Ingvar E. Sigurdsson
Ingvar E. Sigurdsson was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1963. He studied at Iceland’s Arts Academy and made his debut as Peer Gynt in Henrik Ibsen’s dramatic poem at the National Theatre of Iceland in 1991. Apart from theatre, he has appeared in numerous film and TV productions in Iceland and abroad (for example as Grendel in Beowulf and Grendel, directed by Sturla Gunnarsson). In 1999 he received the “Shooting Star” Award at the International Film Festival in Berlin. The following year, he won the European Film Prize as Best Actor for his portrayal of Páll in Angels of the universe (directed by Friðrik Þór Friðriksson). He won the Icelandic film prize “Edda Award” no less than five times, including in 2006 for his role as Erlendur in Baltasar Kormákur’s adaptation of the novel Jar City. Ingvar E. Sigurdsson was one of the initiators of the Vesturport Theatre in Reykjavik, founded in 2001. There, he has performed in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Büchner’s Woyzeck, among other plays. Most recently, he was seen in Art by Yasmina Reza and in The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter, both at the National Theatre of Iceland, and in Kafka’s The Metamorphosis at the National Theatre of Norway.