Marianne Krogh

Marianne Krogh (born 1956) is a Norwegian actress.

Marianne Krogh played the role of Frigg in Robert Wilson's Edda at The Norwegian Theatre in 2017. The Hedda Award 2017 in the special artistic achievement category was given to the complete ensemble of actors in the production.


(Objekt ID 5698)
Object type Person
Born March 10, 1956
Functions Actor
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Female

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason for the award to the Edda ensemble:

"Certain assignments demand a more dedicated approach than others. Intense concentration. Detail-oriented precision. Finely tuned musicality. This year's award in the special artistic achievement category goes to an ensemble of actors who met and who mastered such an assignment with force and conviction. Some of them had experience with the same director and the same expression from former work. Some entered the work with openness and a will to learn. Together they succeeded in creating one of this year's most grandiose and most coherently stylistic performing arts experiences."

Marianne Krogh was a student at The Norwegian Theatre from 1975 to 1978. In 1977 she was hired steady as an actress by the theatre and she was employed there until 1983. From 1983 to 1987 she was employed by Norwegian Broadcasting's drama division and when she ended her employment there, she was a member of the independent theatre group Lilith for almost a decade. As a member of Lilith she performed contemporary drama such as Tiden mellom tidene* (The Time between Times) and Barock Friise* (Baroque Frieze) by Cecilie Løveid.

Marianne Krogh returned to The Norwegian Theatre in 1988 and she has worked there since.

Among her many roles are Mrs. Berg in Krane's Café (1978), Hedvig in The Wild Duck (1982), Katja in Turgenev's A Month in the Country (1983) Anna in Lars Norén's The Human Circle 3:1 (1999), Helene in Tales from the Vienna Wood and Lilly in Frode Grytten's Songs of the Beehive (2003), Karin in Taus musikk* (Silent Music) (2004), Hege in Down to Sun (2006) and Anna in Shadow of a boy by Lygre (2006).

She also took part in Mater Nexus, a collaboration project between The Norwegian Theatre and The Open Theatre (Det Åpne Teater), in the project called Utan Filter (literally: No Filter) in The Norwegian Theatre's Rehearsal Venue.

For the role of Arlene in the TV adaption of Marsha Norman's Getting Out, directed by Carl Jørgen Kiønig, she was granted the Amanda Award in 1987.

Marianne Krogh was nominated for The Hedda Award 2010 in the category of best supporting actress for the role of Barbara in August: Osage County, directed by Svein Sturla Hungnes, The Norwegian Theatre, the main stage, and for The Hedda Award 2008 in the same category for the role of Sebjørn's wife in Turn Me on, Dammit by Olaug Nilssen, directed by Marit Moum Aune, The Norwegian Theatre.

The autumn of 2012 she interpreted the role of Kathrine Brandt in Moisés Kaufman's 33 Variations at The Norwegian Theatre.


The Hedda Award

The Hedda Award,, 19.06.2017,

*Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.