Lights, Camera, Activism

Actress Halldóra Geirharðs looking out of her greenhouse

Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir is one of the nation’s most beloved actors. Some of the previous roles she’s known for have been comedic, even clownish (her turn as Barbara the clown was beloved by an entire generation of Icelandic children). Recently, however, it is her role as an environmental terrorist that has gained her some well-deserved attention. The role is another fruitful partnership with frequent collaborator director Benedikt Erlingsson, her partner in Ormstunga, a comedy play based on one of the Icelandic sagas, her director in Of Horses and Men and most recently, Woman at War.

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