Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen

Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen is a Norwegian actor, born November 6 1980.

Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen graduated from The National Academy of Theatre in 2003, and the autumn of 2003 he took part in two productions at The Norwegian Theatre: The critically acclaimed Bikubesong* (Song of the Beehives) and Tord Akerbæk's debut as a playwright, Bima and Bramati.

The spring of 2004 he started working for Hålogaland Theatre, where he acted the title role of Chekhov's Ivanov. The autumn of 2004 he was he boy in The Slope, a co-production by The Norwegian Theatre and Hålogaland Theatre in collaboration, and the spring of 2005 he made his mark as Raskolnikov in Crime and Punishment.

From the autumn of 2006 he has been an employee of The Norwegian Theatre. Here the productions in which he has taken part include Turn Me on, Dammit (2007), Henry IV (2008), Dying for It (2009) and Andromache (2009). 

The autumn of 2010 he toured Norway with The Norwegian Touring Theatre, as Edmund Tyrone in Long Day's Journey into Night.

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

Information

(Objekt ID 5907)
Object type Person
Born Navember 6, 1980
Functions Actor
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Male
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Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen has had several movie roles: Tussi in House of Fools (2008), Roy Nilsen in Max Manus: Man of War (2008), Jan Thomas in Troubled Water (2008), Kris in The Storm in My Heart (2009), Hasse Ognatun in I Travel Alone (2011).

He played the leading role of Mattias in the TV series Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion? (2011).

In Kon-Tiki (2012) he plays Thor Heyerdahl.

Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen won The Hedda Award 2007 in the best supporting actor category for the roles of Bjørn Disel in Verdas mest forelska par* (The Couple in the World Who is the Most in Love) by Rune Belsvik, and the rooster in No One Writes to the Colonel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, dramatised by Yngve Sundvor, both at The Norwegian Theatre.

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason:

"This year's winner has throughout a short period of time made his mark as one of our most exciting young actors. Earlier he has excelled in his interpretations of strong dramatic leading characters, but recently he has expanded his range (to antiheroes, roles through which he dazzles with his highly developed understanding of comedy and a precise, imaginative ability to stylise. He gets the award for his imaginative character-creating ability, expressed through luscious, physical expressivity, among other things.

The award goes to Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen for his interpretations of Bjørn Disel in Verdas mest forelska par* (The Couple in the World Who is the Most in Love) by Rune Belsvik, and the rooster in No One Writes to the Colonel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, dramatised by Yngve Sundvor, both at The Norwegian Theatre."

Sources:

The Hedda Award

The Norwegian Theatre

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

Education

The National Academy of Theatre 2000-2003

Involved in productions
Title Premiere Role
Demoner 2014* (Demons 2014) (The National Theatre) February 8, 2014 Actor (Stavrogin)
Long Day's Journey into Night (The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret)) September 1, 2010 Actor (Edmund Tyrone)
Desert Storms (The House of Literature) March 5, 2010 Actor (Kong Philip)
Andromache (The Norwegian Theatre) March 24, 2009 Actor (Pylades)
Eit lykkeleg sjølvmord (The Norwegian Theatre) January 23, 2009 Actor (Semjon)
Henry IV (The Norwegian Theatre) February 23, 2008 Actor (Henrik, prinsen av Wales, son av Henrik IV)
Turn Me on, Dammit (The Norwegian Theatre) Navember 8, 2007 Actor (Søster m.fl)
No One Writes to the Colonel (The Norwegian Theatre) March 1, 2007 Actor (Hanen)
Fyrverkeri-makarens dotter (The Norwegian Theatre) Navember 3, 2006 Actor (Hamlet)
Verdas mest forelska par* (The Couple in the World Who is the Most in Love) (The Norwegian Theatre) September 7, 2006 Actor (Bjørn Disel)
Crime and Punishment (The Arctic Theatre) February 24, 2005 Actor (Raskolnikov)
Benoni and Rosa (The Arctic Theatre) 2005 Actor
The Slope (The Norwegian Theatre) October 7, 2004 Actor (Han)
Ivanov (The Arctic Theatre) January 2004 Actor (Ivanov)
Bima and Bramati (The Norwegian Theatre) Navember 20, 2003 Actor (Herr Bima)
Songs of the Beehive (The Norwegian Theatre) September 5, 2003 Actor (Kjakan)