Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt is worldwide popular for starring as Anton in the Academy Award-winning film, In a Better World. He is also known for the portrayal of Gunvald Larsson in the Beck series of movies. Likewise, Mikael's other acting credits include The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. Currently, he is famous as Jakon Nyman in Netflix's series, "Sex Education".
Mikael Persbrandt was born Mikael Åke Persbrandt on September 25, 1963, in Jakobsberg, Sweden. His mother is Inga-Lill Persbrandt while the father is Bo Persbrandt.
Talking about his education, Persbrandt attended Elementary school for artistic education (Grundskolan för konstnärlig utbildning).
Career: Movies And TV Shows
Mikael made his acting debut with the role of Svante in the television film Nigger in 1990. The following year, he appeared in two series, Enemy's Enemy and Storstad.
Eventually, 57 years old actor began appearing in some more movies and series like Rederiet, Sommaren, Anna Holt - polis, Nature's Warrior, Love Fools, Medicinmannen, Gangster, Oskyldigt dömd, Double Shift Beck, and others.
Finally, in 2010, Persbrandt earned international fame for starring as Anton in the drama thriller film In a Better World along with Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen, and Markus Rygaard. Similarly, he also came to the spotlight for his role Gunvald Larsson in the Beck series of movies.
His other notable acting credits include Everlasting Moments, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Someone You Love, The Salvation, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Alone in Berlin, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, The Girl in the Spider's Web, Invisible Heroes, and Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.
Since 2019, Mikael is playing one of the main roles, Jakob Nyman in Netflix's comedy-drama series "Sex Education" starring Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey, Connor Swindells, and many more.
How Much Is The Net Worth Of Actor Mikael Persbrandt?
Swedish actor Persbrandt has altogether 73 acting credits. No doubt, he lives a luxurious lifestyle with the fortune collected by his successful career.
According to the Celebrity Net Worth, Mikael Persbrandt has an estimated net worth of $5 million as of October 2020. He earns hundreds of thousands of salary from his movies, series, commercials, endorsements, and advertisements.
Personal Life: Marriage, Divorce, Wife, Partner, & Children
The million-dollar worth star Mikael is in a relationship with a Swedish freelance journalist and TV presenter, Sanna Lundell.
The couple is together since 2005. Persbrandt along with his partner Lundell has 3 children. Among their 3 kids, the identity of one child is missing while the other two are, Igor Edgar Persbrandt Lundell and Åke Lo Persbrandt.
Prior to Sanna, In a Better World star was married to an actress Maria Bonnevie in 1998. Unfortunately, the duo separated in 2005.
The Hobbit actor to ink on his body. In his had, there is a tattoo of his partner's name, Sanna.
Persbrandt also has inked a bird of his left arm. Likewise, he has numerous tattoos on his body parts including his hands, chest, and neck, back as well.
Mikael Persbrandt Reported Police Against Expressen Newspaper
6 feet 2 inches tall Mikael was accused of having acute alcohol poisoning and being admitted to a clinic in Uppsala by the newspaper Expressen. Back in 2005, he reported cops against the newspaper.
Later, the newspaper apologized to Persbrandt but he did not accept it. In damages to the actor, then editor of the newspaper, Otto Sjöberg was ordered to pay 75,000 SEK (≈7,225.68€, US $8,464.89).
In 2011, Someone You Love actor was jailed twice for the use of drugs and even received a fine. Initially, in 2014, he was sentenced to 5 months' imprisonment for another offense, but later, it was reduced to 75 hours' community service on appeal.