Alf Nilsson

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Alf Nilsson
Alf Nilsson och Nadja Witzansky.jpg
Nilsson with Nadja Witzansky in Gisslan, 1961
Sven Alf Nilsson

(1930-05-18)18 May 1930
Boden, Sweden
Died19 December 2018(2018-12-19) (aged 88)
Rävlanda, Sweden
  • Actor
  • artist
Years active1956–2012

Sven Alf Nilsson (18 May 1930 – 19 December 2018) was a Swedish actor and artist.[1]

Early life and education[]

Nilsson grew up in Boden, where he had roles in local revues from an early age. He went through the drama school connected to the Gothenburg City Theatre in 1952 – 1954.[2]


Throughout Nilsson's career as an actor, he primarily worked at the Gothenburg City Theatre, but also other theatres around the country including the Uppsala City Theatre and the Helsingborg City Theatre.[2]

He made his film debut in Blånande hav (1956). While he was not a prolific film actor, he appeared in feature films such as The Hunters from 1996 and Dalecarlians from 2004, where he had minor roles that received positive acclaim.[2]

As a television actor, he appeared in the long-running TV series Hem till byn, where he played the role of Harald Eriksson from 1973 to 2006. He played the police inspector Bo Kronborg, one of the main roles in the comedy-drama television series Polisen i Strömstad throughout the run of the series. [2]

As an artist, he exhibited together with his brother Rolf and Eric Ståhl.[citation needed]

Personal life[]

Nilsson had three children together with actor Ann-Christine Gry, who played Elsie Eriksson, wife of Alf Nilsson's character Harald, in Hem till Byn. Their eldest son Johan Gry is an actor, who works at the Gothenburg City Theatre.[2]



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1956 Blånande hav Plåtis
1966 Adamsson i Sverige Hoodlum [3]
1968 Badarna Client at the Institution [4]
1996 The Hunters Assessor [5]
1997 Vildängel Vester [6]
1999 Lusten till ett liv Arthur Mörner [7]
2004 Dalecarlians Tore [8]
2012 Jävla pojkar Elderly Man at Grave [9]


  1. ^ "Skådespelaren Alf Nilsson är död". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e Hellström Sveningson, Lis (20 December 2018). "Alf Nilsson var profil med rivig röst och lurig blick". Göteborgs-Posten. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Adamsson i Sverige (1966) Alf Nilsson: Hoodlum". IMDb. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Badarna (1968) Alf Nilsson: Client at the institution". IMDb. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Jägarna (1996) Alf Nilsson: Assessor". IMDb. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Vildängel (1997) Alf Nilsson: Vester". IMDb. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Lusten till ett liv (1999) Alf Nilsson: Kommunalråder Mörner". IMDb. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  8. ^ "Masjävlar (2004) Alf Nilsson: Tore". IMDb. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  9. ^ "Jävla pojkar (2012) Alf Nilsson: Elderly man at grave 2". IMDb. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
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