Birgitte Victoria Svendsen

Birgitte Victoria Svendsen is a Norwegian actress, born December 14 1957.

Birgitte Victoria Svendsen was educated at The National Academy of Theatre. She was connected to Rogaland Theatre where she was, among other things, Juliet in Bentein Baardson's Romeo and Juliet in 1987.

In 1990 she came to Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) where she started her career by playing the coquettish and innocent Gwendolen in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. Throughout the years she has had many roles at Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), one can mention the title role of Yerma, Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Linda in Death of a Salesman.

She has also worked for The National Theatre, where she was Lady Chiltern in An Ideal Husband, and for The Norwegian Touring Theatre where she in 2008 alternated with Ellen Horn in the role of Mother Nille. She played the role of Mary Tyrone in Long Day's Journey into Night at Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre) in Molde the spring of 2009.


(Objekt ID 21434)
Object type Person
Born December 14, 1957
Functions Actor
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Female
Adresse Kastellveien 12, 1170 OSLO

Birgitte Victoria Svendsen got The Hedda Award 2009 in the category of best leading actress for the role of Mary Tyrone in Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill at Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre). The jury gave the following reason:

"The winner of the year is an experienced actress who over the years, nuanced and credible, has convinced in large as well as smaller roles, and who as elegantly masters the seriousness of the classics, the witty lines of the comedy and the playful exuberance of the revues.

This year she has met a new challenge, demanding all sides of her talent. Intuitively and sensitively she has given life to one of life's losers. Precisely and ruthlessly she has revealed the tragic everyday life of an elderly woman not mastering life, while, in using magical empathy, expressing the same woman's bare-naked humanity.

The award goes to Birgitte Victoria Svendsen for her moving interpretation of Mary Tyrone in Long Day's Journey into Night at Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre)."


The Hedda Award


The National Academy of Theatre