Liv Johanne Ullmann (born 16 December 1938) is a Norwegian actress and film director. Recognised as one of the greatest European actresses, Ullmann is known as the muse and frequent partner of filmmaker Ingmar Bergman.
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Liv Ullmann's father was a Norwegian engineer who used to work abroad, so as a child she lived in Tokyo, Canada, New York and Oslo. In the mid-'50s she made her stage debut and in 1957 made her film debut.
Liv Ullmann, in full Liv Johanne Ullmann, (born December 16, 1939, Tokyo, Japan), Norwegian actress known for her natural beauty and intelligent, complex performances. Her name is closely linked to that of Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, with whom she worked in several films.
Mini Bio (1) Liv Ullmann's father was a Norwegian engineer who used to work abroad, so as a child she lived in Tokyo, Canada, New York and Oslo. In the mid-'50s she made her stage debut and in 1957 made her film debut.
- Her Early Life
- Starting Out in Acting
- Relationship with Ingmar Bergman
- Beyond Bergman
- Behind The Camera
- Outside The Film World
Liv Johanne Ullmann was born in Tokyo in 1938. Her father Erik was a Norwegian aircraft engineer working in Japan at the time. The family moved to Toronto in 1940 to work at the Norwegian air force base at Toronto Island in Lake Ontario during World War II.By the end of the war both her father and grandfather had died – the former having walked into the propeller of a plane and the latter in Dachau after being caught helping Jewish people escape from the occupying Nazis.After the war, Liv mov...
During her teenage years, Liv studied acting in London and Norway. She started acting on stage in Norway in the mid 1950s and, despite screen success, continued to act in theatre throughout her career.Her most celebrated role – the only role she ever returned to – was that of Nora in Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House.It was playing Nora that gave Liv her New York stage debut in 1975. For this she received a Tony Award nomination as Lead Actress. Four years later Liv received...
It was while visiting Andersson in Stockholm that she first met Ingmar Bergman. Bibi had already warned her about Bergman’s habit of sleeping with his female stars but within a couple of years, they were in a relationship and Bergman cast her in the first of the 10 movies that they made together, the 1966 movie Persona.Over the next 12 years, they made a further eight movies together: Hour of the Wolf (1968), Shame (1968), The Passion of Anna (1969), Cries and Whispers (1972), Scenes from a M...
Throughout the 12 years she was making movies with Bergman, Liv made a further 15 movies with other directors!This included The Emigrants (1971) for which she gained the first of her two Oscar nominations as Actress in a Leading Role. The second nomination was for her role as Dr Jenny Isaksson in Bergman’s Face to Face.Read more: Norway at the OscarsFour of the movies she made were in Hollywood where she was originally touted as the next Ingrid Bergman. Liv, however, talks almost dismissively...
Liv’s directorial debut came in 1982 in the form of one segment of the film Love, a collection of six vignettes on the subject of love all written, directed and produced by women.In 1992 she directed the film Sofie about a Jewish woman living in Copenhagen in the late 18th and early 19th century.In 1995 came Kristin Lavransdatter, a tale of the daughter of a prominent landowner in Medieval Norway and in the same year she was one of 40 directors, including Lasse Hallström, Spike Lee and David...
As well as acting on stage and screen, and directing, Liv has written for the screen – Kristin Lavransdatter, Sofie and Miss Julie were all written by or adapted by her. She has also written books including the autobiography Changing, which came shortly after her breakup with Bergman and discusses her fears about working and motherhood.Liv has been married twice. Her relationship with her first husband, Hans Stang, broke down when she met Ingmar Bergman. She married an American real estate de...
Liv Ullmann is a Norwegian actress and film director who is widely recognized as one of the greatest European actresses of all time. For her performance in the 1971 film The Emigrants, she had won a Golden Globe Award in the category of ‘Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama’.
Actress/director Liv Ullmann Takes On A Streetcar Named Desire and the premiere of "The Sealed Orders of Liv Ullmann" at The Paley Center for Media... Liv Ullmann during 2004 European Film Academy Awards at The Forum in Barcelona, Spain.
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