Inga Landgré

Inga Linnéa Landgré (born Lundgren, 6 August 1927) is a Swedish actress who has worked in theatre, television and films since the 1940s.

Inga Landgré
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Landgré in 2013
Born
Inga Linnéa Lundgren

(1927-08-06) 6 August 1927 (age 95)
Stockholm, Sweden
NationalitySwedish
OccupationActress
Years active1943–present
Spouse
(m. 1949⁠–⁠1959)
PartnerRoger Björnstjerna (1982–2006)

Early life and careerEdit

Inga Landgré was born in Stockholm on 6 August 1927. Her father was a struggling musician whose alcoholism strained her parents' marriage. Her mother was a waitress.[1] They divorced in the early 1930s, when she was only five years old. She was an only child.[2] She received her theatrical education in Calle Flygare Teaterskola and made her acting debut in 1944 at the Blanche Theatre as Anja in "Körbärsträdgården".[3]

She started appearing in motion pictures around this time as well, starting with the 1943 film Ordet. In 1946, she starred in Crisis, Ingmar Bergman's directorial debut.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Landgré was married to the Swedish actor Nils Poppe between 1949-1959. The couple had two children together, of whom one also became an actress.[5] In the 1960s, she acted as a courier for her friend Andreas Papandreou, who later became the prime minister of Greece, by delivering microfilm to Greece.[3]

Awards and honoursEdit

She won the Guldbagge Honorary Award in 2011, but received it in January 2012.[6]

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Title Role
1945 The Rose of Tistelön Josefine
1946 Crisis Nelly
Pengar – en tragikomisk saga Maria Bergdahl
Sunshine Follows Rain Barbro
The Balloon Rosita
While the Door Was Locked Birgit Ström
1947 Rail Workers Hildur
Wedding Night Mary
1948 Eva Frida
Private Bom Agnes
1949 Dangerous Spring Ulla
1950 While the City Sleeps Iris Lindström
The Quartet That Split Up Märta Åvik
1951 Customs Officer Bom Frida
1952 Bom the Flyer Matilda
1953 Stupid Bom Camilla
Dance, My Doll Elise
1955 Dreams Mrs. Lobelius
1956 Det är aldrig för sent
1957 The Seventh Seal Karin
Encounters in the Twilight Alice Wiegel
A Dreamer's Journey Ziri Stuart
1958 Brink of Life Greta Ellius
We at Väddö Berit Sundberg
1967 Hugo and Josephine Josephine's mother
1968 The Corridor The mother
1977 Paradise Place Saga
1997 In the Presence of a Clown (TV film) Alma Berglund
2003 Tur & retur Greta
2011 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Isabella
2015 Holy Mess Gun-Britt

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Inga Landgré". Sveriges Radio. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Inga Landgré - skådespelare och spion". Sveriges Radio. 9 April 2009. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Generationer av erfarenhet har format henne". Svenska Dagbladet. 3 August 2004. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Inga Landgré". Swedish Film Database. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Poppe ändrade sitt testamente på sin dödsdag". Aftonbladet. 21 December 2000. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Gyllene regn på Guldbaggegalan". Swedish Film Database. Dagens Nyheter. 23 January 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2017.

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