Lena Olin Biography
Lena Olin is a Swedish actress born on 22nd March 1955. She has been nominated for several acting awards, including a Golden Globe for The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) and an Academy Award for Enemies, A Love Story (1989). Other well-known films in which she has appeared include Chocolat (2000), directed by her husband Lasse Hallström, Queen of the Damned (2002), Casanova (2005) and The Reader (2008).
Olin was also a main cast member in the second season (and a recurring guest star in later seasons) of the television series Alias. Olin starred in the Swedish sitcom Welcome to Sweden.
Swedish-born Lena Olin already had a successful career as an actress before she came to Hollywood. She acted at the Royal Theatre in Stockholm and was directed by Ingmar Bergman. She was born in Stockholm, to actors Britta Holmberg and Stig Olin, who appeared in six of Bergman’s films. Lena also belongs to the Bergman “family”.
As a young actress, she played in the great classics of William Shakespeare, Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg. She made her international debut as a movie actress in After the Rehearsal (1984) (aka “After the Rehearsal”), directed by Bergman. In western Europe, she became well-known in the political movie The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) as “Sabina”, in a story about the Prague spring (1968).
After coming to the US, she played mostly distinguished, exotic temptresses, intelligent women and crude vamps. Bergman had developed Lena’s artistic gift to play different human emotions and express them in a subtle way. Sydney Pollack, director of Out of Africa (1985), rewrote the screenplay for Havana (1990) especially for her.
This explains why this film recalls associations with the classic Casablanca (1942), starring Ingrid Bergman, also from Sweden. Olin received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Enemies: A Love Story (1989).
She went on to have a choice role in Chocolat (2000), which received a Best Picture Oscar nomination, and received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. She made a move to the smaller screen and played the role for one season as the deliciously evil “Irina Derevko”, the mother to Jennifer Garner’s “Sydney Bristow” in the series Alias (2001). Olin received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
Lena Olin Age
Lena Olin is a Swedish actress born on 22nd March 1955.
Lena Olin Net Worth
Lena Olin is a Swedish actress who has a net worth of $5 million.
Alena Olin Movies
|1976||Face to Face||Shop Assistant|
|1977||Friaren som inte ville gifta sig||Gypsy Woman||TV movie|
|1978||The Adventures of Picasso||Dolores|
|1982||Som ni behagar||TV movie|
|1982||Fanny and Alexander||Rosa (The Ekdahl house)||(by Ingmar Bergman)|
|1983||After the Rehearsal||Anna Egerman (older)||TV movie|
|1985||Wallenberg: A Hero’s Story||Marta||TV movie|
|1986||Glasmästarna||Lady with Dog||TV movie|
|1986||A Matter of Life and Death||Nadja Melander|
|1988||The Unbearable Lightness of Being||Sabina||Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
|1989||S/Y Glädjen||Annika Larsson|
|1989||Enemies, A Love Story||Masha||New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
|1993||Romeo Is Bleeding||Mona Demarkov||Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|1993||Mr. Jones||Dr. Elizabeth Bowen|
|1995||The Night and the Moment||The Marquise|
|1996||Night Falls on Manhattan||Peggy Lindstrom|
|1999||Mystery Men||Dr. Anabel Leek|
|1999||The Ninth Gate||Liana Telfer||(by Roman Polanski)|
|2000||Chocolat||Josephine Muscat||Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
|2001||Ignition||Judge Faith Mattis|
|2002||Queen of the Damned||Maharet|
|2003||The United States of Leland||Marybeth Fitzgerald|
|2005||Bang Bang Orangutang||Nina|
|2008||The Reader||Rose Mather / Ilana Mather|
|2010||Remember Me||Diane Hirsch|
|2012||The Hypnotist||Simone Bark|
|2013||The Devil You Know||Kathryn Vale|
|2013||Night Train to Lisbon||Older Estefânia|
|2017||Maya Dardel||Maya Dardel||Won—Best Actress award at the Prague Independent Film Festival.|
Ken Olin Lena Olin
Kenneth Edward “Ken” Olin born on July 30th, 1954 is an American actor, director and producer. He is known for his starring role on the television series Thirtysomething, and as executive producer, director, and recurring guest star of the television series Brothers & Sisters (2006–2011). He is currently a director and producer of the television series This Is Us. He is however not related to Lena Olin.
Lena Olin Romeo Is Bleeding
Romeo Is Bleeding is a 1993 neo-noir crime film starring Gary Oldman and Lena Olin, directed by Peter Medak. Its title was taken from a song by Tom Waits. Although the film was critically unsuccessful and a box office bomb, the central performances by Oldman and Olin have been praised.
- Gary Oldman as Jack Grimaldi/Jim Daugherty
- Lena Olin as Mona Demarkov
- Annabella Sciorra as Natalie Grimaldi
- Juliette Lewis as Sheri
- Roy Scheider as Don Falcone
- Michael Wincott as Sal
- David Proval as Scully
- Will Patton as Martie
- Dennis Farina as Nick Gazzara (uncredited)
- James Cromwell as Cage
- Tony Sirico as Malacci
- Ron Perlman as Jack’s Attorney
Lena Olin Chocolat
Chocolat is a 2000 British-American romantic comedy-drama film based on the novel Chocolat by Joanne Harris, and was directed by Lasse Hallström. Adapted by screenwriter Robert Nelson Jacobs, Chocolat tells the story of a young mother, played by Juliette Binoche, who arrives at the fictional, repressed French village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes with her six-year-old daughter and opens La Chocolaterie Maya, a small chocolaterie. She and her chocolate quickly begin to influence the lives of the townspeople in very different and interesting ways.
Filming took place between May and August 2000. The film was shot in the village of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain in Burgundy, France, and on the Rue De L’ancienne Poste in Beynac-et-Cazenac on the Dordogne River in Dordogne, France. The river scenes were filmed at Fonthill Lake at Fonthill Bishop in Wiltshire, England and interior scenes at Shepperton Studios, Surrey, England.
The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. It was also nominated for eight BAFTAs, and four Golden Globes. Judi Dench won a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance in the film.
- Juliette Binoche as Vianne Rocher
- Victoire Thivisol as Anouk Rocher, Vianne’s daughter (voiced by Sally Taylor-Isherwood) in only a few scenes because Victoire’s thick French accent made her difficult to understand.
- Judi Dench as Armande Voizin, owner of Vianne’s building, mother of Caroline
- Alfred Molina as Comte de Reynaud, the mayor of the village
- Lena Olin as Josephine Muscat, Serge’s abused wife
- Johnny Depp as Roux, a self-described “river-rat” and Vianne’s love interest
- Hugh O’Conor as Pere Henri, the village priest
- Carrie-Anne Moss as Caroline Clairmont, Armande’s daughter
- Aurélien Parent-Koenig as Luc Clairmont, Caroline’s son
- Peter Stormare as Serge Muscat, a cafe owner
- Hélène Cardona as Françoise ‘Fuffi’ Drou, the beauty shop proprietor
- Antonio Gil as Jean-Marc Drou
- Elisabeth Commelin as Yvette Marceau, a woman who buys chocolates as an aphrodisiac
- Ron Cook as Alphonse Marceau, Yvette’s husband
- Leslie Caron as Madame Audel, a village widow whose husband died in World War I
- John Wood as Guillaume Blerot, Madame Audel’s love interest
- Michèle Gleizer as Madame Rivet, a village woman who works for the Comte
- Dominique MacAvoy as Madame Pouget, a village woman
- Arnaud Adam as George Rocher, Vianne’s father
- Christianne Oliveira as Chitza Rocher, Vianne’s mother
- Tatyana Yassukovich as the Storyteller