Bill Skarsgård

Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈbɪl ˈʂkɑːʂgoːɖ] ( listen); born 9 August 1990) is a Swedish actor. He is best known for starring in The Divergent Series: Allegiant, Atomic Blonde, the Netflix original series Hemlock Grove and playing Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the 2017 adaptation of It.

Bill Skarsgård
Bill Skarsgard by Gage Skidmore
Skarsgård at the 2013 WonderCon
Born Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård[1][2]
9 August 1990 (age 27)
Vällingby, Sweden
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 2000–present
Parent(s) Stellan Skarsgård
My Skarsgård
Relatives Alexander Skarsgård (brother)
Gustaf Skarsgård (brother)
Valter Skarsgård (brother)

Early life

Skarsgård was born in Vällingby, Sweden, the son of actor Stellan Skarsgård and his first wife, My Skarsgård.[3][4][5] He has seven siblings: Alexander, Gustaf, Valter (all actors), as well as Sam, Ossian, Kolbjörn, and Eija. Ossian and Kolbjörn are half-brothers from a later marriage between Stellan Skarsgård and Megan Everett.[6][7]


In 2011, Skarsgård was nominated for a Guldbagge Award for his leading role as Simon in Simple Simon.[8] At the age of 21, he won the European Film Academy's Shooting Stars Award in 2012.[9]

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.[10]

Skarsgård played Matthew in the science fiction thriller The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016), his first major American film.[11]

Skarsgård played horror villain Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the 2017 film It, and is scheduled to reprise his role in the sequel in 2019. His role was met with praise from fans and critics alike.[12] In July 2017, it was announced that Skarsgård had been cast as a series regular in Castle Rock as a young man with an unusual legal problem.[13] Skarsgård portrayed Zeitgeist in Deadpool 2.[14]



Year Title Role Notes
2000 White Water Fury Klasse
2007 Spending the Night Victor Short film
2008 Pigan brinner! Tonårs-Nosferatu Short film
2008 Arn – The Kingdom at Road's End Erik
2009 Kenny Begins Pontus
2010 I rymden finns inga känslor Simon English: Simple Simon
2010 Behind Blue Skies Martin
2011 The Crown Jewels Richard Persson
2011 Simon & the Oaks Simon
2012 Anna Karenina Captain Machouten
2013 Victoria Otto
2016 The Divergent Series: Allegiant Matthew
2016 A Stone Appears Man
2017 Atomic Blonde Merkel
2017 Alteration Alejandro Short film
2017 It: Chapter One It / Pennywise the Dancing Clown
2017 Battlecreek Henry
2017 Moomins and the Winter Wonderland Moomintroll Voice role[15]
2018 Assassination Nation Mark
2018 Deadpool 2 Axel Cluney / Zeitgeist
2019 It: Chapter 2 It / Pennywise the Dancing Clown Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Laura Trenter – Dad, the Policeman Tony TV miniseries, 2 episodes
2009 Livet i Fagervik Mårten 1 episode
2013–2015 Hemlock Grove Roman Godfrey 33 episodes
2018 Castle Rock Shawshank Prisoner Released on July 25,2018 (Hulu)

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2018 Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actor It: Chapter One Pending [16]
MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Villain Nominated [17]


  1. ^ "Bill Skarsgård vill skrämma hela världen". Metro. 8 September 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Bill: Jag har inget hem någonstans". Aftonbladet. 27 July 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  3. ^ On my radar: Bill Skarsgård's cultural highlights; The Guardian, 20 July 2014
  4. ^ Lindholm, Peter (22 March 2009). "Bill Skarsgård: Stellan är min största förebild". Metro International. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
  5. ^ "Stellans exfru talar ut om missbruket". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Stellan Skarsgård pappa igen - till en Kolbjörn". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  7. ^ Abramovitch, Seth (24 August 2012). "Stellan Skarsgard, 61, Welcomes Baby Number 8". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
  8. ^ Pehanick, Maggie. "Meet Bill Skarsgard, the Guy Terrorizing You as Pennywise". POPSUGAR Celebrity. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  9. ^ "BILL SKARSGÅRD SELECTED AS SHOOTING STAR 2012 - TrustNordisk". Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  10. ^ "HERO 11: Shift Zero" Archived 6 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ Close, ,Murray. "Bill Skarsgård portrays Matthew in The Divergent Series: Allegiant". Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  12. ^ Kit, Borys; Siegel, Tatiana (2 June 2016). "Stephen King's 'It' Adaptation Finds Its Pennywise the Clown (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  13. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (10 July 2017). "'It' Star Bill Skarsgård Joins Stephen King Hulu Series 'Castle Rock'". Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  14. ^ Sharf, Zack (27 April 2018). "Bill Skarsgård Makes 'Deadpool 2' Debut: 'It' Actor Confirmed as X-Force Mutant Zeitgeist — First Look". Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  15. ^ "Bill Skarsgard Joins Alicia Vikander in Voice Cast for 'Moomins' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  16. ^ McNary, Dave (March 15, 2018). "'Black Panther,' 'Walking Dead' Rule Saturn Awards Nominations". Variety. Variety Media, LLC. Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  17. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (May 3, 2018). "MTV Movie & TV Awards: 'Black Panther,' 'Stranger Things' Top Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on May 3, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2018.

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