Mads Ousdal is a Norwegian actor.
Mads Ousdal is son of the actor Sverre Anker Ousdal. He was educated atThe National Academy of Theatre, and has worked for The National Stage as well as Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) before he started working for The National Theatre in 2000.
He has had parts in TV series and movies, and in 2000 he received Amanda's Debut Award.
Mads Ousdal won The Hedda Award 2009 in the category of best leading actor for his role as Ivan in The Brothers Karamazov at The National Theatre.
The Hedda Jury reasoned as follows:
"As many of the younger actors of our age this year's winner not only masters the theatre stage, he has also proven excellence on the movie screen. He has found time to test himself as a director, and has shared the responsibility for a venue's profile. He gets the award for his thorough, balanced and intelligent interpretation of an unusual, complex character, a social rebel maimed by mourning, ending in a tight battle/close fight with God, the Devil and himself. To create a credible portrait of a character that human and intellectually complex, in battle with theoretical thoughts about guilt and responsibility, is a great performance.
Mads Ousdal gets the award for his illuminating interpretation of Ivan in The Brothers Karamazov at The National Theatre the spring of 2009."
The Hedda Award, sceneweb.no, 12.06.2012, http://sceneweb.no/nb/awarding/17951/Heddaprisen_2009-2009