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Nils Poppe (1908–2000)

While studying he became interested in acting and was discovered when performing in a school play. His talent for comedic acting made him known for the public when he debuted with Pengar - en tragikomisk saga (1947), which he directed himself. He is today best remembered for his character Fabian Bom, always perfectionist until he falls in love. ... See full bio »

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The Seventh Seal Jof / Joseph
Pengar - en tragikomisk saga Harry Orvar Larsson
Dum-Bom Fabian Bom / Dumbom
Poor Little Sven Sven Carlsson


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 1994 Bröderna Östermans huskors (TV Movie)
Nils Österman
 1993 Spanska flugan (TV Movie)
Anton Tideman
 1992 Blomman från Hawaii (TV Movie)
Jimmy Boy
 1991 Två man om en änka (TV Movie)
Emil Pettersson
 1990 Min syster och jag (TV Movie)
Shoe shop owner Fabian Filosel
 1989 AB. Dun och Bolster (TV Movie)
 1988 Ta mej! Jag är din! (TV Movie)
Calle Pettersson
 1987 Vita hästen (TV Movie)
 1986 Fars lille påg (TV Movie)
Amandus Propp
 1985 Lilla helgonet (TV Movie)
Célestin / Floridor
 1984 Två man om en änka (TV Movie)
 1983 Blomman från Hawaii (TV Movie)
Jimmy Boy
 1982 Sten Stensson Steen går igen (TV Movie)
Sten Stensson Steen
 1978 Fantastiska pappa (TV Movie)
 1977 Oskulden från Mölle (TV Movie)
Putte Bolster
 1967 Lorden från gränden (TV Movie)
 1964 Nils Poppe Show (TV Mini-Series)
- Spela pajas (1964)
 1963 Sten Stensson kommer tillbaka
Sten Stensson Steen
 1960 The Devil's Eye
The Vicar
 1959 Lejon på stan
 1959 Bara en kypare
Fabian Bom
 1958 Flottans överman
Fabian Bom
 1957 The Seventh Seal
Jof / Joseph
 1956 Skorpan
Valfrid, pickpocket
 1955 Ljuset från Lund
Sten Stensson Steen
 1955 Stampen
Patrik Palmquist
 1953 Dum-Bom
Fabian Bom / Dumbom
 1953 Dansa, min docka...
Sebastian Pettersson
 1952 Bom the Flyer
Fabian Bom / Bom senior
 1952 Snurren direkt
Vicke Vire
 1951 Livat på luckan
52:an Nisse Ek
 1951 Customs Officer Bom
Fabian Bom
 1949 Father Bom
Fabian Bom
 1949 The Lord from the Lane
Tiburtius Pettersson
 1949 Hur tokigt som helst
 1948 Private Bom
Fabian Bom
 1947 Don't Give Up
Pelle Olsson
 1947 Poor Little Sven
Sven Carlsson
 1946 The Balloon
Sten Stensson Steen / Orvar Knatte / Yusuf / ...
 1946 Pengar - en tragikomisk saga
Harry Orvar Larsson
 1945 Sailors
Sgt. Kalle Svensson
 1945 Sten Stensson kommer till stan
Sten Stensson Steen
 1943 Aktören
Philip Vinberg
 1943 Det går som en dans...
Viktor Mattson
 1943 Det spökar - det spökar...
Vikke Vire
 1943 Som fallen från skyarna
Dr. Baltazar
 1942 Tre skojiga skojare
Fabian Lundegren, inventor
 1942 Tre glada tokar
 1940 Beredskapspojkar
Nisse Nyberg
 1940 Karusellen går...
Nisse Lind
 1940 ...som en tjuv om natten
Manager Svalling
 1940 Kronans käcka gossar
52 Nisse Ek
 1939 Melodin från Gamla Stan
Nisse Karlsson, musician
 1939 Spöke till salu
 1939 Adolf i eld och lågor
Fireman Knutte
 1937 Vardag i varuhuset (Short)
Nils Jerring
 1937 Send Home Number 7
Undergraduate Blom
 1937 Adolf Armstarke
Skogens Konung (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Operetta 'Mr. Cinders' at Södra Teatern, Stockholm, See more »

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5' 7" (1.7 m)

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After he retired in 1993 at the age of 85 he began to suffer major health problems. Up to his death in 2000 he suffered several strokes, which took his eye sight and power of speech. In his last years he was confined to a wheelchair and completely lost his ability to communicate. He died peacefully in the hospital following an infection. He was 92 years old and surrounded by his wife and daughter. See more »

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