Kirsten Hofseth

Kirsten Hofseth is a Norwegian actress.

Kirsten Hofseth was born in 1944, and she was a student at The National Academy of Theatre, Oslo from 1967 to 1969. Afterwards she was hired by Trøndelag Theatre, for which she worked until 1972, playing among others Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Ismene in Antigone.

After this Kirsten Hofseth took part in establishing Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre), and for five years she had parts in all the productions of the theatre, such as The Comedy of Errors, The Word and Edvard Hoem's Kvinnene langs fjorden* (The Women by the Fjord).


(Objekt ID 5843)
Object type Person
Born May 14, 1944
Functions Actor
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Female

I 1977 Kirsten Hofseth became a freelancer, and among her assignments was Grenseland* (Borderland), the first Norwegian TV series. She came to Rogaland Theatre for the first time in 1978, and worked there for the latter two years of Kjetil Bang-Hansen's time as the artistic director.

From 1980 to 1982 she was a member of the ensemble of Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's TV drama division, and in 1982 she returned to Stavanger. She stayed there until she in 2005 moved to The National Venue of Theatre in Bergen, where she has had many roles, major and less major.

In 2006 she was nominated for The Hedda Award in the category of best supporting actress for her interpretation of Magdelone in Holberg's The Fussy Man and in 2011 she was nominated for The Hedda Award in the category of best leading actress for the role of Alice in The Retreat from Moscow, directed by Carl Jørgen Kiønig, The National Venue of Theatre.


Sceneweb on The Hedda Award, 15.10.2012,

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