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Birthday of Swedish actor Ola Rapace (Patrice in Skyfall)

By: Anders Frejdh
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A celebration of Swedish actor Ola Rapace who rose to worldwide fame with his role as Patrice in Skyfall (2012), the 23rd James Bond film.

With this page, FSWL would like to celebrate Ola Rapace on his birthday and remind everyone to check out the interview we did with him about his work on Skyfall.

"Grattis på födelsedagen Ola - FSWL är stolta över dig!"

About Swedish actor Ola Rapace

Ola Rapace (born in Tyresö 1971) studied at the Theatre Academy in Gothenburg between 1995 and 1999. During training, he worked at Backa Theatre and Uppsala City Theatre. His breakthrough as an actor came after the role as "Hoffa" in the Swedish TV series Tusenbröder (2002-2007) although he had received both attention and praise for the role of "Lasse" in Lukas Moodysson's film, Together (2000).

He has appeared in several Swedish films such as the successful Wallander series based on Henning Mankell's books. He has also done theatre at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm and was a participant in the SVT's reality series, Maestro, which was broadcast during late summer and autumn of 2011.

Rapace was formerly with the band Sissy Prozac but is now the lead singer in another band, La Nana. Ola Rapace also owns a film production company called Le Mec.

Ola was previously married to "Millennium" actress Naomi Rapace with whom he has a son. He also has a daughter with actress Malin Morgan.

Films with Ola Rapace

2017: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets - Director: Luc Besson / EuropaCorp
2016: ARÈS - Director: Jean-Patrick Benes / Gaumont, Canal+
2015: GLADA HÄLSNINGAR FRÅN MISSÅNGERTRÄSK - Director: Lisa Siwe / Jarowskij
2015: LANG HISTORIA KORT - Director: May el-Toukhy / Miso Film
2015: WHITE TRASH - Director: Tobias Nordquist
2015: ITSI BITSI - Director: Ole Christian Madsen
2014: TOMMY - Director: Tarik Saleh / Atmo Produktion
2013: TRAGEDI PÅ EN LANTKYRKOGÅRD - Director: Christian Eklöw, Christopher Panov / Pampas
2013: FARLIGA DRÖMMAR - Director: Molly Hartleb / Pampas Produktion
2013: ROSOR KYSSAR OCH DÖDEN - Director: Daniel di Grado / Pampas Produktion
2013: INTE FLER MORD - Director: Peter Schildt / Pampas Produktion
2013: KUNG LILJEKONVALJ AV DUNGEN - Director: Christian Eklöw, Christopher Panov / Pampas
2013: JEG ER DIN - Director: Iram Haq / Mehr Film AS
2012: MÖRDAREN LJUGER INTE ENSAM - Director: Birger Larsen / Pampas Produktion
2012: Skyfall (2012) - Director: Sam Mendes / EON Productions
2011: JAG SAKNAR DIG - Director: Anders Grönros / Garage Film
2010: BEYOND - Director: Pernilla August / Hepp Film
2007: INSPECTOR UND DAS MEER - Director: Anno Saul / Network Movie
2007: DARK FLOORS - Director: Martin Kjellberg and Nils Wåhlin / Röde Orm Film
2006: ALLT OM MIN BUSKE - Director: Martina Bigert / Sandrew Metronome
2006: TUSENBRÖDER - ÅTERKOMSTEN - Director: Erik Leijonborg / Svensk Filmindustri
2005: MASTERMIND - Director: Peter Flinth / Yellow Bird Production
2004: INNAN FROSTEN - Director: Kjell-Åke Andersson / Yellow Bird Production
2001: HUS I HELVETE - Director: Susan Taslimi / Migma Film
2000: SYNDARE I SOMMARSOL - Director: Daniel Alfredsson / Filmek i Trollhättan AB
1999: TILLSAMMANS - Director: Lukas Moodysson / Memfis Film

Television productions with Ola Rapace

2019: GIDSELTAGNINGEN - Regissör: Christian E. Christiansen / SAM Productions
2017: HASSEL - Regissör: Amir Chamdin / Nice Drama
2017: FARANG - Regissör: Erik Leijonborg / Eyeworks
2016: SECTION ZERO - Director: Olivier Marchal / EuropaCorp Television
2012: ODJURET - Director: Daniel Alfredsson / SVT
2010: STOCKHOLM-BÅSTAD - Director: Staffan Lindberg / TV4
2010: SOLSIDAN - Director: Felix Herngren / Jarowskij/TV4
2009: LIVET I FAGERVIK - Director: Erik Lejonborg / SVT Drama
2008: SELMA - Director: Erik Leijonborg / SVT Drama
2006-07: ANNA PIHL / Cosmo Film A/S/TV2
2005: AFRIKANEN - Director: Stephan Apelgren / Yellow Bird Production
2005: ÖVERDOSEN - Director: Stephan Apelgren / Yellow Bird Production
2005: BRÖDERNA - Director: Jørn Faurschou /Yellow Bird Production
2005: BYFÅNEN - Director: Jørn Faurschou / Yellow Bird Production
2002: TUSENBRÖDER 2 - Director: Erik Leijonborg / SVT Drama
2001: PAPPA POLIS - Director: Klas Lindberg. Jarowskij / SVT Drama
2001: TUSENBRÖDER 1 - Director: Erik Leijonborg / SVT Drama
1999-02: 6:E DAGEN - Director: Björn Gunnarsson among others / SVT Göteborg

Theatre productions with Ola Rapace

2011: ANGELS IN AMERICA I - II - Director: Eva Dahlman / Stockholm City Theatre
2010: KONTRAKT MED GUD - Director: Mattias Andersson / Stockholm City Theatre
2008-2009: DEN ÖMHET JAG ÄR VÄRD - Director: Stefan Larsson / Royal Dramatic Theatre
2006-2007: 3-D - Director: Mick Gordon / Royal Dramatic Theatre
2003: DETALJER - Director: Eva Dahlman / Royal Dramatic Theatre

Photo above:
Ola Rapace in Stockholm during July 2013. Photo by Anders Frejdh. © From Sweden with Love.

To learn more about Swedish actor Ola Rapace, check out his IMDB profile.



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