Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson

Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson is an award-winning Icelandic stage and film actor who starred in and co-wrote 2011's Either Way, Ragnar Bragason's Metalhead and Baltasar Kormákur's The Deep.

Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson
Born1976 (age 43–44)
Alma materIceland Academy of the Arts
OccupationActor, writer
Years active2006-
AwardsNomination, 2014 Edda Award, Supporting Actor of the Year for Metalhead

Nomination, 2012 Edda Award, Actor of the Year for Either Way

Nomination, 2012 Nordic Council Film Prize for Either Way


Gunnarsson stars in the film Rams which premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.[1] He also stars in the American film Autumn Lights.[2][3].

He has also starred in television: he played Valdi in the Icelandic crime mini-series Stella Blómkvist, and appeared in the second episode of the first season of the American IFC satirical series Documentary Now!

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ "2015 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  2. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (5 June 2014). "Autumn Lights on in Iceland". Deadline Hollywood.
  3. ^ DeFore, John (22 September 2014). "'Metalhead' ('Malmhaus'): Helsinki Review". The Hollywood Reporter.

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