Ingar Helge Gimle

Ingar Helge Gimle (born 1956) is a Norwegian actor.

Ingar Helge Gimle is from Oslo and graduated from The National Academy of Theatre in 1982. He became an employee of Trøndelag Theatre in 1985, and his roles at this theatre include the crywolf in the musical Four legs good - two legs baaad! after George Orwell's novel Animal Farm.

Four years later he started working for Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) (The Brothers Karamazov and A Streetcar Named Desire), and in 1996 he moved on to The National Theatre, where the productions he has taken part in include Killer Joe (1997), Hamlet (1998), A Doll's House (1999), The Vikings at Helgeland (2002), Terrorism (2004), Servant of Two Masters (2006).


(Objekt ID 4147)
Object type Person
Born September 28, 1956
Functions Actor
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Male

Ingar Helge Gimle won The Hedda Award 2013 in the best leading actor category for the role of Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, directed by Runar Hodne, Trøndelag Theatre.

The Hedda jury gave the following reason:

"This year's award goes to an actor with a long record from Norwegian theatre, film and TV. To him it is as natural to perform for adults and children, in classics and contemporary drama, in tragedies and comedies. In this year's role the award winner provided in a particular and present way an intense insight into a man's world, not least his dream world. In an impressive, near disturbing way he proved how his character reacted in an extreme life situation, in relation to himself and the people closest to him. Through intense and quiet acting the award winner awoke the compassion of his audience, when he in an extraordinarily convincing and strong way presented the heavy destiny of his character. This year's best leading actor award goes to Ingar Helge Gimle."

Ingar Helge Gimle made his movie debut as early as 1986 in the comedy movie The Plastic Bag. Since then we have seen him in films including Uro (Disturbance)Wolf SummerAn Ordinary Day at Work, and Absolute Hangover. He won Amanda awards for the two latter and the Norwegian comedy award Komiprisen in 2009 for Boeing Boeing.


The Hedda Award,, 10.06.2013,

The National Theatre,