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.
Here are the very first pictures of Noomi on the red carpet at the 2011 British Academy Awards. The Best Actress category is still to be announced, but some good news so far: “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” won Best Film not in the English Language! Check back later for more information and pictures. Edit: The Best Actress Award went to Natalie Portman for “Black Swan”.
Additional pictures from yesterday’s BAFTA Nominees Brunch, as well as the following party, have been added to the gallery. Thanks especially to Mariana for providing some fantastic HQ pictures. Don’t miss tonight’s BAFTAs, where Noomi is nominated as Best Actress for “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”.
In 2003, Noomi guest starred on “Tusenbröder”, a very successful Swedish thriller series, led by her husband Ola Rapace as Hoffa, a bank robberer on the run. Captures have been added to the gallery.
Noomi appears briefly in the second season’s fifth episode as the nurse of an old woman, who has been killed the night before by Hoffa’s unstable partner in crime. Alongside the caps, three clips of Noomi’s scenes have been added as well. Enjoy!
Noomi is featured among Time Magazine’s Great Performances of 2010. Here’s what they have to say (love the last sentence): For a year and a half, she poured such fury and craft, so much of herself, into Lisbeth Salander – the tattooed hacker in the three Swedish films of Stieg Larsson’s best sellers – that friends told her, “You’ve been in there a while now, Noomi. Maybe it’s time to come out.” And when the shoot was over, she says, “my body just threw her out from me. I was sick for a week.” The trilogy was a worldwide hit, and Rapace, 31, was the great new face of 2010. She
won’t reprise Lisbeth in the U.S. remake, but it’d be a shame if Hollywood let this 21st century Garbo stay in Sweden. Besides the stunning photograph of Noomi above, Time has also a video interview with the actress, discussing her favorite performances. This and more can be viewed on Time.com.
Over 1.300 DVD captures from the extended Millennium mini-series have been added to the gallery. Since the trilogy was originally planned and shot for television, the mini-series features a lot more scenes than the theatrical versions. Each film is expanded to two episodes, making the series a 6 episodes delight of 9 hours. I’m working on a special section to highlight the extended scenes and notable differences between the film and tv versions, so stay tuned.