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Second Swede to appear in new Bond blockbuster

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Second Swede to appear in new Bond blockbuster
07:28 CET+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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