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July 2013
Interview With Ola Rapace About Skyfall (2012)

By: Anders Frejdh
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After the release of Skyfall (2012), From Sweden with Love (Anders Frejdh) caught up with the Swedish actor Ola Rapace who played Patrice in the film. Ola was one of four Swedes that worked on Skyfall - Jens Hultén played one of Silva's men, Per Hallberg was the supervising sound editor (for which he received an Academy Award), and Love Larson was part of the make up team.

FSWL was the first in the world to officially reveal Ola's character in the film, the news was published on 29th February 2012.


About Ola Rapace:
Ola Rapace was born in 1971 in Tyresö. Besides Swedish, he is fluent in English and French.

The accomplished actor is best known in Sweden for roles in the popular TV series Tusenbröder (2002-2007) and the first season of the Swedish TV series Wallander (2005-2006) which is based on Henning Mankell’s Kurt Wallander books.

Outside Sweden, his most notable work is in the 2000 Lukas Moodysson film Together (2000) which won several awards at international film festivals. The international accolades came back in 2010 with Pernilla August's Beyond, which won the Audience Award at the Venice Film Festival 2010 and the Guldbagge Award.

Rapace is also known for his acting role as Daniel Nordström in the Danish police TV show Anna Pihl (2007-2008) and had a small role in the English language Rancid (2004).

His latest projects are Swedish period noire-crime set in the 1950's, based on the books by Maria Lang, six films total: Mördaren ljuger inte ensam (2013), Kung liljekonvalje av dungen, Inte flera mord, Rosor, kyssar och döden (2013), Farliga drömmar och Tragedi på en lantkyrkogård.

The next project for Ola is Tarek Saleh's movie Tommy (2014).

Quick facts:
Height: 180 cm
Hair: Brown
Eye colour: Blue
Special skills: Playing guitar and martial arts
Driving license: A, B

Ola is represented by Agentfirman Planthaber/Kildén/Mandic.

Editor's note:
For other posts about Ola Rapace presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Read FSWL's review of SKYFALL or download it here.

Other Skyfall events and news featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Interview with Belle Williams about her stunt work on SKYFALL (July 2013)
>SKYFALL nominated for 7 Saturn Awards (June 2013)
>SKYFALL nominated for 4 Taurus World Stunt Awards (May 2013)
>Interview with Jens Hultén about his work on SKYFALL (February 2013)
>Adele performs "Skyfall" at the 85th Academy Awards (February 2013)
>Dame Shirley Bassey makes first appearance at the Oscars (February 2013)
>Special celebration of James Bond at the 85th Academy Awards (February 2013)
>SKYFALL released on DVD in Sweden (February 2013)
>SKYFALL released on Blu-ray Steelcase in Sweden (February 2013)
>SKYFALL released on Blu-ray in Sweden (February 2013)
>SKYFALL wins two BAFTA Awards (February 2013)
>Dennis Gassner winner of Art Directors Guild award (February 2013)
>SKYFALL stunt team recipient of SAG Award (January 2013)
>SKYFALL: A worldwide box-office phenomenon (December 2012)
>SKYFALL is the most successful film of 2012 in the UK (November 2012)
>SKYFALL opens in America (November 2012)
>SKYFALL sets new box office records all over Europe (November 2012)
>Box-office success for SKYFALL in Sweden (29 October 2012)
>SKYFALL opens at UK cinemas (October 2012)
>Royal premiere of SKYFALL in London (23 October 2012)
>Aftonbladet's James Bond magazine in stores (22 October 2012)
>First Swedish review of SKYFALL (18 October 2012)
>Adele revealed as singer of SKYFALL theme song (October 2012)
>Bond on Set: Filming SKYFALL - Greg Williams (October 2012)
>Second UK teaser poster for SKYFALL revealed (September 2012)
>US one-sheet poster for SKYFALL revealed (September 2012)
>Coca-Cola Zero reveals new SKYFALL ad (September 2012)
>New SKYFALL posters revealed (August 2012)
>Coca-Cola and SKYFALL partnership (August 2012)
>International trailer online (July 2012)
>Ben Whishaw confirmed as the new Q (July 2012)
>Sixth video blog online (June 2012)
>Teaser trailer online (May 2012)
>First teaser poster revealed (May 2012)
>Fifth video blog online (May 2012)
>Press conference in Istanbul (April 2012)
>Fourth video blog online (April 2012)
>Third video blog online (April 2012)
>An interview with Ola Rapace (Patrice) (April 2012)
>Second video blog online (March 2012)
>Swedish actor Jens Hultén confirmed for Skyfall (March 2012)
>Skyfall to be released in IMAX theatres (February 2012)
>First video blog online (February 2012)
>First official photo from SKYFALL (February 2012)
>Thomas Newman to score SKYFALL (January 2012)
>SKYFALL officially filming in London (November 2011)
>Press conference in London (November 2011)
>SKYFALL confirmed as title for Bond 23 (November 2011)
>Sony Pictures and MGM distribute "Bond 23" (April 2011)
>Initial press release for Bond 23 (January 2011)

Photo above:
Ola Rapace in Stockholm. Photo by Anette Tidholm © 2013 From Sweden with Love.

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