Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson is an actor from Iceland who is well-known for the portrayal of the role of Deputy Eric Odegard in the British horror psychological thriller television series, ‘Fortitude’. Another one of his most notable roles came in the 2005 comedy-drama movie, ‘Eleven Men Out’ where he portrayed the role of Ottar Thor, and the 2006 Icelandic movie, ‘Jar City’ where he appeared as Sigurour Oli.

Quick Info 
Full NameBjorn Hlynur Haraldsson
Date of Birth 8 December, 1974
Birth PlaceReykjavík, Iceland
NationalityIcelandic
OccupationActor, Director
Age46 years old
Height5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Rakel Garoarsdottir
ChildrenEmil and Hlin
Net worth $1 Million
Weight187lbs (85kgs)

Early Life and Bio

Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson was born on 8 December 1974 in Reykjavik, Iceland to parents whose information has not been revealed by the actor yet. Likewise, there is no information regarding the actor’s family background and sibling details either. He is currently 46 years old. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

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Nationality and Physical Stats

Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson holds an Icelandic nationality and descends from Icelandic ancestry. Unfortunately, there is no information regarding the actor’s religious background and religious views at the moment. Besides this, he stands at a height of 5 feet and 10 inches (1.78m/178cms) tall and his exact weight is unknown. Moreover, he has a slim body physique with a pair of blue-colored eyes and black-colored hair.

Education

There is no information regarding Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson’s schooling years but it is assumed that he completed his schooling at some local school in Iceland. For further studies, he studied and graduated from the Iceland University of the Arts.

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Career

Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson gave his debut performance in the entertainment industry in the year 2002 when he played the role of Guojon in the movie, ‘Reykjavik Guesthouse: Rent a Bike’. Following this role, he went on to play the role of Indrioi in the Icelandic movie, ‘Cold Light’ and the role of Hann Sjalfur in the movie, ‘Love is in the Air’ both in the year 2004 and the role of Ottar Thor in the 2005 comedy-drama movie, ‘Elevn Men Out’.

Likewise, he has also appeared in movies like the 2006 Icelandic movie, ‘Jar City’ where he portrayed the role of Sigurour Oli, the 2008 Icelandic movie, ‘Country Wedding’ where he played the role of Baroi and ‘Hamarinn’ where he played the role of Helgi and ‘Desember’ where he played the role of Raggi. Moreover, he has also played the role of Onni and Logi in the 2010 movies, ‘Kongavegur’ and ‘Brim’ respectively.

In the year 2011, he appeared as Arnar in the Icelandic comedy movie, ‘Kurteist folk (Polite People)’, in the year 2012, he appeared as Ingolfur in the movie, ‘City State’, in the year 2014, he appeared as Helgi in the movie, ‘The Lava Field’ and in the year 2015, he appeared as Trausti Einarssson in the Icelandic television mystery drama series, ‘Trapped’.

Furthermore, he portrayed the role of King Eist Euirseach in the Polish American fantasy drama streaming television series, ‘The Witcher’, and his most recent work came in the 2020 musical comedy movie, ‘Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga’ where he appeared as Arnar. Besides this, he has also been playing the recurring role of Eric Odegard in the British horror psychological thriller television series, ‘Fortitude’.

Awards and Achievements

Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson was nominated by the Chicago International Film Festival for the New Directors Competition in the year 2015 and by the Sao Paolo International Film Festival for the Best Feature Film in the year 2015. Likewise, he has been nominated four times by the Edda Awards for Screenplay of the Year in 2016, for Supporting Actor of the Year in 2014, for Screenplay of the Year in 2011, and Actor of the Year in 2010. Moreover, he has also been awarded the 2006 Berlin International Film Festival award for the Shooting Star and with the 2020 Edda Award for the Supporting Actor of the Year.

Personal Life: Wife and Children

Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson is married to his wife whose name is Rakel Garoarsdottir. The couple is living a happy life and has been blessed with two children whose names are Emil and Hlin.

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What is Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson’s Net Worth?

Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson earns primarily from his acting career and as of the year 2020, he has managed to amass a total net worth of around $1 million.

Social Media Presence

Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson is active on social media platforms. His supposed Instagram account (@bjornhlynurharaldsson) has over 600 followers but the account has not been verified yet. Likewise, he does not have an official Twitter account but there is a lot of fan-made accounts dedicated to the actor.

 

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