Pernilla August

Pernilla August

actress, director, writer

Pernilla August was born on Feb 13, 1958 in Sweden. Pernilla August's big-screen debut came with "Giliap" directed by Roy Andersson in 1975. Pernilla August is known for Young Royals directed by Rojda Sekersöz, Edvin Ryding stars as Wilhelm and Omar Rudberg as Simon. Pernilla August has got 18 awards and 18 nominations so far. The most recent award Pernilla August achieved is Bodil Awards. The upcoming new tvshow Pernilla August plays is Young Royals - Season 2 which will be released on Jul 01, 2021.

Pernilla August started acting as a child, performing in plays at Vår teater and at school. In 1979 she was accepted at the Statens scenskola to study acting professionally. Director Ingmar Bergman took note of her early and cast her as a nanny in his Fanny et Alexandre (1982).In 1982 she got married to author Klas Östergren and started work at the Folkteatern in Gävle, appearing in August Strindberg's A Dreamplay and Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters. She returned a few years later to the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm for roles in William Shakespeare's Hamlet and Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House (as Nora).Until then she hadn't had any bigger experience of television or movies but Ingmar Bergman specifically asked for her to play his mother in the biographical Les meilleures intentions (1992) By then her marriage was over and she started a relationship with director Bille August whom she married in 1991 - and had her name changed for the second time. He offered her a role in his La maison aux esprits (1993), but due to her pregnancy the role went to Winona Ryder instead.She has admirably managed an international career despite having three daughters. She is best known for her appearances in films like Star Wars: Épisode I - La menace fantôme (1999) or Dina (2002).

  • Birthday

    Feb 13, 1958
  • Place of Birth

    Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
  • Also known

    Pernilla Östergren, Mia Pernilla Hertzman-Ericson, Pernilla Wallgren

Known For


18 wins & 18 nominations

Bodil Awards
Arvingerne (2014)
Winner - Kathrine Windfeld Memorial Grant (Kathrine Windfelds mindelegat)
Danish Film Awards (Robert)
Best Danish TV Series (Årets danske tv-serie)
Winner - Robert
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Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows