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Mikael Persbrandt is a Actor Suédois born on 25 september 1963 at Jakobsberg (Suede)

Mikael Persbrandt

Mikael Persbrandt
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Birth name Mikael Åke Persbrandt
Nationality Suede
Birth 25 september 1963 (57 years) at Jakobsberg (Suede)

Mikael Åke Persbrandt (born 25 September 1963) is a Swedish actor. In Swedish films he usually has lead roles and “tough guy” parts. He is known for his recurring role as the no-nonsense police officer Gunvald Larsson in the latest instalment of the Martin Beck movies. Other parts include the role of Carl Hamilton from the novels by Jan Guillou, as well as Beorn in parts two and three of The Hobbit.


Il est connu pour son rôle du policier Gunvald Larsson dans les films policiers Martin Beck dans lesquels il joue avec Peter Haber depuis 1997. Il incarne aussi "Anton" (un des rôles principaux) dans le film de la Danoise Susanne Bier, Revenge, couronné aux Oscars 2011 dans la catégorie "Meilleur film en langue étrangère".

En janvier 2009, il remporte le Guldbagge Award du meilleur acteur.

En 2011, il incarne Karl Hamilton dans le rôle principal du film Hamilton (Dans l'intérêt de la nation), un film de Kathrine Windfeld. L'année suivante, il reprend le rôle dans le second opus, Hamilton 2.

En 2014, il remporte son deuxième Guldbagge Award du meilleur acteur.

Best films

In a Better World (2010)

Usually with

Peter Haber
Peter Haber
(28 films)
Ingvar Hirdwall
Ingvar Hirdwall
(27 films)
Rebecka Hemse
Rebecka Hemse
(24 films)
Peter Hüttner
Peter Hüttner
(24 films)
Marie Göranzon
Marie Göranzon
(18 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Mikael Persbrandt (58 films)

