Lasse Hallström
Lasse Hallström
Birth date 2 June 1946
Birth place Stockholm, Sweden
Role in series director
Character name N/A

Lars Sven "Lasse" Hallström (b. 2 June 1946, Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish film director.

Hallstrom's mother was the Swedish writer Karin Lyberg (1907-2000). His maternal grandfather, Ernst Lyberg, was the Swedish Minister of Finance in the first cabinet of Carl Gustaf Ekman (1926 - 1928) and leader of the Liberal Party of Sweden (1930 - 1933).

Hallström learned his craft making music videos, in particular those made for the group ABBA, which pioneered the era of the music video, and also many innovative styles of film making. After the international success of My Life as a Dog, Hallström has been working on American movies. He was nominated for an Academy Award for the movie The Cider House Rules.

Hallström has two children, Johan (b. 1976) from his first marriage to Malou Hallström (died 3 February 2005) and Tora (b. 1995) by actress Lena Olin, his current wife.

He and Lena Olin moved to the US permanently in 1995. They reside in Bedford, New York.

Videography Edit

Almost all of ABBA's videos were directed and shot by Hallström. The only exceptions were "Chiquitita", which was made by the BBC, and "Under Attack" and "The Day Before You Came", which were directed by Kjell Sundvall and Kjell-Åke Andersson.

Filmography Edit

  • 1975 - A Guy and a Gal (En Kille och en tjej)
  • 1977 - Abba: The Movie
  • 1979 - Father to Be (Jag är med barn)
  • 1981 - Tuppen
  • 1981 - Gyllene Tider - Parkliv
  • 1983 - Två killar och en tjej
  • 1985 - My Life as a Dog (Mitt liv som hund)
  • 1986 - Alla vi barn i Bullerbyn
  • 1987 - Mer om oss barn i Bullerbyn
  • 1991 - Once Around
  • 1993 - What's Eating Gilbert Grape
  • 1995 - Something to Talk About
  • 1999 - The Cider House Rules
  • 2000 - Chocolat
  • 2001 - The Shipping News
  • 2005 - An Unfinished Life
  • 2005 - Casanova
  • 2007 - The Hoax
  • 2008 - Hachiko: A Dog's Story

External links Edit

John David Coles Lasse Hallström Allan Loeb David Manson Christian Taylor