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Michael Nyqvist


Born - 8 November 1960, Stockholm, Sweden
Died - 27 June 2017

Dark-haired, moon-faced, thin-lipped, charismatic Swedish actor best known as the investigative journalist in the 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' films, a role that brought him international recognition, although he was equally at home in more menacing roles. Born Rolf Mikael Nyqvist, he was an orphan, adopted at the age of one, who became an actor in his early twenties. After a sporadic early career in films, his lived-in features came into demand in the mid 1990s: Jim and the Pirates (1987), Jerusalem (1996), Tic Tac (1997), Breaking Out (1999), Home Sweet Home (2001), The Guy in the Grave Next Door (2002), Day and Night (2004), Search (2006), Arn: the Knight Templar (2007), Iskariot (2008), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009), The Girl Who Played With Fire (2009), The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009), Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011), Disconnect (2012), The Girl from Nagasaki (2013), John Wick (2014), The Colony (2015), Frank & Lola (2016), I.T. (2016), Hunter Killer (2017) and Kursk (2018), his last. He died from lung cancer.