CV for Ivar Sverrisson

Ivar Sverrisson

Actor / Dancer

Member of the Norwegian Actor´s Equity Association

www.ivarsverrisson.com

Ivar Sverrisson started acting on stage when he was 9 years old, playing  various roles in some of the most successful musicals at the time in Reykjavik. Following that he played Gavroche in Les Miserablés at the National Theater of Iceland and the Artful Dodger in Oliver Twist, the Musical. That was the start of his prolific juvenile career where he played various large roles in theater, films and on television. He took some years off from acting when he was a teenager and focused mainly on playing basketball and pursued a career as a professional basketball player. He spent a year as an exchange student in Mexico when he was 18 and learned to speak Spanish fluently. After high school he decided to audition for the Icelandic Arts Academy in Reykjavik. He was accepted and graduated in 2002 with a 4 year BfA University degree.

At acting school he got acquainted with contemporary dance and got totally hooked on the idea and possibilities of the dance form and the idea of mixing dance into physical stage acting. He took a 2-year course alongside his studies at the Icelandic Ballet School in the evenings. He also took ballroom dancing classes at his aunt´s dance school on weekends. Since graduating he has worked both in traditional theater, contemporary dance and dance-theater.

His first role after graduating was Hamlet performing in the Municipal Theater of Akureyri. He was nominated as Actor of the Year in 2003 for the Gríma theater prize. He was offered a contract with the National Theater in Reykjavik where he took part in performances for several years. In 2010 he moved to Norway and has been making a name for himself in the art scene since then. Living in Oslo he has had roles at the Norwegian Opera, the National Theater and with prominent independent theater groups such as Jo Strømgren Kompani (http://www.jskompani.no) and Grusomhetensteater (Theater of Cruelty – http://www.grusomhetensteater.no).

Homepage

http://www.ivarsverrisson.com

Email

ivar.sverrisson@gmail.com

Telephone

+47 477 007 25

Ivar´s theater CV (since 2010):

2016

Actor/

Dancer

Virus

Norwegian Opera

Jo Strømgren

2014-2015

Actor /Dancer

There

USA/Europe/Blackbox/DKS

Jo Strømgren

2014

Actor

Den Flyvende Hollenderen

Norwegian Opera

Andreas Homoki

2014

Actor

Kjøkkenet

DKS Norway tour

Jo Strømgren

2013

Actor

Ronja Røverdatter

National Theater

Cecilie Mosli

2013

Actor

The Border

Dansen Hus

Jo Strømgren

2013

Actor

Jeg Har Aldri

Voicebox Theater

Cecilie Mosli

2012

Dancer

Aida

Norwegian Opera

David McVicar

2011

Actor

What A Glorious Day

Grusomhetensteater

Lars Øyno

2011

Actor

Le Museé De La Mer

CDN Órleans & Paris / Théâtre de Gennvilliers

Arthur Nauzyciel

2010

Dancer

Brothers

Nasjonal Teatret Reykjavik

Lára Stefánsdóttir / Ástrós Gunnarsdóttir

Ivar´s full filmography (17 credits):

2015

Max

Red Swan

Ella Fiskum Danz

Ella Fiskum

2014

Ferryman

Kleine Ziege, sturer Bock

die film gmbh

Johannes Fabrick

2012

Delta

Øyevitne

Nrk

2012

Fair Viking

Tumult

Young Films UK

Johnny Barrington

2011

Helmer J. Hansen

Race to the South Pole

Pegasus / ZDF

Olivier Halmburger

2009

Pot head

Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre

Kisi Productions

Júlíus Kemp

2006-2008

Lead role children´s tv episodes

Stundin Okkar

RÚV

Eggert Gunnarsson

2004

Lead role sit com

Kalla Kaffi

Sagafilm

Hilmar Oddsson

2004

Lalli

Dís

Blue Eyes Productions

Silja Hauksdóttir

2004

Soccer player

11 Men out

Róbert Douglas

2003

Viðar (lead)

Síðustu Orð Hreggviðs

Grímur Hákonarson

2003

Friðrik

Savior

Morning moon films

Erla Skúladóttir

2002

Horseman

Njálssaga (pilot)

Spark productions

Björn B. Björnsson

2001

Dancer

Regína

María Sigurðardóttir

2000

Pusher

April´s Fool

Haukur M.

1994

Binni

Skýjahöllin

Þorsteinn Jónsson

1994

Soccer boy

Foxtrott

Jón Tryggvason

Anatomical information:

Born

7th of February 1977

Eyes

Blue

Height

178 cm / 5’10’’

Body type

Athletic

Weight

80 kg

Hair

Dark blond

Languages:

Ivar Sverrisson is an Icelandic actor, based in Oslo, Norway. He speaks 4 languages fluently. In addition to his native language, Icelandic, he speaks English, Spanish and Norwegian.

Having lived in London for 3 years as a teenager he can speak English with a British, American or Scandinavian accent. Later he spent a year studying in Mexico where he learned to speak Spanish.

In 2010 he relocated to Norway with his family where he now lives and works.

Trivia:

2003 Nominated as Best Actor for the role of Hamlet, by Gríma, the Icelandic theater prize.

2012 International Emmys nomination for Best Documentary Drama, playing a lead role in The Race to the South Pole by ZDF Germany.                                

2013 Nominated for the BAFTAs for Best Short Movie, playing a lead role in Tumult by Johnny Barrington.