Welcome to Noomi Rapace Online, your premiere web resource on the Swedish actress. Best known for her performances as Lisbeth Salander in the original "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" film trilogy, "Prometheus" and the recent Indie hit "Lamb", Noomi Rapace has emerged as one of the most exciting European actresses of this decade. This unofficial fansite provides you with all latest news, photos, editorials and video clips on her past and present work.  Enjoy your stay and check back soon.
May
31
2012

The London premiere of “Prometheus” is taking place this evening and the first picutres of Noomi on the red carpet, alongside her co-stars, have been added to the gallery. Edit: Over 50 additional images have been added.

May
28
2012

Two older articles have been added to the gallery with many thanks to Mariana. The first is a French article from Madame Figaro (May 2009), the second comes from the Sunday Times Culture (May 2010). Enjoy!

May
26
2012

With many thanks to my scanning hero Mariana, fantastic new scans from today’s Daily Telegraph Magazine and The Guardian (both United Kingdom) have been added to the gallery. Thanks and enjoy!


May
25
2012

New article courtesy the New York Times Magazine: In 2007, Noomi Rapace read for the part of Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish film version of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” as a long-shot contender. Though she was a smart and seasoned actress who had worked in film as well as onstage, she was known mainly to Stockholm theatergoers. Her name barely surfaced in the lively public debate in Sweden over who should play Lisbeth, one of the most sought after film roles for a Swedish actress in recent memory.

Moreover, the film’s director, Niels Arden Oplev, feared that Rapace was too attractive to portray the androgynous Lisbeth. After working through a scene with her, though, he changed his mind. “When she’s Lisbeth and you put a camera on her, and she’s just sitting there looking at you, you think, Oh, my God, what is she going to do?” he says. “There’s an unpredictable, dark, dangerous energy that flows from her.” At first, Rapace balked at the prospect of a news conference, because it would be in English, a language she wasn’t yet comfortable speaking. In a clip posted on YouTube of a May 2009 interview, she insisted (in quite passable English) that she belonged in European films. “I don’t have this crazy dream about going to Hollywood,” she says in the video, “because I really love to watch movies and do movies that are complicated, and I want more strange things and complicated things.” The complete article can be read here.

May
18
2012

The complete editorial and interview with Noomi Rapace in the June 2012 issue of Dazed & Confused magazine has been added to the gallery – have a look at this new stunning – and weird – pictorial. Credit goes to ONTD. Also, have a look at this video interview of Noomi talking to Dazed & Confused.

May
18
2012

Noomi Rapace headlines “Quiet Eye,” the latest viral video released in service of “Prometheus” as 20th Century Fox prepares fans for the film’s June 8 release. Rapace introduces herself in the “classified” crew file as Dr. Elizabeth Shaw, an archaeologist with an array of academic knowledge. But what is happening on that split screen? Who are all of those ladies, and how do they tie in to Shaw and the Prometheus mission? Also, a new international poster for “Prometheus” has been added to the gallery.
May
16
2012

A batch of new scans, all related to “Prometheus” and its June release, have been added to the gallery. First, the complete Entertainment Weekly article – with many thanks to my scanning hero Mariana, an interview with Noomi in Sunday Express, a “Prometheus” feature in SciFi Now and a stunning new cover from the June 2012 issue of Dazed & Confused. Enjoy the new scans!


May
15
2012

According to the Facebook page for Brian De Palma’s Passion, Wild Bunch plans to show a teaser for the film at its offices in Cannes during the film festival. The offices are located at 4 la Croisette. Also, a couple of new – very promising – pictures from the film and its making have been released. Many thanks to Lindsey for the heads-up and De Palma a la Mod for the news.

May
11
2012

Entertainment Weekly has posted a bunch of brand new pictures from “Prometheus”, including some cool shots of Noomi and her co-stars. All new pictures can be found in the gallery.

May
10
2012

In this week’s cover story, Entertainment Weekly provides an exclusive sneak peek at this summer’s top-secret, 3-D space epic Prometheus – director Ridley Scott’s eagerly-awaited return to science fiction after three long decades – and attempts to get to the bottom of the question that every fanboy wants to know: Is the new film a prequel to Scott’s 1979 face-hugging, chest-bursting classic, Alien? Ever since Prometheus was announced in January 2011, the R-rated odyssey has been shrouded in mystery.

Little was known about the film except that (a) its cast includes Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, and in the lead, the original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Swedish actress Noomi Rapace; (b) the script is by Jon Spaihts and and Lost‘s master of the mysterious Damon Lindelof; and (c) its story revolves around the crew of a spaceship called Prometheus that heads off to a distant planet whose inhabitants visited Earth long ago. But an exclusive visit to the set of the film – two hours northeast of Reykjavik, Iceland – yielded more answers. There, EW watched a master director at work and sat down with the star-studded cast as they tap-danced around calling the R-rated film an Alien prequel. “There’s definitely a link to Alien,” says Fassbender, who plays the spaceship’s resident android. “There are creatures in it that you’ll recognize, but that’s only one tiny facet of what’s going on.”

Scott, who’s making his first sci-fi film since 1982′s equally visionary Blade Runner, is the toughest nut to crack. At first all he’ll say is, “There may be a vague notion, some slight DNA from the original Alien. But barely. Fans of the original Alien will notice some things, especially toward the end of Prometheus. Like 12 minutes from the end. But I can’t really say more than that.” To find out how much more, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands Friday, May 11.