This month sees the release of A, the first album of original material by Agnetha Fältskog since 1987's I Stand Alone. It is an album that many assumed the former ABBA singer would never release. Her preference to stay completely out of the limelight and her refusal to do any promotion for her last record, the covers album My Colouring Book released in 2004, led many, and Agnetha herself, to believe that she was done with music.
Krister Henriksson’s career is taking a new turn. The Wallander days are well and truly over as he prepares to take to the West End stage. With a move from modern crime fiction to a 19th century period drama, Krister Henriksson’s Doktor Glas, his acclaimed one-man stage adaptation of Hjalmar Söderberg’s haunting 1905 philosophical novel, will show the British audience a new side to his talent.
Launching your own television series, producing and releasing your first clothing line, becoming a judge on your country's top-rated TV talent show, and, not forgetting, taking your actual bread and butter - your singing career - to new heights. For Norway's biggest pop star Tone Damli, this is her to-do checklist for a tight, three-month period.
Swedish actor Rolf Lassgård has a reputation for being a nice guy. A few days before Scan Magazine is due to interview him, compatriot and fellow thespian Peter Stormare describes the 57-year-old as “an amazing, low-key man who is loyal to his roots and has not been changed by fame”. Lassgård proves to be exactly that.
He is known as Scandinavia’s talk show king: Fredrik Skavlan has spent the last couple of months commuting between Scandinavia and London to record his popular talk show 'Skavlan'. The TV hit is broadcast every Friday night to three million viewers in Norway and Sweden.
The Swedish rock phenomenon hailing from Fagersta known as The Hives prefer to be referred to as ‘the best rock band in the world’. After years of silence, they are finally back with a much-anticipated new album. Another continuous multi-year tour, having commenced this summer, brings the group to the UK this month. Scan Magazine caught a few moments with their frontman Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist.
After three years spent in London, Alphabeat, the band behind catchy megahits Fascination and 10,000 Nights, is back in Denmark. Just before the release of their third album, Express Non-Stop, Scan Magazine caught up with lead singer Stine Bramsen and drummer and songwriter Troels Møller Hansen for a talk about music, friendship and homesickness.
With more than 20 years of experience and five Bodil Awards under her belt, Danish actress Trine Dyrholm finally feels ready to take on the world. Scan Magazine had a chat with the 40-year-old, who stars in Oscar-winning director Susanne Bier’s new film Love Is All You Need (Den Skaldede Frisør).
Hugely talented but unfussy Danish star Mads Mikkelsen has become one of the most sought after actors in the world.
At the end of May, a little-known and largely talented performer going by the name of Loreen (real name Lorén Talhaoui) did something to make her fellow Swedes extremely proud: she won the Eurovision Song Contest with her song Euphoria and took the trophy back home to Sweden from Baku in Azerbaijan.