Bill Skarsgård
Bill Skarsgard by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Skarsgård at the 2013 WonderCon
Born Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård
(1990-08-09) 9 August 1990 (age 26)
Vällingby, Sweden
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present
Parent(s) Stellan Skarsgård
My Sonja Marie Agnes
Relatives Alexander Skarsgård (brother)
Gustaf Skarsgård (brother)
Valter Skarsgård (brother)

Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård (born 9 August 1990) is a Swedish actor, known for his roles in Simple Simon, Allegiant, It, and Hemlock Grove.


Early lifeEdit

Skarsgård was born on 9 August 1990 in Vällingby, Sweden as the son of actor Stellan Skarsgård and his first wife, My Skarsgård.[1][2][3] Bill Skarsgård has seven siblings: Alexander, Gustaf, Sam, Valter, Ossian, Kolbjörn, and Eija. Four of these, Alexander, Gustaf, Sam, and Valter, are actors. Ossian and Kolbjörn are half-brothers from a later marriage between Stellan Skarsgård and Megan Everett.[4][5]


In 2011, Skarsgård was nominated for a Guldbagge Award for his leading role as Simon in Simple Simon.

At the age of 21, Bill Skarsgård won the European Film Academy's Shooting Stars Award in 2012.

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.[6]

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

In June 2016, Skarsgård was cast as popular horror villain Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the upcoming 2017 film It after another actor, Will Poulter, dropped out due to other projects.[7]


Year Title Role Notes
2000 White Water Fury Klasse
2002 Laura Trenter Tony TV mini-series (1 episode: "Dad, the Policeman")
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
2009 Livet i Fagervik Mårten TV series (1 episode)
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 Hemlock Grove Roman Godfrey TV series (2013–2015)
2013 Victoria Otto
2016 The Divergent Series: Allegiant Matthew
2016 A Stone Appears Man
2016 Emperor Philip II of Spain
2017 Battlecreek Henry
2017 Atomic Blonde Merkel
2017 It It / Pennywise the Dancing Clown In post-production


  1. ^ On my radar: Bill Skarsgård's cultural highlights The Guardian, July 20, 2014
  2. ^ Lindholm, Peter (22 March 2009). "Bill Skarsgård: Stellan är min största förebild". Metro International. Retrieved 20 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Stellans exfru talar ut om missbruket". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2016-12-04. 
  4. ^ "Stellan Skarsgård pappa igen - till en Kolbjörn". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2016-12-04. 
  5. ^ Abramovitch, Seth (24 August 2012). "Stellan Skarsgard, 61, Welcomes Baby Number 8". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "HERO 11: Shift Zero" Archived July 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Kit, Borys; Siegel, Tatiana (June 2, 2016). "Stephen King's 'It' Adaptation Finds Its Pennywise the Clown (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. 

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