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.
Apr
15
2024

Here is a preview of things to come for Reserved Magazine Issue 9. We have a full editorial starring the stunning Noomi Rapace the star of Apple TV+’s Constellation, in the desert as captured by Amanda Demme. For the digital feature we have implemented BTS footage as not to give it all away. A little teaser, super excited for this epic journey into summer 2024. There are places within this Emerald City where special people flock—those who have it, so they get it— places where things happen, behind closed doors, or gates, or hedges, places where photos, if taken, are never published. Places like the Chateau, where, naturally, Noomi Rapace and I recently lunched. Noomi strides into the Chateau’s courtyard, all grace and determination, not a minute later than our planned 12:15 meeting. In town with the rest of the brilliant cast promoting Constellation, the series now streaming on Apple TV+, Rapace effortlessly dons a neutral graffiti’d adorned trench and a monochrome hoodie ensemble capped with dark rounded frames obscuring kind eyes. Her top-knotted obsidian locks, striking bone structure and make-up free complexion give up the appearance of an off-duty-model day. For pre-order options and a behind-the-scenes video, please visit the Reserved Magazine website.

Mar
29
2024

A new batch of articles and interviews from the “Constellation” press coverage has been added to the photo gallery, mostly from the British press and including Q&As with The Guardian and The Observer (many thanks to Alvaro for sending this in). And while we’re at it, I also found a couple of articles from the very sparse coverage for last year’s “Django”. A complete list of updates can be found below.

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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2024 – Empire Magazine (United Kingdom, May 2024)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2024 – The Guardian (United Kingdom, March 04, 2024)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2024 – The Observer (United Kingdom, March 03, 2024)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2024 – Closer (USA, February 26, 2024)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2024 – Radio Times (United Kingdom, February 24, 2024)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2023 – Radio Times (United Kingdom, February 25, 2023)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2023 – Radio Times (United Kingdom, January 28, 2023)

Mar
16
2024

Noomi Rapace is the cover girl for DEK Magazine’s eighth issue, which is now available to order on their website: Rapace was already a great admirer of MacLaren’s work on episodes of Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul and Game of Thrones, and Constellation unites the narrative depth of such complex TV with the spectacle of cinema. “It’s sort of like our medium now has just conquered another space: we have more time to tell a story. But I will say that Constellation really feels like eight hours of cinema; we had the muscles to really explore and make it as good as we wanted, so it felt like a big studio film rather than TV.” Combining elements of science fiction and conspiracy thriller, it tells the tale of returning astronaut Jo Ericsson, a part that Rapace immediately felt could have been written for her. It’s the kind of intelligent storytelling that she enjoys as a viewer too.

“There’s so much going on. And I love that because a lot of the things I read, or when I watch things, I just feel, ‘Do you think I’m stupid?’ The audience is not stupid. And I like it when I feel it’s something to figure out.” Her favourite films are those like Memento and Inception, with strong characters and intricate plots that demand multiple viewings, which reflect Rapace’s own perspective on life. “Life is science fiction; life is fucking weird. So many times I thought I knew what life was, and then I was like, ‘Wait, what? No, I don’t know shit.’ I feel the older I get, the more I feel I don’t know. I would say my life many times has felt like I’m living in a movie that is science fiction mixed with drama.”

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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2024 – DEK Magazine (United Kingdom, Issue 08, March 16, 2024)
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2024 – Session 04

Nov
25
2023

For the October 2023 issue of the Swedish Nuda Paper (a biannual hardcover publication), Icelandic poet, novelist, and lyricist Sjón and Noomi Rapace join for a discussion on the complexity of the human species and its most salient features. A wide-ranging interivew accompanied by a fantastic new editorial featuring Noomi. Drawing from memories of their Icelandic childhood and recent experiences with their surroundings, Sjón and Rapace highlight the meaningful influence that an innate connection with nature has had on how they think of life. As they investigate the links between human evolution and climate change, the conversation rapidly turns into a call to action to denounce the abuses inflicted on the most fragile, animals and humans alike. From the necessity to take control of our competitiveness to the disillusionment with today’s materialistic system, the two pinpoint the perks and flaws of what being human entails while stressing the urge to go back to our most genuine essence. The article can be read on the Nuda Paper website, the hardcover can be ordered in their shop.

