Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Erland Josephson R.I.P.

Erland Josephson, who collaborated with director Ingmar Bergman on many films, passed on 25 February 2012 at the age of 88.

Erland Josephson was born on 15 June 1923 in Stockholm, Sweden. He developed an interest in acting while very young. He was only 16 years old when he appeared in a production of  The Merchant of Venice directed by Ingmar Bergman. He went on to appear in several more stage productions directed by Mr. Bergman throughout the Forties and Fifties.

Mr. Josephson made his first appearance on film in Bergman's Det regnar på vår kärlek (1946). From the late Forties into the Fifties he appeared in such films as Eva (1948), Till glädje (1950), Sceningång (1956), Nära live (1958), Som man bäddar... (1958), and Ansiktet (1958). From the Sixties into the Seventies he appeared in such films as Vargtimmen (1968), Flickorna (1968), Eva - den utstötta (1969), Viskningar och rop (1972), Scener ur ett äktenskap (1973), Ansikte mot ansikte (1976), Al di là del bene e del male (1977), En och en (1978), Höstsonaten (1979), and Kärleken (1980).  Mr. Josephson appeared in the TV series Röda rummet. He was the head of the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Sweden from 1966 to 1975.

From the Eighties into the Naughts Erland Josephson appeared in such films as Montenegro (1982),Variola vera (1982), Fanny och Alexander (1982), Eva (1983), Angelas krig (1984), De flyvende djævle (1985), Saving Grace (1986), Offret (1986), The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988), God afton, Herr Wallenberg - En Passionshistoria från verkligheten (1990), Prospero's Books (1991), Zabraneniat plod (1994), Pakten (1995), Magnetisörens femte vinter (1999), Trolösa (2000), Nu (2003), and Wellkåmm to Verona (2006). He appeared in the TV shows Il generale and Il giudice istruttore.

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