November 18th, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

On November 13, 2010, the cast and crew of¬†¬†“Beyond” (Svinal√§ngorna) – including its stars Noomi and Ola Rapace – have attended the film’s premiere in Stockholm. Pictures from the event can be found in the gallery.

  November 14th, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

With many many thanks to Klara, here are some exclusive scans from the November 2010 issue of Situation Stockholm, including some great pictures. Enjoy reading!

  November 14th, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Noomi is among the nominees for the 2010 Richard Attenborough Film Awards (RAFAS) in the Best Actress category for “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”. Simply vote for your favourite actress and favourite actor in the ballots at their official website. The actress or actor with the most votes overall will be crowned Film Star of 2010. Voting closes at noon on Monday December 6, with the winner announced on Monday December 13. The Richard Attenborough Film Awards are the UK’s annual regional Film Of The Year awards – the film industry’s celebration of the year’s top films and movie stars as voted for by regional newspaper film critics and cinemagoers alike.

  November 14th, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

With many thanks to my friend Mariana, exclusive scans from People (United Kingdom, November 2010) and Empire Magazine (United Kingdom, December 2010) have been added to the gallery. The first is a brief interview on the “Millenium” trilogy and working with Robert Downey, jr. The second is an extensive report on the Stieg Larsson pehnomenom – “how the world and Hollywood caught the Millenium bug” – a very interesting article, so don’t miss. Enjoy!

  November 10th, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

A couple of more pictures from various theatre productions have been added to the gallery with many thanks to Alicia for contributing them!

  November 8th, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Congratulations to Noomi for winning Best Actress at the 2010 Sao Paolo International Film Festival for her performance in Pernilla August’s drama “Beyond” (Svinal√§ngorna). The film also won the Special Jury Prize in Sao Paolo as well as the NDR top prize at the Nordic Film Days in L√ľbeck – the largest festival of Scandinavian films outside the Nordic countries. To learn more about “Beyond”, have a look at its detail site in the career section.

  November 8th, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Article courtesy People Magazine: When Noomi Rapace won the role of the gutsy Lisbeth Salander in Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo films, she knew it would change her life. But not quite the way she expected. “I thought everyone would hate me!” says Rapace, 30, who transformed herself into an androgynous, punky, chain-smoking computer hacker for the three Swedish movies. “The readers of the books have such a strong relationship with her as a character, I thought they’d never accept what I did with Lisbeth. It felt like a suicide mission to accept the role.” To prepare, Rapace trained kick-boxing four times a week for seven months, dieted, got a motorcycle license, cut her hair and pierced herself a total of six times. Her 7-year-old son ‚Äď with Swedish actor Ola Rapace ‚Äď was at first hesitant about his mom’s new look. “For the first movie, he asked me, ‘Mom, why do you want to look like a teenage boy?'” she says. “For the last movie, I shaved my head on both sides like a Mohawk. I brought him with me when I did it, because I didn’t want to come home and look like Edward Scissorhands and scare him! He sat there and looked at me and said, ‘Mom, why are you doing this?’ After a while, he said, ‘I think it looks good! I want a hairdo like that, too!’ That’s when I said, ‘Stop!'”