Jon Skolmen

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Skolmen in September 2010

Jon Skolmen (1 November 1940 – 28 March 2019) was a Norwegian actor, comedian and presenter. He acted in many Norwegian and Swedish movies. He was known for his role as Ole Bramserud in the Swedish comedy movie Sällskapsresan (1980) with Lasse Åberg. He worked for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) from 1963 to 1981. He also appeared on British children's television. For only a week in 1971, he presented Play School for the BBC. In 1981, he appeared in the BBC/NRK special Jon, Brian, Kirsti and Jon. He starred in this with fellow Norwegian Kirsti Sparboe, and British performers Brian Cant and Jonathan Cohen.[1] Skolmen was awarded the Komiprisen honorary prize for lifetime achievement in 2009.[2]

Skolmen was born in Oslo. He was the father of actors Christian and Tine Skolmen, brother of director Eli Skolmen Ryg and uncle of actors Anne Ryg and Hege Schøyen.

Skolmen died on 28 March 2019 in Oslo, at the age of 78.[2]

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  1. "Jon, Brian, Kirsti and Jon". BBC Genome. BBC. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Olsson, Svein Vestrum (28 March 2019). "Jon Skolmen er død". NRK (in Norwegian). Retrieved 29 March 2019.

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