Tough like vikings

Ingrid Bolsø Berdal and Aksel Hennie look fierce in Hercules. Photo: SF Film

More and more Norwegian actors get agents to help them get international roles.  At the same time, the demand for them rices, as Scandinavian actors are increasingly popular. They are rough, raw and real, and often get cast as real the tough guys.

6a37426410ba414db75a4a4de7d3b5feThorbjørn Harr is making it in Hollywood, cast in the TV series Younger opposite Hillary Duff, and in the hit show Vikings.

Westworld-Ep8-Ingrid-Bolso-BerdalIngrid Bolsø Berdal played the which in Norwegian director Tommy Wirkola’s Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. She landed her first big role in Hollywood in  Hercules: The Thracian Wars, and she is cast with a big role in the sucsess futuristic series Westworld.

game_of_thrones_tormund_stillKristofer Hivju is world famous for his role in the monster success series Game of Thrones. He has also played opposite Will Smith in After Earth and will soon be seen in Furious 8.

Dwayne Johnson is Hercules in HERCULES from Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures.Tobias Santelmann had one of the roles in Hercules, playing opposite  superstar Dwaine Wright. He is known from Kon-Tiki, Norway’s Oscar candidate in 2013, and the Norwegian TV-series Frikjent. Photo: SF Norge

THE MARTIAN Aksel Hennie with Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Sebastian Stan and Kate Mara in The Martian. Photo: 20th Century Fox

Aksel Hennie plays Tydeus in HERCULES, from Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures. H-00954

The guy with the biggest success abroad is Aksel Hennie, who landed a big role in the blockbuster The Martian playing with Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain in 2015. He also played in Hercules and Last Knights. Photo: SF Norge

It’s exciting to see the Norwegian actors making it in Hollywood, and we are looking forward to more!