Independent People (TV program)

Independent People (Icelandic: Sjálfstætt fólk), was an Icelandic television interview and talk show hosted by Jón Ársæll Þórðarson, journalist and psychologist. The program was aired on the TV channel Stöð 2 in Iceland from 2001 to 2015. It has been nominated eight times to the Edda Awards: in 2002,[1] 2006,[2] 2008,[3] 2010[4] and 2011,[5] and it received the awards in 2003,[6] 2004[7] and 2005.[8]

Independent People was produced by Steingrímur Jón Þórðarson and Sky Productions and was aired weekly early Sunday nights on Stöð 2 / Channel 2, from September until May.

Jón Ársæll interviewed people of all ages. His youngest was 15-year-old singer Yohanna and the oldest interviewees were in their nineties. Normally, but not always, they were also well known in Iceland.

GuestsEdit

2012 Aired
Magnús Kjartansson Musician 08.01.2012
Margrét Frímannsdóttir former politician 15.01.2012
Þorsteinn Kjartansson "Steini í Hippakoti" 22.01.2012
Pétur Kristján Guðmundsson 29.01.2012
Jón Óttar Ragnarsson and Margrét Hrafnsdóttir Producers in LA 05.02.2012
Eiríkur G. Stephensen and Hjörleifur Hjartarson Musicians in Hundur í óskilum 12.02.2012
Sigurður Ragnar Þórðarson - Siggi Stormur 19.02.2012
Theoóór Júlíusson Actor 26.02.2012
Þórunn Erna Clausen Actress 04.03.2012
Reynir Traustason 11.03.2012
Ari Eldjárn Comedian 18.03.2012
Vigdís Hauksdóttir politician 25.03.2012
Stefán Karl Stefánsson Actor 01.04.2012
Einar Bollason 15.04.2012
Margrét Pála Ólafsdóttir] 22.04.2012
Hugrún Ragnarsson - Huggy 29.04.2012
Agnes M. Sigurðardóttir Bishup 06.05.2012
Völundur Snær Völundarson Chef 13.05.2012
Anita Briem Actress in LA 30.09.2012
Jóhannes Jónsson Iceland/Bonus 07.10.2012
Áslaug Magnúsdóttir Moda Operandi NY 14.10.2012
Friðrik Pálsson Rangá 21.10.2012
Anna Mjöll Ólafsdóttir Singer in LA 28.10.2012
Jón Björgvinsson Foreign Correspondent for RUV 04.11.2012
Helgi Hjörvar politician 11.04.2012
Illugi Gunnarsson politician 18.11.2012
Jón Jónsson musician 25.11.2012
Styrmir Gunnarsson 02.12.2012
2011 Aired
Edda Heiðrún Backman Actress 11.12.2011
Amal Tamimi Politician 04.12.2011
Guðrún Ebba Ólafsdóttir 27.11.2011
Þorsteinn Guðmundsson Actor / Comedian 20.11.2011
Sigurður Pétursson - Iceman in Greenland - Ísmaðurinn á Grænlandi Part One 06.11.2011
Sigurður Pétursson - Iceman in Greenland - Ísmaðurinn á Grænlandi Part Two 13.11.2011
Gísli Gíslason Entrepreneur/Attorney 30.10.2011
Gísli Rúnar Jónsson Actor/Director/author 27.11.2011
Karólína Lárusdóttir Artist/Painter 16.10.2011
Karl Berndsen Hairdresser/Make-up Artist 09.10.2011
Ástþór Skúlason Farmer 02.10.2011
Erró - Guðmundur Guðmundsson Artist in Paris 25.09.2011
Lalli Johns 22.05.2011
Björgvin Franz Gíslason Actor 15.05.2011
Guðmundur Steingrímsson Politician/Musician 08.05.2011
Bjartmar Guðlaugsson Musician 01.05.2011
Friðrik Dór Jónsson Musician 17.04.2011
Hilmir Snær Guðnason Actor 10.04.2011
Eyjólfur Kristjánsson Musician 03.04.2011
Jóhannes Kristjánsson Actor/Impersonator 20.03.2011
Ketill Larsen Actor 13.03.2011
Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson Actor 27.02.2011
Hrafn Gunnlaugsson Film Director 20.02.2011
Þór Saari Politician 13.02.2011
