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Second Swede to appear in new Bond blockbuster

Second Swede to appear in new Bond blockbuster

Published: 13 Mar 2012 07:28 GMT+01:00
Updated: 13 Mar 2012 07:28 GMT+01:00

Jens Hultén has been announced as a cast member of the newest 007 installment, meaning two Swedes will be sharing the silver screen with James Bond this year.

“It feels obviously really fun to be part of Skyfall. The Bond films are enormous productions with some of the academy’s biggest talents both in front and behind the camera, which it’s fantastic to be a part of,” Hultén said in a statement, after having spent several weeks on set in London.

Hultén is known in Sweden for the SVT drama series “Graven” and the following “Morden”, as well as his part in “Kommisarie Winter". He is also known for his role as the gangster Seth Rydell in the Johan Falk films.

It is reported that Hultén shall act as an accomplice to Javier Bardem in Skyfall, and will star Daniel Craig as the British secret agent for the third consecutive time.

It was announced in November that Swedish actor Ola Rapace had landed a role in the film too, which will be released in Sweden on October 26th.

The film also stars Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney and Ben Wishaw.

Hultén is the latest of a slew of Swedes who have featured in Bond-movies, including legendary actress Britt Ekland (The Man with the Golden Gun, 1974), Maud Adams (The Man with the Golden Gun, 1974 and Octopussy, 1983), and Izabella Scorupco (Goldeneye, 1995).

Swedish actress Mary Stävin also had small parts in "Octopussy" and "A View to a Kill" (1985).

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Your comments about this article

09:46 March 13, 2012 by gpafledthis
Arnie S.-the governator-would likely figure that the producers were appealing to the "girly boy" audience !! Still it's like thelocal.se playing second fiddle to a brit !!
12:20 March 13, 2012 by grytsmisk
I work on the visual effects for Skyfall but I dont get any fame, actors are overrated! We create digital doubles and animate them ourselves in most effect shots anyway ; )
12:24 March 13, 2012 by J Jack
How do we know it's a 'Blockbuster' if it's not even finished yet? Duh! It could possibly become a major motion picture, very successful at the box office.
12:44 March 13, 2012 by azimov
Izabella Scorupco was the best thing about Goldeneye. Beautiful and a good actress too.
14:35 March 15, 2012 by philster61
Just can't see Daniel Craig as Bond...
18:08 March 18, 2012 by Michael Whitfield
@philster61 Actually Daniel Craig is not bad as James Bond. Sean Connery, the original 007 is 82, obviously too old. Roger Moore the same. I liked Pierce Brosnan as 007, but he only made a few episodes. Possibly the sterotype image of playing the same character is a factor. Just hope that Skyfall is better than the last Bond flick
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