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Johan Widerberg

    Johan Widerberg (b. 1974) is a Swedish actor and screenwriter. He started his acting career at a young age, starring in one of his father’s (Bo Widerberg) film Man on the Roof (1976). During his career Widerberg has been nominated for the Guldbagge award for ‘Best Actor’ at The Official Swedish Film Awards three times – for Love Lessons (1996), Under the Sun (1999), Happy End (2012) – and awarded with the Prize for ‘Best Actor’ at The Rouen Nordic Film Festival in 1996.

    His work also includes writing scripts for film and television alongside well-known Swedish screenwriter Sara Heldt. Their co-written script for the popular TV series Death of a Pilgrim (2013) and Another Time, Another Life (2014), the popular series based on the best-selling and award-winning novels by Leif GW Persson, were both nominated for the prestigious Prix Europa in 2014 and 2015 respectively.


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    Colin Nutley’s new TV series Saknad has released its first trailer on broadcaster C More. The series, which centers on the mystery of a girl gone missing in a Swedish small town, stars the talented Johan Widerberg among others.

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    ‘Another Time, Another Life’ nominated for a Prix Europa 2015

    The TV series Another Time, Another Life (2014), written by Sara Heldt and Johan Widerberg, has been nominated at the Prix Europa 2015 in the category ‘TV Fiction’. The series is based on the second installment in Leif GW Persson’s Story of a Crime trilogy.

    Death of a Pilgrim (2013), the first part of the popular series, was also nominated for a prestigious Prix Europa in 2014. This too was written by Heldt and Widerberg, and was based on the best-selling novels by Leif GW Persson.

    The award ceremony of this year’s Prix Europa will take place 23 October in Berlin, Germany.

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