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Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård (born 9 August 1990) is a Swedish actor.[1][2] He is known for his roles in Simple Simon, Allegiant, the TV series Hemlock Grove and for his role as the title character in It: Chapter One (2017) and It: Chapter Two (2019).[3]

Bill Skarsgård
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Skarsgård at the 2013 WonderCon
Born
Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård

(1990-08-09) 9 August 1990 (age 29)
Vällingby, Sweden
OccupationActor
Years active2000–present
Parent(s)Stellan Skarsgård
My Sonja Marie Agnes
RelativesAlexander Skarsgård (brother)
Gustaf Skarsgård (brother)
Valter Skarsgård (brother)

Early lifeEdit

Skarsgård was born on 9 August 1990 in Vällingby, Sweden. He is the son of actor Stellan Skarsgård and his first wife, My Sonja Marie Agnes.[4]

ItEdit

In June 2016, Skarsgård was cast as popular horror villain Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the 2017 movie It after another actor, Will Poulter, dropped out due to other projects.[3] He will reprise the role in the sequel It – Chapter Two.

FamilyEdit

Skarsgård has seven brothers and sisters: Alexander, Gustaf, Sam, Valter, Ossian, Kolbjörn, and Eija. Three of these, Alexander, Gustaf, and Valter, are actors. Ossian and Kolbjörn are half-brothers from a later marriage between Stellan Skarsgård and Megan Everett.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. On my radar: Bill Skarsgård's cultural highlights The Guardian, July 20, 2014
  2. "Stellans exfru talar ut om missbruket". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kit, Borys; Siegel, Tatiana (June 2, 2016). "Stephen King's 'It' Adaptation Finds Its Pennywise the Clown (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  4. Lindholm, Peter (22 March 2009). "Bill Skarsgård: Stellan är min största förebild". Metro International. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
  5. "Stellan Skarsgård pappa igen - till en Kolbjörn". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
  6. Abramovitch, Seth (24 August 2012). "Stellan Skarsgard, 61, Welcomes Baby Number 8". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 21 September 2012.

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