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 2001 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 3,570,149 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Michael Nyqvist is the 696th most popular actor (down from 670th in 2019), the 158th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 184th in 2019) and the 12th 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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  • 35

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.94

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.63

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Among actors, Michael Nyqvist ranks 696 out of 10,030Before him are Ron Howard, Setsuko Hara, Julie Walters, Michel Galabru, Charles Boyer, and Lucy Liu. After him are Jane Russell, Bernard Hill, Glenn Ford, Ben Stiller, Orlando Bloom, and Alan Alda.

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Among people born in 1960, Michael Nyqvist ranks 31Before him are David Duchovny, Tilda Swinton, Kim Ki-duk, Miguel Díaz-Canel, Hassan Nasrallah, and James Spader. After him are Careca, Pierre Littbarski, Simonetta Sommaruga, Andreas Brehme, Damon Hill, and Nena. Among people deceased in 2017, Michael Nyqvist ranks 68Before him are Giovanni Sartori, Peter Mansfield, Pierre Bergé, Kim Jong-nam, Fats Domino, and Sam Shepard. After him are Nicolai Gedda, Piet Keizer, Hiroto Muraoka, Georges Prêtre, John G. Avildsen, and Abdul Halim of Kedah.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Michael Nyqvist ranks 158 out of 1,296Before him are Johan August Arfwedson (1792), Gunnar Asplund (1885), Sverker II of Sweden (1164), Eric X of Sweden (1180), Ingvar Carlsson (1934), and Stenkil (1030). After him are Sigfrid Edström (1870), Alexander Roslin (1718), Nicolai Gedda (1925), Sven-Göran Eriksson (1948), Gustaf de Laval (1845), and John I of Sweden (1201).

Among ACTORS In Sweden

Among actors born in Sweden, Michael Nyqvist ranks 12Before him are Dolph Lundgren (1957), Bibi Andersson (1935), Peter Stormare (1953), Ingrid Thulin (1926), Harriet Andersson (1932), and Erland Josephson (1923). After him are Gunnar Björnstrand (1909), Ann-Margret (1941), Maud Adams (1945), Inger Nilsson (1959), Britt Ekland (1942), and Eva Dahlbeck (1920).

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