Photo: Anna-Lena Ahlström
”Linda Källgren, totally devine as narcissistic Gloria, deserves a much larger audience”
Kristina Lindquist, DN (Til Julia)
”Linda Källgren as a deadly funny imaginary invalid Argan”
Ylva Lagercrantz Spindler, Svd (The Imaginary Invalid)
”Linda Källgren SHINES as Lady Anne.”
DN reviews Linda Källgren’s role in ”Richard III”
”A fine, interesting and talented actress”
Lars von Trier, during the audition for the lead in ”Antichrist”.
”Linda Källgren with humour and sharpness”
Ingegärd Waaranperä, DN (Jösses flickor)
The Swedish actress Linda Källgren is currently in four different television series: the third season of ”Bonusfamiljen” directed by Martin Persson (SVT), ”Sommaren med släkten” directed by Mikael Syrén (Channel 5), the new comedy ”Sjukt oklar” directed by Christoffer Sandler (SVTplay) and the thriller series ”Hidden” directed by Jonathan Sjöberg (Viaplay). Linda will also be seen in the feature film ”Jönssonligan 2.0″ directed by Tomas Alfredson to be released 2019.
Last year Linda played a dramatic role in the second season of the Nordic mystery thriller ”Jordskott” – an internationally acclaimed and rating success directed by Daniel Di Grado (SVT) and ”Gåsmamman” directed by Richard Holm (C More). Linda also starred in the short film ”The Shower”, directed by Stefan Constantinescu, where she speaks Romanian.
Linda Källgren has also directed the short film ”Suspense” which was selected to premiere at the Gothenburg film festival.
Her film debut was in Bille August’s ”A Song for Martin” a multi-award winning film, including 2 Swedish film academy awards.
On television she recently appeared in the hit Swedish comedy ”Welcome to Sweden”, now on NBC U.S, hailed by the press, Entertainment weekly and New York post.
She could also be seen in the TV series “Solsidan”, one of the most successful comedy shows on Swedish television, directed by Ulf Kvensler and Jacob Seth-Fransson.
We have also seen her in more dramatic roles, such as in the crime series ”Oskyldigt dömd”, where she plays a woman falsely accused of smuggling drugs.
She also starred in Måns Bertha’s 1960s inspired film ”Kulörta Lyktor”, shown on Swedish television and played the lead in Mårten Klingberg’s debut film ”Without you” and in Gila Bergqvist-Ulfung’s ”The Contract”. Linda has also been in several other television series and shorts.
The previous year she starred in three critically acclaimed plays at Moment:Theatre in Stockholm. “Mys med kändis” directed by Paula Stenström. “Till Julia” by Margareta Garpe, directed by Josefin Ankarberg and ”The Imaginary Invalid” directed by Andreas Boonstra.
Shortly afterwards Linda was awarded a Theatre grant 2015 from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.
Linda is educated at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts.
There she starred in the productions ”Mad” and ”A Streetcar Named Desire” (playing the lead-Blanche).
She has acted in several plays at the Stockholm City Theatre including the lead in Strindberg’s ”Miss Julie” where she was praised for her version of ”Miss Julie”: ”It is with Linda Källgren, in the role of ’Miss Julie’ who gives the play its own portrayal force… She is triumphant in her interpretation pivoting between vulnerable fragility and possessive worth”.
Linda has also been acclaimed for other roles at the same theatre, in Ibsen’s ”Peer Gynt” directed by Katrine Wiedemann and the acclaimed play ”Jösses flickor – återkomsten”, Shakespeare’s ”Richard III”, ”The Playboy of the Western World” directed by Thommy Berggren, and ”The Idiot”, ”Summerfolk” directed by Alexander Mørk-Eidem.
At Gothenburg City Theatre she played the lead in ”Fireface”, where she was praised for her ”wicked rage and exceptional execution”, ”Linda Källgren can grab the audience’s empathy with great effect”… ”she carries the stirring, emotive scenes exquisitely”. At the same theatre, she has acted in ”Albert Speer” directed by Jasenko Selimovic.
