Gunnar Tolnæs

Gunnar Tolnæs (1879–1940)[1] was a Norwegian-born film actor who worked for most of his career in Denmark.

Gunnar Tolnæs
Gunnar Tolnæs Scenen 1927.jpg
Gunnar Tolnæs in 1927.jpg
Born(1879-12-07)7 December 1879[1]
Died9 November 1940(1940-11-09) (aged 60)[1]

Early lifeEdit

He was born in Oslo, Norway.[1]

He started his career with the theatre in 1906, with a long theater career in various Norwegian theaters, along with guest appearances in Copenhagen.

He debuted in film in 1914 in a Swedish-made silent film. The following year he came to Nordisk Film in Denmark, replacing Valdemar Psilander as the company's main star. He had led or co-starred in a total of 27 Danish silent films.


Tolnæs's film credits, all silent films, include:


He died in Oslo at age sixty and is buried with his family at Vestre gravlund.


  1. ^ a b c d e f Database (undated). "Gunnar Tolnæs". Internet Movie Database. Accessed 13 January 2010

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