Sverrir Gudnason was born on September 12, 1978 in Lund, Skåne län, Sweden as Sverrir Páll Guðnason. He is an actor, known for Borg vs. McEnroe (2017), Blowfly Park (2014) and Gentlemen (2014).
He was born in Lund, Sweden, and raised in Reykjavík, Iceland. He moved with his family to Tyresö, Sweden, in 1990 when his father found work as a professor at the Royal Institute of Technology.
Daughters: Salka, Sísí and Blanka.
His Icelandic parents, Gudni Johannesson and Bryndís Sverrisdóttir, were studying in Lund, Sweden, at the time of his birth. Two years later his parents received their degrees, and the family moved back to Reykjavik.
Personal Quotes (7)
I had an early goal that was just to be an actor, and then I dreamt of a larger context and I have achieved that too. But I haven't yet finished with that dream, so I am keeping that bit to myself, so that the opportunity can be taken if it arises.
I cut my hair as soon as I knew there wouldn't be any additional takes for the production. I would have felt silly walking around with that look afterwards, because people might have thought that I actually thought that I was Björn Borg!
[Isn't it a little frustrating that acting isn't as easy (as tennis), but rather it's about something as abstract as finding the right feeling?] Absolutely! It is abstract! As an actor, I wish I had better control of my skills. I can watch myself afterwards and think "I could have done that better" and when I feel that I've done a good job and everything feels authentic and interesting, I don't know how I did that.
[on his English] It's ok, but I don't know how much of a hindrance it is. In some cases perhaps, but I've made larger sacrifices than that for roles that I've had.
Yes [it was my real hair in "Borg vs. McEnroe"]. I've had long hair before and I always like it but I had to cut it off because I had to leave him behind and do something new. Also, I had been walking the streets of Stockholm and Prague wearing tennis pants and long hair, so now that the movie is out there, I don't want people to think I'm crazy.
I did [resemble Björn Borg] in the end. But I had never heard that before.
What surprised me most was when I met him [Shia LaBeouf]. I've heard a lot of stories about him so I was wondering what he would be like. And he surprised me by being so nice and devoted and helpful and respectful. [...] I mean he is a loose cannon but he's a nice loose cannon.