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Per Ragnar is a Actor Suédois born on 29 may 1941 at Kalmar (Suede)

Per Ragnar

Per Ragnar
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Birth name Per-Erik Ragnar
Nationality Suede
Birth 29 may 1941 (78 years) at Kalmar (Suede)

Per Ragnar, Per-Erik Ragnar (born 29 May 1941), is a Swedish actor, director and author.


Ragnar was born in Kalmar, Sweden and is the son of district manager Hans Ragnar and the postal clerk Karin, née Pettersson. Ragnar trained at Dramatens elevskola (The Royal Dramatic Theatre's acting school) in 1962-65. The following year he got a job as director's assistant to Ingmar Bergman (on his stage production of Peter Weiss' play The Investigation), where Ragnar states he learned a lot on the art of acting and directing from "the master", just by watching and listening when Bergman worked with his actors and the script. In 1968 Per Ragnar had his breakthrough as an actor, earning much critical acclaim and audience praise for his performances in the Arnold Wesker "trilogy" staged that year in Sweden: Hönssoppa med korngryn (Chicken Soup with Barley), Rötter (Roots) and Jag talar om Jerusalem (I'm talking about Jerusalem). The same year he also made his film-breakthrough with Korridoren (The Corridor), Jan Haldoff's social commenting film on hospitals and the health care system in Sweden, where Ragnar plays a young doctor, new on the job, facing the dilemmas of prioritizing patients.

In the 1970s his collaborating with TV director Bengt Lagerkvist led to notable performances on TV, first as Arvid Falk in Lagerkvist's TV adaption of Strindberg's play The Red Room) (Röda rummet), and in the popular Swedish TV-series Någonstans i Sverige (~Somewhere In Sweden), a series covering the years in Sweden during the time of World War II in Europe, where Ragnar played the character of fänrik Ancker.

For a young audience today, in Sweden, he became unforgettable when playing the religious psycho Sten Frisk in the popular and long running 1990s TV series Tre Kronor (1994) on Swedish channel TV4, a role that followed him for long and for more than a decade led to him often being typecast as evil characters and crazy psychos in various roles on film and TV. Even though being cast in a Swedish vampire film, his character of Håkan was this time a bit more complex then just "evil"; in director Tomas Alfredson's popular success feature Låt den rätte komma in (Let the Right One In) in 2008. Previously he had worked with Tomas Alfredson and his "Killinggänget" group in their film En liten film.. (A Little Film..) in 1999, where he had a small key part as an absent minded boss.

Being versatile in the entertainment field, Per Ragnar has also worked as a TV presenter and host for the Swedish morning show Gomorron Sverige! (Good Morning Sweden!). He has also written a number of books, including a book on Hitler and his closed community of friends and party members, and one on Martin Luther's Christian philosophy. His most recent book is called Om bland tusen stjärnor: en tankebok om döden (~Among Thousand Stars: A Book On Death), which deals with how differently all of us deals with - and approaches - the subect of death; children and adults, different religions; scientifically, spiritually and logically.

Per Ragnar is also an appreciated lecturer and gives many lectures and public readings around Sweden, in various assembly halls; both on acting and around the subjects from his books and research. He is a longtime vegetarian and an outspoken pacifist, inspired by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's non-violence philosophy. He is also attracted to the ideas and concept of Martinus cosmology.

In 2009 he will play the character of Emperor Zing, Master of The Universe, in the Swedish children's sci-fi film feature Kenny Begins, a film adaption of the popular Swedish children's TV-series Kenny Starfighter; about the space super hero Kenny Starfighter.

Per Ragnar was married to Veronica Tigerhjärta from October 2000 to 2014. He has one daughter (born 2001).

