LINDQVIST, actor, director and dramatist, born in Finland but grown
up in Sweden, later on working in both countries.
Theatre School in Helsinki 1958-1960, later on working as an actor
on Swedish-speaking theatres in Finland, after that back in Sweden
for a many-sided career in theatre, film, TV, not to mention the radio.
Having parted his time between private theatres and the Ensemble of
Swedish Television he made his debut as a playwright in the town of
Västerås with a play about the Swedish-Russian War 1808-1809
called ”Backwards, soldier”. 1972 he started to work with
The Municipal Theatre in Stockholm playing Shakespeare, Molière
and modern Swedish dramatists and ended his career on this theatre
by playing Salieri in Shaffer’s Amadeus which awarded him the
Thalia-prize in 1982.
Between 2000-2008 he has been working a lot as a director on the Municipal
Theatre in Helsinki (Helsingin Kaupunginteatteri) where he has staged
plays by Feydeau and his own play ”Armfelt” in 2001-2002.
Frej Lindqvist is also doing Audio-books for Bonnier Audio in Stockholm
and has written two books about theatre and acting, ”Den dubbla
rollen” (The Double Role) and ”Det magiska ögonblicket”
(The Magic Moment).
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