Film / TV

Star of Icelandic series Black Sands, Aldís Amah Hamilton, on filming this thriller with a beautiful beach backdrop

So far this year we didn’t have any new Icelandic series in sight for us to watch, but now we have the excellent Sisterhood, Entrapped, and now we can be entertained once again with the arrival of Black Sands. Black Sands is an Icelandic eight-part crime thriller about Anita, a troubled police officer who returns … Continue reading Star of Icelandic series Black Sands, Aldís Amah Hamilton, on filming this thriller with a beautiful beach backdrop

Finland’s Free Skate star Veera W. Vilo discusses her film with Nordic Watchlist

Veera W.Vilo is the star of new Finnish film Free Skate which has had its cinema release in Finland. We got to speak to Veera about the film and what to expect. To start with, tell us a little bit about Free Skate and what the story is about. Free Skate is a drama-thriller set … Continue reading Finland’s Free Skate star Veera W. Vilo discusses her film with Nordic Watchlist

Who’s Who in Netflix’s new series The Playlist inspired by the story of Spotify

Nordic Watchlist had the wonderful opportunity to speak to four of the stars from Netflix’s new Swedish series The Playlist. A six-part fictionalised account that focuses on the people who played key roles in the creation of music player Spotify – and how the tech changed how people listened to music forever. Using quite a … Continue reading Who’s Who in Netflix’s new series The Playlist inspired by the story of Spotify

In conversation with artist Eirik Sæther on his debut film role in Norwegian dark comedy Sick of Myself

I’m waiting to speak to Eirik and as our zoom calls starts, he’s making sure the camera is taking in an object behind him. It is a sculpture of what looks like a big cat. Eirik: Hold on, let me just get this tiger in the image. I am an artist and I work with … Continue reading In conversation with artist Eirik Sæther on his debut film role in Norwegian dark comedy Sick of Myself

Speak No Evil’s director Christian Tafdrup on exploring Scandinavian social awkwardness in his dark Danish horror

Speak No Evil is a film you’re likely going to hear a lot about as it finally gets released this month. Having started the year by debuting at Sundance and proving a pretty big hit there, it has continued to pick up a lot of interest, and some brilliant reactions too. The film starts with … Continue reading Speak No Evil’s director Christian Tafdrup on exploring Scandinavian social awkwardness in his dark Danish horror

Meet Jónmundur Grétarsson: star of new Icelandic thriller Sisterhood on Walter Presents

Jónmundur Grétarsson is an upcoming talent from Iceland who you might recognise from previous TV shows and films. In fact Jónmundur had a bit part in the Icelandic series ‘Case‘, which was one of the first Icelandic series to air on Channel 4 about ten years ago. The actor is back doing a series and … Continue reading Meet Jónmundur Grétarsson: star of new Icelandic thriller Sisterhood on Walter Presents

Meet three of the new characters in season 3 of Icelandic series ‘Trapped’ – coming to Netflix next week

Season 3 of popular Icelandic drama Trapped, which is now titled Entrapped, has taken a bit of time to get to our screens in the UK, but we are delighted to hear it is finally arriving early September! The new season has a huge cast, with a number of new faces joining. Some of those … Continue reading Meet three of the new characters in season 3 of Icelandic series ‘Trapped’ – coming to Netflix next week

Loving Adults – actors Dar Salim and Sonja Richter tell us about playing bitter couple in first Danish Netflix film

An exciting new psychological thriller with a hint of dark humour is coming to Netflix this Friday, August 26. ‘Loving Adults’ is the first Danish feature film to be produced by Netflix, and is in collaboration with the production company behind Netflix original series Snabba Cash and Netflix first Swedish feature film Red Dot. This … Continue reading Loving Adults – actors Dar Salim and Sonja Richter tell us about playing bitter couple in first Danish Netflix film

Triangle of Sadness actress Hanna Oldenburg tells us about playing a waitress on a superyacht and walking the red carpet

In what has to be probably one of most hotly anticipated movies from the Nordic region in some time for us Triangle of Sadness really can’t come soon enough. Alex was fortunate enough to catch up with one of the films star Hanna Oldenburg who discusses her role in the film and what to expect … Continue reading Triangle of Sadness actress Hanna Oldenburg tells us about playing a waitress on a superyacht and walking the red carpet

Danish actress Maria Rich from acclaimed BBC series ‘Trom’ talks about filming this crime drama in the Faroe Islands

This weekend sees the arrival of the long awaited Nordic series Trom, which has already picked up a number of awards. The series is one the first to be filmed and based in the stunning Faroe Islands, and it is loosely based on the books by Faroese writer and literary historian, Jógvan Isaksen. We managed … Continue reading Danish actress Maria Rich from acclaimed BBC series ‘Trom’ talks about filming this crime drama in the Faroe Islands

