Exclusive interview with Midnight Sun star Gustaf Hammarsten

Paul Risker chats with Midnight Sun star Gustaf Hammarsten

Following the critical acclaim for their Nordic Noir crime series The Bridge, Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein’s Midnight Sun sees them continue to build on the foundations of their earlier success. Here are two storytellers that have transcended Scandinavian storytelling to yet again appeal to the international market – winner of the audience award for Best Series in Paris at the SeriesMania Festival.

Midnight Sun tells the story of Kahina Zadi (Leila Bekhti), who is despatched to the Swedish mining town of Kiruna, where she teams with prosecutor Anders Harnesk (Gustaf Hammarsten) to investigate the murder of a French citizen.

In conversation with Flickering Myth, Hammarsten reflected on his career in front of the camera and the changing of perspective. He also discussed his aspirations, the role of drama in procuring his interest in the series and discovery through fictional encounters.

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