Erland Josephson (Erland Josephson)

Erland Josephson

Erland Josephson (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈæːɭand ˈʝuːsɛfsɔn]; 15 June 1923 – 25 February 2012) was a Swedish actor and author. Erland Josephson was best known by international audiences for his work in films directed by Ingmar Bergman, Andrei Tarkovsky and Theodoros Angelopoulos. Erland Josephson was born on the island of Kungsholmen, in Stockholm, Sweden, as the son of Maud Ellen Gabrielle (née Boheman) and Gunnar August Josephson, a bookseller, in 1923. His uncle (mother’s brother) was diplomat Erik Boheman, and his maternal great-grandfather was entomologist Carl Henrik Boheman. Erland Josephson was the leader of the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm from 1966 to 1975. He also published novels, short stories, poetry and drama, and was the director of several films. In 1980 Erland Josephson directed and starred in the film Marmalade Revolution, which was entered into the 30th Berlin International Film Festival. In 1986 he starred in The Sacrifice and won the award for Best Actor at the 22nd Guldbagge Awards. He was the Swedish voice to the Narrator in Beauty and the Beast.


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  • June, 15, 1923
  • Sweden
  • Stockholm, Stockholms län


  • February, 25, 2012
  • Sweden
  • Stockholm, Stockholms län

Cause of Death

  • Parkinson's disease


  • Adolf Fredriks kyrkogård
  • Stockholm, Stockholms län
  • Sweden

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