Steindi Jr. - Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson - Actor 06.02.2011
Vala Grand 30.01.2011
Sigrún, Sævar and Óli Pétur Homeless people 23.01.2011
Simmi og Jói - Sigmar Vilhjálmsson og Jóhannes Ásbjörnsson Radio hosts and owners at HamburgerFactory 16.01.2011
Icelanders in China 09.01.2011
2010 Aired
Gunnar Eyjólfsson Actor 19.12.2010
Ragnar Bjarnason Singer 12.12.2010
Tora Victoria 05.12.2010
Ólafur Jónsson Scientist 28.11.2010
Jóhann Friðgeir 21.11.2010
Elín Hirst Journalist 14.11.2010
Valgeir Guðjónsson and Ásta Kristrún Ragnarsdóttir 07.11.2010
Sigurður Guðmundsson in China 31.10.2010
Jónína Benediktsdóttir and Gunnar Þorsteinsson Priest at Krossinn 24.10.2010
Bjarni Karlsson Priest 17.10.2010
Ásdís Rán - Icequeen - Celebrity 10.10.2010
Ögmundur Jónasson Politician 03.10.2010
Hendrikka Waage Jewellery Designer 26.09.2010
Helgi Vilhjálmsson Owner at Goa/KFC 06.06.2010
Andri Snær Magnason Author 30.05.2010
Gaui Litli - Guðjón Sigmundsson 16.05.2010
Gylfi Magnússon Politician 09.05.2010
Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson Musician 02.05.2010
Fár undir fjöllum - Volcano at Eyjafjallajökull 25.04.2010
Davíð Þór Jónsson Comedian/Priest 18.04.2010
Birgitta Jónsdóttir Politician 11.04.2010
Pétur Þorsteinsson Neologist and Vicar 04.04.2010
Halldór Einarsson at Henson 28.03.2010
Baltasar Kormákur Film Director/Producer 21.03.2010
Gunnar Sigurðsson 14.03.2010
Bubbi Morthens Musician 07.03.2010
Spaugstofan Comedy Group 28.02.2010
Geir Jón Þórisson Police Superintendent 21.02.2010
Haffi Haff 14.02.2010
Steingrímur Hermannsson Former Politician 07.02.2010
Steingrímur J. Sigfússon Politician 31.01.2010
Krýsuvík 24.01.2010
Einar Már Guðmundsson Author 17.01.2010
Fjölnir Þorgeirsson Snooker Champion 10.01.2010
2009 Aired
Ólafur Elíasson Artist 27.12.2009
Vilhjálmur Eyjólfsson Farmer at Hnausum 20.12.2009
Andrea Róberts 13.12.2009
Ármann Þorvaldsson Former UK Head at Kaupthing Bank Part 2 06.12.2009
Ármann Þorvaldsson Former UK Head at Kaupthing Bank Part 1 29.11.2009
Katrín Júlíusdóttir Politician 22.11.2009
Geirmundur Valtýsson Musician 15.11.2009
Gérard Lemarquis 08.11.2009
Flosi Ólafsson - In Memoriam - Actor 01.11.2009
Magnús Eiríksson Musician 25.10.2009
Sverrir Þór Sverrisson - Sveppi - TV personality 18.10.2009
Ingólfur Þórarinsson - Ingó og Veðurguðirnir - Musician 11.10.2009
Heiðar Jónsson 04.10.2009
Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir Actress 27.09.2009
Helgi Björnsson 20.09.2009
Dalai Lama 07.06.2009
Sigrún Pálína Ingvarsdóttir Part 2 31.05.2009
Sigrún Pálína Ingvarsdóttir Part 1 24.05.2009
Vilhjálmur Bjarnason Businessman and lecturer at University of Iceland 17.05.2009
Sigmundur Ernir Rúnarsson Journalist/Politician 10.05.2009
Valgerður Matthíasdóttir 03.05.2009
Politicians 26.04.2009
Páll at Húsafell 19.04.2009
The Munks at Reyðarfjörður 12.04.2009
Bjarni Benediktsson Politician 05.04.2009
Siggi Hall Celebrity Chef 29.03.2009
Musicians 22.03.2009
Katrín Jakobsdóttir Politician 15.03.2009
Auður Haralds Author 08.03.2009
Guðný Halldórsdóttir Director 01.03.2009
Gunnar Marel Eggertsson Maker of Viking Ship Íslendingur 22.02.2009
Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson Politician 15.02.2009
