Michael Nyqvist

1960 - 2017

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Rolf Åke Mikael Nyqvist (Swedish: [ˈnŷːkvɪst]; 8 November 1960 – 27 June 2017) was a Swedish actor. Educated at the School of Drama in Malmö, he became well known for playing police officer Banck in the 1997–1998 Martin Beck TV series and for his leading role in the 2002 film Grabben i graven bredvid. He was internationally recognized for his role as Mikael Blomkvist in the acclaimed Millennium series and as the lead villains in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (as Kurt Hendricks) and John Wick (as Viggo Tarasov). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Nyqvist has received more than 4,942,236 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 36 in 2019). Michael Nyqvist is the 887th most popular actor (down from 686th in 2019), the 195th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 156th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Swedish Actor.

Michael Nyqvist is most famous for his role as Mikael Blomkvist in the Swedish film trilogy, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."

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  • 4.9M

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  • 59.62

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  • 35

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.94

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.92

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Michael Nyqvist ranks 887 out of 13,578Before him are Don Ameche, Mark Harmon, Jessica Chastain, Ewan McGregor, Brad Dourif, and Amy Adams. After him are Barbara Bach, Glenn Ford, Louise Brooks, Miki Manojlović, Jeffrey DeMunn, and Tatsuya Nakadai.

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Among people born in 1960, Michael Nyqvist ranks 55Before him are Kristin Scott Thomas, Lepa Brena, Naoki Urasawa, Neil Gaiman, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, and Damon Hill. After him are Jafar Panahi, Jennifer Grey, John Galliano, Hideaki Anno, Walter Zenga, and Jonas Gahr Støre. Among people deceased in 2017, Michael Nyqvist ranks 81Before him are Kim Jong-nam, Elsa Martinelli, Zhou Youguang, Ljubiša Samardžić, Chris Cornell, and Karl-Otto Apel. After him are Anita Pallenberg, Nicolai Gedda, Anne Wiazemsky, René Préval, Konstantinos Mitsotakis, and Fats Domino.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Michael Nyqvist ranks 195 out of 1,879Before him are Bo Larsson (1944), Inge the Younger (1100), Britt Ekland (1942), Vagn Walfrid Ekman (1874), Anna Lindh (1957), and John I of Sweden (1201). After him are Sverker II of Sweden (1164), Sten Sture the Younger (1493), Ingvar Carlsson (1934), Nicolai Gedda (1925), Carl Gustaf Wrangel (1613), and Markus Persson (1979).

Among ACTORS In Sweden

Among actors born in Sweden, Michael Nyqvist ranks 16Before him are Harriet Andersson (1932), Erland Josephson (1923), Björn Andrésen (1955), Inger Nilsson (1959), Maud Adams (1945), and Britt Ekland (1942). After him are Ann-Margret (1941), Lena Olin (1955), Gunnar Björnstrand (1909), Gunnel Lindblom (1931), Mikael Persbrandt (1963), and Eva Dahlbeck (1920).

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