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Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
Directed by David Dobkin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Actors Rachel McAdams, Pierce Brosnan, Will Ferrell, Dan Stevens, Demi Lovato, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
Roles Victor Karlosson
Rating64% 3.2499653.2499653.2499653.2499653.249965
Lars Erickssong et Sigrit Ericksdottir, deux musiciens islandais, voient une opportunité en or de représenter leur pays pour l'Eurovision.
The Girl in the Spider's Web, 1h57
Directed by Fede Alvarez
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason, Sylvia Hoeks, Claes Bang, Vicky Krieps, Lakeith Stanfield
Roles Alexander Zalachenko
Rating61% 3.050023.050023.050023.050023.05002
Lisbeth Salander et le journaliste Mikael Blomkvist se retrouvent aux prises avec des espions, de cybercriminels et des membres corrompus du gouvernement. Par ailleurs, Lisbeth est suivie par une mystérieuse femme blonde.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, 2h6
Directed by Guy Ritchie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Actors Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Eric Bana, Annabelle Wallis, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou
Roles Greybeard
Rating66% 3.347753.347753.347753.347753.34775
The young Arthur runs the back passages of Londonium with his crew, not knowing his royal lineage until he grabs Excalibur. Instantly confronted by the sword’s influence, Arthur is forced to make up his mind. He joins the rebellion and a shadowy young woman named Guinevere, he must learn to understand the magic weapon, deal with his demons and unite the people to defeat the dictator Vortigern, the man who murdered his parents and stole his crown to become king.
Alone in Berlin, 1h43
Directed by Vincent Pérez
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson, Daniel Brühl, Mikael Persbrandt, Louis Hofmann, Katharina Schüttler
Roles Prall
Rating65% 3.2529353.2529353.2529353.2529353.252935
In 1940, a working-class couple in World War II-era Berlin, Otto and Anna Quangel, decide to resist Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, after receiving the news of the death of their only son. They start writing postcards to urge people to stand against Hitler and the Nazis and protest against them. Escherich is the Gestapo inspector charged with finding the source of the postcards.
The Siege of Jadotville, 1h48
Origin Irlande
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Jamie Dornan, Guillaume Canet, Mark Strong, Emmanuelle Seigner, Jason O'Mara, Michael McElhatton
Roles Dag Hammarskjold
Rating71% 3.5997153.5997153.5997153.5997153.599715
En 1961, en pleine Guerre froide, l'Afrique, notamment le Congo, sont des lieux stratégiques pour les superpuissances et les compagnies minières à la recherche de cobalt et d'uranium. En pleine crise, le sud-est du pays est désormais sous le contrôle de Moïse Tshombe. L'ONU monte alors l'opération Morthor pour le faire tomber.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, 2h24
Directed by Andy Serkis, Peter Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Middle-earth films, Films about dragons, Children's films
Actors Dean O'Gorman, Lee Pace, Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, Orlando Bloom
Roles Beorn
Rating73% 3.698863.698863.698863.698863.69886
Bilbo and the Dwarves watch from the Lonely Mountain as the dragon Smaug sets Laketown ablaze, and its people flee. Bard the Bowman breaks out of prison, and eventually kills Smaug with the black arrow brought to him by his son Bain. Smaug's falling body crushes the fleeing Master of Laketown, who was escaping Laketown on a boat laden with the town's gold. Bard reluctantly becomes the new leader of the Laketown people as they seek refuge in the ruins of Dale, while Legolas travels to investigate Mount Gundabad with Tauriel. Thorin, now struck with "dragon sickness" over the vast treasure in the mountain, searches obsessively for the Arkenstone, which Bilbo had previously found but kept hidden. Thorin, hearing that people have come to Dale, orders the entrance of the Lonely Mountain sealed off.
The Salvation, 1h26
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Western
Actors Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Michael Raymond-James, Eric Cantona, Jonathan Pryce
Roles Peter Jensen
Rating66% 3.347533.347533.347533.347533.34753
In 1870s America, a peaceful Danish settler's wife and ten year old son are murdered. The father kills his family's murderers which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, 2h41
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Middle-earth films, Films about dragons, Children's films
Actors Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Lee Pace
Roles Beorn
Rating77% 3.898353.898353.898353.898353.89835
Thorin and his company are being pursued by Azog and his Orc party following the events of the previous film. They are ushered along by Gandalf to the nearby home of Beorn, a skin-changer who can take the form of the bear. That night, Azog is summoned to Dol Guldur by the Necromancer, who commands him to marshal his forces for war. Azog then delegates the hunt for Thorin to his son Bolg. The following day, Beorn escorts the company to the borders of Mirkwood, where Gandalf discovers Black Speech imprinted on an old ruin. This coincides with a telepathic message from Galadriel urging him to investigate the tombs of the Nazgûl. He warns the company to remain on the path and leaves them. Upon entering the forest they lose their way and are ensnared by giant spiders. Bilbo then sets about freeing the dwarves with the help of his recently acquired invisibility ring. He subsequently drops the Ring and first begins to understand its dark influence after he brutally kills a centipede-like creature to retrieve it.
Nobody Owns Me
Directed by Kjell-Åke Andersson
Genres Drama
Actors Mikael Persbrandt, Tanja Lorentzon, Sten Ljunggren, Hanna Alström, Ida Engvoll, Linn Skåber
Roles Hasse
Rating67% 3.396683.396683.396683.396683.39668
The film depicts a lone father's (Mikael Persbrandt) relationship with his daughter after his wife (Tanja Lorentzon) leaves him. It is a story about alcoholism, child vulnerability, but also about love, betrayal and left-wing politics in 1970s Sweden.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, 2h49
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Middle-earth films, Films about dragons, Children's films
