Just After Dreaming

Just After Dreaming

A Memoir

by Michael Nyqvist

Publication Date: 01/09/2010

In this memoir, Nyqvist details his life from the time of his adoption as a baby to tracking down his biological parents at age 30, discovering to his surprise that his mother was Swedish and his father Italian.Michael went from not being allowed to talk about being adopted when growing up, to wanting to find his biological parents when he had his own children. In between, he played ice hockey in winter, football in summer, and at 17 was an exchange student in Omaha, Nebraska, in the USA.Next came a fleeting attempt to study ballet, but he soon found out it was not his calling and dropped out. At age 19 he was accepted to the Swedish Academic School of Drama, and after working in theatre for many years, became a huge success in Swedish cinema in 2000.Michael has played various roles: a grieving husband and father, an ambassador, a musician in As it is in Heaven and journalist Mikhael Blomkvist in the Millennium Trilogy. He is the recipient of distinguished awards including Best Male Actor at the Guldbagge, the Swedish Oscars, in 2002; Filmstar of the year 2002 and 2004 by Aftonbladet, a Swedish newspaper; Best Actor in the International Film Festival in Gijon 2003; As it is in Heaven was nominated as Best Foreign Film at the Oscar Awards in 2004; and he won Best Male Actor in the International Film Festival in Minsk 2006.
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