Liv Ullmann - skuespiller

Liv Ullmann
As an actress, she made her Norwegian stage debut as Anne in 'The Diary of Anne Frank' and has since played many of the great classical women's roles in Norway, on Broadway, in Australia and in London's West End theaters.

Following several Norwegian film appearances, she became the first non-Swedish actress to work with the director Ingmar Bergman, and earned international acclaim for her performances in film directed by Mr. Bergman and Jan Troll. She has received many international awards, including the Golden Globe with four wins, three National Society of Film Critic Awards, New York Critics Award and two Academy Awards for Best Actress.

As a theater director, she has staged numerous productions in her native Norway, in Australia and New York.

Liv Ullmann is the author of two books. Both of them were translated into more than 26 languages, and established her as an international, best-selling author. Her first book 'Changing' (1976), was a Book-of-the-Month selection and 'Choices' (1984) received France's Officer of Arts and Letters award.

In 1977, she was made a Knight of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav, and in 2015, Ms. Ullmann was promoted to Commandor with Star of The Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav.

As a film director and writer, Liv Ullmann's first movie, 'Sofie' was released in 1993. Two years later, her adaptation of Sigrid Undset's Nobel Prize winning saga, 'Kristin Lavransdatter', became the most successful Norwegian movie in more than 20 years. She then directed Ingmar Bergman's screenplay for 'Private confessions' and 'Faithless' (2000), which received international acclaim. She directed her adaptation of her last film in 2015, from August Strindberg's 'Miss Julie'

Ms. Ullmann has accepted 18 Honorary Doctorates and was President of the Jury at Le Festival du Film de Cannes in 2001. She served for ten years as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, as the first woman, alongside Peter Ustinov and Harry Belafonte.

Beyond her film and stage work, she considers her highest priority to be her avocation for human rights and the empowerment of unprivileged people around the globe. For over 35 years, she has been Vice President International of International Rescue Committee, the largest non-governmental refugee organization in the world.

Thirty years ago, she founded the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children, whose primary mission is dealing with women's issues in refugee or displaced circumstances. This, she feels, is her most important contribution to the world she lives in.

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