Allan Edwall was born in a working class home in Jämtland, Sweden in 1924. His father was a trade-union man and a communist. 1949-52 he attended Stockholm's Royal Daramatic Theatre School. Through the years he made more than 400 parts in theater, film, television and radio. He was also a director, an author, a composer and a singer. On records he sang his own songs where he attacked the injustices in our society. From 1986 and for the remaining years he ran his own theater 'Brunnsgatan 4' in Stockholm, where he did everything by himself, from acting to selling tickets.