Bill Skarsgård

Bill Skarsgård
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Bill Skarsgård
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(33 y.o.)
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Vällingby, Sweden
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181 lb (82 kg)
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Bill Skarsgård biography

Bill Skarsgård is a Swedish actor from the Skarsgård family, known for his role in the series "Hemlock Grove" and the horror film "It".
Young Swedish actor Bill Skarsgård
Young Swedish actor Bill Skarsgård

Childhood and family

Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård was born on 9 August, 1990 in a suburb of Stockholm called Vällingby, in the family of actor Stellan Skarsgård and his first wife, My Sonja Marie Agnes.
Bill Skarsgård in his Childhood
Bill Skarsgård in his Childhood
Bill has seven brothers and sisters: Alexander, Gustaf, Sam, Valter, Eija, Ossian and Kolbjörn (the last two brothers were born from the second marriage of Stellan). Three brothers – Alexander, Gustaf and Valter are also actors.
Bill Skarsgård and his older brother Alexander
Bill Skarsgård and his older brother Alexander
Interestingly, there is no more family with the last name Skarsgård in Sweden. The grandfather of the actor came up with it in the forties of the twentieth century - the country had the dominance of identical last name, and the government itself encouraged people to create new family names. The boy spent his childhood in constant traveling. His father worked a lot on the films and took his sons with him all the time. At the age of 12, Bill spent three months in Cambodia and then he lived in Mexico. The diversity of cultures and different living situations that he has seen during travels has taught Bill to appreciate society and nature, to be more organized and accurate.
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Constant meetings with the creative elite, inspiring atmosphere of soiree and the general liberal nature of education made him open to everything new and free from any prejudices.


Bill got his first role in the film when he was a kid. He appeared in the Swedish thriller "Järngänget" (2000). The film also starred his 14-year-old brother Alexander Skarsgård, now well-known to the spectators in "The Legend of Tarzan" and in the series "Generation Kill". Bill managed to appear in several other films - two Swedish short films and a miniseries "Pappa polis" till he was 18.
Bill Skarsgård at the beginning of his career
Bill Skarsgård at the beginning of his career
In 2008, Bill was playing in the adventure film "Arn – The Kingdom at Road's End" with his father and brother Gustaf. Skarsgård repeated the role of the secondary character Eric in the miniseries "Arn – The Knight Templar ", which was released in 2010. In 2010, two full-length Swedish films also premiered in which Bill played the main role: the drama "Behind Blue Skies" (about a difficult turn in the life of a teenager) and the romantic comedy "Simple Simon". In 2011, Bill was lucky enough to work with the famous Swedish actress Alicia Vikander on the set of the drama "The Crown Jewels", in which Skarsgård played once again the main role. In the same year, Bill was nominated for a "Guldbagge Award", the national film award in Sweden, for the main role in the drama "Simple Simon", which took place during the Second World War. In 2012, Skarsgård won the "Shooting Stars Award", which is annually presented to ten young European actors at the Berlin International Film Festival. In the British adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's novel Anna Karenina, the role of Makhotin, an officer with whom Vronsky (actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson) competed at the races, was Bill's first role in a foreign film. After that, Skarsgård was invited by other European and American filmmakers. Bill Skarsgård became more popular due to the role in American horror series "Hemlock Grove". The actor played Roman Godfrey - half human, half vampire. After the release of the series, Bill had a lot of fans, and the young actor with a perfect look began to appear more often on the covers of well-known magazines, including the men's edition of Hero.
«Hemlock Grove»: Bill Skarsgård as Roman Godfrey
«Hemlock Grove»: Bill Skarsgård as Roman Godfrey
Bill's first major role in foreign film was the role in the sci-fi thriller "The Divergent Series: Allegiant". Skarsgård played Matthew, a member of the Bureau of Genetic Welfare and one of Tris's friends (Shailene Woodley), who helped her stop the Bureau from using the Memory Serum on their experiments. In August 2017, the actor appeared in a secondary role in an action film "Atomic Blonde", in which the main role played Charlize Theron. The film unfolds in Berlin shortly after the collapse of the infamous Wall.

