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Bjarne Andersen

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Bjarne Andersen
Born(1909-01-15)15 January 1909
Stavanger, Norway
Died13 August 1982(1982-08-13) (aged 73)

Bjarne Andersen (15 January 1909 – 13 August 1982)[1] was a Norwegian actor, stage producer and theatre director.

Personal life

Andersen was born in Stavanger to Emil Laurentzius Andersen and Ingeborg Bertine Osmondsdatter Udvig. He married librarian Sissel Aanderaa in 1957.[1]


Andersen worked for Det Norske Teatret from 1944 to 1951. He served as theatre director at Rogaland Teater from 1958 to 1960, and at Den Nationale Scene from 1961 to 1963. He was chairman for the Norwegian Actors' Equity Association from 1967 to 1969.[2]

He made his film debut in Tancred Ibsens To mistenkelige personer (1950).[3] Among his film roles was the one as Stråmannen (Straw Man) in Arne Skouens Emergency Landing (1952). He also portrayed Paul Cox's sidekick, taxi driver Richardson, in the popular radio plays series God aften, mitt navn er Cox (Good Evening, My Name is Cox).[1]

Andersen directed Norway's first feature film in color, Smuglere i smoking (1957).[4] He also wrote the screenplays for Roser til Monica (1956, also director)[1][3] and Heksenetter (1954).[5]


  1. ^ a b c d Nygaard, Jon. "Bjarne Andersen". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  2. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Bjarne Osvald Andersen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 19 April 2009.
  3. ^ a b Bjarne Andersen at IMDb
  4. ^ "Smuglere i smoking". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Heksenetter". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
Cultural offices Preceded byGisle Straume Director of the Rogaland Teater 1958–1960 Succeeded byBjørn Endreson Preceded byPer Schwab Director of the Den Nationale Scene 1961–1963 Succeeded byGisle Straume

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