Ingmar Bergman

Screenwriter, Film director

1918 – 2007

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Who was Ingmar Bergman?

Ernst Ingmar Bergman was a Swedish director, writer and producer for film, stage and television. He is recognized as one of the most accomplished and influential film directors of all time.

He directed over sixty films and documentaries for cinematic release and for television, most of which he also wrote. He also directed over one hundred and seventy plays. Among his company of actors were Harriet Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bibi Andersson, Erland Josephson, Ingrid Thulin and Max von Sydow. Most of his films were set in the landscape of Sweden. His work often dealt with death, illness, faith, betrayal, bleakness and insanity.

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Born
Jul 14, 1918
Uppsala
Also known as
  • Ernst Ingmar Bergman
  • Buntel Eriksson
  • Mr. Ingmar Bergman
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Christianity
Ethnicity
  • Swedes
Nationality
  • Sweden
Profession
Education
  • Stockholm University
    Art
    (1937 - )
  • Literature
Employment
  • Royal Dramatic Theatre
  • Residenz Theatre
Lived in
  • Uppsala
Died
Jul 30, 2007
Fårö
Resting place
Fårö

Submitted
on July 23, 2013