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 3,936,326 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Michael Nyqvist is the 688th most popular actor (up from 696th in 2019), the 157th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 158th in 2019) and the 13th most popular 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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  • 36

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  • 7.73

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  • 2.65

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Among actors, Michael Nyqvist ranks 688 out of 9,996Before him are John Forsythe, Erland Josephson, Horst Tappert, Pedro Armendáriz, Fanny Ardant, and Anthony Mann. After him are Takashi Shimura, André Antoine, Cléo de Mérode, John Payne, James Garner, and Annette Bening.

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Among people born in 1960, Michael Nyqvist ranks 32Before him are Isaac Herzog, Miguel Díaz-Canel, Ebrahim Raisi, Ivan Lendl, James Spader, and Damon Hill. After him are Jorge Sampaoli, Kristin Scott Thomas, Careca, Sarah Brightman, David Duchovny, and Nena. Among people deceased in 2017, Michael Nyqvist ranks 63Before him are Georges Prêtre, Giovanni Sartori, Oliver Smithies, Derek Walcott, Pierre Bergé, and Jacque Fresco. After him are Abdul Halim of Kedah, John Heard, Hans Rosling, Piet Keizer, Roger Ailes, and John Berger.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Michael Nyqvist ranks 157 out of 1,612Before him are Ellen Key (1849), Sten Sture the Elder (1440), Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden (1977), John Bauer (1882), Hjalmar Branting (1860), and Erland Josephson (1923). After him are Alexander Roslin (1718), Stenkil (1030), Hedvig Sophia of Sweden (1681), Margaret Leijonhufvud (1516), Gustaf de Laval (1845), and Karin Månsdotter (1550).

Among ACTORS In Sweden

Among actors born in Sweden, Michael Nyqvist ranks 13Before him are Bibi Andersson (1935), Peter Stormare (1953), Harriet Andersson (1932), Björn Andrésen (1955), Ingrid Thulin (1926), and Erland Josephson (1923). After him are Inger Nilsson (1959), Britt Ekland (1942), Ann-Margret (1941), Gunnar Björnstrand (1909), Maud Adams (1945), and Lena Olin (1955).

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