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Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2023 – Session 01

Mar
25
2022

Noomi Rapace graces one of the ten virtual covers for Crash Magazine’s Resistance Issue, which is available to order from this week. Inside, according to the magazine, is an in depth interview with Rapace about her modest upbringing, her career and her most recent project, “Black Crab”. You can order the magazine in the Crash store, a preview of its featured editorial is below.

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Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2022 – Session 002

Mar
06
2022

Noomi is featured on the cover and inside this Saturday’s Två Dagar by the Göteborgs-Posten. Check out scans in the photo gallery.

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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2022 – Göteborgs-Posten (Sweden, March 05, 2022)

Jan
09
2022

Happy New Year everybody. Noomi is featured on the cover and with an interview inside the January 2022 issue of the British Scan Magazine. The full interview can be read over on their website: For Rapace, acting is all about emotions, connections and getting to the heart of what makes people tick. As a devoted people watcher, she’s always been interested in knowing how people become the way they are – in “putting the puzzles together”. It’s something that feeds naturally into her craft and can make switching off, and finding Noomi again, quite difficult. “I haven’t really figured out that part yet,” she admits. “When I shot Lamb, María was living in me for the entire shoot. It’s not like I think I’m the character. You don’t need to call me by the character’s name. But she did take over my dreams, and my thoughts. My entire being was occupied by the character. I guess I just embrace it and let it happen.” While she’s better known these days for her film work, theatre is also very close to her heart. “The last time I was on stage, I played Medea and I did 50 shows. Coming home from killing my kids on stage every day, every night, was really brutal, so I had to take a proper break,” she says. “That was 14 years ago, but I feel like the urge to go back to the stage is starting to creep up on me. But, it needs to be with the right people. For me, acting is never about the role. I don’t want to play Macbeth or Blanche in A Street Car Named Desire. It’s all about collaborations. Who I’d love to work with. Who I would like to be on stage with. Who I would like to play with. Who I want to spend all those hours with.”

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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Scan Magazine (United Kingdom, January 07, 2022)

Nov
14
2021

The Hollywood Reporter has published an interview with Noomi Rapace and Valdimar Jóhannsson – too late for its theatrical release in October, but maybe just in time for the upcoming awards season. In A24’s Lamb, Noomi Rapace’s most memorable co-star is a half-human, half-sheep newborn named Ada. As Maria, who runs a farm with her husband (Hilmir Snaer Gudnason) in remote Iceland, Rapace weathered a logistically complicated shoot that included actual nightmares. The resulting film, helmed by first-time director Valdimar Jóhannsson, who co-wrote it with frequent Björk collaborator Sjón, is an eerie, intermittently funny slice of folk horror. Rapace and Jóhannsson spoke to THR about how they made the movie and why they resist the temptation to classify it as a genre film.

Maria is a heavy character. She’s been through a lot of anguish, and she’s desperate to be a parent.
Noomi Rapace: It’s brutal to open up yourself for the emotions of losing a child. When Valdimar and his producer came to London and gave me this divine, disturbing package of the script and his lookbook, and I started to explore this world, I knew that it was a brutal, beautiful world. I knew I would need to get lost in it somehow, and I accepted that. But there were also moments when we were shooting it where I wasn’t sure where Noomi ends and Maria starts. It was quite intense. I couldn’t really sleep. In the summer in Iceland, it doesn’t really get dark. I was losing my mind.

The complete article can be read over at the The Hollywood Reporter.

Nov
04
2017

You can find Noomi on the cover of Sweden’s Di Weekend Friday issue. And if you can read Swedish, even better – head over to their website to read the interview. The cover and three outtakes have been added to the photo gallery: “Sedan succén med Män som hatar kvinnor för åtta år sedan har Noomi Rapace spelat in 18 filmer och flyttat till London. Nu till jul lanseras Netflix största produktion någonsin, filmen Bright, där Noomi Rapace spelar mot Will Smith. Samtidigt lanserar hon dessutom sin egen parfym.”

Sep
29
2017

Over the past few weeks, three publications have announced Noomi to be their cover girl for their respective September and October issues. You’ll find Noomi on the covers of 10 Magazine (September 2017), The Fall (September 28, 2017) and Wylde Magazine (October 2017). Each appearance has been accompanied by some stunning new editorial pictures. Have a look at all new additions below.


Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Wylde Magazine (USA, October 2017)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Fall (USA, September 28, 2017)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 10 Magazine (USA, September 2017)
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2017 – Session 10
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2017 – Session 11
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2017 – Session 12