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Pernilla August
Pernilla August
(Swedish pronunciation: [pɛˌɳɪˈla ˈaʊgɵst] ( listen), born Mia Pernilla Hertzman-Ericson; 13 February 1958[1]) is a Swedish actress, director and screenwriter. Being one of Sweden's leading actresses and a longtime collaborator with director Ingmar Bergman, she won the Best Actress Award at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival
1992 Cannes Film Festival
for her role in his The Best Intentions. She is best known for portraying Shmi Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace and Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.


1 Career

1.1 Actor 1.2 Director

2 Awards 3 Personal life 4 References 5 External links

Career[edit] Actor[edit] August started acting during her childhood in theatre and at school. Her professional acting career started in 1975 when director Roy Andersson cast her in a minor role in the film Giliap
the same year, followed from 1979 by films by other directors, Vilgot Sjöman
Vilgot Sjöman
(among them, the film about Alfred Nobel, 1983) and Lasse Hallström. She studied acting at Swedish National Academy of Mime and Acting in Stockholm
1979–82. Before finishing her studies, she attracted the attention of Ingmar Bergman, who cast her in his film Fanny and Alexander (1982), playing the nanny in the director's romanticised portrait of his childhood. That marked the beginning of two decades of collaboration, collecting several international awards, including television series The Best Intentions
The Best Intentions
(1991), where she portrayed Bergman's mother and met her second husband to be, director Bille August, and TV-productions Private Confessions (1996), directed by Liv Ullmann and Bergman's own In the Presence of a Clown
In the Presence of a Clown
(1997). She also starred in Bo Widerberg's The Serpent's Way (1986) as well as his TV-production of Henrik Ibsen's The Wild Duck
The Wild Duck
(1989). Among the many Scandinavian and international films are also Bille August's Jerusalem (1996), Richard Hobert's Where the Rainbow Ends (1999) [granted her a Guldbagge Award
Guldbagge Award
as Best actress] and The Birthday (2000], I Am Dina
I Am Dina
(2002), Björn Runge's Om jag vänder mig om/If I Turn Around (2003) [a Silver Bear
Silver Bear
at Berlin International Film Festival 2004 and more Best actress awards], Per Fly's Manslaughter (2005), Swedish-Taiwanese Miss Kicki (2009) and Jan Troell's Truth and Consequence (2012). At the Royal Dramatic Theatre
Royal Dramatic Theatre
in Stockholm, she has acted in several plays, starting 1981, several directed by Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
and touring internationally. These include Ophelia
in William Shakespeare's Hamlet (1986) [a part she has also played in another Swedish television film, 1985], August Strindberg's A Dream Play
A Dream Play
(1986), Nora in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House
A Doll's House
(1989), Hermione in Bergman's special version of A Winter's Tale (1994), the title role in Schiller's Mary Stuart (2000) and Helene Alving
Helene Alving
in Ibsen's Ghosts (2002). She also worked with Russian director Jurij Ljubimov in Alexander Pushkin's A Feast in the Time of Plague (1996). In 1983-84, she worked at Folkteatern i Gävleborg
(The Folk Theatre in Gävleborg) with director Peter Oskarson in Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters. In 2008, she acted in the stage production of Steel Magnolias in Stockholm. Many in the English-speaking world
English-speaking world
know her best as Shmi Skywalker, the mother of Anakin Skywalker, from Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) and its sequel Attack of the Clones (2002). She also appeared in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. She shared the role as Virgin Mary in Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999) with Melinda Kinnaman. She played a bomber in the Swedish film Sprängaren (2001). In 2011, she reprised her role as Shmi Skywalker in the third season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars for the episode "Overlords", which aired on 28 January.[citation needed] Director[edit] After her directorial debut with the 2005 short film Time Bomb (Blindgångare), she debuted as feature-film director and screenwriter in 2010 with Beyond, starring Noomi Rapace
Noomi Rapace
and Ola Rapace. The film was selected as the Swedish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards[2] and was much awarded with Swedish Guldbagge Awards and more; August won for Best Director and Best Script. In October 2011, August was asked to direct a new Danish drama series, Arvingerne, an offer she accepted. The series premiered on DR on 1 January 2014.[3] Her two youngest daughters have cameos in the series. Awards[edit] Among many international awards and nominations, at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival she won the award for Best Actress, for her role in Bille August's The Best Intentions.[4] For the same film she also won the Best Actress award at the 28th Guldbagge Awards.[5] In 2002 she was honored with the Royal Swedish medal Litteris et Artibus for her artistic work.[citation needed] Personal life[edit] August was born in Stockholm. She has been married twice and changed her name both times. Her first marriage was in 1982 to Klas Östergren, with whom she has one daughter; the marriage ended in divorce in 1989. The second marriage was in 1991 to Bille August, with whom she has two daughters; this marriage also ended in divorce, this time in 1997. References[edit]

^ "Pernilla August". sfi.se. Retrieved 2 January 2017.  ^ Dawtrey, Adam (7 September 2011). "August's 'Beyond' enters Oscar race". Variety. Retrieved 7 September 2011.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-01-06. Retrieved 2014-01-06.  Pernilla August: Derfor sagde jeg ja til Arvingerne ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Best Intentions". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 14 August 2009.  ^ "Den goda viljan (1992)". Swedish Film Institute. 22 March 2014. 

