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'Tattoo' star Noomi Rapace moves to London

'Tattoo' star Noomi Rapace moves to London

Published: 18 Aug 2012 10:15 GMT+02:00
Updated: 18 Aug 2012 10:15 GMT+02:00

"It is for the best," she told Norwegian daily Verdens Gang (VG).

The 32-year-old Swede who made her unlikely international breakthrough as Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish language filmatization of the Stieg Larsson thriller "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", plans to concentrate on English language film roles.

"I am going to work a lot in London and the USA, and it is therefore easier to have a base in London," she said to VG.

Following her success in the Millennium trilogy films, Rapace landed roles in "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" and the lead role of Dr. Elizabeth Shaw in the Ridley Scott science fiction film "Prometheus".

The success, and the higher profile that comes with it, have however brought greater media attention and has given Rapace pause for thought.

"I feel that I have to protect my son (Lev, with ex-husband Swedish actor Ola Rapace) and my friends. I have to think about how I behave," she said.

But despite her move to London, Rapace plans to continue to work in Swedish language film and is due to play Anita Lindblom in "Knockout" a film about the 1960s diva's tumultuous relationship with the boxer Bosse Högberg.

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Your comments about this article

11:35 August 18, 2012 by rfmann
She is rich, famous, and has a job outside of Sweden. Why on *Earth* would she be living here?
12:05 August 18, 2012 by StockholmSam
"Filmatization?" What language is this?
12:14 August 18, 2012 by e1zorro
everyone knows it's "movicalafication"
14:44 August 18, 2012 by unt9
Good actress, hope to see more movies with her.
14:44 August 18, 2012 by philster61
I will sleep much better now. These last few weeks have been difficult
18:18 August 18, 2012 by DAVID T
She's probably got her tax bill
18:26 August 18, 2012 by Mb 65
I can't say I blame her, with the high taxes here. There are no direct flights to the US from Sweden which is a real drag.
18:42 August 18, 2012 by Cakid
No direct flights to the US??? Not LA (which is a drag), but there are flights to NYC, Chicago, Atlanta.
04:49 August 19, 2012 by Norrlands Turk
That's ok. Mb 65 is from the past.
13:21 August 19, 2012 by cogito
No direct flights from Sweden to most places. No LA, no San Francisco, no Miami,

no Athens (except in July/Aug.) no HongKong, no Singapore, no Delhi....

Sweden is from the past.
13:50 August 19, 2012 by prince T
@david. She might be doing what kamprad, h&m and others do. It must have been a piece of advise from revisor.
16:50 August 19, 2012 by Norrlands Turk
I didn't know that LA, SF and Miami make up most places in the world.

SAS has direct flights to Chicago, NYC and Washington D.C., which is plenty for an airline company operates in a country of less than 10 million.
17:49 August 19, 2012 by rc franden
Too be well known in the world you must go to a country that has more profile which is not sadly sweden this could be an ego or financial move for her all I know is she is a great talent and more power to her and her creative search for herself good luck on her journey thru life
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