Last but not least, Linda has worked in several interesting and innovative plays directed by Andreas Boonstra and Pontus Stenshäll at Moment:Theatre.
Photo: Daniel Gual
BILDER AV LEO. (Short) Support-Sarah. DIR: Eric Rusch
JÖNSSONLIGAN 2.0. Support-Elisabet. DIR: Tomas Alfredson. FLX Feature AB
GAMING. (Short) Lead-Susanna. DIR: Gabriel Schock. Happyphant Production AB
DARK CHAMBER. (Short) Lead-Mother. DIR: Otto Banovits.
ATT GÖRA MOTSTÅND. Lead-Maja. DIR: Markus Andréasson. Bianca Film AB
THE SHOWER. Lead-Åsa. DIR: Stefan Constantinescu. Doppelganger AB.
FEEL THE BEAT. Support. DIR: Rikard Svensson. Humblegatan Production.
FRESTELSEN. (Short) Lead. DIR: Ida Wallfelt. Stdh
BAD LUNCH. (Short) Lead-Eva. DIR: Simon Carlgren. Stdh
KULÖRTA LYKTOR. Support-Isabell. DIR: Måns Berthas. Berthas Film/SVT.
LYCKLIGA FAMILJEN. Support-Maria. DIR: Markus Andreasson. MA Film Produktion.
ABSOLUTION. Support-Stepmother. DIR: Markus Andréasson. MA Film Production.
WITHOUT YOU. Lead-Helen. DIR: Mårten Klingberg. Bob Film/SVT.
THE CONTRACT. (Short) Lead-Jessica. DIR: Gila Bergqvist-Ulfung. Breidablick Film Produktion.
EN SONG FOR MARTIN. Support-Karin. DIR: Bille August. Moonlight Film Production.
PARANOIA. Lead. DIR: Jacob Söe-Pedersen.
HELT PERFEKT. Support-Linda. DIR: Sofia Jupiter. ITV Studios Sweden AB
SOMMAREN MED SLÄKTEN. Support-Ottilia. DIR: Mikael Syrén. Bob Film AB
BONUSFAMILJEN. Support-Pia Kristoffersson. DIR: Martin Persson. FLX TV AB
SJUKT OKLAR. Support-Katarina. DIR: Christoffer Sandler. Splay AB
HIDDEN. Support-Nina Isaksson. DIR: Jonathan Sjöberg. Yellow Bird
GÅSMAMMAN III. Support-Lollo. DIR: Richard Holm. Endemol Sweden AB.
JORDSKOTT II. Support-Desirée. DIR: Daniel Di Grado. Palladium/SVT.
AGENTERNA. Support-Rosa. DIR:Staffan Kihlbom. Baluba/SVT.
WELCOME TO SWEDEN. Support-Juweler. DIR: Ulf Kvensler. Jarowskij AB/TV4.
BLOMSTERFLICKAN. Support. DIR: Malou Schultzberg.
SOLSIDAN. Support-Lisa. DIR: Ulf Kvensler/Jacob Seth-Fransson. Jarowskij AB/TV4.
OSKYLDIGT DÖMD. Lead in episode 3-Elisabeth. DIR: Molly Hartleb. Filmlance AB/TV4.
BECK: DET TYSTA SKRIKET. Support-Spräcket. DIR: Harald Hamrell. Filmlance.
HÖÖK. Support-Helena. DIR: Kristian Petri. SVT.
ALBERT SPEER. Support-Mrs Winteringham. DIR: Jasenko Selimovic. SVT.
DET POLSKA KORSET. Support-Tove. DIR: Harald Hamrell. SVT.
OP:7. Support. Kanal 5.
RADIOSKUGGA. Support-Ella. DIR: Philippa Pierrou. SVT.
