The jury’s reasoning is as follows:

“During your long career, you have created many different genuine roles where you have shown a contrast and breadth from the deeply dramatic to the lighter humorous. You have done this in a natural and convincing way. With feeling, sharpness and knowledge, you have worked your way up to the professional totality and breadth that you master and possess today. You are a great example for the industry, media and audience.”

Krister will accept his award and be interviewed on August 26th 2023  at Zita Cinema.

Full name

Jan Krister Allan Henriksson


12 november 1946

Krister Henriksson is a well-known and popular actor who has had a long career, both on the screen, TV, and the theater stage. He has also recorded audio books. Krister received his education at Statens Scenskola in Malmö.

His first role in front of the camera was in Snapphanepojken in 1972. After that, he appeared in a long line of films, such as Nionde Kompaniet, Täcknamn Coq Rouge, Min Store Tjocke Far, Veranda för en Tenor and Livvakterna, among many others. More recently, Krister has portrayed police commissioner Kurt Wallander in 32 films.

Krister has also taken part in several well-known productions in TV, e.g. Rederiet, Den Gråtande Ministern, Svensson Svensson, Brottsvåg and Hamilton.

Krister has been on the theatre stage since 1971, when he was active at Norrköpings Stadsteater. After that, he has also acted at Stockholms Stadsteater och TV-teatern. In 1995 he joined Dramaten. He has starred in The Canterbury Tales, De Vilde Svaner, King Lear, Othello, and Cyrano de Bergerac, among many others.

Photo: attribution/credit: Photo by Frankie Fouganthin

Kurt Wallander

Krister Henriksson har spelat rollen som Kurt Wallander i 32 filmer om poliskommisarien skapad av författaren Henning Mankell. Den första filmen Innan frosten från 2005, till den sista, Sorgfågeln i 2013.

Mer om filmerna finns att läsa här.



Year Role Production Direction Theatre
1971 Ung man Lavendel
Walentin Chorell
Bertil Norström Norrköping-Linköping stadsteater
1972 Munken Canterburysägner (The Canterbury Tales)
Martin Starkie, Nevill Coghill, Richard Hill och John Hawkins
Torsten Sjöholm Norrköping-Linköping stadsteater
Flamma De vilda svanarna (De vilde Svaner)
H.C. Andersen
Fred Hjelm Stockholms stadsteater
1973 Edgar Kung Lear (King Lear)
William Shakespeare
Kalle Holmberg Stockholms stadsteater
Per Eriksson
Gösta Berlings saga
Selma Lagerlöf
Johan Bergenstråhle
Marie-Louise De Geer Bergenstråhle
Stockholms stadsteater
1978 Jago Othello
William Shakespeare
Johan Bergenstråhle Stockholms stadsteater
1999 Cyrano Cyrano de Bergerac
Edmond Rostand
2008 Medverkande Snurra min jord
hyllningsföreställning till Lars Forssell
Lars Löfgren Vasateatern
2015 Karlsson Karlsson på taket
Astrid Lindgren
Alexander Öberg Göteborgs Stadsteater
2016 Doktor Glas Doktor Glas
Hjalmar Söderberg
Peder Bjurman
Krister Henriksson
Karlsson Karlsson på taket
Astrid Lindgren
Alexander Öberg Dramaten
2022 Jean Fröken Julie
August Strindberg och Marie-Louise Ekman
Marie-Louise Ekman Dramaten

Source: Wikipedia, imdb.

Photo: By Frankie FouganthinEget arbete, CC BY-SA 3.0, Länk