According to, in 2017, a horror film "It" based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King was released. Bill got the role of the clown Pennywise, who was terrorizing a small town in Maine. To play the role of Pennywise were offered Mark Rylans, Ben Mendelsohn and Tim Curry, who already had experience in this image in the miniseries in 1990. However, Skarsgård was chosen to play this role. The event was marked by a colorful press release and a photo shoot of Bill in the image of Pennywise.
Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Dancing Clown
Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Dancing Clown
Coincidentally, strange assaults of people in clown costumes began to occur around the world, one week after the photos were released and featured details in the media. That has brought on a deluge of criticism against the creators of the film "It". Victims accused the film crew of the incident. It remains unknown who was behind this.
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The release of the American drama "Battlecreek" starring Bill was scheduled for 2017. The following projects were expected: the fourth part of "The Divergent Series: Ascendant", "Emperor" (as Philip II - the King of Spain), "Assassination Nation" (a thriller about four American teenagers and their antics with Bella Thorne, Anika Noni Rose and Suki Waterhouse), as well as the series "Castle Rock" based on the stories of Stephen King.
Bill Skarsgard in Castle Rock
Bill Skarsgard in Castle Rock
In 2019 Bill turned to Pennywise again in the sequel of "It". Also, he played the main male character in "Villains" thriller along with Maika Monroe. But this project didn't get high assessments neither by watchers and critics.
A screencap from «Villains»
A screencap from «Villains»
At least 4 movie projects starring Bill Skarsgård were scheduled on 2020: "The Devil All the Time" drama, "Nine Days" fantasy movie, "Gilded Rage" criminal story and "Naked Singularity". In 2021 his net worth was estimated in $5 million.

Bill Skarsgård personal life

In late 2015, Bill started dating Swedish actress Alida Morberg, who is five years older than him. They are still together. In 2018 Bill and Alida welcomed a daughter Oona.
Bill Skarsgård and his girlfriend Alida Morberg
Bill Skarsgård and his girlfriend Alida Morberg
The actor admits that he considers himself basically a homeless person - he is always on the road or starring in films all over the world.
The actor travels a lot
The actor travels a lot

Bill Skarsgård Now

In 2022, Bill starred in the mini-series Clark, a biopic about the most famous Swedish bank robber and drug dealer Clark Olofsson, the "father" of the "Stockholm Syndrome" term. Critics and spectators praised his game and noticed Bill's resemblance to a criminal.
Bill Skarsgard and real Clark Olofsson
Bill Skarsgard and real Clark Olofsson
Before that, Skarsgård had joined the cast of the fourth part of "John Wick" with Keanu Reeves. At the same time, he starred in the large-scale historical project "Barbarian. " This is the first film on the set of which Bill had to diligently learn how to fight. According the actor, the experience was extremely difficult, but interesting.
It's so exhausting that you want to cry. You seem to have completely figured out the choreography of the battle, but the movements have to be repeated again and again and again. There is always something wrong in the background. On the other hand, when you still manage to shoot a double, it feels like you won Olympic gold.

  • I like Bill Skarsgård`s attitude to life and to everything around. I think he is incredible!
    2021-05-12 20:44:18
  • To play well the Russian officer in `Anna Karenina`, Skarsgård needed to be Russian.
    2021-04-18 17:49:39
  • Handsome actor, charismatic. I think all good roles will come in the future because he is young.
    2021-04-09 21:46:24
  • I guess Bill Skarsgård is a talented guy but he still can`t compare with his brother Alexander.
    2021-03-25 14:16:50
  • Bill Skarsgård has a nontrivial and memorable appearance. I think he will have more good roles in the future. He can do much more then to play Pennywise :)
    2021-03-22 23:15:30
  • I love himm
    2018-06-05 22:26:59