Gustaf Caspar Orm Skarsgård (born 12 November 1980) is a Swedish actor. He is best known outside Scandinavia for his role as Floki in the History Channel series Vikings as well as for his roles in the films Evil (2003), The Way Back (2010) and Kon-Tiki (2012). He also played Karl Strand in the second season of the HBO series Westworld.
Skarsgård at the 48th Guldbagge Awards in Stockholm, 2013
Gustaf Caspar Orm Skarsgård
12 November 1980
Gustaf Skarsgård was born in Stockholm, Sweden, to Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård and his first wife, My, a physician. He has five siblings: Alexander, Sam, Bill, Eija and Valter, and two half-brothers Ossian and Kolbjörn from his father's second wife, Megan Everett. Alexander, Bill, and Valter are also actors. His godfather is Swedish actor Peter Stormare.
In 1989, as a nine-year-old, Gustaf Skarsgård acted in the Swedish Film Codename Coq Rouge. After attending Teaterhögskolan in Stockholm from 1999 to 2003, Gustaf Skarsgård joined the Royal Dramatic Theatre. He played in several of Shakespeare’s, Chekhov's and Söderberg’s works both on the Royal Dramatic Theatre and on Stockholm City Theatre. In 2003 he performed in Evil and 2008 in Patrik 1,5. For both roles he was nominated for the Guldbagge Awards as Best Supporting Actor and as Best Leading Actor. Finally, he received the prize as Best Leading Actor for his role in Förortsungar. In 2012, Skarsgård joined the History Channel's series Vikings in the role of Floki, the shipbuilder.
Gustaf Skarsgård was in a long term relationship with actress Hanna Alström from 1999 to 2005.
Awards and distinctions
|1989||Täcknamn Coq Rouge||Erik Hamilton|
|1995||Sommaren||Steffe||Credited as Gustav Skarsgård|
|2004||The Color of Milk||The Stranger|
|2004||Babylonsjukan||Olle, Maja's boyfriend|
|2006||Kidz in da Hood||Johan|
|2007||Pyramiden||Kurt Wallander (aged 24)||Video|
|2007||Arn – The Knight Templar||King Knut|
|2008||Arn – The Kingdom at Road's End||King Knut|
|2008||Patrik, Age 1.5||Göran Skoogh|
|2010||The Way Back||Voss|
|2011||Människor helt utan betydels||Director and writer|
|2013||Autumn Blood||The Butcher|
|2013||The Big Leap||John||Short|
|2013||The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden||Rolf Blomberg||Narration/voice|
|2019||438 Days||Martin Schibbye|
|1994||My Friend Percy's Magical Sneakers||Jan||TV miniseries|
|1996||Skuggornas hus||Julius "J.B" Bloomendolf||TV miniseries|
|2002||Cleo||Jonas No. 1||5 episodes|
|2003||Swedenhielms||Bo Swedenhielm||TV movie|
|2006||Snapphanar||Karl XI||TV miniseries|
|2008||Mellan 11 och 12||Jonas||TV movie|
|2013–present||Vikings||Floki||Main cast; TV series|
|2014||Ettor & nollor||Karl||TV miniseries|
|2015||Vikings: Athelstan's Journal||Floki|
|2018||Westworld||Karl Strand||5 episodes|
- Swedish pronunciation: [ˇɡɵsːtav ˈskɑːʂɡoːɖ] (
- Abramovitch, Seth (24 August 2012). "Stellan Skarsgard, 61, Welcomes Baby Number 8". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
- "Dramatens arkiv Rollboken Gustaf Skarsgård" (in Swedish). Retrieved 13 April 2018.
- "Stockholms stadsteater Arkiv Medverkande" (in Swedish). Retrieved 13 April 2018.
- "Gustaf Skarsgård är Guldbaggarnas herre". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 24 March 2017.
- "Comic-Con: George Blagden and Gustaf Skarsgard Talk VIKINGS, Favorite Moments from Season 1, and Tease Season 2". Collider. 21 July 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
- "Gustaf Skarsgård är Guldbaggarnas herre". aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 3 April 2018.
- "Gustaf Skarsgård är Guldbaggarnas herre". Hänt (in Swedish). Retrieved 3 April 2018.
- "Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard)". Vikings. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
- Weir, Peter (21 January 2011), The Way Back, retrieved 9 May 2016
- Mitchell, Wendy (28 March 2018). "Jesper Ganslandt to direct story of imprisoned Swedish journalists for SF Studios". Screen Daily. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
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