Michael Nyqvist plays Mikael Blomkvist
One of Sweden’s most beloved actors. Michael Nyqvist graduated from the Swedish Academic School of Drama. After working mainly in theatre he landed smaller parts in several different film productions. His first big breakthrough came in 2000 with the film TOGETHER by Lukas Moodysson. The movie reached great international success and Nyqvist won a Best Actor Award at the Gijon International Film Festival.
He went on to play leading parts in award-winning movies such as THE GUY IN THE GRAVE NEXT DOOR (2002) d by Kjell Sundvall for which he won a Guldbagge Award (Sweden’s equivalent of the Oscars) for Best Actor for his performance, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN (2004), by Kay Pollak, DAY AND NIGHT (2004), by Simon Staho and SUDDENLY (2006) by Johan Brisinger. The cast from DAY AND NIGHT won a Silver Hugo Award for Best Ensemble Acting at the 2004 Chicago International Film Festival. Michael shared this award with his THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO co-star, Lena Endre. He also starred in LONDON VOODOO (2004) with his other DRAGON co-star, Sven-Bertil Taube.
Nyqvist has most recently starred in THE BLACK PIMPERNEL (2007), ARN: THE KNIGHT TEMPLAR (2007), THE KAUTOKEINO REBELLION (2007), and DOWNLOADING NANCY (2008). His latest project is ANGLAVAKT.
Always in the running for playing the part of Mikael BLOMKVIST, it was Nyqvist’s charisma that suited the role the most. Director Neils Arden Oplev found the match he was looking for – someone who had the right looks, the charm and the likeability factor.