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Liv Ullmann is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter Norvegienne born on 16 december 1938 at Tokyo (Japon)

Liv Ullmann

Liv Ullmann
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Birth name Liv Johanne Ullmann
Nationality Norvege
Birth 16 december 1938 (85 years) at Tokyo (Japon)

Liv Johanne Ullmann (born 16 December 1938) is a Norwegian actress and film director. She is known as one of the "muses" of Swedish director Ingmar Bergman.

Ullmann won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama in 1972 for the film The Emigrants (1971), and has been nominated for another four. In 2000, she was nominated for the Palme d'Or for her second directorial feature film, Faithless. She has also received two BAFTA Award nominations for her performances in Scenes from a Marriage (1973) and Face to Face (1976), and two Academy Award nominations for The Emigrants and Face to Face.


In addition to Norwegian, Ullmann speaks Swedish, English and other European languages.

Ullmann has been married and divorced twice. Her first marriage was to Hans Jacob Stang, a Norwegian psychiatrist, whom she divorced during 1965. According to her biographer, Ketil Bjørnstad, the marriage was marred by infidelities on both sides. She had a long affair with her colleague Ingmar Bergman from 1965-70. One result of the affair was her only child, Linn Ullmann, born 9 August 1966.

During the 1980s, she married Boston real estate developer Donald Saunders, whom she divorced during 1995. The couple continued to live together until 2007.

She is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and has traveled widely for the organization. She is also co-founder and honorary chair of the Women's Refugee Commission. In 2005, King Harald V of Norway made Ullmann a Commander with Star of the Order of St. Olav.

In 2006, she received an honorary degree, dr. philos. honoris causa, from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Best films

Two Lives (2012)
Cries and Whispers (1972)

Usually with

Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
(14 films)
Sven Nykvist
Sven Nykvist
(15 films)
Max von Sydow
Max von Sydow
(10 films)
Jan Troell
Jan Troell
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Liv Ullmann (51 films)

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Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words, 1h54
Directed by Stig Björkman
Genres Documentary, Historical
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Alicia Vikander, Isabella Rossellini, Roberto Rossellini, Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Sigourney Weaver
Roles Self
Rating73% 3.6930353.6930353.6930353.6930353.693035
Nommée sept fois aux Oscars, Ingrid Bergman y fut récompensée trois fois. Elle fut une des actrices les plus talentueuses de l’âge d’or du cinéma hollywoodien et ses rôles dans des films comme CASABLANCA (1942), HANTISE (1944) et SONATE D’AUTOMNE (1978) sont inoubliables. En partant d’archives privées et d’interviews de ses enfants, ce film dresse un portrait personnel et offre aux spectateurs un aperçu de la vie exceptionnelle d’une jeune Suédoise qui devint l’une des plus célèbres actrices des États-Unis et du monde.
Two Lives
Two Lives (2012)
, 1h37
Directed by Judith Kaufmann, Georg Maas
Origin German
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes L'usurpation d'identité, Escroquerie
Actors Liv Ullmann, Juliane Köhler, Ken Duken, Dennis Storhøi, Rainer Bock, Ursula Werner
Roles Ase Evensen
Rating70% 3.5438553.5438553.5438553.5438553.543855
It is based on an unpublished novel, Ice Ages, by German author Hannelore Hippe. (It has since been published.) She was inspired by reports in the late 1980s of the discovery of the half-burned body of a young woman near Bergen, and there was speculation as to her identity. This was just before the fall of the Berlin Wall and reunification of Germany.
Reel Injun
Reel Injun (2010)

