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Norwegian actor Erik Hivju has performed over seventy rôles at the National Theatre in Oslo between 1968 and 2007. In recent years he has played Dagfinn the Peasant in the Nordic coproduction The Pretenders (2005) and the Old Man in Sleep (2005). Erik Hivju has also been a guest actor on a host of Norwegian stages, appearing for instance as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman at Rogaland Theatre, Hjalmar Ekdal in The Wild Duck and Creon in Antigone, both at Agder Theatre, and as the judge in Crime and Punishment at Riksteatret. In 2006 he played the Dovre-Master (Old Man of the Mountains) in Bentein Baardson’s production of Peer Gynt at the pyramids in Giza, Egypt, and in autumn 2007 appeared in Erasmus Montanus, directed by Gábor Zsámbéki. He has also appeared in several film and television productions, including Gåten Knut Hamsun (1996), Salige er de som tørster / Blessed Are Those Who Thirst (1997), Island of Darkness (1997) and Svarte penger, hvite løgner (2004). He won the ‘Amanda award’ for his contribution to Fjernsynteatret’s production of Molière.

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