Some very sad news today, as the family of Michael Nyqvist has confirmed the actor’s passing at age 56. Mr. Nyqvist landed his breakthrough role at age 39, playing Rolf, an abusive alcoholic husband in the 2000 film “Together.” The Swedish movie about members of a leftist commune in suburban Stockholm in the 1970s led to his first nomination for a Guldbagge, the annual cinema awards in Sweden. From there, Mr. Nyqvist was cast in leading roles on television shows and in films, including as Mikael Blomkvist, the fervent investigative reporter, in the original Swedish adaptation of the book series “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” He also received bigger parts in blockbuster Hollywood movies, playing a deranged Swedish-born Russian nuclear strategist in the 2011 movie “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol.” What better way to celebrate this wonderful actor’s career by re-watching the “Millennium” trilogy anytime soon. Here are some of Noomi’s and Michael’s moments together from the promotional tours of the “Dragon Tattoo” films.
The television version of Stieg Larsson’s “Millennium” trilogy has won the International Emmy Award as Best TV Movie / Mini-Series. Both Michael Nyqvist and Noomi Rapace were nominted in the Best Actor and Actress categories, but didn’t make the cut. Still, a wonderful achievement for their outstanding work!
Replaced the DVD screencaptures of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” with high definition, crystal clear Blu Ray Captures :-) Enjoy!
Noomi Rapace has received a nomination for the International Emmy Award as Best Actress for the mini-series version of Millennium! The series has received two more nominations for Best Actor (Mikael Nyqvist) and as Best TV Movie / Mini-Series. This is fantastic news, congratulations to Noomi, Mikael and the crew of “Millennium”. The 39th International Emmy Awards will take place on Monday, November 21, 2011 in New York.
Today I’ve updated the gallery with pictures from the three “Millennium” films – some have been replaced by high quality versions, others are new to the gallery. For all pictures, click the previews below or follow the text links to directly view all latest uploads.
Career – Feature Films – The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest – Last uploads
Career – Feature Films – The Girl who Played with Fire – Last uploads
Career – Feature Films – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Last uploads
This November, Music Box Films will bring the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy: Extended Edition to Blu-ray. The popular adaptations of novelist Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest – are now presented in their extended versions as seen on Swedish television. Music Box’s Blu-ray box set restores over two hours to the aggregate running time of the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy, making these initial adaptations of the Larsson mysteries much more faithful to their source material. Early reports have indicated that the films will have 5.1 Dolby Digital audio, with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo shown in its original aspect ratio of 2.39:1 and The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest receiving 1.85:1 transfers. The 4-disc collection contains one newly produced special feature: 53-minute-long Millennium: The Story documentary about Stieg Larsson’s life. Music Box has not yet specified whether or not any of the supplemental materials from the previous Blu-ray versions, which showcased the shorter theatrical cuts, will be included with the extended editions. The Dragon Tattoo Trilogy: Extended Edition is expected to street on November 22nd, one month before director David Fincher’s remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo hits theaters.
Ten new video clips have been added to the archive, all related to the international promotion of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and ranging from the early 2009 press conference in Sweden to launch the film trilogy to interviews in France, Germany, Italy and the USA. Click below to watch each video clip. Enjoy!