Acclaimed Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson (The Greatest Showman) will be presented with the 2022 Nordic Honorary Dragon Award at the Göteborg Film Festival (28 January – 6 February) where she will also take part in an online Actors talk after a screening of Dune.
Rebecca Ferguson began her career with the lead role in Swedish soap opera Nya Tider, but her international breakthrough with a starring role in The White Queen, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. This led to a string of blockbuster hits including Mission: Impossible, Doctor Sleep and The Girl on the Train.
Festival Artistic Director, Jonas Holmberg, said: “Rebecca Ferguson has entered the biggest stage in film culture with a sophisticated, nuanced and distinctive style that has manifested her charisma and artistic intelligence to the world.”
“With royal grace, mysterious ambiguity and terrifying villainy she has captivated audiences and challenged genre conventions. In quiet films, she is precise and sensitive. In monumental and thunderous films, her gaze speaks louder than bombs.”
Previous recipients of the award include Ruben Östlund (2021), Stellan Skarsgård (2020), Mads Mikkelsen (2019), Alicia Vikander (2018), Lone Scherfig (2017), Susanne Bier (2016), Liv Ullmann (2015), and Baltasar Kormákur (2014).