kinnaman joins Salomonsson Agency

With his magnetic screen presence, versatile acting abilities, and dedication to his craft, Joel Kinnaman has captivated audiences worldwide and established himself as one of the most talented actors of his generation.

Kinnaman’s acting journey began in the early 2000s when he enrolled at the Malmö Theatre Academy. He made his big screen breakthrough as Frank Wagner in the Johan Falk film series, a role for which he received a Guldbagge nomination in 2010 for ‘Best Supporting Actor.’

In 2011 he was awarded a Guldbagge for ‘Best Actor’ in the record-breaking Swedish film Snabba cash (2010), directed by Daniel Espinosa, which gained great attention abroad, and before long Kinnaman’s talent caught the attention of Hollywood.

In 2011-2014 he starred as detective Stephen Holderon on AMC’s acclaimed crime drama The Killing. The following years he starred in several popular films and series, such as RoboCop (2014), Altered Carbon (2018) and Suicide Squad (2021).

Most recently, Kinnaman starred opposite Nicolas Cage in the psychological thriller, Sympathy for the Devil. He also starred in Apple TV+ epic space drama, For All Mankind. The series, led by Kinnaman, has received great critical acclaim and topped both Rolling Stone and USA Today’s Best Shows of 2021 lists. Season four is due to release in 2023.

Up next, Kinnaman is set to star in action thriller, The Silent Hour, directed by Brad Anderson, and the John Woo-directed action film, Silent Night.