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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                           Aksel Hennie
several awards.                                                                         Born        October 29, 1975 (age 36)
                                                                                                    Oslo
Hennie grew up in Lambertseter in Oslo. [1] In his late teens he was sentenced for
                                                                                        Occupation Actor
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                Awards      Amanda Award, Best Direction,
                                                                                                    Uno (2005)
conviction against Hennie was in fact one of the first such cases in Norway.[1]
Hennie was admitted to the Norwegian National Academy of Theatre after applying four times.[2] 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). [3]
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.[4] 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. [5] For this film Hennie, and his co-star Nicolai
Cleve Broch, went into hard physical training for six months to perform convincingly as bodybuilders.[2]
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. [6] He was named one of European films "Shooting Stars" by European Film Promotion in
2004. [7] In 2001 he was also named "Theatre talent of the year" by the newspaper Dagbladet. [8] 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.[9] His next upcoming international film is Age of Heroes, a World
War II film primarily shot in Norway starring Sean Bean and Danny Dyer. [10]

Select filmography
   Headhunters (2011)
   Age of Heroes (2011)
   A Somewhat Gentle Man (2010)
   Max Manus (2008)
   Terkel i knipe (2005)
   Den som frykter ulven (2004)
   Hawaii, Oslo (2004)
   Uno (2004)
   Buddy (2003)
   Jonny Vang (2003)
   Ulvesommer (2003)
   1732 Høtten (1998)
   Bobby's verden(Dub) (1990–1998)

References
   1. ^ a b Heyerdahl, Nicolai; Frode Hansen (2004-10-07). "Aksel       23.
      Hennies hemmelige fortid" (in Norwegian). Dagbladet.           7. ^ "Biography for Aksel Hennie" . IMDb. Retrieved 2008-07-
      Retrieved 2008-07-23.                                             23.
   2. ^ a b Hartz, Kine B (2004-07-03). "Skuddsikker"   (in          8. ^ "Aksel Hennie" (in Norwegian). Snurrfilm.no. Retrieved
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       Norwegian). Dagbladet. Retrieved 2008-07-23.                   2008-07-23.
  3.   ^ "Aksel Hennie" (in Norwegian). Oslo Nye Teater.           9. ^ Thorkildsen, Joakin (2008-02-06). "Disse skal lage norsk
       Retrieved 2008-07-23.                                          krigsfilm til 50 mill." (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Retrieved
  4.   ^ Sissel Fantoft (2002-06-28). "En bygdelatino går til         2008-07-23.
       filmen" (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Retrieved 2008-07-23.   10. ^ Maaland, Borghild (2010-03-31). "Aksel Hennie i britisk
  5.   ^ "Aksel Hennie" . IMDb. Retrieved 2008-07-23.                 krigsfilm Innspilling over påske." (in Norwegian). VG.
  6.   ^ "Awards for Aksel Hennie" . IMDb. Retrieved 2008-07-         Retrieved 2010-10-14.


External links
  Aksel Hennie      at the Internet Movie Database


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