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You are in: Home > 2007. 55th Edition  > Awards and Jury Members > Official Selection Jury Members > PERNILLA AUGUST
PERNILLA AUGUST
 

Swedish actress Pernilla August has an earthy radiance and an amazing talent that translated well from stage to screen when she made a lasting impression in Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander (1982).

In 1992, she won the Best Actress Award at Cannes Film Festival for her performance in The Best Intentions, directed by Bille August and written by Ingmar Bergman. In 1993 she again worked with Bille August, this time in the world-famous Jerusalem(1996). Pernilla played in Private Confessions (1996), once again written by Bergman, but directed by Liv Ullman.

In 1999, Pernilla August became Shmi Skywalker, mother of Anakin Skywalker in George Lucas’ Star Wars – Attack of the Clones.

During recent years, Pernilla has worked in Sweden and abroad. One of her many happy and inspiring meetings was with the Danish director Per Fly, with whom she made the award-winning Manslaughter, and more recently the celebrated Forestillinger (Performances, 2007). She was also in Kristian Petri’s internationally appreciated Details (2003), Ole Bornedal’s I Am Dina (2002), Simon Staho’s Day and Night (2004), and Björn Runge’s Daybreak (2003) and Mouth to Mouth (2005).


Her television parts include: In the Presence of a Clown, written and directed by Ingmar Bergman, Bo Widerberg’s The Wild Duck, and Kevin Connor’s Mary Mother of Jesus.

She has also worked, among others, in the following plays: The Dream Play, Hamlet, for which she won the British Drama Magazine’s Best Supporting Actress Award as Ophelia, The Dolls House, The Winter’s Tale, Mary Stuart and Ghosts, all directed by Ingmar Bergman and performed at the National Theatre of Sweden.

 

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