Swedish actors who deceased in 2006

Here are 3 famous actors from Sweden died in 2006:

Sven Nykvist

Sven Nykvist (December 3, 1922 Moheda-September 20, 2006 Stockholm) otherwise known as Sven Vilhem Nykvist or The Master of Light was a Swedish cinematographer, film director, film producer, actor and screenwriter. He had two children, Carl-Gustav Nykvist and Johan Nykvist.

Nykvist is best known for his work with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. He collaborated with Bergman on over 20 films, including "The Seventh Seal," "Persona," and "Cries and Whispers." He was known for his use of natural light and creating a timeless atmosphere in his films.

Nykvist won two Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, for the films "Cries and Whispers" and "Fanny and Alexander." He also won a number of other awards throughout his career, including three BAFTAs and an Emmy.

In addition to his work in film, Nykvist was also a photographer and published several books of his work. He was awarded the Royal Photographic Society's Progress Medal in 1994.

Nykvist continued to work in film throughout his later years, despite suffering from Parkinson's disease. He passed away in Stockholm in 2006, at the age of 83.

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Harry Schein

Harry Schein (October 13, 1924 Vienna-February 11, 2006 Djursholm) also known as Harry Leo Schein was a Swedish writer and actor.

He is best known for co-founding the Swedish Film Institute in 1963 and was instrumental in making Sweden one of the most successful countries in the film industry. He was also the producer of several award-winning films, including "The Emigrants" in 1971, which was nominated for five Oscars.

Before his success in the film industry, Schein was a journalist and a writer. He wrote for several prominent Swedish newspapers and published several books, including "Tro, hopp och kärlek" (Faith, Hope and Love) and "Lilla Olle och andra visor" (Little Olle and Other Verses), a collection of children's songs that became very popular in Sweden.

Schein was also an actor and appeared in several films and TV shows, including "Fanny and Alexander" in 1982, which was directed by his longtime collaborator and friend, Ingmar Bergman. In addition to his work in the arts, Schein was a well-known political activist, advocating for human rights and social justice. He was a prominent member of the Swedish Social Democratic Party and served as a member of parliament from 1970 to 1976.

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Sven Lindberg

Sven Lindberg (November 20, 1918 Stockholm-December 25, 2006 Stockholm) also known as Sven Karlsson Lindberg or Lindberg, Sven was a Swedish actor and film director.

Lindberg began his acting career in the 1940s and appeared in numerous Swedish films throughout the following decades. He was also a prominent stage actor, performing in the Royal Dramatic Theatre and various other theaters in Stockholm. In the 1950s, Lindberg started working as a film director and helmed several successful pictures, including "Barabbas" (1953) and "The Girl from the Third Row" (1955). He was known for his engaging, naturalist style of directing, which emphasized character development and emotional realism.

In addition to his work in film and theater, Lindberg was also a prominent figure in Swedish television. He hosted several different television programs throughout the 1960s and 70s, including the popular talk show "Sven Lindberg träffar..." (Sven Lindberg meets...). He was a beloved personality in Sweden and was often called upon to serve as a cultural ambassador and spokesperson for the arts.

Lindberg continued to act and direct well into his later years, remaining active in the Swedish film industry until the 1990s. He passed away in 2006 at the age of 88, leaving behind a legacy as one of Sweden's most respected and accomplished actors and filmmakers.

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