Anne Krigsvoll

Also known as: Anne Katharine Krigsvoll

Anne Katharine Krigsvoll (born February 4 1957) is a Norwegian actress.

Krigsvoll made her stage debut in 1982 in a musical version of Tennessee Williams' Camino Real at The National Theatre. She was employed at the same theatre from 1982-85, and again from 1987. In the period in between she worked for Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's TV drama division and for Trøndelag Theatre. During the 1980es she made her mark onstage in plays including Camille, The Trojan Women, When the New Wine Blooms and Ghosts.


(Objekt ID 7431)
Object type Person
Also known as Anne Katharine Krigsvoll
Born February 4, 1957
Functions Actor
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Female

Anne Krigsvoll made her TV debut in the miniseries August Strindberg, et liv (literally: August Strindberg, a life) (1985), but is better remembered for the main part in the miniseries directed by Arild Brinchmann called Nothing Grows from Moonlight from 1987, based on a book by Torborg Nedreaas. Her movie debut was in On the Threshold from 1984. She has also taken part in motion pictures including For the Days are Evil (1991) and Disturbance from 2006.

The autumn of 2002 she enjoyed great success as Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre). And the autumn of 2006 she was talked about for her role in The National Theatre's production of Shadows (by Jon Fosse).

In 1988 she won The Amanda Award in the best leading actress category for Nothing Grows from Moonlight.

Anne Krigsvoll won The Hedda Award 1999 in particularly excellent performance category for the role of Idun Hov in Shame, produced by The National Theatre.

She was nominated for The Hedda Award 2018 in the best supporting actress category for the role of Astrid C and others in People, Places and Things, produced by The National Theatre in 2018.

Anne Krigsvoll received The Hedda Award 2019 in the best supporting actress category for the roles of A stranger and Another stranger in Me Near, The National Theatre.

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason for the award:

"This year's best supporting actress is visible in every way - a colleague who in force of being exactly that, a colleague - contributes to the weight of the performance. In the role, and as a performer, she significantly influences the development of the main character. With fine details and timing her presence is strong, convincing, quiet and down to earth, in a performance circling existential themes such as the relationships between family, friends and partners. She belongs among the great performers in the Norwegian community of actors, regardless of role, and in this performance, she switches effortlessly between being a grown-up woman and a young man."

Anne Krigsvoll was nominated for The Hedda Award 2020 in the best leading actress category for the role of Winnie in Happy Days, The National Theatre.

In 2003 she won The Gammleng Award in the category for actors.

A complete list of Anne Krigsvoll's roles at The National Theatre can be found at the webpage of the theatre (Norwegian only).


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