This actor played a police detective in the Swedish Wallander series on BBC4. His name is Ola Rapace and he was the on-off boyfriend of Inspector Wallander’s daughter Linda, played by acress Johanna Sällström who sadly took her own life early 2007.
Ola caught my eye not only because of his moorish looks but also because in the Wallander series he played the part of the angry young man, always striving to put right what was wrong, so brilliantly. The character’s youth combined with his passion often led him to judge people too harshly or make decisions too quickly, but it was also this passion that made you understand that he would, in time, be a very skilful detective. His portrayal of a young guy who couldn’t commit to his boss’s daughter also rang true.
I’m not sure what Ola is doing now, but he has starred in an English-language film, Rancid, as well as other Swedish and Danish productions. Let’s hope this talented, 38-year-old actor becomes a super star soon. You heard it here first.