Aksel Hennie

Aksel Hennie

  • Born on
    • October 29th, 1975
Aksel Hennie (born 29 October 1975) is a Norwegian actor, director and writer. He has acted in a number of successful Norwegian movies, and has received several awards. Hennie grew up in Lambertseter in Oslo. In his late teens he was sentenced for graffiti, and became an outcast in the community for confessing to the police. This personal story contributed much of the background for the movie Uno. The conviction against Hennie was in fact one of the first such cases in Norway. Hennie was admitted to the Norwegian National Academy of Theatre after applying four times. He graduated in 2001, and has since acted both at Teatret Vårt in Molde (2001–2002) and at Oslo Nye Teater (2002–), where he has been in plays such as Hamlet, and Kvinnen som giftet seg med en kalkun (English: The woman who married a turkey). His main success, however, has been as a film actor. He made his debut starring in the feature film Jonny Vang in 2003. Though the director, Jens Lien, originally thought Hennie was too young for the role, the actor convinced him he was the right man for the film. The same year he also acted in the movies Buddy and Ulvesommer, and the next year he made his debut as a director and writer with the movie Uno, in which he also acted. For this film Hennie, and his co-star Nicolai Cleve Broch, went into hard physical training for six months to perform convincingly as bodybuilders. He won the Amanda Award – the main Norwegian film award – for "Best Direction" for the movie Uno in 2005, and that same year he was also among the nominees for "Best Actor" and "Best Film". He also won an Amanda award as "Best Actor" for the movie Jonny Vang in 2003. He was named one of European films "Shooting Stars" by European Film Promotion in 2004. In 2001 he was also named "Theatre talent of the year" by the newspaper Dagbladet. In 2008 Hennie starred in the movie Max Manus, where he played the role of the Norwegian war hero by that name. The movie had a large budget by Norwegian standards, and was met with great expectations. His next upcoming international film is Age of Heroes, a world war 2 movie primarily shot in Norway starring Sean Bean and Danny Dyer. Description above from the Wikipedia article Aksel Hennie, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Acting (23 Credits)

2021The Middle Man as Arthur Clintstone
2020The Doorman as Borz
2020White Wall as Lars
2018The Congo Murders as Joshua French
2018The Cloverfield Paradox as Volkov
2016Nobel as Erling Riiser
2015Last Knights as Gezza Mott
2015The Martian as Alex Vogel
2014Hercules as Tydeus
2013Pioneer as Petter
201290 Minutes as Trond
2011Jo Nesbø's Headhunters as Roger Brown
2010A Somewhat Gentle Man as Samen
2008Max Manus: Man of War as Max Manus
2008Kurt Turns Evil as Bud / Barnehagebarn (voice)
2008Cold Lunch as Christer
2004Uno as David
2004Cry in the Woods as Stefan
2004Hawaii, Oslo as Trygve
2003Jonny Vang as Jonny Vang
2003Buddy as Geir
2003Wolf Summer as Pål

Director (1 Credits)


Writer (1 Credits)



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