Michael Nyqvist

1960 - 2017

Michael Nyqvist

Rolf Åke Mikael Nyqvist (Swedish: [ˈnŷːkvɪst]; 8 November 1960 – 27 June 2017), better known as Michael Nyqvist, 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 3,039,851 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 679th most popular actor.

Memorability Metrics

  • 3.0M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 58.36

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 34

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.01

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.92

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Michael Nyqvist ranks 672 out of 8,832Before him are Rade Šerbedžija, Emmy Göring, Jackie Coogan, Karen Grassle, Tim Roth, and Glenn Ford. After him are Patrick Dempsey, Lita Grey, Eva Marie Saint, Katharina Schratt, Margot Robbie, and Robert Powell.

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Among people born in 1960, Michael Nyqvist ranks 28Before him are Hugo Weaving, Rudi Völler, Kim Ki-duk, David Duchovny, Jeremy Clarkson, and Damon Hill. After him are Miguel Díaz-Canel, Nena, Kenneth Branagh, Careca, Neil Gaiman, and Jeffrey Dahmer. Among people deceased in 2017, Michael Nyqvist ranks 76Before him are Nicolai Gedda, Bruce McCandless II, Georges Prêtre, Carmen Franco, 1st Duchess of Franco, Peter Mansfield, and Oliver Smithies. After him are Hiroto Muraoka, Piet Keizer, Elsa Martinelli, Peter Abrahams, Chris Cornell, and Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Michael Nyqvist ranks 184 out of 935Before him are Nicolai Gedda (1925), Stenkil (1030), Gustaf de Laval (1845), Oscar Montelius (1843), Jan Guillou (1944), and Kurt Hamrin (1934). After him are Tage Erlander (1901), Oscar Swahn (1847), Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland (1912), Toomas Hendrik Ilves (1953), Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden (1977), and Sten Sture the Younger (1493).

Among ACTORS In Sweden

Among actors born in Sweden, Michael Nyqvist ranks 12Before him are Dolph Lundgren (1957), Stellan Skarsgård (1951), Ingrid Thulin (1926), Peter Stormare (1953), Harriet Andersson (1932), and Erland Josephson (1923). After him are Lena Olin (1955), Inger Nilsson (1959), Britt Ekland (1942), Ann-Margret (1941), Gunnar Björnstrand (1909), and Eva Dahlbeck (1920).