Marie Blokhus is an actress, who completed her studies at The National Academy of Theatre in Oslo in 2010. She was immediately hired by The Norwegian Theatre, where she has now steady employment.
Marie Blokhus was born in Bodø, where she as a teenager was selected for the role as the daughter by a psychotic mother, by her own psychiatrist mother with an interest for amateur theatre. The role captured her, and after studying drama at an upper secondary school in Mo I Rana she worked for Nordland Theatre for five years. During the time she studied at Oslo National Academy of the Arts she established the independent theatre company The rooster that was sacrificed to the Greek God of healing & medicine with four of her fellow students.
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Marie Blokhus was nominated for The Hedda Award 2013 in the best leading actress category, for the roles of Anne in Over open avgrunn* (Across the abyss) by Tarjei Vesaas, directed by Uwe Cramer, The Norwegian Theatre and Una in Blackbird by David Harrower, directed by Kim Sørensen, The Norwegian Touring Theatre.
She won The Hedda Award 2015 in the best leading actress category for the role of Allis in The Bird Tribunal, The Norwegian Theatre 2015.
The Hedda Jury gave the following reason:
"The winner of The Hedda Award in the best leading actress category shows a rare courage, and a rare ability, to bare herself in the character she portrays. She gets the award for an extraordinarily nuanced interpretation of a character's inner thoughts and emotions. This bears witness to not only a deep understanding of the character she brings to life, but also proves a particular ability to be honest and open in conveying it.
The best leading actress award goes to Marie Blokhus."
During her years at The Norwegian Theatre she has taken part in productions such as The Sorrows of Young Werther (2010), Pains of Youth (2011), Mourning Becomes Electra (2012) and Over open avgrunn (2013). She acted the title role of Hamlet in 2014.
Marie Blokhus is married to fellow actor Frank Kjosås.
The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 10.06.2013, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1176
The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306
The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 21.06.2015, http://heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1367
*Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.
Oslo National Academy of the Arts, The National Academy of Theatre, 2007–2010.