Krister Henriksson

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Krister Henriksson

Krister Henriksson at the "Friday for Freedom" in Stockholm
BornJan Krister Allan Henriksson
(1946-11-12) 12 November 1946 (age 65)
Grisslehamn, Sweden
Occupationactor
Years active1972–present
Partner(s)Cecilia Nilsson
 
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Krister Henriksson

Krister Henriksson at the "Friday for Freedom" in Stockholm
BornJan Krister Allan Henriksson
(1946-11-12) 12 November 1946 (age 65)
Grisslehamn, Sweden
Occupationactor
Years active1972–present
Partner(s)Cecilia Nilsson

Jan Krister Allan Henriksson (born 12 November 1946) is a Swedish actor. He is best known for playing Kurt Wallander in a series of television films based on the novels by Henning Mankell.

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Biography

Henriksson was born in Grisslehamn, and made his breakthrough in 1973 at Stockholm City Theatre with the lead role in Peer Gynt. In 1993 he joined the cast of the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm. In 1997 he was honoured with the Eugene O'Neill Award and he has twice received the Swedish Film Award Guldbagge for the best male lead. In 1998 for his portrayal of a cancer-stricken actor in the film Veranda för en tenor, and in 2005 for Sex, hope and love. Both films were directed by Lisa Ohlin. He also received the Swedish Theatre Award Guldmasken for the one-man play Doktor Glass of Hjalmar Söderberg in 2007.

He is co-owner of Vasateatern in Stockholm and taught at the Stockholm School of Theater Scenic Design.

Henriksson lives with the Swedish actress Cecilia Nilsson in Stockholm. He has two daughters and a son.

Selected filmography

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