Maria Bonnevie Actress

Anna Maria Cecilia Bonnevie (born 26 September 1973 in Västerås, Sweden) is a Norwegian-Swedish actress. She was born in Västerås, Sweden, but grew up in Oslo, Norway. Her parents, both actors, are the Norwegian actress Jannik Bonnevie and Swedish actor Per Waldvik. Bonnevie was educated at Swedish National Academy of Mime and Acting (1997) and had her first theater role in Hrafn Gunnlaugsson’s Hvíti víkingurinn (The White Viking), at the age of fifteen.

In 1997, she had her debut at the Swedish theatre Dramaten, in the play Yvonne by Ingmar Bergman. Her screen debut was in the movie Kvitebjørn Kong Valemon (directed by Ola Solum, 1991). Her big breakthrough came with the movie Jerusalem (directed by Bille August, 1997), and among her later movies are Insomnia (1997), Dragonfly (2001) and Syndere i sommersol (2001). For the movie Jeg er Dina (I Am Dina, 2002) she received a prize for best foreign actress at the Montreal International Film Festival. In 2002 she was named one of European film’s Shooting Stars by European Film Promotion.

In 1999, she played Olga in The 13th Warrior.[1] In 2004, she appeared in the Swedish film Dag och natt directed by Simon Staho.

In 2007, she played female lead in the Russian film The Banishment directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev.

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) invited Bonnevie to join the Grand Jury of the Festival’s 44th edition in 2009.[2]

In 2012, she played Countess Isolde in Belle du Seigneur alongside Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Natalia Vodianova and Ed Stoppard.

Year Title Role Other Notes
1991 The White Viking Embla
1991 The Polar Bear King Princess
1993 The Telegraphist Pernille
1996 Jerusalem Gertrud
1997 Insomnia Ane
1999 The 13th Warrior Olga
1999 Tsatsiki, morsan och polisen Elin
2001 Dragonfly Maria
2002 I Am Dina Dina
2002 Falling Sky Juni
2003 I Am David David’s mother
2003 Reconstruction Simone/Aimee two roles
2004 Three Suns Emma
2004 Day and Night Sarah
2007 The Banishment Vera
2008 What No One Knows Ursula
2009 Engelen Lea (Adult)
2009 Harry & Charles (TV miniseries) Maud
2010 Maskeblomstfamilien
2012 All That Matters Is Past
2012 Belle du Seigneur Countess Isolde