External links[edit]

Pernilla August
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on IMDb Pernilla August
Pernilla August
at the TCM Movie Database Pernilla August
Pernilla August
at the Swedish Film Database
Swedish Film Database
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at AllMovie

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Guldbagge Award
Guldbagge Award
for Best Actress in a Leading Role


Ingrid Thulin
Ingrid Thulin
(1963/64) Eva Dahlbeck
Eva Dahlbeck
(1964/65) Christina Schollin
Christina Schollin
(1965/66) Bibi Andersson
Bibi Andersson
(1966/67) Lena Nyman
Lena Nyman
(1967/68) Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(1968/69) Anita Ekström (1969/70) Monica Zetterlund
Monica Zetterlund
(1971/72) Harriet Andersson
Harriet Andersson
(1972/73) Inga Tidblad (1973/74) Lis Nilheim (1974/75) Margaretha Krook
Margaretha Krook
(1975/76) Birgitta Valberg (1976/77) Lil Terselius
Lil Terselius
(1977/78) Sif Ruud
Sif Ruud
(1978/79) Gunn Wållgren
Gunn Wållgren
(1980/81) Sunniva Lindekleiv, Lise Fjeldstad, Rønnaug Alten
Rønnaug Alten
(1981/82) Malin Ek, Kim Anderzon
Kim Anderzon
(1982/83) Gunilla Nyroos
Gunilla Nyroos
(1984) Malin Ek (1985) Stina Ekblad
Stina Ekblad
(1986) Lene Brøndum (1987) Lena T. Hansson (1988) Viveka Seldahl (1989) Malin Ek (1990)


Gunilla Röör
Gunilla Röör
(1991) Pernilla August
Pernilla August
(1992) Helena Bergström
Helena Bergström
(1993) Suzanne Reuter (1994) Gunilla Röör
Gunilla Röör
(1995) Ghita Nørby
Ghita Nørby
(1996) Johanna Sällström (1997) Alexandra Dahlström
Alexandra Dahlström
(1998) Katarina Ewerlöf
Katarina Ewerlöf
(1999) Lena Endre
Lena Endre
(2000) Viveka Seldahl (2001) Oksana Akinshina
Oksana Akinshina
(2002) Ann Petrén
Ann Petrén
(2003) Maria Kulle
Maria Kulle
(2004) Maria Lundqvist
Maria Lundqvist
(2005) Haddy Jallow (2006) Sofia Ledarp
Sofia Ledarp
(2007) Maria Heiskanen (2008) Noomi Rapace
Noomi Rapace
(2009) Alicia Vikander
Alicia Vikander
(2010) Ann Petrén
Ann Petrén
(2011) Nermina Lukac
Nermina Lukac
(2012) Edda Magnason
Edda Magnason
(2013) Saga Becker
Saga Becker
(2014) Malin Levanon
Malin Levanon
(2015) Maria Sundbom (2016) Lene Cecilia Sparrok (2017)

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Guldbagge Award
Guldbagge Award
for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Sif Ruud
Sif Ruud
(1995) Lena Endre
Lena Endre
(1996) Tintin Anderzon
Tintin Anderzon
(1997) Maria Langhammer (1998) Pernilla August
Pernilla August
(1999) Bibi Andersson
Bibi Andersson
(2000) Carina Johansson (2001) Cecilia Frode
Cecilia Frode
(2002) Bibi Andersson
Bibi Andersson
(2003) Kajsa Ernst
Kajsa Ernst
(2004) Ghita Nørby
Ghita Nørby
(2005) Lia Boysen
Lia Boysen
(2006) Bibi Andersson
Bibi Andersson
(2007) Maria Lundqvist
Maria Lundqvist
(2008) Anki Lidén (2009) Outi Mäenpää (2010) Cecilia Nilsson (2011) Ulla Skoog
Ulla Skoog
(2012) Anna Bjelkerud (2013) Anita Wall (2014) Eva Melander (2015) Sadžida Šetić (2016) Julia Kijowska (2017)

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Guldbagge Award
Guldbagge Award
for Best Director


Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
(1963/64) Arne Sucksdorff (1964/65) Alf Sjöberg
Alf Sjöberg
(1965/66) Jan Troell
Jan Troell
(1966/67) Kjell Grede (1967/68) Bo Widerberg
Bo Widerberg
(1968/69) Lars Lennart Forsberg (1969/70) Tage Danielsson
Tage Danielsson
(1971/72) Johan Bergenstråhle (1972/73) Vilgot Sjöman
Vilgot Sjöman
(1973/74) Hasse Alfredson (1974/75) Jan Halldoff (1975/76) Marianne Ahrne
Marianne Ahrne
(1976/77) Olle Hellbom (1977/78) Stefan Jarl
Stefan Jarl
(1978/79) Kay Pollak
Kay Pollak
(1980/81) Hasse Alfredson (1981/82) Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
(1982/83) Hrafn Gunnlaugsson (1984) Hasse Alfredson (1985) Suzanne Osten
Suzanne Osten
(1986) Kjell Grede (1987) Max von Sydow
Max von Sydow
(1988) Åke Sandgren (1989) Kjell Grede (1990)


