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actor , screenwriter , writer , Film director

Erland JOSEPHSON, Swedish actor and theatre director.


Josephson was born on the island of Kungsholmen, in Stockholm, Sweden, as the son of Maud Ellen Gabrielle (née Boheman) and Gunnar August Josephson, a bookseller, in 1923.


Montenegro 1981, Fanny and Alexander 1983, After the Rehearsal 1984, The Unbearable Lightness of Being 1988, Hanussen 1989.He was best known by international audiences for his work in films directed by Ingmar Bergman, Andrei Tarkovsky and Theodoros Angelopoulos. Josephson was the leader of the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm from 1966 to 1975. He also published novels, short stories, poetry and drama, and was the director of several films.

In 1980 he directed and starred in the film Marmalade Revolution, which was entered into the 30th Berlin International Film Festival. He was the Swedish voice to the Narrator in Beauty and the Beast.


  • In 1986 he starred in The Sacrifice and won the award for Best Actor at the 22nd Guldbagge Awards.