Per Oscarsson
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1927
Birth Place:
Stockholm, Sweden


Swedish stage actor Per Oscarsson has been in films since 1949. Among Oscarsson's most widely seen movie performances was the title character in Doktor Glas (1967) and Pastor Toerner in The Emigrants (1972). In 1966, he won the Cannes Film Festival award for his performance in The Hunger (1966). He also served as director of Elton Lundin(1973), and produced, co-wrote, directed and played several parts in 1980s Sverige aat Svenskarana (Sweden for Swedes). In his later years, Per Oscarrson remained active in British, German and Scandinavian television. He died in a house fire at his farm in Skara, Sweden, on New Year's Eve 2010. He was 83. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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