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Johan Widerberg

Johan Widerberg kicked off his acting career at a young age, starring in one of his father’s (Bo Widerberg) films Man on the Roof (1976). During his career Widerberg has been nominated for ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Best Supporting Actor’ at The Guldbagge Awards – 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.

In recent years, Widerberg has portrayed many celebrated characters in Swedish TV series. In the lauded series Springfloden (2016-2018) he played the quirky informant Minken, in hit series Bäckström (2020) he played the role of scout leader Haqvin Furuhjelm and in Missing (2017) he portrayed Pastor Stein.

2022 saw the premiere of the HBO’s Lust wherein Widerberg starred as the overly politically correct husband Rasmus, as well as the acclaimed Discovery + series Vi i villa, with Widerberg in the part as the unpleasant bully Martin. He was praised for his stand-out performances and ability to embody such vastly different characters.

Widerberg is also an experienced screenwriter for film and TV. Together with Sara Heldt he has written scripts for the popular TV series Death of a Pilgrim (2013) and Another Time, Another Life (2014), both based on the best-selling and award-winning novels by Leif GW Persson. Death of a Pilgrim and Another Time, Another Life were nominated for the prestigious Prix Europa in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

 

Awards

Guldbagge Awards Nominee (Best Supporting Actor) Sweden – Happy End 2012
Berlin International Film Festival (EFP Shooting Star) Germany 1999
Guldbagge Awards Nominee (Best Supporting Actor) Sweden – Under solen Under the Sun 1999
Rouen Nordic Film Festival (Best Actor) France – Lust och fägring stor Love Lessons 1996
Guldbagge Awards Nominee (Best Actor ) Sweden – Lust och fägring stor Love Lessons 1996
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Filmography

Vi i villa
(TV Series, FLX)
Dir. Henrik Schyffert
 (ComedyDrama)
2022
Lust
(TV Series, Miso Film)
Dir. Ella Lemhagen
 (Comedy)
2022
Förhör The Hearing
(Short)
Dir. Jakob Marky
 (Drama)
2021
Bäckström
(TV Series, Yellow Bird)
Dir. Jonathan Sjöberg
 (CrimeDrama)
2020
Midas
(Short, Bacon OSL)
Dir. Jakob Marky
 (Drama)
2020
Spionen The Spy
(Feature film, B-Reel Films)
Dir. Jens Jonsson
 (BiographyDramaHistorical)
2019
Fartblinda Blinded
(TV Series, FLX)
Dir. Johan Lundin (conceptual Jens Jonsson)
 (DramaThriller)
2019
Vilken jävla cirkus Mending Hugo's Heart
(Feature film, Sweetwater)
Dir. Helena Bergström
 (ComedyDramaRomance)
2017
The Wife
(Feature film, Meta Film)
Dir. Björn Runge
 (Drama)
2017
Saknad Missing
(TV Series, Sweetwater)
Dir. Colin Nutley
 (CrimeDramaMystery)
2017
Springfloden Spring Tide
(TV Series, Filmlance)
Dir. Niklas Ohlson & Mattias Ohlsson
 (DramaMysteryThriller)
2016 - 2018
En man som heter Ove A Man Called Ove
(Feature film, Tre Vänner Produktion AB)
Dir. Hannes Holm
 (ComedyDrama)
2015
Modus Modus
(TV Series, Miso Film)
Dir. Lisa Siwe
 (CrimeThriller)
2015
Allt faller
(TV Series, Brommamamma)
Dir. Henrik Schyffert
 (ComedyDrama)
2013
Odjuret
(TV Movie, SVT)
Dir. Daniel Alfredson
 (CrimeDramaThriller)
2012
Happy End
(Feature film, Zentropa)
Dir. Björn Runge
 (CrimeDrama)
2011
Så olika
(Feature film, Sweetwater)
Dir. Helena Bergström
 (ComedyDrama)
2009
Ocean's Twelve
(Feature film, Warner Bros. )
Dir. Steven Soderbergh
 (CrimeThriller)
2004
Norrmalmstorg
(TV Movie, SVT)
Dir. Håkan Lindhé
 (BiographyCrimeDrama)
2003
Switching: An Interactive Movie
(Feature film, Oncotype ApS)
Dir. Morten Schjødt
 (Drama)
2003
Herr von Hancken
(TV Mini-Series, SVT)
Dir. Rumle Hammerich
 (Drama)
2000
Gossip
(Feature film, SVT)
Dir. Colin Nutley
 (ComedyDrama)
2000
På fremmed mark Foreign Fields
(Feature film, Balboa Enterprise ApS)
Dir. Aage Rais-Nordentoft
 (DramaWar)
2000
Under solen Under the Sun
(Feature film, Sweetwater)
Dir. Colin Nutley
 (DramaRomance)
1998
Lithivm
(Feature film, Caravan Film AB)
Dir. David Flamholc
 (Thriller)
1998
Selma & Johanna - En roadmovie
(Feature film, Cinetofon)
Dir. Ingela Magner
 (Family)
1997
Svart, vitt, rött Black, White, Red
(Short, CO Film AB)
Dir. Claes Olsson
 (Drama)
1996
Juloratoriet
(Feature film, Sandrews)
Dir. Kjell-Åke Andersson
 (Drama)
1996
Augustitango
(Feature film, ALB)
Lennart Svensson
 (Drama)
1996
Radioskugga
(TV Series, SVT)
Dir. Jonas Grimås
 (Drama)
1995
Lust och fägring stor Love Lessons
(Feature film, Per Holst Filmproduktion)
Dir. Bo Widerberg
 (DramaHistoricalWar)
1995
Rapport till himlen
(TV Mini-Series, SVT)
Dir. Ulf Malmros
 (Drama)
1994
Polismördaren The Police Murderer
(Feature film, Victoria Film)
Dir. Peter Keglevic
 (CrimeDramaMystery)
1994
Rosenbaum
(TV Series, SVT)
Dir. Kjell Sundvall
 (CrimeDrama)
1993
Nordexpressen
(Feature film)
Dir. Mats Helge Olsson
 (ActionComedy)
1992
Ebba och Didrik
(TV Mini-Series, SVT)
Dir. Peter Schildt
 (DramaFamily)
1990
Ormens väg på hälleberget The Serpent's Way
(Feature film, Crescendo Film)
Dir. Bo Widerberg
 (Drama)
1986
Mannen från Mallorca The Man from Majorca
(Feature film, Drakfilm Produktion )
Dir. Bo Widerberg
 (ActionCrimeThriller)
1984
Mannen på taket Man on the Roof
(Feature film, Svenska Filminstitutet)
Dir. Bo Widerberg
 (ActionCrimeDrama)
1976
In
(Short, Camp david Film)
Dir. Adam Berg
 (Thriller)