December 19th, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Here’s a great early Christmas present for all visitors and fans of the “Millenium” trilogy. The video archive has been updated with an excerpt of the 2009 documentary “Millenium: The Story” on the life and work of Stieg Larsson, featuring an interview with Noomi on playing Lisbeth Salander (the interview was taped during rehearsals for Medealand). Then, a making of for “The Girl Who Played with Fire” – very interesting to see how the final scene of the film was made. And finally, an on-set interview with Noomi while shooting “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”. Enjoy the new clips!

  December 19th, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Some amazing on-set pictures of Noomi’s latest Swedish film, “Beyond”, have been added to the gallery. The new uploads are accompanied by public appearances pictures from the “Beyond” photocall in stockholm, the “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” photocall in Amsterdam (January 2010) as well as the “The Girl Who Played with Fire” photocall in Stockholm (September 2009).


  December 13th, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Noomi has received two more award nominations as Best Actress for “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”. The first one comes from the St. Louis Film Critics Association – the other nominees in this category are Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole), Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone), Natalie Portman (Black Swan) and Naomi Watts (Fair Game). The second nomination comes from the Broadcast Film Critics Association for their Critics Choice Movie Award. Here, she shares the Best Actress category with Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right), Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine). And “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” has received a nomination for Best Foreign Language film by both institutions as well. The Critics Choice Awards will be handed out on January 14, 2011.

Additionally, Noomi has won the Richard Attenborough Film Award as Best Actress, as previously reported.

  December 12th, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Congratulations to Noomi for receiving a Houston Area Film Critics Award nomination as Best Actress for “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”. She shares the category with Annette Bening (The Kids are All Right), Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole), Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) and Natalie Portman (Black Swan). “Dragon Tattoo” has received a further nomination as Best Foreign Language Film.

  December 8th, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Many thanks to the New York Times for bringing this to my attention: In this weekend’s magazine, The New York Times Magazine showcases exclusive photos and striking video online of 14 actors who defined cinema in 2010, including James Franco, Natalie Portman (who graces the cover), Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Jesse Eisenberg, Javier Bardem, Robert Duvall, Annette Bening, Anthony Mackie, Noomi Rapace, Tilda Swinton, Vincent Cassel and more!

Directed by fashion photographer Solve Sundsbo and music by Owen Pallett, here they are striking some of the classic attitudes of cinema, turning their bodies and faces into instruments of pure, deep and enigmatic emotion. You will, of course, recognize them immediately and admire their grace, daring and skill. But you also may be startled to see how thoroughly themselves they are in the midst of pretending otherwise. This year’s great performers show – with a few gestures and props but without dialogue or story – what acting is. The New York Times’ website not only features a fantastic photograph of Noomi but also a stunning video clip which you can see below.

  December 7th, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Yesterday, Noomi has attended a Q&A held by BAFTA for “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” in London. Many thanks to Mariana for bringing this to my attention.

Best For Film has a nice post on the evening with a couple of quotes. Finally settling down to watch The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, I was surprised to find Noomi Rapace arrive to greet the audience for an informal Q&A. A combination of seasoned fans and casual movie-goers made for an interesting interaction as the franchise regular answered questions on everything from her love of Sid and Nancy, her burgeoning respect for those who pen movie subtitles, to her involvement in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes 2. Speaking with surprising honesty about her years as ‘The Girl Who Destroyed The Box Office’, Rapace made it clear that while she harbours a great love for the character she played over three movies, she was not sorry to leave Lisbeth Salander behind. She admitted that with filming finished and her work over , “all the producers wanted to celebrate on the last day but I had to go to the bathroom and throw up. It felt so good to get it all out.” The complete article can be read here.

Edit: Here’s 35 minutes of Noomi’s BAFTA Q&A, found on Vimeo. Enjoy watching!

  December 6th, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Article courtesy the New Zealand Herald: Noomi Rapace is finished with her role as prickly computer hacker Lisbeth Salander in the Millennium film trilogy – and she’s caustic about plans for a remake. By Helen Barlow. In the third movie of the Millennium trilogy, The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest – out Boxing Day – one of the men trying to undermine the brilliance of Lisbeth Salander remarks on her tiny stature. When you meet Noomi Rapace, you have the same impression. The petite Swedish 30-year-old is an acting powerhouse in the same way that Lisbeth is a hacker par excellence. Certainly Hollywood has taken notice as Rapace is currently filming Sherlock Holmes II with Robert Downey Jnr. in London.

“I always felt like I was going to leave Sweden one day and when I was a kid I was lying to everyone how I was leaving soon,” recalls Rapace. “Probably I always felt a bit on my way. But I don’t have a dream of being a Hollywood superstar. I want to be an actress, that’s all. “I don’t care if I work on a studio production or a small independent film from Ukraine. All I care about are the characters and the stories.”

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