Rikard Svensson is a Swedish actor based in Stockholm but he works world wide. He is most famous for his two parts in the film ”The Reunion” by A.Odell. The film won for best film at the Venice Film Festival 2013 by a new-director and the critics prize. The film also won a ”Guldbagge”(Swedish Oscars) for best film 2014 and was for several weeks at the top 10 of most seen movies in Sweden. In 2022 Rikard again is playing a big part in a film nominated by the critics at the Venice film festival. The film ”Dogborn” by Isabella Carbonell. Svensson is a highly trained classical actor and has played in many genres: Shakespeare, comedy and contemporary drama as well as a performer in pubs and local cafes. He has preformed on stages all over Sweden, and once he toured Swedish prisons and played for interns and their families for 1,5 year. He also compose music and writes his own material for stage and movies.
Rikard Svenssons directorial debut film ”Dansa Först” (Feel the beat)(2018) was a lindy hop dance movie, that came all the way to the semi-finals at the Guldbagge-gala for the audience award. It was a small-independent movie that pushed away meny of the bigger high-production films in the competition.
Critics about Svenssons work Feel The Beat/Dansa Först
”On a scale of 1 to 10 I give this movie an 8” Peter Bohlin Uppsala Nyheter
“A reader called and said: You have to se it! We obeyed and became mesmerised by this love story with dance as a power centre.” M magasin
”Much better then La la land” -From the Swedish Dance pod Danspassion
“Feel the beat” is a very beautiful movie with nice pictures. It’s wonderful acting from everyone, but mainly by Rikard Svensson, who can show all the emotions from really far down at the bottom to the very top. ” Blog MusicalNet
Writer and famous podcaster Alex Schulman wrote on his Instagram ”The movie of the year”
”The ending scene is filled with a joy that you bring with you when you leave the movie theatre” Bloggen Konsert Musikal Annette Stolt
”..extraordinary dance scenes and with pretty amazing newly written music in the genre by Joel Hilme and Felix Martinz” Aftonbladet, Jan-Olof Andersson
The film was showned at the Noordelijk filmfestival in Holland and at the filmfestival in Arjeplog and in cinemas all over Sweden and on Swedish Television as the New Years eve movie of 2019.
…And some reviews of Rikards acting work on stage
”But most interesting is that Tartuffe who makes his entrance after the intermission, and he is the complete opposite to Dag Malmbergs wonderful rouge at Gunnebo. When Malmberg hides Tartuffes amorous intention under the pious cloak, you can see the cheeky smile of Bönn Tartuffe(Rikard Svensson) right from the start. Where Malmberg demonstrated a seriousness in his deceiver[..]Rikard Svenssons plays Tartuffe with open cars and only in front of Orgon he melodramatically kisses his cross and scourges himself as a godly martyr. Svenssons Tartuffe is erotically hotter and creates a lightness in the comedy that was missing in Gunnebo” Kristian Saag GT
”The one who at the samt time, in Petruccios entourage, drives the play to its most comical and nervous tension is Rikard Svensson in the role of Grumio, he coneys a glorious, hysterical vulnerability and a spirituality that is completely unique.” Lars-Ola Johansson Länstingen Östergötland
”Romeas two friends are convincing: Rikard Svenssons Benvolio with his simple obviousness” Ingegärd Waaranperä, Dagens nyheter
”In Love is the greatest (Music monologue by Rikard Svensson) we meet a human being, and maybe also us self. I like it.” Sara Granath SvD
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