With an impressive body of work spanning the course of two decades, Michael Nyqvist has evolved into one of Sweden’s most respected and accomplished actors of his generation. Nyqvist has made the successful transition into American cinema, exposing his work to a much broader international audience.
In 2015, Nyqvist co-starred opposite Dominic Monaghan in the international 12-part series 100 Code, which was created and co-written by Academy Award®-winning writer Bobby Moresco. Nyqvist played a Swedish by-the-book cop who gets paired with a New York detective to investigate and solve mysterious serial killings. He also co-starred opposite Keanu Reeves in the well-received revenge-thriller John Wick (2015), playing a Russian mob kingpin in New York.
Nyqvist also starred in John Moore's indie revenge-thriller I.T. (2016) opposite Pierce Brosnan, who also served as a producer on the film. In 2016 he also completed production on Matthew Ross’ romantic thriller Frank & Lola, starring Michael Shannon and Imogen Poots.
Other American and international film credits include: The Girl King (2015), directed by Mika Kaurismäki, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011), starring Tom Cruise, and played 'Michael Blomkvist' in the US film versions of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) and The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009).
His first big breakthrough came in 2000 with the film Together, directed by Lukas Moodysson. The film was set in the 1970’s and followed the antics of life in a suburban commune in Stockholm. It reached great international success and earned Nyqvist his first Guldbagge Best Actor nomination.
Nyqvist, born in Stockholm in 1960, is also part of the permanent ensemble at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm.Visit Michael's IMDb page