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Filmography of Per Ragnar (9 films)

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Kenny Begins, 1h27
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Superhero films
Actors Björn Gustafsson, Bill Skarsgård, Pernilla August, Brasse Brännström, Josephine Bornebusch, Cecilia Frode
Roles Emperor Zing
Rating59% 2.950852.950852.950852.950852.95085
Kenny Starfighter (Johan Rheborg) is probably the most hopeless student that the Hero academics of the galaxy has ever had. His parents Benny (Per Mårtenson) and Jenny (Sissela Kyle) are tired of paying for his studies and give him an ultimatum: Graduate or become a hairdresser at the family salon!
Let the Right One In, 1h55
Directed by Tomas Alfredson
Origin Suede
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Horror
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Vampires in film, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about school violence, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Elif Ceylan, Peter Carlberg, Tom Ljungman
Roles Håkan
Rating78% 3.9482253.9482253.9482253.9482253.948225
Oskar, a meek 12-year-old boy, resides with his mother Yvonne in the western Stockholm suburb of Blackeberg in 1981 and occasionally visits his father Erik in the countryside. It is not clear why Erik is living apart from Yvonne, but on one such visit, when Oskar and Erik are enjoying a cosy night playing games, a drunken neighbour arrives and Erik starts to drink heavily with him, breaking up the cosy father/son evening. Oskar collects clippings from newspapers and magazines about grisly murders and pictures of hunting knives. He keeps a knife under his mattress.
Beck – Advokaten, 1h30
Directed by Kjell Sundvall
Actors Peter Haber, Mikael Persbrandt, Måns Nathanaelson, Stina Rautelin, Ing-Marie Carlsson, Marie Göranzon
Roles Ragnar Laudal
Rating60% 3.002133.002133.002133.002133.00213
The known lawyer Patrik Hansson is found brutally murdered in his home. The murder looks initially quite simple- the lawyer has been involved in a case where a company has been indicted for lying behind a serious environmental crime . When Beck and his colleague Klingström go through the lawyer's office they find evidence that gives new light to the investigation - but who is it who pulled the strings, and why? To find the solution they have to dig further into the lawyer's past and find a picture that is even more complicated than they initially thought.
Storm (2006)
, 1h50
Directed by Måns Mårlind
Origin Suede
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Eva Röse, Jonas Karlsson, Lina Englund, Adam Lundgren, Niclas Larsson, Katia Winter
Rating58% 2.9026252.9026252.9026252.9026252.902625
Slacker Donny's (Eric Ericson) life is turned upside-down when Lova (Eva Rose) enters his life possessing a mysterious box which may hold answers to eternal and dangerous questions. But evil forces want to possess the box, and Donny and Eva must travel through time to ensure the future of mankind.
Hälsoresan - En smal film av stor vikt, 1h45
Directed by Lasse Åberg
Genres Comedy
Actors Lasse Åberg, Jon Skolmen, Mats Bergman, Magnus Härenstam, Pia Johansson, Barbro Hiort af Ornäs
Roles Dahlgren
Rating42% 2.1054452.1054452.1054452.1054452.105445
The film is about the health resort Granhedsgården in Dalarna, Sweden, and they have a problem. They don't have many guests at all and something must be done. At the same time, Stig-Helmer is a little depressed after his girlfriend has left him, and so he lives on junk food. His best friend Ole invites him to come along to the health resort Granhedsgården. Now, the craziness begins.
The Last Contract, 1h47
Directed by Kjell Sundvall
Genres Thriller
Actors Michael Kitchen, Mikael Persbrandt, Pernilla August, Reine Brynolfsson, Bjørn Floberg, Per Ragnar
Roles KG, the secret police
Rating62% 3.149123.149123.149123.149123.14912
The film suggests that a British professional hit-man was hired by the CIA to assassinate the Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, because of Palme's stance on nuclear weapons in Scandinavia . The hit-man (Michael Kitchen) works for money alone and is very careful. He finds a Norwegian man that hates the Swedish P.M. He also involves a man to be blamed (this character is Christer Pettersson, originally convicted of the real assassination, but freed on appeal). The Norwegian man kills Palme just as his wife notices Christer Pettersson. Soon afterwards the hitman kills the killer, and all traces pointing to the professional hitman are gone.
The Corridor, 1h19
Directed by Jan Halldoff
Genres Drama
Actors Per Ragnar, Agneta Ekmanner, Åke Lindström, Inga Landgré, Bengt Ekerot, Lars Amble
Roles Dr. Jan Eriksson
Rating60% 3.0236053.0236053.0236053.0236053.023605