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Stig Olin

Stig Olin, né Högberg (11 September 1920 – 28 June 2008) was a Swedish actor, theatre director, songwriter and singer. He was the father of actress Lena Olin and singer Mats Olin. He was married to film actresses Britta Holmberg and Helena Kallenbäck.

Career



Acting

Olin had a successful acting career, appearing in lead roles in a number of early Ingmar Bergman films, including Torment/Frenzy ( Hets ) (1944; Bergman's script debut), Crisis (1946), Kvinna utan ansikte (Woman Without a Face) (1947; script by Bergman), Port of Call (1948), Eva (1948; script by Bergman), Prison (1949), To Joy (1950), Summer Interlude (1951) and Divorced (1951; script by Bergman).Successful film roles also included a love struck student in the Sickan Carlsson film Klasskamrater (1952), Ernst in his own popular children's film Rasmus, Pontus och Toker (1956) and the scrubby old Potato-Algot in Jim och piraterna Blom (1987), directed by Hans Alfredson (from Hasse & Tage).

Film and play director

Olin then moved on to directing for both film and stage in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, focusing on comedies and musicals (including the original Swedish staging of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music in 1978). In 1970 he became Director of Programmes at Swedish Radio, including the Swedish radio theatre, where he also directed a number of plays.

Songwriter

He was also a songwriter with En gång jag seglar i hamn, På söndag, Människors glädje, Jag tror på sommaren and Karusellvisan, a.o.

Filmography

  • Tre kärlekar (1991)
  • Jim och piraterna Blom (1987)
  • Det svänger på slottet (1959, writer with Hasse Ekman)
  • Du är mitt äventyr (1958, director, writer Hasse Ekman & Stig Olin)
  • Gäst i eget hus (1957, writer & director)
  • Sjunde himlen (1956, speaker)
  • Rasmus, Pontus och Toker (1956, director)
  • Sceningång (1956)
  • Gula divisionen (1954, director)
  • I dur och skur (1953, director)
  • Resan till dej (1953, director & writer with Hasse Ekman)
  • Klasskamrater (1952)
  • Sånt händer inte här (1950)
  • Kvartetten som sprängdes (1950)
  • Prison (1949)
  • Flickan från tredje raden (1949)
  • Jens Mansson in America (1947)
  • Crisis (1946)
  • Johansson and Vestman (1946)
  • Rötägg (1946)
  • Ballongen (1946)
  • Oss tjuvar emellan eller En burk ananas (1945)
  • Torment (1944)
  • Ordet (1943)
  • Göranssons pojke (1941)
  • Bright Prospects (1941)
  • The Fight Continues (1941)