Anders Grönros (1991) Colin Nutley
Colin Nutley
(1992) Clas Lindberg (1993) Ulf Hultberg & Åsa Faringer (1994) Bo Widerberg
Bo Widerberg
(1995) Kjell Sundvall
Kjell Sundvall
(1996) Daniel Alfredson
Daniel Alfredson
(1997) Lukas Moodysson
Lukas Moodysson
(1998) Ella Lemhagen
Ella Lemhagen
(1999) Roy Andersson
Roy Andersson
(2000) Jan Troell
Jan Troell
(2001) Lukas Moodysson
Lukas Moodysson
(2002) Björn Runge
Björn Runge
(2003) Tomas Alfredson
Tomas Alfredson
(2004) Ulf Malmros
Ulf Malmros
(2005) Ylva Gustavsson & Catti Edfeldt (2006) Roy Andersson
Roy Andersson
(2007) Tomas Alfredson
Tomas Alfredson
(2008) Lisa Siwe
Lisa Siwe
(2009) Pernilla August
Pernilla August
(2010) Ruben Östlund
Ruben Östlund
(2011) Gabriela Pichler
Gabriela Pichler
(2012) Per Fly
Per Fly
(2013) Ruben Östlund
Ruben Östlund
(2014) Magnus von Horn (2015) Goran Kapetanović (2016) Ruben Östlund
Ruben Östlund

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Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress


Michèle Morgan
Michèle Morgan
(1946) Isa Miranda
Isa Miranda
(1949) Bette Davis
Bette Davis
(1951) Lee Grant
Lee Grant
(1952) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1953) cast of Bolshaya Semya (1955) Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward
(1956) Giulietta Masina
Giulietta Masina
(1957) Bibi Andersson
Bibi Andersson
/ Eva Dahlbeck
Eva Dahlbeck
/ Barbro Hiort af Ornäs / Ingrid Thulin (1958) Simone Signoret
Simone Signoret
(1959) Melina Mercouri
Melina Mercouri
/ Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
(1960) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1961) Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
/ Rita Tushingham
Rita Tushingham
(1962) Marina Vlady
Marina Vlady
(1963) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
/ Barbara Barrie
Barbara Barrie
(1964) Samantha Eggar
Samantha Eggar
(1965) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1966) Pia Degermark
Pia Degermark
(1967) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1969) Ottavia Piccolo
Ottavia Piccolo
(1970) Kitty Winn (1971) Susannah York
Susannah York
(1972) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
(1973) Marie-José Nat
Marie-José Nat
(1974) Valerie Perrine
Valerie Perrine


Dominique Sanda
Dominique Sanda
/ Mari Törőcsik
Mari Törőcsik
(1976) Shelley Duvall
Shelley Duvall
/ Monique Mercure (1977) Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh
/ Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(1978) Sally Field
Sally Field
(1979) Anouk Aimée
Anouk Aimée
(1980) Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
(1981) Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieślak
Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieślak
(1982) Hanna Schygulla
Hanna Schygulla
(1983) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(1984) Norma Aleandro
Norma Aleandro
/ Cher
(1985) Barbara Sukowa
Barbara Sukowa
/ Fernanda Torres
Fernanda Torres
(1986) Barbara Hershey
Barbara Hershey
(1987) Barbara Hershey
Barbara Hershey
/ Jodhi May / Linda Mvusi
Linda Mvusi
(1988) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1989) Krystyna Janda
Krystyna Janda
(1990) Irène Jacob
Irène Jacob
(1991) Pernilla August
Pernilla August
(1992) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1993) Virna Lisi
Virna Lisi
(1994) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(1995) Brenda Blethyn
Brenda Blethyn
(1996) Kathy Burke (1997) Élodie Bouchez
Élodie Bouchez
/ Natacha Régnier
Natacha Régnier
(1998) Séverine Caneele
Séverine Caneele
/ Émilie Dequenne
Émilie Dequenne
(1999) Björk


Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(2001) Kati Outinen (2002) Marie-Josée Croze
Marie-Josée Croze
(2003) Maggie Cheung
Maggie Cheung
(2004) Hana Laszlo
Hana Laszlo
(2005) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
/ Carmen Maura
Carmen Maura
/ Lola Dueñas
Lola Dueñas
/ Chus Lampreave
Chus Lampreave
/ Blanca Portillo / Yohana Cobo
Yohana Cobo
(2006) Jeon Do-yeon
Jeon Do-yeon
(2007) Sandra Corveloni (2008) Charlotte Gainsbourg
Charlotte Gainsbourg
(2009) Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
(2010) Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst
(2011) Cristina Flutur / Cosmina Stratan (2012) Bérénice Bejo
Bérénice Bejo
(2013) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(2014) Emmanuelle Bercot
Emmanuelle Bercot
/ Rooney Mara
Rooney Mara
(2015) Jaclyn Jose (2016) Diane Kruger
Diane Kruger

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