Swedish actors who deceased in 2008

Here are 5 famous actors from Sweden died in 2008:

Stig Olin

Stig Olin (September 11, 1920 Stockholm-June 28, 2008 Sweden) a.k.a. Stig Högberg was a Swedish actor, film director, screenwriter, singer-songwriter, theatre director, film score composer and radio personality. His children are called Lena Olin and Mats Olin.

Stig Olin began his career in entertainment as a radio announcer in the 1940s, and soon after started acting in films. He became a popular actor in Sweden during the 1950s and 60s, starring in numerous films including "Möten i skymningen" and "Flicka och hyacinter". He also directed and wrote screenplays for several films, including "Bröllopsbesvär" and "Älskarinnan".

Aside from acting and directing, Stig Olin was also a talented musician. He wrote and performed music for many of his films, and released several albums as a singer-songwriter. He was particularly known for his roles in Swedish folk music, and was a member of the group "Svenska Låtar".

Stig Olin's legacy continues through his children, both of whom have successful careers in the entertainment industry. Lena Olin is an acclaimed actress who has appeared in films such as "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" and "Chocolat", while Mats Olin is a film producer and writer.

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Per Sjöstrand

Per Sjöstrand (July 29, 1930 Stockholm-October 25, 2008 Viken, Sweden) was a Swedish actor, film director and screenwriter. His child is called Maria Sjöstrand.

Per Sjöstrand began his acting career in the 1950s, working with renowned directors like Ingmar Bergman in films such as "Summer with Monika" and "The Seventh Seal". He later went on to direct and write several films, including "Varning för pojkar" and "Barnens ö". Sjöstrand's work was well-regarded in Sweden and he was awarded several accolades for his contributions to film and theater. In addition to his film work, Sjöstrand was also a respected stage actor, appearing in productions at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm.

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Sture Sjöstedt

Sture Sjöstedt (May 8, 1916 Stockholm-July 5, 2008) a.k.a. Nils Sture Sjöstedt, Nils Sture Carl Gustaf Sjöstedt or Sture N. Sjostedt was a Swedish actor, film producer and cinematographer. He had one child, Per Sjostedt.

Sture Sjöstedt began his career in the film industry as a cinematographer, working on numerous Swedish productions in the 1940s and 1950s. In 1958, he founded his own production company called Sasart Film AB, which produced several successful Swedish films.

As an actor, Sjöstedt appeared in over 70 films and television shows throughout his career. He was known for his versatility and range, playing a variety of roles from comedic to dramatic. Some of his most notable roles include "Skeppsholmen" (1964), "Jönssonligan" (1981), and "Varuhuset" (1987-1988).

In addition to his work in film, Sjöstedt was also a prominent figure in Swedish culture and served as the chairman of the Swedish Film Producers Association and the Swedish Association of Cinematographers. He was awarded the prestigious Guldbagge Honorary Award in 2002 for his contributions to Swedish film.

Sjöstedt passed away in 2008 at the age of 92, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most successful and respected figures in Swedish cinema.

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Gösta Krantz

Gösta Krantz (June 14, 1925 Stockholm-December 26, 2008 Stockholm) otherwise known as Gösta Clarence Isidor Krantz was a Swedish actor. His children are called Thomas Krantz and Tony Krantz.

Gösta Krantz began his acting career in the 1950s and went on to become a prolific actor, appearing in numerous plays, films, and television shows. He was particularly known for his work in several Ingmar Bergman films, including "Smiles of a Summer Night" and "The Magician."

Outside of his acting career, Krantz was also known for his work as a translator, having translated several works from English into Swedish. He was also a published author, having written several books on the art of acting.

In recognition of his contributions to Swedish culture, Krantz was awarded the Royal medal "Litteris et Artibus" in 1978. After his death in 2008 at the age of 83, many of his fans and colleagues fondly remembered him for his dedication to his craft and his warm and generous personality.

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John Harryson

John Harryson (April 17, 1926 Katrineholm-November 28, 2008) was a Swedish actor and voice actor. His child is called Peter Harryson.

John Harryson began his acting career in the 1950s, appearing in several Swedish films and TV shows. He was known for his versatility, playing a range of characters in both comedic and dramatic roles. Harryson was also a prolific voice actor, lending his voice to dubbing foreign-language films and TV shows into Swedish.

Throughout his career, Harryson received several prestigious awards for his contributions to Swedish film and theater. In 1970, he won the Guldbagge Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film "The Man Who Quit Smoking." He also received the Royal Medal Litteris et Artibus for his distinguished contributions to Swedish culture in 2006.

Harryson passed away in 2008 at the age of 82, leaving behind a legacy as one of Sweden's most beloved actors and voice actors. His son, Peter Harryson, is also a well-known TV host and actor in Sweden.

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