Þorvaldur Gylfason Economist 08.02.2009
Protestants 01.02.2009
Svava Johansen Fashion Chain NTC 25.01.2009
Arnþór Helgason 18.01.2009
Oddur F. Helgason Genealogist 11.01.2009
Best of 2008 04.01.2009
2008 Aired Trailer
Sæmi Rokk - Sæmundur Pálsson - Policeman and Dancer 21.12.2008
Rúni Júll - Rúnar Júlíusson - In Memoriam - Musician 14.12.2008
Stefán Máni Sigþórsson Author 07.12.2008
Akeem Richard Oppong TV host 30.11.2008
Geir H. Haarde Politician 23.11.2008
Valdís Óskarsdóttir Film Editor 16.11.2008
Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Former President of Iceland 09.11.2008
Sverrir and Magnus at Kirkjubæjarklaustur 02.11.2008
Haunted House at Hjalteyri 26.10.2008
Björgvin G. Sigurðsson Politician 19.10.2008
Lýður Árnason Doctor/Film Producer 12.10.2008
Jón Ólafsson Businessman 05.10.2008
Hugleikur Dagsson Author 28.09.2008
Best of 2008 22.06.2008
Hafsteinn at Flatey 15.06.2008
Kristinn Jón Guðmundsson 08.06.2008
Bjarni Haukur Þórsson Actor 01.06.2008
Beggi og Pacas Celebrities 25.05.2008
Jakob Frimann Magnússon 18.05.2008
Best of Jón Gnarr and Pétur Jóhann 11.05.2008
Sturla Jónsson Protestant 04.05.2008
Ari Garðar Georgsson Chef 27.04.2008
Bragi Ásgeirsson Painter 20.04.2008
Geir Ólafsson Singer 13.04.2008
Ólöf Pétursdóttir 06.04.2008
Halla Linker Part 2 30.03.2008
Halla Linker Part 1 23.03.2008
Egill "Gilz" Einarsson 16.03.2008
Gísli Örn Garðarsson 09.03.2008
Alexandra Kjuregej Argunova Artist 02.03.2008
Bergþór Pálsson Opera Singer 24.02.2008
Ingvi Hrafn Jónsson TV presenter 17.02.2008
Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir Politician 10.02.2008
Jón Gnarr 03.02.2008
Hafliði H. Jónsson 27.01.2008
Vigdís Grímsdóttir Author 20.01.2008
Gylfi Ægisson Musician 13.01.2008
Kristján Tómas Ragnarsson Doctor at Mount Sinai 06.01.2008
2007 Aired
Best of 2006-2007 20.05.2007
Jón Ásgeir Jóhannesson 13.05.2007
Mugison Musician 06.05.2007
Kjartan Ragnarsson] Actor 29.04.2007
Halla Margret Árnadóttir Singer 22.04.2007
Kristján Jóhannsson Singer 08.04.2007
Pétur Jóhann Sigfússon Actor 01.04.2007
Elías Davíðsson 18.03.2007
Einar Bárðarson Agent 11.03.2007
Barði Jóhannsson - Bang Gang - Musician 04.03.2007
Bjarni Ármannsson Former CEO at Islandsbanki 25.02.2007
Arnþrúður Karlsdottir Owner of Radio Saga 18.02.2007
Eggert Magnússon Chairman of Westham United 11.02.2007
Jón Magnússon Politician 04.02.2007
Bjarni Harðarson Journalist 28.01.2007
Best of 2006-2007 14.01.2007
Best of 2006-2007 21.01.2007
Kjartan Halldórsson 07.01.2007

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eddan 2002". Eddan.is. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  2. ^ "Eddan 2006". Eddan.is. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  3. ^ "Eddan 2008". Eddan.is. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  4. ^ "Eddan 2010". Eddan.is. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  5. ^ "EDDAN 2011". Eddan.is. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  6. ^ "Eddan 2003". Eddan.is. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  7. ^ "Eddan 2004". Eddan.is. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  8. ^ "Eddan 2005". Eddan.is. Retrieved 2013-10-06.

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