Maryon Eilertsen

Maryon Eilertsen (born in Svolvær in 1950, died in Tromsø January 24 2015) was a Norwegian actress. She was first employed at The Arctic Theatre in 1977, and she worked for the theatre until her death, except for two years as a freelance actor in Oslo (1984-1986) and two years as the artistic director of Haugesund Theatre (1993-1995).


(Objekt ID 10024)
Object type Person
Born 1950 (dead January 24, 2015)
Functions Actor
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Female
Member of The Norwegian Actors’ Equity Association/NAEA
Adresse Tromsø, Norway
Website Hålogaland Teater, IMDb, STORE NORSKE LEKSIKON

At The Arctic Theatre, Maryon Eilertsen played leading parts in plays like Further than the Furthest Thing, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Hiroshima Mon Amour and Diary for a Dead Husband. During the last years of her career, Eilertsen interpreted roles in productions including I dag og i morgen* (Today and Tomorrow), Cabaret, Under Skruen* (Beneath the Screw), Peer and Misery. One of the highlights of her career was the monologue production Freak Mother by Franca Rame and Dario Fo, which she performed more than 200 times all over Norway during the 1980es. Freak Mother was restaged the autumn of 2014, and became Eilertsen's last assignment prior to her death in January 2015.

The autumn of 2010 Eilertsen took part in A Dream Play by August Strindberg and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.


The Arctic Theatre,, 10.12.2010,

Store Norske Leksikon,, 19.09.2017,

*Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.


1970-1974   Study in acting, The National Academy of Theatre, Oslo.

Ex.phil and studies in psychology at The University of Bergen.

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