Bill Skarsgård

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Bill Skarsgård
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Skarsgård at the 2013 WonderCon
Born
Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård

(1990-08-09) 9 August 1990 (age 28)
Vällingby, Sweden
OccupationActor
Years active2000–present
Parent(s)Stellan Skarsgård
My Sonja Marie Agnes
RelativesAlexander Skarsgård (brother)
Gustaf Skarsgård (brother)
Valter Skarsgård (brother)

Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård (born 9 August 1990) is a Swedish actor.[1][2] He is known for his roles in Simple Simon, Allegiant, the TV series Hemlock Grove and for his role as the title character in It: Chapter One (2017) and It: Chapter Two (2019).[3]

Early life[change | change source]

Skarsgård was born on 9 August 1990 in Vällingby, Sweden. He is the son of actor Stellan Skarsgård and his first wife, My Sonja Marie Agnes.[4]

It[change | change source]

In June 2016, Skarsgård was cast as popular horror villain Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the 2017 movie It after another actor, Will Poulter, dropped out due to other projects.[3] He will reprise the role in the sequel It – Chapter Two.

Family[change | change source]

Skarsgård has seven brothers and sisters: Alexander, Gustaf, Sam, Valter, Ossian, Kolbjörn, and Eija. Three of these, Alexander, Gustaf, and Valter, are actors. Ossian and Kolbjörn are half-brothers from a later marriage between Stellan Skarsgård and Megan Everett.[5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. On my radar: Bill Skarsgård's cultural highlights The Guardian, July 20, 2014
  2. "Stellans exfru talar ut om missbruket". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kit, Borys; Siegel, Tatiana (June 2, 2016). "Stephen King's 'It' Adaptation Finds Its Pennywise the Clown (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  4. Lindholm, Peter (22 March 2009). "Bill Skarsgård: Stellan är min största förebild". Metro International. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
  5. "Stellan Skarsgård pappa igen - till en Kolbjörn". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
  6. Abramovitch, Seth (24 August 2012). "Stellan Skarsgard, 61, Welcomes Baby Number 8". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 21 September 2012.

Other websites[change | change source]

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