Actors Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Stephen Fry, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott
Rating77% 3.8952253.8952253.8952253.8952253.895225
Approaching his 111th birthday, the hobbit Bilbo Baggins begins writing down the full story of his adventure 60 years earlier for the benefit of his nephew Frodo. This connects The Hobbit with The Lord of the Rings movie 10 years earlier which had a similar scene. Long before Bilbo's involvement, the Dwarf king Thrór brings an era of prosperity for his kin under the Lonely Mountain, far to the East, until the arrival of the dragon Smaug. Destroying the nearby town of Dale, Smaug drives the Dwarves out of their mountain and takes their hoard of gold. Thrór's grandson Thorin sees King Thranduil and his Wood-elves on a nearby hillside, and is dismayed when they take their leave rather than aid his people, resulting in Thorin's everlasting hatred of Elves.
The Hypnotist, 2h2
Directed by Lasse Hallström
Origin Suede
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Mikael Persbrandt, Tobias Zilliacus, Lena Olin, Helena af Sandeberg, Eva Melander, Johan Hallström
Roles Erik Maria Bark
Rating55% 2.7999752.7999752.7999752.7999752.799975
Après le massacre brutal d'une famille de la périphérie de Stockholm, l'enquête du commissaire de la police judiciaire Joona Linna repose sur Joseph, le fils adolescent de la famille, qui, grièvement blessé, ne peut s'exprimer. L'enquêteur découvre que Joseph a une sœur, disparue mystérieusement, qui pourrait être la prochaine cible de l'assassin. Pour avoir des informations, le commissaire Linna ne voit qu'une solution, interroger le jeune sous hypnose, mais pour cela, il doit convaincre l'hypnotiseur Erik Maria Bark de rompre son serment de ne plus jamais pratiquer son art. Commence alors un voyage dangereux dans l'obscurité insondable de l'inconscient humain.
Hamilton 2: But Not If It Concerns Your Daughter, 1h30
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Spy films
Actors Mikael Persbrandt, Steven Waddington, Frida Hallgren, Said William Legue, John Light, Lennart Hjulström
Roles Carl Hamilton
Rating56% 2.802642.802642.802642.802642.80264
Eva Tanguy is the mother of Carl Hamilton's goddaughter Natalie and the director of the Swedish Security Service. When she confounds a terroristic assassination on Swedish soil, the assassin is unfortunately killed in her presence. This draws more attention to her person than ever but she sticks to her previous promise to give an interview for a big newspaper. The journalists twist her words in a way that provokes Islamists. As a result Nathalie gets kidnapped. She is filming with her smartphone when this happens and this provides a trace for Hamilton. Soon he realises the kidnappers were mercenaries with a SAS background. His investigation leads him to the United Kingdom where he tries to retrieve information from one of their old SAS comrades who is evidently unwilling to fill in an outsider. He attempts to put Hamilton down and dies trying. Hamilton is then arrested and delivered to the SIS Building where he faces being interrogated by high-ranked MI-6 officials. After his release he learns he mustn't even rely on his own country's secret service when he wants to rescue his goddaughter. As soon as he knows where Nathalie is kept, he asks Mouna al Fathar to help him. She demands that the leader of these Islamists will also be deducted because the PLO wants him brought before an international court. Together with Nathalie's father, a former member of the French Foreign Legion, they raid the terrorist's garrison. But Pierre Tanguy is out of shape and the terrorist leader is of all things secretly supported by an US-American who plays all sides. Hamilton gets caught and becomes subject to enhanced interrogation techniques.
Hamilton: In the Interest of the Nation, 1h49
Origin Suede
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Mikael Persbrandt, Pernilla August, Jason Flemyng, David Dencik, Gustaf Hammarsten, Ray Fearon
Roles Carl Hamilton
Rating62% 3.148043.148043.148043.148043.14804
Carl Hamilton must leave his girlfriend because he gets assigned to infiltrate an international gang of smugglers who are about to sell Swedish missiles to terrorists. Hamilton's life depends on making the criminals at all times believe he was a Russian. When the weapon dealers and the terrorists meet, the whole transaction haywires and Hamilton has to kill and run. Being on his own, he cannot retrieve the missiles. Back in Sweden he is berated by a new superior. He returns to his girlfriend and admits he wants to quit his job. They have a reunion but she is a doctor and has to leave him in the middle of the night because of an emergency. He falls into sleep, recalling in his dream how he had to kill at close range during his recent mission. When she touches him while his nightmare peaks, he reacts as if he still was among cutthroats. Before he can even open his eyes he carries out a trained reflex and kills her. Obviously shocked and dismayed he leaves he flat. He blames his mentor DG for having him turned into a killing machine. DG persuades him not to give himself up and sends him abroad to rescue a Swedish technician who seems to be involved in the matter of the smuggled Swedish missiles. But a Western agency for mercenaries named Sectragon plans to kindle a new war as a profitable new business opportunity. They even attempt to assassinate a foreign head of state in Sweden. Hamilton can confound their scheme. Finally he visits the inspector who investigates the death of his late girlfriend. He comes clear but also tells her to drop the case. Hamilton must keep on doing his job because it is just... In the interest of the nation.
Stockholm East, 1h35
Directed by Simon Kaijser da Silva
Genres Drama
Actors Mikael Persbrandt, Iben Hjejle, Anki Lidén, Liv Mjönes, Ulf Friberg, Anna Godenius
Roles Johan
Rating61% 3.09643.09643.09643.09643.0964
Akertorp, dans la banlieue de Stockholm. Alors qu'il se rend au travail au volant de sa voiture, Johan renverse accidentellement une fillette à vélo. Une heure plus tard, l'enfant succombe à ses blessures. Disculpé par la justice, mais rongé par le remords, Johan ne peut s'empêcher de rôder autour de la maison d'Anna, mère éplorée de la victime, absente lors du procès. Lorsqu'elle rencontre par hasard Johan sur un quai de gare, Anna n'imagine pas un instant qu'il est le responsable de la mort de sa fille. Entre eux débute une idylle passionnée, mais placée sous le signe du mensonge.