Johannes Bah Kuhnke

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Johannes Bah Kuhnke
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Johannes Bah Kuhnke (2009)
Kjell Dietrich Johannes Kuhnke

(1972-04-17) 17 April 1972 (age 49)
OccupationActor, singer
Years active2001–present
(m. 2003)

Kjell Dietrich Johannes Bah Kuhnke, ( Kuhnke; born 17 April 1972) is a Swedish actor and singer.[1][2] He has acted in several films and received international attention in 2014 for his role in the film Force Majeure. In 2010, he participated as a singer in Melodifestivalen with the song "Tonight". In addition to acting in films and on television, he has performed in plays such as Cabaret and The Jungle Book. He is married to Swedish politician Alice Bah Kuhnke.


Early life[]

Johannes Bah Kuhnke was born in Strömsund and became interested in acting, and studied at a theater gymnasium in Gothenburg and then at Teaterhögskolan in Malmö.[3][4]


He has acted in plays including Three Musketeers, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Cabaret, The Jungle Book, and The Marriage of Figaro at Stockholm's Stadsteater. He has also performed plays at the Backa Teater, Göteborgs Stadsteater, Malmö Stadsteater and Teater Tribunalen. In films and television Bah Kuhnke has acted in Ella Lemhagens "Om inte", the film Ögat, Järnvägshotellet, Älskade du, Så olika, and Real Humans.[5] In 2014 he played the leading role in the Ruben Östlund critically acclaimed film Force Majeure (sv:Turist).[4] The film was awarded the jury's prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, and was also chosen as Sweden's nominee for the Academy Award in the category Best Foreign Film.[6] In 2014, Bah Kuhnke auditioned for the role of Jonas Hollander, Carrie Mathison's boyfriend in season five of the series Homeland.[7] He did not win the role, instead it went to German actor Alexander Fehling.[7]

Bah Kuhnke participated in Melodifestivalen 2010 with the song "Tonight".[8] The song was performed in the second semi-final in Gothenburg, where it was eliminated in the first round of voting by the public.[8] In 2016 Bah Kuhnke will have one of the leading roles in the TV3 series Black Widows acting opposite Peter Stormare and Cissi Forss.[9]

Personal life[]

Since 2003, Johannes Bah Kuhnke has been married to politician Alice Bah Kuhnke; the couple have three children together.[10] The couple met after Alice went to watch the play The Portrait of Dorian Gray in Malmö in which Johannes had the leading role.[11]



  1. ^ Johannes Bah Kuhnke Retrieved 16 January 2016
  2. ^ Lina Kalmteg – (29 July 2008). "Jag har tillgång till min kvinnliga sida". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Nu kommer jag bara få göra ångestfyllda män". Fokus (in Swedish). Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  4. ^ a b Malin Palmqvist. "Johannes Bah Kuhnke gör turist på hemmaplan". (in Swedish). Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  5. ^ Karin Svensson (29 January 2012). "Vem vill ha en hubot hemma?". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  6. ^ TT (1 September 2014). ""Turist" blir svenskt Oscarsbidrag". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Bah Kuhnke sökte roll i "Homeland"". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Mitt i ett helt nytt äventyr". Sydsvenskan (in Swedish). Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Nyheter och återseenden" (in Swedish). Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  10. ^ "Alice Bah har gift sig – med skådis". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  11. ^ "Alice Bah Kuhnke hinner inte med sin familj". Stoppa Pressarna (in Swedish). Retrieved 16 January 2016.

External links[]

Media related to Johannes Bah Kuhnke at Wikimedia Commons

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