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Hans Folke "Hasse" Alfredson (28 June 1931 – 10 September 2017[1][2]) was a Swedish actor, film director, writer and comedian. He was born in Malmö, Sweden. He is known for his collaboration with Tage Danielsson as the duo Hasse & Tage and their production company AB Svenska Ord ("Swedish Word Ltd").[3] His most celebrated contribution to their brand of humorist humanism was his ability to extemporize wildly absurd comic situations, for example in the Lindeman dialogues. Already in 1970 he gave a taste of another and less comedic side in the role as an rather unpleasant civil servant in Grisjakten. As time went by, Alfredsson more or less totally turned around in order to become a serious author and film director. In 1982 he both directed and participated in the film The Simple-Minded Murderer, a motion picture based on his own novel "En ond man" ("An evil man"). Here Alfredsson portrayed a rich and indeed very unpleasant manufacturer and Nazi-supporter who tormented the inhabitants of his native Scanian country-side in the 1930's. With just a brief return to a revue comedy in 1984, he never returned to that genre after the 1985 death of Tage Danielsson. Between 1992 and 1994 he was manager of the cultural museum "Skansen" at Stockholm.[4] In the mid-zeroes he participated in the Danish criminal-odyssey The Eagle, and his last cinematic work came with the 2009 The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest (film). A film directed by one of his two sons, Daniel Alfredsson. Alfredsson played a hitman.

Hasse Alfredson
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Hans Alfredson in 2013.
Born
Hans Folke Alfredson

(1931-06-28)28 June 1931
Died10 September 2017(2017-09-10) (aged 86)
Stockholm, Sweden
NationalitySwedish
OccupationActor, film director, writer, comedian
Years active1948–2012
Known forHasse & Tage
Spouse(s)Gunilla Alfredson
(m. 1956)
ChildrenDaniel (born 1959)
Mats (1962–1967)
Tomas (born 1965)
Sofi (born 1968)

Towards the end of his life, Alfredsson made it clear that he strongly preferred his real name - Hans - not the rather commonly nickname "Hasse".[5]

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CareerEdit

At the 11th Guldbagge Awards, he won the Best Director award for his 1975 film Egg! Egg! A Hardboiled Story.[6] His 1981 film The Simple-Minded Murderer won three awards at the 18th Guldbagge Awards[7] and was entered into the 32nd Berlin International Film Festival.[8] His 1985 film False as Water won the award for Best Director at the 21st Guldbagge Awards.[9]

Between 1992–1994, Hans Alfredson was head of the open-air museum Skansen in Stockholm. He also wrote a string of books, some intensely comic in a Monty Python style, some equally intensely tragic, some a mixture of the two.

He was the father of directors Daniel and Tomas Alfredson.

Selected worksEdit

ActingEdit

DirectingEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hans Alfredson är död: "Gick bort lugnt och stilla"". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). TT. 10 September 2017. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  2. ^ Ek, Torbjörn (10 September 2017). "Hans Alfredson är död". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  3. ^ https://www.ne.se/uppslagsverk/encyklopedi/l%C3%A5ng/ab-svenska-ord
  4. ^ https://www.ne.se/uppslagsverk/encyklopedi/l%C3%A5ng/hans-alfredson
  5. ^ https://www.gp.se/kultur/h%C3%A4r-%C3%A4r-hans-hasse-alfredsons-liv-i-bilder-1.4619852
  6. ^ "Ägget är löst! (1975)". Swedish Film Institute. 5 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Den enfaldige mördaren (1982)". Swedish Film Institute. 9 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Berlinale: 1982 Prize Winners". Berlin International Film Festival. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  9. ^ "Falsk som vatten (1985)". Swedish Film Database. Retrieved 14 March 2014.

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