Trond Espen Seim

Trond Espen Seim

Trond Espen Seim is a Norwegian actor, educated in 1996 from Oslo National Academy of Theatre. Since then his career have been moving fast forward with leading roles, series regular roles and significant supporting roles.


After graduation, he was assigned at Rogaland Theatre and The National Scene. At The National Scene he among other roles played the lead in "A Clockwork Orange", for which he won the Norwegian theatre prize Hedda.


In 2001 he was hired by The National Theatre where he played in plays as "Woyzeck", "Medea" and "Variations of Death". In the fall 2004 he together with Jon Øigarden and Mads Ousdal took over the creative responsibility for the theatre Torshovsteatret.


Trond Esben became acknowledged in international context at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2005 where he won the prize as "Shooting Star" of Norway.


In the fall 2006 it was announced that Trond Espen was going to play the private detective Varg Veum in a new feature- and TV-series based on the crime books by author Gunnar Staalesen. From 2007 to 2012 12 film was produced, all starring Trond Esben as the lead. He was nominated for an Amanda Award in 2004 for "Varg Veum - black money, white lies" and in 2008 he won an Amanda Award for "Varg Veum - Fallen Angels" as best male actor.


In 2014 he got a series regular in the Danish TV-series "The Legacy", produced by Danish Broadcast Corporation (the production company behind "The Killing" and "The Fortress").

In 2015 he played one of the leading roles in the Norwegian feature film "Doll In the Ceiling" and "Cape town" the international tv miniseries. He was furthermore successful on the theater scene this year in the highly acclaimed "Helikopter".

He is currently in season 2 of "Frikjent" the highly successful norwegian tv-series and has just finished working on the new drama-series "Cape Town"

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