Christian Skolmen

Christian Skolmen is a Norwegian actor.

Christian Skolmen (born 1970) graduated The National Academy of Theatre, Oslo in 1995. The same year he debuted at The National Theatre of Norway in Strindberg's The Father. Since then he has been employed by the same theatre. In 1997 he was assigned to The Torshov Theatre where his assignments included Jan Guillou's monologue Evil.


(Objekt ID 5705)
Object type Person
Functions Actor
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Male

Among Christian Skolmen's most important assignments at The National Theatre are Haakon Haakonson in Ibsen's The Pretenders (1996), Porthos in The Three Musketeers (2001), Orsino in Twelfth Night (2002), Jonatan in The Brothers Lionheart (2002) and Dionysus in The Baccae (2004).

In 2000 he visited Trøndelag Theatre where he played the title role in Catrine Telle's production of Peer Gynt. He played Bernard in Boeing-Boeing directed by Per Olav Sørensen and has partaken in the productions of Kruttårnet, Stavern. Beyond this, Christian Skolmen has acted in a number of movies such as Buddy, Monsterthursday and Night of the Wolf, plus the TV series Sejer and Codename Hunter.

Christian Skolmen won The Hedda Award 2010 in the category of best supporting actor for the roles of Bjørge in Hustyrannen* (The House Tyrant) by Christopher Nielsen, directed by Anders T. Andersen at the National Theatre and Richard Lionheart in Desert Storms by Thorvald Steen and Tariq Ali, directed by Stein Winge, House of Literature. The jury reasoned as follows:

"After he graduated from The National Academy of Theatre, Oslo in 1995 the winner of the year has proved he is an actor ranging wide, onstage and onscreen. Onstage he has convinced his audience as a divine hero and a loser in society with the same musicality and involvement, in the more easy genres as well as the more demanding.

This versatility is what he is honoured for today: There is a large distance between an infantile, self-assured and outdated hippie on one hand, and a brutal medieval warrior, attached to his mother, and with moral qualms on the other. The winner of the year is as superior and memorable as comical flower child and harrowed army commander.

The award for best supporting actor goes to Christian Skolmen for the roles of Bjørge in Hustyrannen* (The House Tyrant) at The National Theatre and Richard Lionheart in Desert Storms at The House of Literature."

Christian Skolmen is the son of actor Jon Skolmen.


Association of Norwegian Theatres and Orchestras/NTO,, 28.04.2011,

Store Norske Leksikon,

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


The National Academy of Theatre, Oslo (graduated 1995)