Hafsteinn Gunnar Hafsteinsson

Hafsteinn Gunnar Hafsteinsson



Hafsteinn Gunnar Hafsteinsson is an Icelandic actor, writer, and director. He was born in Reykjavík, Iceland in 1977. He has an older sister, Ásta, and a younger brother, Ármann.

Hafsteinsson began his acting career in 1995 at the National Theatre of Iceland. His first major role was in the play “Lýsing” in 1998. He has since gone on to appear in over 30 plays, as well as several films and television series.

In 2004, Hafsteinsson wrote and directed his first feature film, “Fálkar”, which was a box office success in Iceland. He followed it up with two more films in 2006 and 2009, “Jóhannes Kjarval” and “Cold Light”.

In 2010, Hafsteinsson appeared in the Icelandic television series “Trapped”. The series was remade in 2016 for BBC4, starring Hafsteinsson in the lead role of Andri Olafsson. The series was a critical and commercial success, and earned Hafsteinsson several awards and nominations, including the 2017 BAFTA Cymru Award for Best Actor.

Hafsteinsson has also appeared in several international films. He starred in the Icelandic-Chinese co-production, “The Deep” in 2013, and in the Icelandic-French co-production “Brúðguminn” in 2014. In 2015, he starred in the Icelandic-American co-production, “The Oath”.

Hafsteinsson is also an accomplished writer and director. In 2018, he wrote and directed the Icelandic feature film “Under the Tree”, which was selected for the Cannes Film Festival.

Hafsteinsson is currently working on several projects, including a new play, a TV series, and a feature film. He lives in Reykjavík with his wife and two children.

Hafsteinsson is an accomplished actor, writer, and director who has achieved great success in Iceland and abroad. His work has been praised for its attention to detail and humanistic approach. He is one of Iceland’s most beloved and respected actors and filmmakers.

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