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

2014
Comedy Award
Hedda Award (Norwegian Tony)
2011
Comedy Award
Unspecified Year
Winner: The Hedda Award (2014), Best Actor in a Leading Role for Here is Harold

Film

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

Nomineringer

2019
Best CostumeMagnus
Best MakeupMagnus
Best SoundtrackMagnus
Best SoundMagnus
Best VFXMagnus
Gullruten (Norwegian Emmy)Magnus
Cannesseries Magnus

Short films

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

Television

2019
Magnus MagnusNRK
2014-2015
Over HækkenJonas Kvåle6 episoderNRK
2013-2014
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