Thorbjørn Harr is an actor with experience including The National Theatre, Jo Strømgren Kompani, the theatre sport group Teatersport Oslo plus movies and TV.
Thorbjørn Harr was born in 1974, and was "discovered in the school yard" when Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation was searching for actors for youth series.
He studied at The National Academy of Theatre (1997 – 2000), after which he started working for The National Theatre, where he has been since, interpreting roles as different as Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro, Tom in The Glass Menagerie, and Tommy in Pippi Longstocking.
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|Born||May 24, 1974|
Thorbjørn Harr also has taken part in several Jo Strømgren productions, including the movie Destination Moscow for which he was nominated for the Amanda Award for best leading actor.
I 2005 he got the honorary award of Per Aabel, and in 2009/2010 he received Norwegian Critics' Award for theatre for his acting in Chet spiller ikke her* (Chet doesn't play here) by Lars Saabye Christiansen, which he directed with Sofia Jupither, and for which he also got the NRK radio theatre award Blå fugl (literally: Blue Bird).
"With his obsession with Chet Baker as a backdrop, including the development of his own talent as a sax player, Thorbjørn Harr created a deeply moving Daniel, the musician who sacrifices everything for the music, for the few moments in the life of a musicians that are pure happiness - when the tone is the divinely pure, the perfect, the optimal and ultimate. He dies without knowing if he gets to experience it. And was it worth it? Was he good enough?
These are also as always the actor's questions to himself. And as a representative for what in the play is described as 'the rude and ungrateful predator who doesn't understand shit', I responded to the question like this in my review:
'Thorbjørn Harr tours the enormous text brilliantly - simply, directly, vocally well-phrased, ironically distanced - everything seemingly spontaneously, there and then. A technical tour de force, one he fills with intense unsentimental sensibility, in particular sincere in the songs, and with great humour. 'Quiet, slow and suitable', which is the playwright's definition of 'cool', and 'cool' is the very definition of Chet Baker'."
Read the speech in full (Norwegian only) here.
Thorbjørn Harr was nominated for The Hedda Award 2012 in the category of best leading actor for the role of Leon in Orphans, directed by Terje Strømdahl, National at Torshov.
The complete ensemble of Ti liv* (Ten lives) was also nominated for The Hedda Award 2011 in the category of special artistic achievement.Onstage were Mariann Hole, Jan Gunnar Røise, Thorbjørn Harr, Anders Mordal og Ket Lødemel.
The Hedda Awards, 29.05.2012, http://heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?&mid=1031&aid=1030
Norwegian Critics' Association, kritikerlaget.no. 20.09.2011, http://www.kritikerlaget.no/pages/nor/538-teaterkritikerprisen_20092010_til_thorbjoern_harr
The National Theatre, www.nationaltheatret.no, 13.02.2013, http://fdb.nationaltheatret.no/S%C3%B8k/tabid/57/ctl/PlayView/mid/374/oppsetningId/0c804465-1281-4ff9-b03d-5fcd848dd56d/Default.aspx
*Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.
1997-2000 BA Acting,The Faculty of Performing Arts,Oslo National Academy of the Arts
|A Doll's House (The National TheatreThe Torshov Theatre)||September 9, 2020||Actor (Krogstad)|
|Terje Vigen (The National Theatre)||2020||Actor|
|Cleansed (The National Theatre)||September 1, 2017||Actor (Graham)|
|The Decameron (The National Theatre)||January 25, 2017||Actor|
|Blå Matematikk (Harr & Hartberg)||June 18, 2016||Actor, Singer|
|The Fussy Man (The National Theatre)||January 14, 2016||Actor (Oldfux, en eventyrer)|
|Kafka feat. Röyksopp ()||2015||Actor, Adapted by, Main producer|
|Julemiddag* (Christmas Dinner) (The National Theatre)||Navember 14, 2014||Actor (Løytnant Heinrich / Kjell Justnæs 2020), Actor (Ragnar Eilertsen / Sander Huuse 2015, 2017 og 2018)|
|Sonnets (The National Theatre)||February 12, 2014||Actor|
|deLillos - Livet er en liten dings (The National Theatre)||March 16, 2013||Actor|
|Collaborators (The National Theatre)||January 12, 2013||Actor (Vladimir)|
|A Behanding in Spokane (The National TheatreThe Torshov Theatre)||March 24, 2012||Actor|
|Jåtåkdag* (Yysplyseday) (The National TheatreThe Torshov Theatre)||January 28, 2012||Actor, Script, Direction|
|Orphans (The National TheatreThe Torshov Theatre)||Navember 9, 2011||Actor (Leon)|
