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
16
2024

On Wednesday, Noomi Rapace was a guest on “The Rich Eisen Show” to promote “Constellation”, which has been just canceled but is still considered for Emmy recognition by Apple TV+. On the show, Noomi talks about the series, co-starring with Jonathan Banks, her first appearance on film in the 1988 Swedish Viking movie “In the Shadow of the Raven” and appearing in the “Millennium” trilogy. The full interview has been added to the video archive. Screencaptures can be found in the photo gallery.

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May
11
2024

According to Deadline, Apple TV+ has canceled the sci-fi series Constellation after a single season. The series from creator Peter Harness stars Noomi Rapace as an astronaut aboard the International Space Station when an object collides with it. After making repairs, she returns to Earth to find that pieces of her life are missing or not as she recalls them. The cancellation comes just six weeks after Constellation completed its eight-episode season in late March. The series is one of a host of sci-fi titles at Apple TV+, among them For All Mankind, Severance, Foundation, Silo and Invasion. Per usual with streaming platforms, Apple doesn’t viewing figures for Constellation; the series did not make its way into Nielsen’s streaming top 10 during its run. Along with Rapace, Constellation stars Jonathan Banks, James D’Arcy, Julian Looman, William Catlett, Barbara Sukowa and Rosie and Davina Coleman. Turbine Studios and Haut et Court TV produced the series, which filmed in Germany. Harness executive produces (via his Haunted Barn Ltd.) with David Tanner, Tracey Scoffield, Caroline Benjo, Simon Arnal, Carole Scotta, Justin Thomson, and MacLaren Entertainment’s Michelle MacLaren (who also directed two episodes) and Rebecca Hobbs.

May
05
2024

There’s still promotion going on to keep Apple TV+’s “Constellation” in conversation. Noomi attended another virtual press junket to talk about the show (video can be found here) and a Q&A with SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations, for wich a video will be hopefully posted soon. Also added are some new on-set pictures from the production of “Constellation”. A list of all updates can be found below. Edit: The full SAG-AFTRA Foundation conversation has been added to the video archive.

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Photo Gallery – TV & Online Appearances – “Constellation” Virtual Press Junket (April 23, 2024)
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Apr
12
2024

Last week, Noomi’s AppleTV+ series “Constellation” wrapped with its final episode. The sci-fi mystery show has slowly built up a fascinating but head-scratching mystery, with family dramas, cosmonaut conspiracies and dual realities. For a deep dive into all eight episodes – filled with spoilers – you can check out our comprehensive episode guide. New clips and screencaptures from a new making of have been added as well.

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Video Archive – Career Videos – Constellation – Clip 02

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 – 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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Feb
28
2024

Yesterday, Noomi Rapace was a guest on the American daytime talkshow “The Talk” to speak about the ongoing streaming run of the AppleTV+ series “Constellation”. The full appearance has been added to the video archive. Screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. Enjoy.

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Feb
16
2024

Earlier today, Noomi Rapace attended the daytime talkshow Live! with Mark and Kelly to promote the February 21 premiere of “Constellation” on AppleTV+. On the show, she talked about playing an astronaut on the series, growing up in Iceland and the necessity of wigs when throwing parties. The interview can be found in the video archive with screencaptures being added to the photo gallery. Also, some additional press junket interviews for the show have been added as well.

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Feb
13
2024

Apple TV has unveiled a new “Inside Look” featurette for their sci-fi thriller series titled Constellation, described as an “action-packed space adventure [about] the dark edges of human psychology, and one woman’s desperate quest to expose the truth about the hidden history of space travel.” This promo video delves into the psychological side of this story, what it’s digging into with this particular astronaut character and her story. Created and written by Peter Harness, Constellation stars Noomi Rapace as Jo – an astronaut who returns to Earth after a disaster in space – only to discover that key pieces of her life seem to be missing. The series also stars Jonathan Banks, James D’Arcy, Julian Looman, William Catlett, Barbara Sukowa; introducing Rosie & Davina Coleman as Alice. I quite like what D’Arcy says at the end of this video: “The show plays with that gray area of what exactly is reality and who’s telling the truth.” Interesting, very interesting. So perhaps there is something more going on here and it’s not all “just in her head?” What does the title allude to as well? Here’s the “An Inside Look” featurette for Apple TV+’s series Constellation, from Apple TV’s YouTube.

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Feb
10
2024

Review’s for Noomi’s AppleTV+ series “Constellation” have been lifted – and they range from “spectacular” very good to very ok :-) It’s a nice change to read many positive things about Noomi’s performance as well after sitting through a fair amount of mocking reviews for “Django” and “Assassin Club”. So, fingers crossed this will be a hit with viewers as well when it hits our screens on February 21. A compilation of reviews can be found below. You can click the title of the publication to read the full review.

Radio Times, Louise Griffin, February 09, 2024
Part sci-fi, part space opera, part psychological thriller, part ghost story, it’s in a box all on its own – but one thing’s for sure, it’s absolutely spectacular. Starring the incomparable Rapace as astronaut Jo, […] the twists and turns are brilliant (and we’re keeping completely quiet about the jaw-dropping ending), but it’s how grounded the show is that sets it apart.

Collider, Chase Hutchinson, February 09, 2024
Peter Harness’ Constellation is now the next bold series in this intriguing trajectory for the streamer. Although the way the character is written can be periodically one-note, Rapace makes her journey feel like something more as we get to see fear increasingly taking hold of Jo’s mind. When we are brought back to the present, as she starts to piece things together, Constellation truly takes hold.

The Wrap, Jesse Hassanger, February 09, 2024
Noomi Rapace is a wonderful actress, but we get so much of her here – specifically, so much of her bugging out her eyes looking stricken, terrified or confused – that she winds up appearing paradoxically, unfairly limited. “Constellation” raises plenty of intriguing sci-fi questions. But the show keeps circling itself, the kind of looping that’s easier to sustain in – sorry – a feature film.

JoBlo, Alex Maidy, February 09, 2024
The series is a psychological thriller that combines elements of horror, science fiction, and paranoid drama into a concept that tries to set up the first season of a conspiracy-laden ongoing tale. The problem is that for everything this series gets right, it gets just a little bit wrong. Led by the always-great Noomi Rapace and Jonathan Banks, Constellation would be fantastic if it wasn’t a little boring.

The Spool, Tim Stevens, February 09, 2024
AppleTV+’s new series comes out looking favorable in the comparison. A significant reason why is Constellation is far more interested in mining horror from what happens when Jo returns to Earth. Rapace sets the table well for her character’s unraveling, making Jo an immediately warm and likable character within the few minutes we know her before the accident in outer space. The way she recedes into herself as she begins to gain an understanding of what’s happened to her is thus more noticeable and tragic.