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Mikael Persbrandt

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Mikael Åke Persbrandt (born 25 September 1963) is a Swedish actor.

He portrayed Beorn in The Hobbit (film series). The rumour that Persbrandt would have a role in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit (film series) first appeared in Swedish magazine Aftonbladet on 3 December 2010.[1][2] On 7 December 2010 it was officially announced that Persbrandt had been cast and that he would portray the character of Beorn.[3]

Persbrandt mentioned in an interview that he was a "fantasy geek" as a child, having read all the books by Tolkien.[4]

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  1. "Han är klar - för the Hobbit" at Aftonbladet.se (accessed 8 December 2010)
  2. UPDATE: Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt cast in ‘The Hobbit’? at TheOneRing.net (accessed 8 December 2010)
  3. TORN EXCLUSIVE: CATE BLANCHETT, KEN STOTT, SYLVESTER MCCOY, MIKAEL PERSBRANDT JOIN CAST OF PETER JACKSON’S “THE HOBBIT” at TheOneRing.net (accessed 8 December 2010)
  4. "Persbrandt i Guillous hemliga tjänst" (24 February 2011) at Svenska Dagbladet (accessed 26 February 2011)