Liv Ullmann Biography
Liv Ullmann, in full names Liv Johanne Ullmann born on December 16, 1939, Tokyo, Japan, Norwegian actress known for her natural beauty and intelligent and complex performances. Her name is closely linked to that of Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, with whom she worked for in several films.
She attended Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England. She became a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF in 1980. In 1995, directed Kristin Lavransdatter, based on Sigrid Undset’s 1928 Nobel Prize-winning novel; it became the most successful Norwegian movie ever at that time.
Liv was brought up in Norway, where she was named a Knight in the Order of St. Olav in 1975, was later promoted to Commander in that order in 1994, then promoted again to Commander With a Star in 2005, an honor rarely bestowed on civilians.
Liv Ullmann Husbands
- Donald Saunders (8 September 1985 – 1995) ( divorced)
- Gappe Stang (1960 – 1965) ( divorced)
Liv Ullmann Movies | Films
- Fools in the Mountains (1957)
- Ung flukt (1959)
- Tonny (1962)
- Kort är sommaren (1962)
- De kalte ham Skarven (1965)
- Persona (1966)
- Hour of the Wolf (1968)
- Shame (1968)
- An-Magritt (1969)
- The Passion of Anna (1969)
- Cold Sweat (1970)
- The Night Visitor (1971)
- The Emigrants (1971)
- The New Land (1972)
- Pope Joan (1972)
- Cries & Whispers (1972)
- Lost Horizon (1973)
- 40 Carats (1973)
- Zandy’s Bride (1974)
- The Abdication (1974)
- Leonor (1975)
- Face to Face (1976)
- A Bridge Too Far (1977)
- The Serpent’s Egg (1977)
- Autumn Sonata (1978)
- Players (1979)
- Richard’s Things (1980)
- Dangerous Moves (1984)
- The Wild Duck (1984)
- The Bay Boy (1984)
- King Kongs Faust (1985)
- Speriamo che sia femmina (1986)
- Farewell Moscow (1987)
- Gaby: A True Story (1987)
- The Girlfriend (1988)
- The Rose Garden (1989)
- Mindwalk (1990)
- Oxen (1991)
- The Long Shadow (1992)
- Drømspel (1994)
- Zorn (1994)
- Through a Glass, Darkly (2008)
- Two Lives (2012)
Liv Ullmann – Ingmar Bergman
She really became successful, however, when she began to work for Swedish director Ingmar Bergman in such films as Persona (1966), The Passion of Anna (1969) and Face to Face (1976). She also had a successful film career away from Bergman (The Abdication (1974), Dangerous Moves (1984)
Liv Ullmann Persona
Persona is a 1966 black and white Swedish film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman and starring Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann. Persona’s story revolves around a young nurse named Alma and her patient, a well-known stage actress named Elisabet Vogler, who has suddenly ceased to speak. Persona has been labelled a psychological drama and modernist horror and was subject to cuts due to the film’s controversial subject matter. It is the sixth collaboration between influential cinematographer Sven Nykvist and director Ingmar Bergman and features their trademark minimalism.
Persona Movie Fact File
- Directed by : Ingmar Bergman
- Produced by : Ingmar Bergman
- Written by : Ingmar Bergman
- Starring : Bibi Andersson & Liv Ullmann
- Music by : Lars Johan Werle
- Cinematography : Sven Nykvist
- Edited by : Ulla Ryghe
- Production company: AB Svensk Filmindustri
- Distributed by : AB Svensk Filmindustri
- Release date : 31 August 1966
- Running time : 84 minutes
- Country : Sweden
- Language : Swedish
- Box office : $250,000 (U.S.)
Liv Ullmann Photos
Liv Ullmann Books
- Choices – 1st Edition
- Words of Wisdom
- We the Children
- Ingmar Bergman: Magician and Prophet
- Letter to My Grandchild
- Veranderen Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann Quotes
- [on working as a director] I’ve worked with more bad directors than good directors, and you learn by the bad ones because you find out how they destroy other peoples’ fantasy life.
- [on her frequent co-star, Max von Sydow] He is a friend I love dearly as perhaps you can only love someone you have worked with and known personally. It is a double relationship mixed into one. We haven’t worked together for several years and I miss that very much.
- Quick cuts and camera angles – they think that’s film. That is not film. Film is to show people and life, and to make you know more about life than when you went in. It’s not this cut, cut, cut, kill, kill, kill, sex, sex, sex…
- The older one gets in this profession, the more people there are with whom one would never work again.
- [on Ingrid Bergman] If possible, I admired the woman more than the actress.
- I sometimes try to avoid conflict, so I agree instead of saying no.
- On solitude: Sometimes it is less hard to wake up feeling lonely when you are alone than wake up feeling lonely when you are with someone.
- On growth: Is this not where life’s possibilities lie? Not necessarily to arrive, but always to be on the way, in movement.
- On experience: What I have always loved most in men is imperfection. I get moved by the wrinkles on the throat of a man. It makes me love him more. I think it is sad that more women don’t take the chance that maybe men will be moved by seeing the chin a little less firm than it used to be, that a man will be more in love with his wife because he remembers who she was and sees who she is and thinks, God, isn’t that lovely that this happened to her. And be moved by life telling its story there.
Liv Ullmann Interview
Liv Ullmann Imdb mini bio
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…Read More
Liv Ullmann Awards
- 1973, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama: Winner
- 1975, Tony — Actress (Dramatic): Nominee
- 1977, Tony — Actress (Play): Nominee
- 1976, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
- 1972, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
- 1976, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
- 1977, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama: Nominee
- 1975, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama: Nominee
- 1990, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama: Nominee
- 1974, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Nominee
- 1977, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
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