Elling : About The Cast


Per Christian Ellefsen is currently employed at the National Theater in Oslo. He is known as a versatile character actor. His voice is also known from radio theatre. Among other roles, he had the lead in the Radio Theatre's Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen. Per Christian also appeared in director Petter Næss' first film, Absolute Hangover.

Kjell Bjarne

Sven Nordin is one of Norway's most popular actors, in part through his roles in popular TV shows. He prefers the great classics, however, and is known for his interpretations of Ibsen and Shakespeare. He has played both Romeo and Richard III.

Per Christian Ellefsen and Sven Nordin also played Elling and Kjell Bjarne in Oslo Nye Theater's staging of Brødre i blodet. They have acted together on several occasions, including as the Jerome brothers in Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs.

Alfons Jørgensen

Per Christensen's debut was in The Winslow Boy with Edith Kalmar at the age of 16. Since then he has worked at every theatre in Oslo. He has participated in 30 feature films, including the lead in Jens Bjørneboe's Tonny, with Liv Ullmann and Wenche Foss. Per Christensen has also acted in and directed TV dramas.

Frank Åsli

Jørgen Langhelle graduated from National Academy of Dramatic Arts, Oslo in 1993, and has since acted in a number of film, TV and theatre productions. His film roles include Simon Darre in Kristin Lavransdatter, directed by Liv Ullmann, and the young priest in the academy nominated The Other Side of Sunday. He has also participated in several TV series.

Reidun Nordsletten

Marit Pia Jacobsen's background is primarily in revues and satires. From 1989 to 1995 she was employed by Trøndelag Theater in Trondheim. She was also in a number of satirical programmes and sketches on P2 radio during the '80s and '90s.