Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈbɪl ˈskɑːʂgoːɖ] (listen); born 9 August 1990) is a Swedish actor. He portrayed Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the supernatural horror films It (2017) and It Chapter Two (2019), based on Stephen King's novel of the same name, and appeared in the comedy Simple Simon (2010), the dystopian thriller The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016), and the espionage thriller Atomic Blonde (2017). He also starred in the supernatural horror series Hemlock Grove (2013–2015) and the anthology horror series Castle Rock (2018).
Skarsgård at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con
Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård
9 August 1990
|Parent(s)||Stellan Skarsgård (father)|
My Skarsgård (mother)
|Family||Alexander Skarsgård (brother)|
Gustaf Skarsgård (brother)
Valter Skarsgård (brother)
Skarsgård was born in Vällingby, Sweden, the son of actor Stellan Skarsgård and doctor My Skarsgård. He has seven siblings: Alexander, Gustaf, Valter (all actors), as well as Sam, Eija, Ossian, and Kolbjörn. Ossian and Kolbjörn are half-brothers from the later marriage between Stellan Skarsgård and Megan Everett.
In 2011, Skarsgård was nominated for a Guldbagge Award for his leading role as Simon in Simple Simon. At the age of 21, he won the European Film Academy's Shooting Stars Award in 2012. Beginning in 2013, Skarsgård played the role of Roman Godfrey in the Netflix original Hemlock Grove.
Skarsgård played horror villain Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the 2017 film It, and reprised the role in the 2019 sequel. His role was met with praise from fans and critics alike. Skarsgård was a series regular on 2018's Castle Rock, as a young man with an unusual legal problem. He also portrayed Zeitgeist in Deadpool 2.
|2000||White Water Fury||Klasse|
|2007||Spending the Night||Victor||Short film|
|2008||Pigan brinner!||Tonårs-Nosferatu||Short film|
|2008||Arn – The Kingdom at Road's End||Erik|
|2010||Behind Blue Skies||Martin|
|2011||The Crown Jewels||Richard Persson|
|2011||Simon & the Oaks||Simon|
|2012||Anna Karenina||Captain Machouten|
|2016||The Divergent Series: Allegiant||Matthew|
|2016||A Stone Appears||Man|
|2017||It||It / Pennywise the Dancing Clown / Bob Gray|
|2017||Moomins and the Winter Wonderland||Moomintroll||Voice role|
|2018||Deadpool 2||Axel Cluney / Zeitgeist|
|2019||It Chapter Two||It / Pennywise the Dancing Clown / Bob Gray|
|TBA||The Devil All the Time||Willard Russell||Post-production|
|2002||Laura Trenter – Dad, the Policeman||Tony||2 episodes|
|2009||Livet i Fagervik||Mårten||1 episode|
|2013–2015||Hemlock Grove||Roman Godfrey||33 episodes|
|2018||Castle Rock||Henry Deaver / The Kid||10 episodes|
Awards and nominations
|2011||Guldbagge Awards||Best Actor||Simple Simon||Nominated|
|Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in an International Feature Film – Leading Young Actor||Nominated|
|2012||Berlin International Film Festival||Shooting Stars Award||N/A||Won|
|2017||Fright Meter Awards||Best Supporting Actor||It||Won|
|Seattle Film Critics Awards||Best Villain||Nominated|
|2018||Saturn Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|||
|MTV Movie & TV Awards||Best Villain||Nominated|||
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Villain||Nominated|
- Skarsgård, Alexander (9 December 2018). Michael and Alexander's interview with AP Archive (Radio interview). YouTube. Event occurs at 0:20. Archived from the original on 3 December 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
But I also love - I'm the only one based in the States. The rest of them are in Stockholm.
- On my radar: Bill Skarsgård's cultural highlights; The Guardian, 20 July 2014
- Lindholm, Peter (22 March 2009). "Bill Skarsgård: Stellan är min största förebild". Metro International. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
- "Stellans exfru talar ut om missbruket". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
- "Skarsgård-barnen – så lever de i dag". www.expressen.se. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
- Pehanick, Maggie. "Meet Bill Skarsgard, the Guy Terrorizing You as Pennywise". POPSUGAR Celebrity. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
- "BILL SKARSGÅRD SELECTED AS SHOOTING STAR 2012 - TrustNordisk". Trustnordisk.com. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
- ""HERO 11: Shift Zero"". Archived from the original on 6 July 2014.
- Close, Murray. "Bill Skarsgård portrays Matthew in The Divergent Series: Allegiant". Edmontonjournal.com. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
- Kit, Borys; Siegel, Tatiana (2 June 2016). "Stephen King's 'It' Adaptation Finds Its Pennywise the Clown (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
- Wagmeister, Elizabeth (10 July 2017). "'It' Star Bill Skarsgård Joins Stephen King Hulu Series 'Castle Rock'". Variety.com. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
- Sharf, Zack (27 April 2018). "Bill Skarsgård Makes 'Deadpool 2' Debut: 'It' Actor Confirmed as X-Force Mutant Zeitgeist — First Look". Indiewire. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
- "Bill Skarsgård to become a father". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 9 September 2019
- "Bebislycka för Bill Skarsgård och Alida Morberg". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 9 September 2019
- "Bill Skarsgard Joins Alicia Vikander in Voice Cast for 'Moomins' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
- McNary, Dave (15 March 2018). "'Black Panther,' 'Walking Dead' Rule Saturn Awards Nominations". Variety. Variety Media, LLC. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
- Nordyke, Kimberly (3 May 2018). "MTV Movie & TV Awards: 'Black Panther,' 'Stranger Things' Top Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 3 May 2018. Retrieved 3 May 2018.