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Aksel Hennie

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Aksel Hennie (born 29 October 1975) is a Norwegian actor, director and writer. He has acted in a number of successful Norwegian movies, and has received several awards. Hennie grew up in Lambertseter in Oslo. In his late teens he was sentenced for graffiti, and became an outcast in the community for confessing to the police. This personal story contributed much of the background for the movie Uno. The conviction against Hennie was in fact one of the first such cases in Norway. Hennie was admitted to the Norwegian National Academy of Theatre after applying four times. He graduated in 2001, and has since acted both at Teatret Vårt in Molde (2001–2002) and at Oslo Nye Teater (2002–), where he has been in plays such as Hamlet, and Kvinnen som giftet seg med en kalkun (English: The woman who married a turkey). His main success, however, has been as a film actor. He made his debut starring in the feature film Jonny Vang in 2003. Though the director, Jens Lien, originally thought Hennie was too young for the role, the actor convinced him he was the right man for the film. The same year he also acted in the movies Buddy and Ulvesommer, and the next year he made his debut as a director and writer with the movie Uno, in which he also acted. For this film Hennie, and his co-star Nicolai Cleve Broch, went into hard physical training for six months to perform convincingly as bodybuilders. He won the Amanda Award – the main Norwegian film award – for "Best Direction" for the movie Uno in 2005, and that same year he was also among the nominees for "Best Actor" and "Best Film". He also won an Amanda award as "Best Actor" for the movie Jonny Vang in 2003. He was named one of European films "Shooting Stars" by European Film Promotion in 2004. In 2001 he was also named "Theatre talent of the year" by the newspaper Dagbladet. In 2008 Hennie starred in the movie Max Manus, where he played the role of the Norwegian war hero by that name. The movie had a large budget by Norwegian standards, and was met with great expectations. His next upcoming international film is Age of Heroes, a world war 2 movie primarily shot in Norway starring Sean Bean and Danny Dyer. Description above from the Wikipedia article Aksel Hennie, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Oct 29, 1975 In Oslo, Norway
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Bloody Angels 1998-12-26
Latest Project:
Movie Sisu 2023-01-27
Known For
Poster of Tell Me Not to Worry
Poster of Anolit
Poster of Guggen: The Big Cheese
Movie Sisu Bruno 2023-01-27
Movie The Trip Lars 2021-07-30
Movie The Doorman Borz 2020-10-01
Movie The Cloverfield Paradox Volkov 2018-02-04
Movie Congo Joshua French 2018-10-26
Movie Twigson the Explorer Twigson (voice) 2017-11-17
Movie The Long Way Home: Making 'The Martian' Self 2016-06-07
Series Nobel Erling Riiser 2016-09-25
Movie The Martian Alex Vogel 2015-09-30
Movie Last Knights Gezza Mott 2015-04-03
Series ARES: live Alex Vogel 2015-06-07
Movie Hercules Tydeus 2014-07-23
Movie Pioneer Petter 2013-08-30
Movie 90 Minutes Trond 2012-09-21
Movie Age of Heroes Lt. Steinar Mortensen 2011-05-19
Movie Headhunters Roger Brown 2011-08-26
Movie A Somewhat Gentle Man Samen 2010-03-19
Movie Kurt Turns Evil Bud / Barnehagebarn (voice) 2009-03-25
Movie Cold Lunch Christer 2008-02-01
Movie Through a Glass, Darkly Ariel 2008-10-17
Movie Max Manus: Man of War Max Manus 2008-12-18
Series Torpedo Sebastian 2007-02-04
Movie Cry in the Woods Stefan 2004-04-02
Movie Tell Me Not to Worry Smith (voice) 2004-03-22
Movie Uno David 2004-09-10
Movie Hawaii, Oslo Trygve 2004-09-24
Movie Wolf Summer Pål 2003-02-28
Movie Jonny Vang Jonny Vang 2003-02-14
Movie Buddy Geir 2003-08-29
Movie Guggen: The Big Cheese (voice) 2002-10-22
Movie Anolit Stefan 2002-12-10
Movie Bloody Angels Arnt-Olaf 1998-12-26