With many thanks to Mariana, scans from the December 2010 issue of the British Marie Claire magazine have been add to the gallery. Enjoy reading!
The career section and gallery have been updated with extensive information on Noomi’s work in the theatre. You can now find detail pages on each production that Noomi has participated in, ranging from Strindberg’s The Father to Sarah Kane’s controversial Blasted to her most recent performance as Medea. Each page is accompanied by background information and pictures, so have a look :-)
With many thanks to my friend Mariana here are exclusive scans from the August 21, 2010 issue of the British Times Magazine, a four page article on Noomi entitled “The Girl with the World at her Feet”. Enjoy reading!
Time Magazine is full of praise for Noomi, as you can read in the following article, accompanied by an exclusive Q&A video: Lisbeth Salander, the character at the center of Stieg Larsson’s three novels (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) and their Swedish film versions, has ascended to a rare height in crime fiction: she’s become the female Hannibal Lecter.
The Los Angeles Times has the exclusive scoop that Noomi Rapace is taking a lead part in a new boxing movie – opposite her ex-husband. Rapace, who is on the verge of English-language stardom with a role in “Sherlock Holmes 2,” is set to star in a biopic about the colorful Swedish boxer Boss Hogberg, in which she’ll play real-life cabaret singer Anita Lindblom, who was married to the prizefighter. Rapace will star in the English-language movie with Ola Rapace, to whom she was married for seven years. Hogberg’s life and career was the stuff of “Raging Bull”-esque legend: The product of a working-class Gothenburg neighborhood, Hogberg captured the light-middleweight title (and lost it three weeks later), boxed through pain (he once fought 14 rounds with a broken jaw), romanced starlets, dealt with alcoholism and ran into legal troubles like Jack Thompson used to run into right hooks. His life changed – somewhat – when he met and married Lindblom. Even with Noomi Rapace’s schedule filling up, producers say they’re not concerned about timing, with the idea to shoot the as-yet-untitled film as early as this summer in Sweden and France.
Article courtesy The Dallas Morning News, October 29 2010: Noomi Rapace is hurtling through the pop-culture equivalent of a wormhole, warping her way from someone you’ve never heard of into someone you never stop hearing about. As you may have guessed from her name, she’s not from around here. Rapace is an actress from a country best known for producing safe cars and sleek furniture. “Swedish actress” isn’t exactly an express ticket to the stars in Hollywood, but Rapace is riding a rocket thanks to her film-screen incarnation of one of the most powerful and popular characters in contemporary fiction. Rapace plays Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish film adaptation of author Stieg Larsson’s best-selling Millennium Trilogy; more than 20 million copies have sold in more than 40 countries. Rapace’s character is the girl featured in each of the titles, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire and the just-released The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.
Article courtesy The Wall Street Journal, October 28 2010: When the Swedish-born actress Noomi Rapace took the role of Lisbeth Salander, a.k.a. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, in the Swedish film adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, “it felt like some sort of suicide mission,” she said in an interview. “Everybody seems to love Lisbeth, but it’s impossible to satisfy everybody. I had to ignore that and create some kind of protective bubble around me. I went into my own universe.” Ms. Rapace was in New York this week to promote the third and final film in the saga, “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest,” which will hit theaters on Friday. David Fincher is at work in Stockholm on the American version – starring Daniel Craig as journalist Mikael Blomkvist and Rooney Mara of “The Social Network,” in the role of Ms. Salander – but things are just heating up for Ms. Rapace. She now has a whole Hollywood team working in her interests. She’s filming a role in London opposite Robert Downey Jr. in the sequel to “Sherlock Holmes.” And Music Box Films, the U.S. distributor of the three Swedish “Dragon Tattoo” films, is reportedly rolling out an Oscar campaign for its star.