|Chet spiller ikke her* (Chet doesn't play here) (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's radio drama division)||Navember 8, 2011||Musician, Performer|
|Kafka (The National TheatreThe Torshov Theatre)||September 1, 2011||Actor|
|Ti liv* (Ten lives) (The Torshov TheatreThe National Theatre)||April 9, 2011||Actor|
|Endelig skjer det noe* (Finally something happens) (The National TheatreThe Torshov Theatre)||February 5, 2011||Actor|
|Mr. Kolpert (The National TheatreThe Torshov Theatre)||Navember 20, 2010||Actor (Ralf)|
|A Doll's House (The National Theatre)||August 27, 2010||Actor (Torvald Helmer)|
|Fanny and Alexander (The National Theatre)||Navember 7, 2009||Actor (Aron, Jacobis søstersønn)|
|Pinocchio (The National Theatre)||October 3, 2009||Actor (Reven / Politi / Rolf / Hvalen - alternerte med Skolmen)|
|Chet spiller ikke her* (Chet doesn't play here) (The National TheatreThe Torshov Theatre)||September 2, 2009||Actor (Daniel), Direction, Adapted by|
|A Midsummer Night's Dream (The National Theatre)||March 28, 2009||Actor (Theseva/ Oberon)|
|Misantropen (The National TheatreThe Torshov Theatre)||March 27, 2009||Actor|
|TeatersportOslo* (TheatresportsOslo) (Teatersport Oslo)||Navember 15, 2008||Actor (improvisatør)|
|The Animals in the Hunchback Wood (The National Theatre)||October 18, 2008||Actor (Morten, en arbeidssom mus)|
|Brand (The National TheatreBergen International Festival)||May 22, 2008||Actor (Einar, en maler)|
|Erasmus Montanus (The National Theatre)||August 30, 2007||Actor (Jacob, Erasmus´ bror)|
|The Glass Menagerie (The National Theatre)||March 24, 2007||Actor (Tom Wingfield)|
|Growth of the Soil (The National Theatre)||February 14, 2007||Actor (Sivert)|
|Folk og røvere i Kardemomme by (The National Theatre)||October 28, 2006||Actor (Jesper)|
|The Master Builder (The National Theatre)||August 26, 2006||Actor (Ragnar Brovik 2006)|
|Pippi Longstocking (The National Theatre)||Navember 26, 2005||Actor (Tommy )|
|Sleep (The National Theatre)||August 25, 2005||Actor (Den andre unge mannen)|
|Albert Speer (The National Theatre)||March 12, 2005||Actor (Albert Speer (den yngre) / Albert Speer jr.)|
|The Pretenders (The National TheatreThe Royal Danish TheatreThe Royal Dramatic Theatre)||January 5, 2005||Actor (Håkon Håkonssøn - overtok rollen, spilte alle forestillingene i Oslo)|
|Reisen til Julestjernen (The National Theatre)||October 30, 2004||Actor (Ole)|
|John Gabriel Borkman (The National Theatre)||August 26, 2004||Actor (Erhart Borkman)|
|Figaro (The National Theatre)||March 19, 2004||Actor (Figaro)|
|Jeppe of the Hill (The National Theatre)||December 6, 2003||Actor (Mads Degn / Sekretær / En mann)|
|The Animals in the Hunchback Wood (The National Theatre)||October 18, 2003||Actor (Klatremus, trubadur)|
|The Celebration (The National Theatre)||September 12, 2003||Actor (Lars, tjener)|
|Destination Moscow (Nordisk Film AS)||August 2003||Actor|
|Antikvariatet (The National Theatre)||February 28, 2003||Actor (Den finske vikaren)|
|Mikromani (The National Theatre)||January 25, 2003||Actor (Jon)|
|Risk (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's radio drama division)||2003||Actor (Mattis)|
|When We Dead Awaken (The National TheatreThe Torshov Theatre)||September 4, 2002||Actor (Bjørnejegeren - alternerte med Gundersen)|
|The Pianist (The National TheatreJo Strømgren KompaniThe Torshov Theatre)||March 14, 2002||Actor (Den tidligere leieboeren Harald)|
|Twelfth Night or What You Will (The National Theatre)||February 9, 2002||Actor (Valentin, Orsinos venn / 1. politikonstabel)|
|There (Jo Strømgren Kompani)||April 18, 2001||Actor|
|Reisen til Julestjernen (The National Theatre)||Navember 14, 2000||Actor (Ole)|
|The League of Youth (The National Theatre)||August 31, 2000||Actor (Erik Bratsberg, grosserer)|
|Julesport (Teatersport Oslo)||December 17, 1993||Actor|
|Teatersport (Teatersport Oslo)||February 20, 1993||Actor|
|Karl Eugen Olsen fra Vika (Bryggeteatret)||September 2, 1989||Actor (Karl Eugen, som barn - alternerte med Johan Chr. Novsjø)|
|Jåtåkdag* (Yysplyseday)||Script||– Author|
- The Telenor International Culture Prize AKA Boundless communication 2010 - Telenors kulturpris
- The Telenor International Culture Prize AKA Boundless communication 2009 - Telenors kulturpris
- The Telenor International Culture Prize AKA Boundless communication 2008 - Telenors kulturpris 2008
- The Telenor International Culture Prize AKA Boundless communication 2007 - Telenors kulturpris 2007
- The Telenor International Culture Prize AKA Boundless communication 2005 - Telenors kulturpris 2005