Swedish film ‘Tigers’ examines mental health in elite sport, based on real-life experience of footballer Martin Bengtsson and portrayed by actor Erik Enge

We first heard about Tigers back in 2020 when on a phone call with Liv Mjönes. At the time she was promoting the release of her series Stockholm Requiem on Walter Presents and when asked what else she was up to, she mentioned appearing in Tigers. Flash forward to 2022 and finally the film gets … Continue reading Swedish film ‘Tigers’ examines mental health in elite sport, based on real-life experience of footballer Martin Bengtsson and portrayed by actor Erik Enge

Having a blast: Actor Axel Bøyum stars in new Norwegian sci-fi comedy film coming to Netflix, ‘Blasted’

Norwegian actor Axel Bøyum is one to watch out for – he has already won awards early on in his career and has been considered one of the most exciting talents to come out of Norway. Frustratingly, a lot of the series’ he has starred in, such as Delete Me, Eye Witness, and Home Ground, … Continue reading Having a blast: Actor Axel Bøyum stars in new Norwegian sci-fi comedy film coming to Netflix, ‘Blasted’

Oslo trilogy star Anders Danielsen Lie tells us about TV series ‘Seizure’ coming to Walter Presents

After a quiet spell on All4’s Walter Presents, a new Nordic thriller series is coming at the end of the month. Seizure is a Norwegian psychological thriller with a supernatural edge, featuring one of Norway’s finest talents, Anders Danielsen Lie, star of The Worst Person in the World and the rest of Trier’s Oslo trilogy … Continue reading Oslo trilogy star Anders Danielsen Lie tells us about TV series ‘Seizure’ coming to Walter Presents

Hanna Björn talks to Nordic Watchlist about her character Maria in Netflix’s wild series ‘Clark’

If you haven’t caught Swedish TV Series ‘Clark’ on Netflix yet then you are really are missing out on an absolute hidden gem and we implore you to give this one a watch if you enjoy something quite out there and radical. The cast is truly fantastic and lead by the excellent Bill Skarsgård, who … Continue reading Hanna Björn talks to Nordic Watchlist about her character Maria in Netflix’s wild series ‘Clark’

As hit Swedish show ‘Threesome’ comes to All4, Matilda Källström talks about the sexual encounter that sparks a journey of self-discovery for her character Siri

Over on Channel 4’s platform All4 you can find the Swedish series Threesome, a show that has snuck on there completely under most people’s radars. The show was a big hit when released last year in Sweden and we enjoyed binge-watching all eight 25-min episodes last week. Threesome follows young Swedish couple David and Siri, … Continue reading As hit Swedish show ‘Threesome’ comes to All4, Matilda Källström talks about the sexual encounter that sparks a journey of self-discovery for her character Siri

Eskil Vogt speaks to Nordic Watchlist about creating his creepy childhood horror ‘The Innocents’

Eskil Vogt has been a pretty busy man – almost a year since his film The Innocents debuted at Cannes Film Festival, (alongside another wonderful film that he co-wrote, The Worst Person In the World), we are finally seeing this Norwegian horror film released in the UK. Alex from Nordic Watchlist got to speak to … Continue reading Eskil Vogt speaks to Nordic Watchlist about creating his creepy childhood horror ‘The Innocents’

We meet young actor Birgir Dagur Bjarkason star of Icelandic coming-of-age film Beautiful Beings

Earlier in the year when Nordic Watchlist was speaking to Olafur Darri Olafasson, we discussed one of his upcoming films Beautiful Beings. A film directed by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson – whose previous work includes Heartstone and Whale Valley – Darri spoke very animatedly about the young stars in this film, so we had to check … Continue reading We meet young actor Birgir Dagur Bjarkason star of Icelandic coming-of-age film Beautiful Beings

As dark Finnish horror ‘Hatching’ takes flight, we speak to director Hanna Bergholm about her cracking feature debut

‘Hatching‘ is a compelling new psychological thriller and body horror film by Finnish director Hanna Bergholm with a quirky style and and even quirkier storyline. The main character, Tinja, is a adolescent gymnast who’s desperate to be perfect and please her image-obsessed mother. After finding a wounded bird in the woods, she brings its egg … Continue reading As dark Finnish horror ‘Hatching’ takes flight, we speak to director Hanna Bergholm about her cracking feature debut

Blood, sweat, and beards – we talk Netflix’s Vikings Valhalla with Icelandic star Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson

Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson first came to Nordic Watchlist’s attention when we saw him in the excellent I Remember You – despite appearing in a number Icelandic films and series he is also no stranger to rubbing shoulders (or throwing fists) with Hollywood stars. His Hollywood credentials include the likes of Atomic Blonde, Bloodshot, and most … Continue reading Blood, sweat, and beards – we talk Netflix’s Vikings Valhalla with Icelandic star Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson

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