Herman Bernhoft

Herman Bernhoft is a Norwegian actor.

Herman Bernhoft was born in 1981, and in 2010 he finished his four year long education at The National Academy of Theatre, Oslo National Academy of the Arts. He made his debut the autumn of 2010 in Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre) in Hele Norges Bennus! (All of Norway's Bennus!) and the spring of 2011 he played Osvald in German Uwe Cramer’s interpretation of Ibsen's Ghosts.

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


(Objekt ID 16005)
Object type Person
Functions Actor
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Male
Adresse Molde, Norway

Herman Bernhoft won The Hedda Award in the category of best supporting actor in 2011, for the role of Osvald in Ibsen s Ghosts. The reason from the jury went as follows:

"This year's winner completed his education the spring of 2010, and the same autumn he made his debut in a rampant comedy. Thus he can be said to belong to the category 'until now relatively unknown young actor'.

The more exciting it is that he already has managed to provide a new and consistent interpretation of one of the most familiar characters of our classical repertoire, an original, physical interpretation clearly conveying why Ibsen chose to call his play Ghosts.

In tight and fateful interaction with Vivi Sunde's Mrs. Alving in Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre) in Molde, the winner of the year has created a modern, hungry for life, temperamental and extrovert, but also desperate and condemned Osvald.

The award for best supporting actor goes to Herman Bernhoft."


The Hedda Award

Involved in productions (20)
Title Premiere Role
Nei (Oslo National Academy of the Arts) March 10, 2020 Counsellor
Alice in Wonderland (The National Theatre) October 11, 2019 Actor (Den hvite kaninen)
Goliath (Vega Scene AS) December 1, 2018 Actor (Goliat)
Aniara (The National TheatreThe Torshov Theatre) April 19, 2018 Actor
UFO-bygda* (The UFO village) (The National TheatreThe Torshov Theatre) January 26, 2018 Co-creator, Actor
1984 (The National TheatreThe Torshov Theatre) Navember 4, 2017 Actor (Parsons)
Journey to the World Under Ground (The National TheatreThe Torshov Theatre) September 5, 2017 Actor
Nostalgi 2175 (The National TheatreThe Torshov Theatre) March 31, 2017 Actor (Barnet)
R.U.R. - Rossums Universal-Roboter (The National TheatreThe Torshov Theatre) January 13, 2017 Actor (Harry Domin, Primus)
Hedda Gabler (Teater Innlandet) September 24, 2015 Actor
Dei ugudelege* (The Godless) (The Norwegian TheatreThe rooster that was sacrificed to the Greek God of healing & medicine) January 25, 2014 Actor
The Diary of Anne Frank (The National Stage) September 14, 2013 Actor (Peter)
Til Kongo (Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre)) August 30, 2012 Actor
Minus Two (The National Theatre) October 15, 2011 Actor (Legen / Danseren / Mannen / Skuespilleren 2015)
Time and the Room (The Norwegian Theatre) September 17, 2011 Actor (Frank Arnold)
Du er Knut* (You are Knut) (The rooster that was sacrificed to the Greek God of healing & medicine) August 26, 2011 Actor, Co-creator
Ghosts (Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre)) March 11, 2011 Actor (Osvald Alving)
Hele Norges Bennus (Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre)) September 24, 2010 Actor
Enn om vi kledde fjellet? (Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre)) 2010 Actor
Jungelboken () Actor