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Stellan Skarsgard’s “River” bought by Netflix


We do like to see a Skarsgard in a regular TV show, and Alexander’s father Stellan recently joined his sons on the small screen with the lead role in the BBC drama River. It’s already begun to air in the UK (and seems to be getting pretty good feedback so far), and now Netflix have acquired the show for international distribution. River will be available on Netflix from November 18 (except in the UK where it’s on BBC right now).

Full article at Deadline

And don’t forget that the third and final season of Hemlock Grove starrring Bill Skarsgard will begin on Netlfix this Friday – October 23.


Alexander Skarsgard Attends “Avengers” Premiere

Alexander Skarsgard attended the red carpet premier of the film “Avengers” today held in Los Angeles at the El Capitan Theater 4/11/12. He was there to support his father Stellan Skarsgard (who is in the film). Great to see father and son together! CLICK ON READ MORE: Continue reading

Lars von Trier’s ‘Melancholia’: What the critics say


Photo Credit: ©2011 Christian Gesinaes

True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard is featured in Lars von Trier’s film “Melancholia”. Due to filming schedule of True Blood Alexander was unable to attend the Cannes Film Festival where the film made it’s debut. Digital Spy’s movie editor, Simon Reynolds gave movie fans a snapshot of what the Cannes critics had to say about Melancholia.

Here is an excerpt of that review summary:


Photo Credit: ©2011 Christian Gesinaes

The Guardian (Peter Bradshaw)
“If Melancholia had been conceived with real passion or imagination, or if it had been well written or convincingly acted in any way at all, it might have been a loopy masterpiece. The montage of images at the beginning is interesting, as are some of the lush, hyper-real tableaux, like the dream sequences from Antichrist.”

Movieline (Stephanie Zacharek)
“With Melancholia, von Trier hasn’t tried to top himself, thank God. Despite the somber nature of the title, the movie is something of a breather, a respite, a chance for von Trier to explore emotional anguish and intricacies in vibrant, often elegant visual ways, with no self-mutilation involved. It’s gorgeous to look at, deeply moody and atmospheric, and it’s always in on its own grim little joke.”

melancholia007For the full article please visit the Digital Spy link below. There has also been a lot of controversy over what Lars von Trier said during the recent press conference. Hopefully the movie can survive the awful firestorm of backlash from his unwise choice of words. Alexander Skarsgard fans are awaiting the chance to see the film and see his work on the big screen.

Lars von Trier’s ‘Melancholia’: What the critics say.

Screen Captures for Melancholia


Alexander Skarsgard’s upcoming film “Melancholia”  will give fans a glimpse into “the end of the world”. Unfortunately for Alexander and Kirsten Dunst that day falls on their wedding day. The screen cap above is from the video trailer released today. The happy couple look quite beautiful together. This is not the first time fans of Alex have seen him donning a wedding tuxedo. In the film Om Sara he also played a groom. (that also had a not so happy ending for his wedding as well).

melancholia014The gallery below contains screen caps from the trailer. Alexander got to work with his father, Stellan in this film:melancholia011

Melancholia stars John Hurt, Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist), Kiefer Sutherland (Lost Boys, Mirrors), Charlotte Rampling (Angel Heart), Alexander Skarsgard (“True Blood”), Stellan Skarsgard (Exorcist: The Beginning), and Udo Kier (Suspiria).


The film’s title refers to Planet Melancholia, an enormous planet that looms threateningly close to Earth. (shown above) “No more happy endings!” commented Lars von Trier in an earlier story. He is directing from his own screenplay.

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Skarsgard savors Swede success



The Boston Herald spoke with Stellan Skarsgard recently. The following is an excerpt.

It looks like there’s a new acting dynasty on the scene — from Sweden.

Actor Stellan Skarsgard has been on Hollywood’s radar for a bit, most recently playing Halle Berry’s therapist in “Frankie and Alice.”

That’s his eldest son Alexander as Eric Northman on “True Blood,” and son Gustaf was in the recent film “The Way Back.”

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Skarsgard savors Swede success.