|Born||27 December 1988|
Hera Hilmar (born 27 December 1988) is an Icelandic movie and television actress.
Personal life[change | change source]
Hilmar is the daughter of the film director Hilmar Oddsson and the actress Thorey Sigthorsdottir (Þórey Sigþórsdóttir). Her grandfather was the playwright and theater director Oddur Björnsson.
She graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in 2011.
Career[change | change source]
Hilmar was nominated for an Edda as Actress of the Year in a leading role in 2007 for her role in The Quiet Storm. Later she won the same award, twice, first in 2015 for her role as Eik in Life in a Fishbowl, and then in 2017 for her role as Anna in The Oath. She was also chosen as one of Europe's Shooting Stars at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2015, as well as winning a ‘special mention’ at the Zurich Film Festival for her role in Life in a Fishbowl.
She played Lillie Rowe, a 20-year-old nurse from a prominent Philadelphia family, in a period drama film The Ottoman Lieutenant.
In February 2017, Hilmar was cast in the lead role of Hester Shaw in Peter Jackson’s film, based on the novel of the same name by Philip Reeve, Mortal Engines. Writer Philippa Boyens described Hilmar's audition via Skype was "flawless". She recounted the challenges. That film, as of 2021, is currently her last international film role before the coronavirus pandemic.
She starred in the Apple TV+ series SEE recently as Maghra, the wife of Baba Voss, a character played by Jason Momoa.
She signed on for two projects with the Icelandic Film Centre: a short film called The Wish and a film titled Svar við bréfi Helgu.
Filmography[change | change source]
|2007||The Quiet Storm||Disa|
|World Without End||Margery|
|2013||The Fifth Estate||Wikileaks staffer #2|
|We Are the Freaks||Iona|
|2013-2015||Da Vinci's Demons||Vanessa Moschella||25 episodes|
|2014||Get Santa||PC Boyle|
|Life in a Fishbowl||Eik|
|2017||An Ordinary Man||Tanja|
|The Ottoman Lieutenant||Lillie Rowe|
|Mortal Engines||Hester Shaw|
|Svar við bréfi Helgu||Helga||Filming|
References[change | change source]
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Alltaf góðir vinir". mbl.is (in Icelandic). 22 June 2008.
- ↑ "Registers Iceland". Archived from the original on 2014-07-09. Retrieved 2014-09-19.
- ↑ Simon, Alissa (2015-05-21). "International Star You Should Know: 'Da Vinci's Demons' Actress Hera Hilmar". Variety. Retrieved 2018-12-19.
- ↑ "Bast No. 7". Archived from the original on 2014-10-24.
- ↑ "Eddan – Íslensku kvikmynda- og sjónvarpsverðlaunin". 2007. Archived from the original on 2014-09-24. Retrieved 2014-09-19.
- ↑ Sharon Edelson (3 March 2017). "Hera Hilmar's History Lesson". WWD. Retrieved 2021-04-07.
- ↑ Kroll, Justin (2017-02-07). "Newcomer Hera Hilmar Lands Female Lead in Peter Jackson's 'Mortal Engines'". Variety. Retrieved 2018-12-19.
- ↑ Christina Radish (2018-12-13). "Hera Hilmar on 'Mortal Engines' and the Challenge of Bringing Hester Shaw to Life". Retrieved 2019-10-30.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Hera Hilmar on IMDb
- Hera Hilmar at AllMovie