Harald Hamrell directing BECK Photo: Bengt Wanselius
Harald Hamrell is one of the most successful and rewarded directors of mini TV series and feature films in Sweden. He has been directing and co-writing many of the most popular films and television series. Already in his early teens he was making short films, and was also a child star, acting in film and television.
In recent years Harald has won a number of awards. Among them Kristallen (the Swedish Emmy Award) with the smash hit series The Restaurant (Vår tid är nu), season one, that Harald was conceptual director for (pilot).
Prix Italia 2013 for Äkta Människor (Real Humans), Harald was conceptual director (pilot). The series is sold to more than 50 countries and has been produced as a re-make called Humans by Kudos/Channel 4/AMC.
Harald also won Kristallen (the Swedish Emmy Award) for the television series Om Stig Petrés hemlighet, (Nothing to be ashamed of), for best Swedish drama 2005. The serie was also honoured three prizes at the international TV-festival in Reims, France in 2006; among them the professional jury prize for best TV-serie.
During the years Harald has directed a number of TV movies in the extremely successful Swedish crime seres: BECK.
Harald was also nominated for an international Emmy in New York 2003 for the historical spy thriller mini-series RAMONA.
He has directed films in many genres, both thrillers like BECK and Arne Dahl - Misterioso, nominated for the British Dagger Award 2013, or the love story Vinterviken, (Winter Bay), for which Harald was nominated a Guldbagge (a Swedish Oscar) for best script.