Origin Canada
Genres Documentary, Historical, Western
Themes Films about racism, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about racism, Documentary films about law, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Adam Beach, Clint Eastwood, Charlie Hill, Sacheen Littlefeather, Zacharias Kunuk, Jim Jarmusch
Roles Self (archive footage)
Rating74% 3.7395953.7395953.7395953.7395953.739595
Le réalisateur Neil Diamond, lui-même Indien Cree, donne la parole à des gens de cinéma connus pour leur regard acéré sur l'image et la place des Amérindiens dans le western américain : les cinéastes Clint Eastwood, Zacharias Kunuk et Jim Jarmusch, les acteurs Wes Studi et Graham Greene.
The Danish Poet, 15minutes
Directed by Torill Kove
Origin Norvege
Genres Animation, Romance
Actors Liv Ullmann
Roles Narrator (voice)
Rating74% 3.7413453.7413453.7413453.7413453.741345
The film follows Kaspar Jørgensen, a Danish poet in the 1940s who is seeking inspiration. At the suggestion of his psychiatrist, Dr. Mørk, he travels to Norway to meet the famous author Sigrid Undset. However, after arriving in Norway, he meets Ingeborg, a farmer's daughter, and they fall in love. He proposes to her, but discovers that she is already engaged, at her father's wish. She promises not to cut her hair until they are reunited, and Kaspar returns to Denmark.
Saraband (2003)
, 2h
Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Origin Suede
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Musical films
Actors Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson, Börje Ahlstedt, Gunnel Fred
Roles Marianne
Rating74% 3.7473453.7473453.7473453.7473453.747345
The film is structured around ten acts with a prologue and epilogue. It opens with the camera on Marianne standing by a table covered with photographs. It is a well-lit room, and she addresses the viewer. She picks one picture up after another; they are in no particular order, being just heaped all over the table. Some make her smile, or elicit a comment or a sigh. But then she picks up a photograph of her husband, prompting her to reminisce about how they had been more or less happy, and how they'd broken up. She goes on to recall how his second marriage failed, while she was already married to a second husband herself, and then when her second husband died (by flying a glider off somewhere and disappearing), she reflects that it would be nice to see her first husband again.
Mindwalk (1990)
, 1h52
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Liv Ullmann, Sam Waterston, John Heard, Ione Skye
Roles Sonia Hoffman
Rating75% 3.790763.790763.790763.790763.79076
The Girlfriend, 1h50
Directed by Jeanine Meerapfel
Origin Argentine
Genres Drama
Themes Seafaring films, Politique, Transport films, Political films, Films about Latin American military dictatorships
Actors Liv Ullmann, Federico Luppi, Víctor Laplace, Harry Baer, Claudio Rissi
Roles María
Rating58% 2.9102852.9102852.9102852.9102852.910285
María and Pancho (Liv Ullman and Federico Luppi) are a happily married couple in a quiet, working-class suburb south of Buenos Aires, circa 1978. They share the grief over the disappearance of their eldest son Carlos (Gonzalo Arguimbau), with María's lifelong friend Raquel Kessler (Cipe Lincovsky), a feisty Jewish girl whose cultural identity made her a target to some; but all the more endearing to María, her only gentile childhood friend.
The Rose Garden, 1h52
Directed by Fons Rademakers
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Liv Ullmann, Maximilian Schell, Peter Fonda, Jan Niklas, Hanns Zischler, Özay Fecht
Roles Gabriele
Rating67% 3.389453.389453.389453.389453.38945
En Allemagne, un vieil homme attaque un autre vieil homme et est arrêté. L'agresseur refuse de parler. Une avocate lui est nommée. Elle découvre que l'attaquant a des chiffres tatoués sur son bras et que l'agressé était un officier allemand.
Farewell Moscow, 1h41
Directed by Mauro Bolognini
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Liv Ullmann, Daniel Olbrychski, Aurore Clément, Francesca Ciardi, Anna Galiena, Carmen Scarpitta
Roles Ida Nudel
Rating67% 3.3526753.3526753.3526753.3526753.352675
Le film retrace l'histoire vraie de la juive russe Ida Nudel, interdite d'exil en Israël, arrêtée en 1978 lors d'une manifestation avant d'être envoyée dans un camp masculin de travaux forcés en Sibérie.
Gaby: A True Story, 1h50
Directed by Luis Mandoki
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about disabilities
Actors Rachel Chagall, Liv Ullmann, Norma Aleandro, Robert Loggia, Lawrence Monoson, Robert Beltran
Roles Sari
Rating67% 3.3910153.3910153.3910153.3910153.391015
Gaby Brimmer, the child of Austrian refugees living in Mexico, is born with cerebral palsy. Though most of her body is completely paralyzed, her mind and left foot is unaffected, and she is able to become a college graduate and an acclaimed author.
Let's Hope It's a Girl, 2h
Directed by Mario Monicelli
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about families, Feminist films, Vieillesse
Actors Liv Ullmann, Catherine Deneuve, Philippe Noiret, Giuliana De Sio, Athina Cenci, Stefania Sandrelli
Roles Elena
Rating66% 3.3036253.3036253.3036253.3036253.303625
Elena Leonardi abandoned her husband and left Rome. While she lives with her daughters and other relatives in the Tuscany region, her husband dies in a car accident. The grieving daughters blame their mother and decide to return to Rome. But, unforeseen twists and turns prevent that from happening. In the end the family reunites and continues to live together in the countryside.
King Kong's Fist, 1h20
Directed by Heiner Stadler
Origin German
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Documentary
Themes Films about films
Actors Doris Dörrie, Wim Wenders, Peter Przygodda, Franz Seitz, Jr., László Benedek, Bernd Eichinger
Roles Berlin Film Fest Footage
Rating67% 3.380253.380253.380253.380253.38025
Le festival de Berlin est l'endroit où il faut être dès lors qu'on est journaliste spécialisé du cinéma. Mais c'est un milieu dont il faut saisir les règles : accéder aux projections, être invité aux conférences de presse ou aux réceptions ... Klaus Uwe Matthies s'engage dans ce parcours du combattant.