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Sofia Helin is a Swedish actress best known for her roles in The Bridge, Arn: The Knight Templar, The Snowman, and Mystery Road. She was born in 1972 in Hovsta, west of Stockholm, and graduated from the Stockholm Theatre Academy in 2001. She always knew she wanted to be an actress even though nobody in her family is in entertainment. During her training as an actress she suffered a serious bicycle accident that left permanent scars on her face.
While still in drama school, Helin started getting roles in tv series. Soon after graduation Helin booked her first film role, playing Chief Inspector Klara in At Point Blank (Rånarna). The movie was a success and after that she was featured as the lead role in Dalecarlians (Masjävlar) which ended up winning her a Guldbagge Award, Sweden’s leading film award.
After about a decade as a professional actress in Sweden, Helin gained international recognition in 2012 for her interpretation of police investigator Saga Norén in the Swedish-Danish tv series The Bridge. Norén is rude and has no social skills and it has been suggested, but never stated, that she has Asperger’s syndrome. Helin herself has stated that she chooses to interpret Norén as such. Norén is a popular character and has been called a role model of many with Asperger syndrome.
Currently, Helin plays in the Australian TV series Mystery Road, as well as in the Norwegian TV series Atlantic Crossing and Exit.
Helin is married to Daniel Götschenhjelm, an actor turned priest. They have two children and live in Stockholm.
Sofia Helin's Filmography
- Rederiet (1997)
- At Point Blank (2003)
- Dalecarlians (2004)
- Arn: The Knight Templar (2007)
- Arn: The Kingdom at Road’s End (2008)
- Metropia (2009)
- The Bridge (2011 – 2018)
- That Good Night (2017)
- The Snowman (2017)
- Exit (2019- )
- Mystery Road (2020)
- Atlantic Crossing (2020)
A full list of Helin’s filmography can be accessed here.
The cast from The Bridge talk about their experience of making the Danish-Swedish produced series.