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Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈbɪl ˈʂkɑːʂgoːɖ] (About this sound listen); born 9 August 1990) is a Swedish actor. He is best known for starring in The Divergent Series: Allegiant, Atomic Blonde, and It.

Bill Skarsgård
Bill Skarsgard by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Skarsgård at the 2013 WonderCon
Born Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård[1][2]
(1990-08-09) 9 August 1990 (age 27)
Vällingby, Sweden
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 2000–present
Parent(s) Stellan Skarsgård
My Agnes
Relatives Alexander Skarsgård (brother)
Gustaf Skarsgård (brother)
Valter Skarsgård (brother)

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Early lifeEdit

Skarsgård was born in Vällingby, Sweden, the son of actor Stellan Skarsgård and his first wife, My Sonja Marie Agnes.[3][4][5] He has seven siblings: Alexander, Gustaf, Valter (all actors), as well as Sam, Ossian, Kolbjörn, and Eija. Ossian and Kolbjörn are half-brothers from a later marriage between Stellan Skarsgård and Megan Everett.[6][7]

CareerEdit

In 2011, Skarsgård was nominated for a Guldbagge Award for his leading role as Simon in Simple Simon.[8] At the age of 21, he won the European Film Academy's Shooting Stars Award in 2012.[9]

In April 2014, Skarsgård featured on the cover of Hero – a bi-annual men's fashion and culture magazine, shot by Hedi Slimane. In the issue, he is interviewed by his father.[10]

Skarsgård played Matthew in the science fiction thriller The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016), his first major American film.[11]

Skarsgård played horror villain Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the 2017 film It, and is scheduled to reprise his role in the sequel in 2019. His role was met with praise from fans and critics alike.[12] In July 2017, it was announced that Skarsgård had been cast as a series regular in Castle Rock as a young man with an unusual legal problem.[13]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2000 White Water Fury Klasse
2007 Spending the Night Victor Short
2008 Pigan brinner! Tonårs-Nosferatu Short
2008 Arn – The Kingdom at Road's End Erik
2009 Kenny Begins Pontus
2010 I rymden finns inga känslor Simon English: Simple Simon
2010 Behind Blue Skies Martin
2011 The Crown Jewels Richard Persson
2011 Simon & the Oaks Simon
2012 Anna Karenina Captain Machouten
2013 Victoria Otto
2016 The Divergent Series: Allegiant Matthew
2016 A Stone Appears Man
2017 Atomic Blonde Merkel
2017 Alteration Alejandro Short
2017 It It / Pennywise the Dancing Clown
2017 Battlecreek Henry
2017 Moomins and the Winter Wonderland Moomintroll Voice, post-production[14]
2018 Assassination Nation Mark Post-production
2019 It: Chapter Two It / Pennywise the Dancing Clown In development
TBA Emperor Philip II of Spain

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Laura Trenter - Dad, the Policeman Tony TV mini-series, 2 episodes
2009 Livet i Fagervik Mårten 1 episode
2013–2015 Hemlock Grove Roman Godfrey 33 episodes
2018 Castle Rock

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bill Skarsgård vill skrämma hela världen". Metro. September 8, 2017. Retrieved September 23, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Bill: Jag har inget hem någonstans". Aftonbladet. July 27, 2014. Retrieved September 23, 2017. 
  3. ^ On my radar: Bill Skarsgård's cultural highlights; The Guardian, July 20, 2014
  4. ^ Lindholm, Peter (22 March 2009). "Bill Skarsgård: Stellan är min största förebild". Metro International. Retrieved 20 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Stellans exfru talar ut om missbruket". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 4 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Stellan Skarsgård pappa igen - till en Kolbjörn". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 4 December 2016. 
  7. ^ Abramovitch, Seth (24 August 2012). "Stellan Skarsgard, 61, Welcomes Baby Number 8". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  8. ^ Pehanick, Maggie. "Meet Bill Skarsgard, the Guy Terrorizing You as Pennywise". POPSUGAR Celebrity. Retrieved 6 October 2017. 
  9. ^ "BILL SKARSGÅRD SELECTED AS SHOOTING STAR 2012 - TrustNordisk". Trustnordisk.com. Retrieved 6 October 2017. 
  10. ^ "HERO 11: Shift Zero" Archived 6 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ Close, ,Murray. "Bill Skarsgård portrays Matthew in The Divergent Series: Allegiant". Edmontonjournal.com. Retrieved 6 October 2017. 
  12. ^ Kit, Borys; Siegel, Tatiana (2 June 2016). "Stephen King's 'It' Adaptation Finds Its Pennywise the Clown (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  13. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (10 July 2017). "'It' Star Bill Skarsgård Joins Stephen King Hulu Series 'Castle Rock'". Variety.com. Retrieved 6 October 2017. 
  14. ^ "Bill Skarsgard Joins Alicia Vikander in Voice Cast for 'Moomins' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-08-08. 

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