Liv UllmannAlso known as: Liv Johanne Ullmann
Liv Johanne Ullmann (born December 16 1938 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Norwegian actress, writer and director.
Liv Ullmann is among the most famous actors in Norwegian history, with a successful stage career in Norway, Sweden, Europe, America and Australia, two Oscar nominations and more than 40 movies in many countries. She is also a highly profiled director of movies and theatre, and a brave debater of humanitarian, political and cultural issues.
In Norway Liv Ullmann has worked for the following theatres: Rogaland Theatre, The Norwegian Theatre, The National Theatre, Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), Victoria Teater and The Norwegian Touring Theatre.
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|Also known as||Liv Johanne Ullmann|
|Born||December 16, 1938|
|Functions||Author, Director, Actor|
Liv Ullmann's parents were the engineer Erik Viggo Ullmann (1907–45) and the bookseller Janna Erbe Lund (1910–96).
She has been married to the doctor Hans Jakob "Jappe" Stang (from 1960 to 1969), a live-in partner 1965–70 of director and playwright Ingmar Bergman, and married to business man Donald Saunders, USA (1985-1995). The writer Linn Ullmann is her daughter with Ingmar Bergman.
Liv Ullmann is an officer of the French Order of Arts and Letters. She is an honourable citizen of the city of Trondheim, and an honourable member of The Norwegian Actors' Equity Association. She is a recipient of the Peer Gynt statuette (1973), the honourable Amanda (1992), the culture award of Anders Jahre called Anders Jahres kulturpris (1996), the honourable award of Arts Council Norway (1997) and the Aamot statuette (2000). She was appointed Knight, First Class of The Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olaf in 1977, got the Commander's Cross of the same order in 1994 and was named Commander with Star in 2005. She has honourable doctorates at several universities and has received a long number of international honours.
In Norwegian theatres she has acted in Ibsen's Peer Gynt, Brand, The Pretenders, A Doll's House, Rosmersholm and The Lady from the Sea; Undset's Kristin Lavransdatter, Brecht's Mother Courage; Shakespeare's Ophelia in Hamlet and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and Eugene O'Neill's Mary Tyrone in Long Day's Journey into Night and Rosie in Moon for the Misbegotten, among other plays.
Her international stage roles include, among others, Eliza in Pygmalion (Sweden) and the main part of Richard Rogers musical I Remember Mama (Broadway), Nora in A Doll's House (Broadway) and Cocteau's monologue The Human Voice (Australia), and the title role of Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie (Broadway).
Ullmann made her movie debut in the Norwegian movie Fjols til fjells (literally: Fools in the Mountains) (1957). She has made her mark in Norwegian film through The Wayward Girl (1959), Tonny (1963) and An-Magritt (1969), among other movies. She became world famous for her efforts in Ingmar Bergman's movies and TV series, from Persona (1966), via Hour of the Wolf (1968), Shame (1968), The Passion of Anna (1969), Cries and Whispers (1972), Scenes from a Marriage (1973), Face to Face (1975) and The Serpent's Egg (1977), to Autumn Sonata (1978) and Saraband (2003). She has also made her mark in films by Jan Troell, The Emigrants (1971) and The New Land (1972).
For her film work she has been nominated to all important movie awards, and her awards include, among others, the Swedish Guldbagge Award (1969), the Italian award David di Donatello (1979, 1987), Golden Globe (1973), the American movie critics' award called NFSC (1969, 1971, 1973) and the New York movie critics' award called NYFCC (1973, 1974, 1977).
Among her directorial work can the following be mentioned; Sofie (1992), Kristin Lavransdatter (1995) and Faithless (2000) plus the TV series Private Confessions (1996), and the theatre production A Streetcar Named Desire with Cate Blanchett as Blanche (Sydney Theatre Company 2009).
Read more about the long career of Liv Ullmann (link in Norwegian only) at the Norwegian encyclopaedia Store norske leksikon.
