Carl Lönndahl was a Swedish actor, director, and theatre director. He was born on October 10, 1875 in Stockholm, Sweden. He was the son of Ernst Lönndahl and Augusta Nordenfelt.
Lönndahl studied at Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm. He started his career in 1897, performing in the theatre in Stockholm. In 1900, he moved to the city of Gothenburg and became a popular theatre actor. His most famous roles were in plays by renowned authors such as Strindberg, Ibsen, and Molière. He was especially known for his comedic roles and for his ability to make the audience laugh.
In 1907, Lönndahl made his debut as a film actor in the Swedish silent film "The Dangerous Game." He went on to become a popular film actor in the golden age of Swedish film, appearing in a total of 39 films between 1907 and 1930. His most famous film roles were in "Värmlänningarna" (1916) and "Berg-Ejvind och hans hustru" (1918).
In addition to acting, Lönndahl was a successful theatre director. He directed plays at several theatres in Sweden including the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm and Gothenburg City Theatre. He also founded his own theatre company, Lönndahl’s Dramatic Company, in Gothenburg in 1919, which was active until his death.
Lönndahl was also a pioneer in the Swedish film industry. He was one of the first Swedish actors to move from theatre to film, and he also wrote and directed many of his own films. One of his most famous films as a director was "The Lady from the Sea" (1919).
Lönndahl passed away on June 14, 1932 in Stockholm, Sweden. He was 56 years old. He is remembered as one of the most influential figures in the Swedish film and theatre industries. He left behind a legacy of memorable performances and works that still inspire and entertain audiences today.