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Tomas Alfredson

Tomas Alfredson is a renowned film director and actor from Sweden. Tomas Alfredson is known for his directional works in films such as “Let the Right One In”  (2008), and “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” (2011).

Early Life

Tomas Alfredson was born in Lidingö, Stockholms län, Sweden, on the 1st of April 1965. He holds a Swedish nationality and his full name is Hans Christian Tomas Alfredson. He has a zodiac sign of Aries according to the astrological chart and is currently 58 years old as of 2023.

Tomas was born to his father Hans “Hasse” Alfredson and his mother Gunilla Alfredson. Moreover, his father was a renowned Swedish actor, film director, writer, and comedian.

In addition, he was raised mostly by her mother while his father was seldom home due to his work. He has a brother named Daniel Alfredson who is also a popular film director.

The Swedish director has not mentioned anything regarding his academic background and qualifications. However, being born into a celebrity parent, he might have attended a reputed high school from where he completed his matriculation.

Professional Career

Initially, Tomas Alfredson often appeared in minor roles in the Hasseåtage series of popular films, that featured the comedy-duo of his father and Tage Danielsson. Meanwhile, his professional career began at Svensk Filmindustri, where he worked as an assistant.

Tomas was working on the creation of the Swedish television channel TV4, where he worked in the entertainment department. Meanwhile, one of his successful works was in the Swedish adaptation of Fort Boyard, “Fångarna på Fortet.”

Direction Works

He relocated to Sveriges Television and directed the 1990 TV series “Ikas TV-kalas” a  children’s television show starring Ika Nord, who would later appear in Tomas’s 2008 film “Let the Right One In.”

In 1994, he directed the TV series “Bert,” another TV production based on the Bert diaries, a popular series of teenage novels written in the diary form. The next year, a feature film, “Bert: The Last Virgin,” based on the series was made and Tomas received a Guldbagge nomination for Best Direction.

In the year 1999, he joined the Swedish comedy group Killinggänget as a director. His first cooperation with the group was a series of four television films released in 1999, including the mockumentary Screwed in Tallinn, which follows a group of Swedish bachelors who travel to Estonia by bus in the hopes of meeting Estonian girlfriends.

His 2004 film Four Shades of Brown is Killinggänget’s only feature film to date. The film blends four separate stories with the unifying subject of betrayal, specifically, parents betraying their children. He won four Guldbagge awards for his work on the film, including Best Direction.

International Fame

After reading John Ajvide Lindqvist’s novel “Let the Right One In” he wanted to get involved in a film adaptation, and approached Lindqvist. Moreover, Tomas directed and edited the film with the collaboration of Dino Jonsäter. The movie premiered on 26 January 2008 at the Göteborg International Film Festival. Meanwhile, the director Tomas won the Festival’s Nordic Film Prize. Moreover, the film quickly became an international success and won several awards and achievements.

Caption: Tomas Alfredson giving direction to his actors (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

After the success of the movie, the director received several offers from Hollywood producers. In July 2009, he signed a deal to direct a film adaptation of John le Carré’s 1974 novel “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.” Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title Films produced the film, which premiered in September 2011 at the 68th Venice International Film Festival.

Tomas declared in 2012, that he had acquired the rights to make a film adaptation of Astrid Lindgren’s novel “The Brothers Lionheart, where he planned to direct and John Ajvide Lindqvist to write the screenplay.

This director directed the 2017 psychological thriller film “The Snowman.” However, the film was derided by critics and received a 7% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. In 2020, he directed the Swedish comedy film “Se upp för Jönssonligan” which is the fifteenth installment in the Jonssonligan franchise, a reboot of the series.

Net Worth 2023

Being a successful Swedish film director, Tomas has earned good fortune and lived a lavishing lifestyle. As of 2023, his net worth is estimated at around $1.3 million. Meanwhile, his annual salary and income are under review.

Relationship Status

Currently, Tomas Alfredson is single and is not dating anyone at the moment. However, in the past, he married his ex-wife, Cissi Elwin Frenkel. His ex-wife is a Swedish journalist and television presenter by profession.

With the marriage, the couple has two children named Maja, and Petter. However, the couple’s relationship could not last long, and got divorced. The reason behind the divorce has not yet been public by the former married couple.

Till now, the successful film director has not been a pair of rumor or controversy and has maintained a clean profile.

Tomas Alfredson – Body Measurements

Caption: Tomas Alfredson attending a program (Source: Tumblr)

This handsome director stands 5 feet 10 inches and weighs an average. In addition, he has got dark brown hair with the same color eyes. Additionally, his other body measurements are unknown at the moment.

Social Media

Presently, this Swedish director is not active on any kind of social media site. It seems the director likes to focus on his profession rather than being active on social media sites.