|The American Moth (winter guests)||May 26, 2021||Performer|
|Liv (The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret)The National Theatre)||September 28, 2019||Performer|
|Private Confessions (The National TheatreThe Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret))||January 9, 2016||Direction, Dramatised by|
|Uncle Vanya (The National Theatre)||February 16, 2013||Direction, Adapted by|
|Long Day's Journey into Night (The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret))||September 1, 2010||Actor (Mary Cavan Tyrone)|
|Vandreren Ole Bull (Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre))||May 4, 2002||Actor (Forteller)|
|Dagskilje (The Norwegian Theatre)||October 10, 1998||Direction, Adapted by|
|Private Lives ()||September 3, 1990||Actor (Amanda Prynne)|
|Mother Courage and Her children (The Norwegian Theatre)||April 11, 1986||Actor (Anna Fierling, forretningskvinne, kalla Mor Courage)|
|Jenny (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's TV drama division)||September 20, 1983||Actor (Jenny)|
|Fruen fra havet (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's TV drama division)||Navember 6, 1979||Actor (Elida Wangel)|
|Rosmersholm (Trøndelag Theatre)||February 3, 1978||Actor (Rebekka West )|
|A Moon for the Misbegotten (Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre))||February 11, 1976||Actor (Josie Hogan)|
|A Doll's House (The Norwegian Theatre)||January 24, 1974||Actor (Nora)|
|Brand (The Norwegian Theatre)||February 16, 1973||Actor (Agnes)|
|Britannicus (The National Theatre)||February 20, 1971||Actor (Junia, Britannicus´ elskede)|
|Cocktailparty (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's TV drama division)||September 5, 1967||Actor (Celia Coplestone)|
|Seks personer søker en forfatter (The National Theatre)||April 1, 1967||Actor (Stedatteren)|
|The Witch (The National Theatre)||January 19, 1967||Actor (Anne Pedersdotter)|
|Quinder, kvinder, kvinner (The National Theatre)||Navember 12, 1966||Actor|
|Den ytste dagen (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's radio drama division)||September 8, 1966||Actor (Siv, ei ung tenestejente)|
|En hyggelig fyr (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's TV drama division)||May 3, 1966||Actor (Mabel)|
|Smeltedigelen (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's TV drama division)||August 31, 1965||Actor (Mary Warren)|
|Saint Joan (The National Theatre)||January 28, 1965||Actor (Jeanne)|
|Romeo and Juliet (The National Theatre)||September 30, 1964||Actor (Julie, Capulets datter)|
|Herr Puntila og drengen hans (The Norwegian Theatre)||March 6, 1964||Actor (Eva Puntila, dotter av godseigaren)|
|Onkel Vanja (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's TV drama division)||September 26, 1963||Actor (Sonja)|
|Faust (The National Theatre)||September 6, 1963||Actor (Margarete)|
|Ungen (The Norwegian Theatre)||February 5, 1963||Actor (Milja)|
|Fellow Man (The Norwegian Theatre)||January 2, 1963||Actor (Ragnhild, kona til Håkon)|
|Peer Gynt (The Norwegian Theatre)||September 3, 1962||Actor (Solveig i 1962)|
|Brennande mørke (The Norwegian Theatre)||March 12, 1962||Actor (Juana)|
|The Caucasian Chalk Circle (The Norwegian Theatre)||January 14, 1962||Actor (Agronomen / Grusje)|
|Prosessen mot Jesus (The Norwegian Theatre)||September 10, 1961||Actor (Maria)|
|Mannen som kom (The Norwegian Theatre)||October 6, 1960||Actor (Silvia)|
|Kongsemnene (Rogaland Theatre)||1960||Actor (Margrete)|
|Hamlet (Rogaland Theatre)||October 23, 1959||Actor (Ophelia, datter av Polonius)|
|Finn veien, engel (Rogaland Theatre)||April 2, 1959||Actor (Florry Mangle, gjest i pensjonatet Dixieland)|
|Kristin Lavransdatter - The Wreath (Rogaland Theatre)||January 16, 1959||Actor (Kristin Lavransdatter)|
|Flyktningen (Rogaland Theatre)||1959||Actor (Grensevaktens kone)|
|Insektliv (Rogaland Theatre)||September 5, 1958||Actor (Larven til rovhvepsen / 1. døgnflue)|
|Du kan ikke ta det med deg (Rogaland Theatre)||May 13, 1958||Actor (Alice)|
|Carousel (Rogaland Theatre)||April 7, 1958||Actor (Søster Jenny)|
|The Diary of Anne Frank (Rogaland Theatre)||October 23, 1957||Actor (Anne Frank)|
|Det lykkelige valg (Rogaland Theatre)||September 14, 1957||Actor (En pike)|
|Jomfru Hook von Holland (Det Nye Teater)||May 15, 1957||Singer|
|Sjarmøren (Det Nye Teater)||April 30, 1957||Actor (Stuepiken)|
- Oslo bys kulturpris 2013 - Oslo bys kulturpris
- Oslo bys kulturpris 2012 - Oslo bys kulturpris
- The Telenor International Culture Prize AKA Boundless communication 2009 - Telenors kulturpris
- Norsk kulturråds ærespris 1997 - Norsk kulturråds ærespris 1997
- Anders Jahres kulturpris 1996 - Anders Jahres kulturpris 1996
- Trondheim kommunes Kulturpris 1987 - Trondheim kommunes Kulturpris