Lars Funderud Johannessen

Lars Funderud Johannessen (born November 20 1973) is a Norwegian actor.

Johannessen has worked for several Norwegian theatres, including Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre) in Molde, where he was an employee for two years. Here the productions he took part in include The Taming of the Shrew and Richard III. He visited Agder Theatre where he took part in productions including The Conquest of the South Pole, The Fussy Man, Over Kvåsen and The Accidental Death of an Anarchist. He has acted in Brageteatret's productions The Getaway Car and The Runner, The Norwegian Touring Theatre's production of The Tinderbox, plus the production Innhentet (The title has a double meaning, and can be translated as Brought in as well as Caught up with) at Bergen International Festival. Lars Funderud Johannessen also has worked for The Norwegian Theatre and Rogaland Theatre.


(Objekt ID 4615)
Object type Person
Born Navember 20, 1973
Functions Actor
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Male

In addition Lars Funderud Johannessen has acted in several TV and movie productions, and he may be best known for the role of the developmentally impaired young man Kjell Magne in The Seven Sistersat TV 2 (1996–1998).

The complete ensembles of the productions The Lady from the Sea and Perplex at Rogaland Theatre won The Hedda Award 2014 in the special artistic achievement category. Lars Funderud Johannessen acted in The Lady from the Sea, collaborating with Nina Ellen Ødegård, Helga Guren, Cato Skimten Storengen, Glenn André Kaada and Ingrid Rusten. In Perplex the performers were Ingrid Rusten, Ragnhild Mønnes, Svein Solenes and Øystein Martinsen.

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason:

"The jury is free to decide if to give out a Hedda Award in the special artistic achievement category. This year the jury wishes to do so. The award doesn't go to a director, stage designer or playwright. Nor is it given to a single actor. Based on two productions at one and the same theatre the award goes to the full cast for their ensemble play.

The jury wants to honour the interaction between actors; the collective process lifting the individual's strong performance to theatre experiences of particular quality and value. One of the productions is a classic, the other a modern play. In both cases we found in the interaction a clarity and a naturalism demanding generosity and a feeling of security in the cast. This collective is a condition for the theatre.

The special artistic achievement award goes to the full ensembles of the productions The Lady from the Sea and Perplex at Rogaland Theatre."


Rogaland Theatre,, 06.12.2011,

The Hedda Award 2014,, 16.06.2014,

Wikipedia,, 06.11.2011,


2003: Educated as an actor at Circle in the Square Theater School, New York