Anders Mordal is a Norwegian actor and director.
Anders Mordal was born in 1963. He is educated at The National Academy of Theatre, Oslo (1988-91) and he started his career at The National Venue of Theatre in Bergen where he played the title role of Jeppe of the Hill in 1996. In 1997 he was hired by The National Theatre of Norway, where he has interpreted a variety of roles. Among others, he has played Bartley in Martin McDonagh's The Cripple of Inishmaan, David in Cecilie Løveid's Austria, Chief of Police Brown in The Threepenny Opera and the baker boy in The Animals in the Hunchback Woods.
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Anders Mordal has taken part in a number of movies. Actually he started his movie career at the age of 15, in an adaptation of Tarjei Vesaas’ novel Spring Night. He directed the summer show Simon and Stig pass revue in 2008 and he has been hosting TV shows for the Norwegian TV channel TV2.
In 2010 Anders Mordal won The Hedda Award in the category of best leading actor for the role of Thomas Stockman in An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, Trøndelag Theatre, The Main Stage.
The jury reasoned as follows:
"The winner of the year started his artist career as a movie actor, but after graduating from The National Academy of Theatre, Oslo in 1991 he has mostly acted in theatre, though he has also found the time to contribute to drama series, working as a TV program host and a director.
He wins the award for his interpretation of one of the most controversial male characters of Norwegian theatre: An optimist, filled with confidence, who during a short span of time transforms into a rabid, near megalomaniac fighter. This is a character still awakening strong reactions, and he is not easy to make credible. But the winner of the year presents the complex traits of the role from the beginning, and he brilliantly maintains the fine balance between overacting and credibility.
The award goes to Anders Mordal for a nuanced, psychologically complex presentation of Dr. Stockmann in An Enemy of the People at Trøndelag Theatre."
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.
Association of Norwegian Theatres and Orchestras/NTO, nto.no, 28.04.2011, http://www.nto.no/pub/NTO/hedda/?aid=485#NTO
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