Vidar Magnussen

Hair Color: Brown

Education:The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts in London (2000-2004)

Biography

Vidar Magnussen is an multiple award winning actor, comedian, TV series creator, writer and director. He is winner of The Comedy Award 2014.

Winner of ‘Hedda Theater Award’ 2014 (Tony Award) ‘Best male Actor’ in ‘Shockheaded Peter’. Winner of ‘The Comedy Award’ 2010 for his role in ‘Mascarade’, and winner of ‘Pernillestatuetten’ at The National Theater. He is the creator, writer, and lead role in ‘MAGNUS’ his debut TV series produced at NRK, which took the viewers by storm. Vidar’s unique humor and storytelling lead to the selection at Cannes Series 2019. As an actors on screen Vidar is the lead role throughout 7 seasons of NRK’s hugely successful comedy ‘Side by Side’, and have given him a household name in Norway, and to name a few more; Plassmangle, Halvserint, Snøfall. As a director he debuted with ‘The Book of Mormon’ at The Norwegian Theater, a massive box office success. Soon he’ll be directing ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Fabric’. He’s had various lead roles at ‘The Norwegian Theater’ between 2006 – 2014.

Vidar is educated at ‘Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts’ in London (2000-2004). He writes and acts best in English.

Curriculum Vitae

Awards

2019
Nominated: Best Costume 'Magnus'
Nominated: Best Makeup 'Magnus'
Nominated: Best Soundtrack 'Magnus'
Nominated: Best Sound 'Magnus'
Nominated: Best VFX 'Magnus'
Nominated: Gullruten (Norwegian Emmy) 'Magnus'
Nominated: Cannesseries 'Magnus'
2014
Winner: The Hedda Award, Best Actor in a Leading Role for Here is Harold
Hedda Award (Norwegian Tony), Best actor
Comedy Award, Best comedian
2011
Comedy Award, Breakthrough artist

Film

2015
The Wendy EffectRemyOle EndresenWendyeffekten
2014
Here Is HaroldJanGunnar VikeneFilmpool Nord
2011
Film Skrivesperre og kunstneriske ambisjoner & om en hund som må bøte med livet på grunn av summen av de toGeir Henning Hopland
2008
Varg Veum - TorneroseVarg Veum - TorneroseVarg Veum - TorneroseFilm Fund FUZZ

Short films

2006
Terje VigenMortenMari Monrad Vistven
Noen ganger gjør det vondtBenjaminGeir Henning Hopland

Television

2019
Magnus MagnusNRK
2018
PrestenVidar MagnussenNRK
2016
NorsemenSjamanen / ShamanViafilm / Netflix
2015
Over HækkenJonas Kvåle6 episoderNRK
2013-2018
Side om SideJonas Kvåle18 episoderNRK
2012
LilyhammerTrollsGeir Henning HoplandNetflix Original
2011
Buzz Aldrin, hvor ble det av deg i alt mylderet?RoarGeir Henning Hopland
2007-2008
HalvseintHeinrich11 episodesNRK
2005
The Single ClubVidarGeir Henning Hopland

Scenes

Vidar Magnussen