Biography

Versatile, expressive and distinguished actor who has spent his entire 45 year long career at the National Theatre in Oslo. Made his acting debut while still at Theatre Academy in 1960, in Norway's first ever TV theater production "Mens vi venter på politiet". Operates in a broad repertoire. The last few years have seen Bjelland perform in classical dramas by Ibsen, Strindberg and Tchechov, modern pieces by Beckett and children plays by Egner and Lindgren.