Nils Börje Ahlstedt (born 21 February 1939) is a Swedish actor who has worked extensively with the world-famous director Ingmar Bergman in films like Fanny and Alexander (1982), The Best Intentions (1992), Sunday's Children (1992) and Saraband (2003). Ahlstedt has also worked with the directors Bo Widerberg and Kay Pollak.
Nils Börje Ahlstedt
21 February 1939
|Spouse(s)||Birgitta Hermann |
(m. after 1965)
Ahlstedt has also been in plays and films based on the dramas written by August Strindberg as well as in films based on the children’s books by Astrid Lindgren, for instance playing the father of Ronia in Ronia the Robber's Daughter.
In January 2006, the American newspaper USA Today suggested that Ahlstedt should be nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in Saraband, with the comment "He shows you what it's like to be an aging version of a man who was already broken in his 20s".
Ahlstedt has been married to Birgitta Hermann since 1965.
In 2013, Ahlstedt appears as "Pápá Fouras", the new Swedish version of "Père Fouras", in the 15th season of Fångarna på Fortet (the Swedish version of French game show, Fort Boyard) on TV4. Ahlstedt is seen inside the fort's Watch Tower and sets riddles for certain contestants; if the contestants give the correct answer, they receive a key.
- "Biography at the Ingmar Bergman Face to Face website". Archived from the original on 2007-10-19. Retrieved 2009-03-09.
- "Kaninmannen (1990)". Swedish Film Institute. 16 March 2014.
- "Fångarna på fortet 2013 : La Suède a débuté sa 15e saison". Fan-Fortboyard.fr. 25 August 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2013.