Jan Malmsjö

Jan Wilhelm Malmsjö (born 29 May 1932) is a Swedish stage and film actor, musical star and singer. He is married to Marie Göranzon and father to Jonas Malmsjö. Malmsjö was born in Lund, Sweden. He trained at the prestigious Dramatens elevskola (The Royal Dramatic Theatre's acting school) during 1950-53 and one of his first parts on the national stage was as Paris in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (1953). Malmsjö has a great range as an actor from the title role in Shakespeare's Hamlet (Dramaten, 1974) and Reverent Manders in Ibsen's Ghosts to Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady and leading roles in other musicals such as La Cage aux Folles and Victor/Victoria. He has also cut several music records in his native Sweden. In the musical world, his Swedish language recording of "Willkommen"; Välkomna till Cabaret (from Malmö City Theatre's successful production of Cabaret 1970; where Malmsjö played the part of Emcee) is considered a masterpiece and treasure on CD. He has filmed sporadically: one of his most famous film parts is as the evil Bishop Edvard Vergérus in Ingmar Bergman's Fanny and Alexander (1982).


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