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Bill Skarsgård
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Skarsgård at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con
Born
Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård

(1990-08-09) 9 August 1990 (age 33)
Vällingby, Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation
  • Actor
  • producer
  • director
  • writer
  • voice actor
  • model
Years active 1999–present
Partner(s) Alida Morberg
Children 1
Parent(s)
Family Alexander Skarsgård (brother)
Gustaf Skarsgård (brother)
Valter Skarsgård (brother)

Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈbɪlː ˈskɑ̌ːʂɡoːɖ]; born 9 August 1990) is a Swedish actor, producer, director, writer, voice actor, and model. He is best known for portraying Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the supernatural horror films It (2017) and It Chapter Two (2019), based on Stephen King's novel of the same name. He also voiced the Deviant Kro in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Eternals (2021).

Skarsgård has also appeared in the comedy Simple Simon (2010), the dystopian thriller The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016), the espionage thriller Atomic Blonde (2017), the comedy-horror Villains (2019), and the drama Nine Days (2020). He starred in the supernatural horror series Hemlock Grove (2013–2015) and the anthology horror series Castle Rock (2018–2019). He played the lead role in the Netflix series Clark (2022).

Early life

Skarsgård was born on 9 August 1990 in Vällingby, Sweden, the son of actor Stellan Skarsgård and doctor My Skarsgård. He has seven siblings: Alexander, Gustaf, Valter (all actors), as well as Sam, Eija, Ossian, and Kolbjörn. Ossian and Kolbjörn are half-brothers from Stellan Skarsgård's remarriage to Megan Everett.

Career

In 2011, Skarsgård was nominated for a Guldbagge Award for his leading role as Simon in Simple Simon. At the age of 21, he won the European Film Academy's Shooting Stars Award in 2012. Beginning in 2013, Skarsgård played the role of Roman Godfrey in the Netflix original Hemlock Grove.

In April 2014, Skarsgård featured on the cover of Hero – a bi-annual men's fashion and culture magazine, shot by Hedi Slimane. In the issue, he is interviewed by his father.

Skarsgård played Matthew in the science fiction thriller The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016), his first major American film. He played horror villain Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the 2017 film It and reprised the role in the 2019 sequel.

Skarsgård was a series regular on 2018's Castle Rock, as a young man with an unusual legal problem. That same year, he portrayed Zeitgeist in Deadpool 2. In 2020, he played Mateo in episode 4 of AMC's anthology series Soulmates. In 2021, he voiced the main antagonist Kro in Eternals.

In the 2022 Netflix miniseries Clark, Skarsgård portrayed Clark Olofsson, the notorious Swedish criminal whose involvement in the Norrmalmstorg robbery gave rise to the term Stockholm syndrome.

Skarsgård will play an undisclosed role in John Wick: Chapter 4. He is set to lead the reboot of The Crow directed by Rupert Sanders. He has been cast as Count Orlok in the upcoming remake of Nosferatu.

Personal life

Skarsgård is in a relationship with actress Alida Morberg. In October 2018, their daughter was born.

Filmography

Bill Skarsgard by Gage Skidmore
Skarsgård at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2000 White Water Fury Klasse
2007 Spending the Night Victor Short film
2008 Pigan brinner! Tonårs-Nosferatu Short film
Arn – The Kingdom at Road's End Erik
2009 Kenny Begins Pontus
2010 Simple Simon Simon
Behind Blue Skies Martin
2011 The Crown Jewels Richard Persson
Simon & the Oaks Simon
2012 Anna Karenina Captain Makhotin
2013 Victoria Otto
2016 Allegiant Matthew
A Stone Appears Man Short Film
2017 Atomic Blonde Merkel
Alteration Alejandro Short film
Do You Like The Taste of Beer Man Short Film
It Pennywise the Dancing Clown Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain
Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best Villain
Battlecreek Henry
Moomins and the Winter Wonderland Moomintroll (voice)
2018 Assassination Nation Mark
Deadpool 2 Axel Cluney / Zeitgeist
2019 Villains Mickey
It Chapter Two Pennywise the Dancing Clown
2020 Nine Days Kane
The Devil All the Time Willard Russell
2021 Naked Singularity Dane
Eternals Kro Voice and motion capture
2022 Barbarian Keith Toshko Also executive producer
2023 John Wick: Chapter 4 Marquis
TBA Boy Kills World Boy Post-production
The Crow Eric Draven / The Crow Post-production
Nosferatu Count Orlok Pre-production

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Laura Trenter – Dad, the Policeman Tony 2 episodes
2009 Livet i Fagervik Mårten 1 episode
2013–2015 Hemlock Grove Roman Godfrey Main role
2018–2019 Castle Rock Henry Deaver / The Kid (season 1)
The Angel (season 2)
2020 Soulmates Mateo Episode: "Layover"
2022 Clark Clark Olofsson Main role

Awards and nominations

Year Nominated work Association Category Result Ref.
2011 Simple Simon Guldbagge Awards Best Actor Nominated
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in an International Feature Film – Leading Young Actor Nominated
2012 Himself Berlin International Film Festival Shooting Stars Award Won
2017 It Fright Meter Awards Best Supporting Actor Won
Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Villain Nominated
2018 It Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Villain Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Villain Nominated
2020 It Chapter Two Fright Meter Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Best Ensemble Cast Won

See also

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