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Aksel Hennie

Aksel Hennie (born 29 October 1975) is a Norwegian actor, director and writer. He has acted in a number of successful Norwegian movies, and has received several awards. Hennie grew up in Lambertseter in Oslo. In his late teens he was sentenced for graffiti, and became an outcast in the community for confessing to the police. This personal story contributed much of the background for the movie Uno. The conviction against Hennie was in fact one of the first such cases in Norway. Hennie was admitted to the Norwegian National Academy of Theatre after applying four times. He graduated in 2001, and has since acted both at Teatret Vårt in Molde (2001–2002) and at Oslo Nye Teater (2002–), where he has been in plays such as Hamlet, and Kvinnen som giftet seg med en kalkun (English: The woman who married a turkey). His main success, however, has been as a film actor. He made his debut starring in the feature film Jonny Vang in 2003. Though the director, Jens Lien, originally thought Hennie was too young for the role, the actor convinced him he was the right man for the film. The same year he also acted in the movies Buddy and Ulvesommer, and the next year he made his debut as a director and writer with the movie Uno, in which he also acted. For this film Hennie, and his co-star Nicolai Cleve Broch, went into hard physical training for six months to perform convincingly as bodybuilders. He won the Amanda Award – the main Norwegian film award – for "Best Direction" for the movie Uno in 2005, and that same year he was also among the nominees for "Best Actor" and "Best Film". He also won an Amanda award as "Best Actor" for the movie Jonny Vang in 2003. He was named one of European films "Shooting Stars" by European Film Promotion in 2004. In 2001 he was also named "Theatre talent of the year" by the newspaper Dagbladet. In 2008 Hennie starred in the movie Max Manus, where he played the role of the Norwegian war hero by that name. The movie had a large budget by Norwegian standards, and was met with great expectations. His next upcoming international film is Age of Heroes, a world war 2 movie primarily shot in Norway starring Sean Bean and Danny Dyer. Description above from the Wikipedia article Aksel Hennie, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Oct 29, 1975 In Oslo, Norway
Movie/TV Credits:
29
First Appeared:
In the movie Bloody Angels 1998-12-26
Latest Project:
Movie The Doorman 2020-10-01
Known For
Poster of Twigson the Explorer
Poster of Kurt Turns Evil
Poster of Tell Me Not to Worry
Poster of Guggen: The Big Cheese

Aksel Hennie Movies Filmography

Movie
The Doorman
Borz 2020-10-01
Series
White Wall
Lars 2020-09-20
Movie
Congo
Joshua French 2018-10-26
Movie
The Cloverfield Paradox
Volkov 2018-02-04
Movie
Twigson the Explorer
Twigson (voice) 2017-11-17
Series
Nobel
Erling Riiser 2016-09-25
Movie
The Long Way Home: Making 'The Martian'
Himself 2016-06-07
Movie
The Martian
Alex Vogel 2015-09-30
Series
ARES: live
Alex Vogel 2015-06-07
Movie
Last Knights
Gezza Mott 2015-04-03
Movie
Hercules
Tydeus 2014-07-23
Movie
Pioneer
Petter 2013-08-30
Movie
90 Minutes
Trond 2012-09-21
Movie
Headhunters
Roger Brown 2011-08-04
Movie
A Somewhat Gentle Man
Samen 2010-03-19
Movie
Kurt Turns Evil
Bud / Barnehagebarn (voice) 2009-03-25
Movie
Max Manus: Man of War
Max Manus 2008-12-18
Movie
Through a Glass, Darkly
Ariel 2008-10-17
Movie
Cold Lunch
Christer 2008-02-01
Movie
Hawaii, Oslo
Trygve 2004-09-24
Movie
Uno
David 2004-09-10
Movie
Cry in the Woods
Stefan 2004-04-02
Movie
Tell Me Not to Worry
Smith (voice) 2004-03-22
Movie
Buddy
Geir 2003-08-29
Movie
Wolf Summer
Pål 2003-02-28
Movie
Jonny Vang
Jonny Vang 2003-02-14
Movie
Anolit
Stefan 2002-12-10
Movie
Guggen: The Big Cheese
(voice) 2002-10-22
Movie
Bloody Angels
Arnt-Olaf 1998-12-26