BBC has just released promotional pictures for
TV drama series, RIVER. Following her
recent Emmy-award win for Best Writing,
Miniseries or Movie" for "The
Hour", Abi Morgan says of her new series:
“River is a fractured mind navigating a brutal world. And he does
it wearing a police badge. I can’t think of a better home for it than
the BBC. The chance to tell big stories in a bold way on a channel that
embraces so many writers, directors and actors I admire and respect is a
huge treat.” Here are several photos of Stellan in
the role of John Rivers:
Other cast members:
Nicola Walker, Lesley Manville, Eddie Marsan and Georgina Rich
is the first photo from the upcoming BBC television series, RIVER.
In the title role, Stellan plays a brilliant police officer whose
genius and fault-line is the fragility of his mind - a man haunted by
the murder victims whose cases he may lay to rest. No premiere date has
From Crime Time Preview
Casting Stellan Skarsgärd as a British detective was a bold but canny
move by the makers of this intriguing thriller. If you want a performer
who can play a troubled soul, then who better than a man from the land
of long winter days and Ingmar Bergman, a director whose fave themes
were death, bleakness and insanity?
Death is also the theme of "River" and Skarsgärd, also a Swede, familiar
from movie hits such as "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and "Mamma
Mia!" He is terrific in this unusual series as Detective Inspector John
River, a cranky cop traumatised by the shooting of his partner.
summer has been quiet for Skarsgård
news. As of this date, Stellan has no future projects so there's still
not much to report. I have added two more movie pages to this web site - WIND (1992), starring Matthew
Modine and Jennifer Grey and NO GOOD DEED
(2002), starring Samuel L. Jackson and Milla Jovovich.
& Alexa? Yes, it's apparently true. Eldest son Alex is dating
32-year-old Alexa Chung, a British model, heralded as the new Kate Moss.
The couple have been a twosome since February. Alex can be seen
in "The Diary of a Teenage Girl". In the movie, a
coming-of-age drama set in the '70s in San Francisco, the True Blood
alum plays Monroe, a man dating a woman named Charlotte, played by
Kristin Wiig. He ends up having a sexual affair with her 15-year-old
daughter. The film has received great reviews and is presently earning a
95% on the Rotten Tomatoes meter.
are the latest photos of Stellan's only daughter, 23-year-old Eija, who still
thinks it's cool to smoke! You'd think she would have been traumatized
by her own mother's struggle with cancer.
And this next photo was
probably taken last year. It's Stellan's family and I believe he has
now become a grandfather. Ah, mothers and their children. I love it!
It was found on one of those brain-less tumblr web sites with
anonymous users. In the back row is Bill, Sam holding his
baby, Alex holding Ossian, Valter and Eija. In the front is Gustaf,
My (Stellan's first wife) and Megan holding Kolbjörn. The only one
missing is Sam's wife, Sanna.