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</tr><tr><td> Photo by Hein Photography.</td>
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</tr></tbody></table><p>You may recognize actor <a href=”https://instagram.com/oftebrojakob/” target=”_blank”>Jakob Oftebro</a> from hit Norwegian films such as “Max Manus: Man of War” and “Kon-Tiki.” He graduated from The Norwegian Academy of Performing Arts 2007 and continued his studies at The Danish National School of Performing Arts. We featured the actor in the <a href=”http://msp.imirus.com/Mpowered/book/vvk15/i6/p1″ target=”_blank”>June 2015 issue</a> of <em>Viking</em> magazine and got the low down on his career, inspirations and upcoming film “Birkebeinerne.” Check out more from his interview below.</p>
<p>“My father is an actor, so I practically grew up in the theatre. I was very shy as a kid, but that changed when I became a teenager. I started in a theatre ensemble for kids when I was around 12 and thought it was fun. I’ve never been very good at sports, but I felt I had a talent for acting.”</p>
<p>“Both “Max Manus: Man of War” and “Kon-Tiki” were wonderful experiences for me. I loved working with Espen (Sandberg) and Joachim (Rønning<em>),</em> and some of the best actors in Norway.”</p>
<p>“There are so many good Scandinavian actors and directors. I am very privileged to work with both in Denmark and Norway. I am a big fan of Aksel Hennie and Mads Mikkelsen. They have both been a big inspiration for me. I know Aksel well, and he’s a wonderful colleague.”</p>
<p>“My future career goals are to continue improving myself, work hard to be as good as possible and try out different things. And of course continue acting. It is what I love and the only thing I am really passionate about.”</p>
<p>“I love Stavanger, and the mountains and beaches around it. Bergen and the fjords are just stunning and a must-see.”</p>
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