Uno Henning

Knut Uno Henning (11 September 1895, Stockholm - 16 May 1970) was a Swedish stage and film actor.

Henning's parents were Karl Bernhard Henning and Eleanor (Ellen) Martin. His father owned a bakery factory.

Henning studied at the Royal Swedish Dramatic Theatre School between 1915-1917. After graduating he performed at the Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm between 1918 - 1925 and returned there again between 1935 - 1965 . Between 1929 and 1935 he was engaged by another Stockholm theatre, the Blanche Theatre. He made his film debut in 1919 in Rune Carlsten's A Dangerous Courtship and came to be involved in some 40 Swedish films and TV productions over his career. He had a leading role in the British silent era movie A Cottage on Dartmoor (1929).[1]

In a memorable role, he played a cold and manipulative doctor in Hasse Ekman's film Take away (1948).

In 1925 he was chosen to recite the poem "Ring Out, Wild Bells" at midnight in the Skansen open air museum, a Swedish New Year's Eve national tradition.

He married Ragni Frisell (1896-1984) on 10 June 1926 in Stockholm. The actress Eva Henning is his step daughter, Ragni Frisell's child by an earlier marriage.[2]

Henning is buried in the North Cemetery in Stockholm.[3]

Selected filmography


  1. Torsslow, Stig. "K Uno Henning". Swedish Biographical Dictionary entry. Retrieved 2016-03-18.
  2. Eva Henning at IMDB
  3. "Norra begravningsplatsen, kvarter 12C, gravnummer 336". Retrieved 2016-03-19.
  • Imdb, Uno Henning at the International Movie Database.
  • BFI, Uno Henning at British Film Institute website.

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