Bernhard Ramstad

Bernhard Ramstad (born in Oslo December 29 1946) is a Norwegian actor, director and former artistic director. Ramstad made his debut as an actor in 1966, at Trøndelag Theatre, where he was an employee 1968–70 and 1981–84 and where he, among other things, staged productions for children and performed in Patrick Süskind's one-man show The Double Bass. In 1970–71 he was connected to The National Theatre. In 1971–77 he was among the driving forces behind Hålogaland Theatre, and in 1977–86 he was an employeatif Telemark Theatre (now called Ibsen Theatre).

Ramstad returned to Hålogaland Theatre 1986–89 as the theatre's first artistic director, and he also performed in the theatre's production of Klaus Hagerup's Heartbreak Hotel.

From 1989 he has worked for The Norwegian Theatre, where he, among other things, have interpreted the father in Astrid Lindgren's Emil of Lönneberga, Ruckly in One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey and Ludvig in Norvald Tveit's Splint. He had several roles in Robert Wilson's production of Peer Gynt in 2005.


(Objekt ID 29462)
Object type Person
Functions Director, Actor, Theatre director
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Male

Bernhard Ramstad has had several movie roles after his debut in Under a Stone Sky (1974).

He was the leader of The Norwegian Actors' Equity Association 1994–99.

Bernhard Ramstad was named honorary member of The Norwegian Actors' Equity Association/NAEA in 2012.


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