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Also Known As: Knut Gunner Johansson, Knut Bjornstrand Died: May 24, 1986
Born: November 13, 1909 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Sweden Profession: actor

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Understated lead and character player in films by virtually every major postwar Swedish director, particularly Ingmar Bergman. Bjornstrand appeared in more than 15 Bergman films between "It Rains On Our Love" (1946) and "Fanny and Alexander" (1982); the collaboration peaked in the mid-1950s with Bjornstrand playing elder gentlemen opposite various younger women in "Secrets of Woman" (1952), "Dreams" and "Smiles of a Summer Night" (both 1955). He was a classmate of Ingrid Bergman at Stockholm's famed Royal Dramatic Theater School.

Understated lead and character player in films by virtually every major postwar Swedish director, particularly Ingmar Bergman. Bjornstrand appeared in more than 15 Bergman films between "It Rains On Our Love" (1946) and "Fanny and Alexander" (1982); the collaboration peaked in the mid-1950s with Bjornstrand playing elder gentlemen opposite various younger women in "Secrets of Woman" (1952), "Dreams" and "Smiles of a Summer Night" (both 1955). He was a classmate of Ingrid Bergman at Stockholm's famed Royal Dramatic Theater School.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Avskedet (1983) Grandpa
2.
 Fanny and Alexander (1982) Filip Landahl
3.
 Charlotte Lowenskold (1979) Forsius--The Dean; Vicar
4.
 Autumn Sonata (1978) Paul
5.
 Tabu (1977) Madame Councillor
6.
 Ansikte mot ansikte (1976) Grandfather
7.
 Pistolen (1973) Alicia'S Friend
8.
 The Ritual (1970) Hans Winkelmann
9.
 Girls, The (1968) Hugo; Magistrate
10.
 Here's Your Life (1968) Lundgren
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Worked as film extra, then mostly in theater until the late 1930s
1931:
Film acting debut in "Pour mon coeur et ses millions" (France)
1946:
First appearance in an Ingmar Bergman film, "Det regnar pa var stangd/It Rains On Our Love"; subsequently appeared in more than 15 Bergman films through "Fanny and Alexander" (1982)

Education

Royal Dramatic Theater School: -

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wife:
Lillie Lundahl. Actor.

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father:
Oscar Johansson. Actor. Born in 1865; died in 1943.

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