I SANNINGENS MINUT. Support-Jenny. DIR: Nadja Weiss. Instant Playhouse. For Doctors Without Borders.
MYS MED KÄNDIS. Lead-Viktoria. DIR: Paula Stenström Öhman. Moment:teater.
TILL JULIA by Margareta Garpe. Lead-Gloria. DIR: Josefin Ankarberg. Moment:teater
THE IMAGINARY INVALID by Molière. Lead-Argan. DIR: Andreas Boonstra. Moment:teater
KRIS. Support-Freud. DIR: Andreas Boonstra. Moment: Teater
PEER GYNT by Henrik Ibsen. Support-Ingrid. DIR: Katrine Wiedemann. Stockholm City Theatre.
THE GHOST SONATA by August Strindberg. Support. DIR: Andreas Boonstra.
A DREAMPLAY by August Strindberg. Support. DIR: Pontus Stenshäll. Moment: Teater.
TREASURE ISLAND by Robert Louis Stevenson. Support-Billy Bones. DIR: Andreas Boonstra. Moment: Teater.
ANTIKRUNDAN. Support-Iokaste/Ismene. DIR: Andreas Boonstra. Moment: Teater.
RICHARD III by Shakespeare. Support-Lady Anne. DIR: Anette Norberg. Stockholm City Theatre.
JÖSSES FLICKOR – ÅTERKOMSTEN. Support-Agnes/Madeleine. DIR: Maria Löfgren. Stockholm City Theatre.
MARIAMNE by Pär Lagerkvist. Lead-Mariamne. DIR: Andreas Boonstra. Moment: Teater.
SUMMERFOLK by Maxim Gorky. Support-Julia. DIR: Alexander Mørk-Eidem. Stockholm City Theatre.
HUD MOT HUD. Support-Sandra. DIR: Malin Stenberg. Stockholm City Theatre.
THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD by JM Synge. Support-Nelly. DIR: Thommy Berggren. Stockholm City Theatre.
MISS JULIE by August Strindberg. Lead-Julie. DIR: Stefan Ekman. Stockholm City Theatre/Strindbergs Intima Teater.
THE IDIOT by Dostjevsky. Support-Varja. DIR: Alexander Mørk-Eidem. Stockholm City Theatre.
ORKESTERN. Support-Carla. DIR: Andreas Boonstra. Moment: Teater.
MEIN KAMPF. Support-Gretchen. DIR: Andreas Boonstra. Moment: Teater.
FROSSA. Lead-Cecilia. DIR: My Bodell. Teater Giljotin.
TITUS ANDRONICUS by Shakespeare. Support-Lavinia. DIR: Andreas Boonstra. Moment: Teater.
ENSAMT. Support-Sara. DIR: Kia Berglund. Gothenburg City Theatre.
ALBERT SPEER. Support-Mrs Winteringham. DIR: Jasenko Selimovic. Gothenburg City Theatre.
FIREFACE by Marius von Mayenburg. Lead-Olga. DIR: Mattias Knave. Gothenburg City Theatre.
THE CRUCIBEL by Arthur Miller. Support-Mary Warren. DIR: Carl Kjellgren. Riksteatern.
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE by Tennessee Williams. Lead-Blanche Dubois. DIR: Christian Tomner. Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts.
MAD by Jeremy Weller. Lead-Claire. DIR: Christian Tomner. Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING by Shakespeare. Support-Hero. DIR: Thomas Segerström. Boulevardteatern.
LIMBO av Margaretha Garpe. DIR: Ludvig Josephson. Swedish Radio
TOURNANTE. DIR: Gunilla Abrahamsson. Swedish Radio
Master course Acting for the Screen at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts 2015
Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts 1996-2000
Age Range: 35-45
Height: 5’5 (166 cm)
Awards: Theatre Grant 2015 from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
Director: Short Film SUSPENSE chosen by the Gothenburg Film Festival 2017.
Languages: Swedish, English, Italien, French