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Arne Bang-Hansen (born 8 September 1911 in Kristiania , died 23 February 1990 in Oslo ) was a Norwegian actor who was employed for a number of years at the National Theater . Arne Bang-Hansen was openly gay and described his life through the autobiography From my crooked corner in 1985 .

Arne Bang-Hansen had a total of 155 roles at the National Theater , where he was employed from 1932 to 1982 . He is nevertheless better known to many for having given voice to Chief of Police Bastian in the audiobook version of Thorbjørn Egner's People and Robbers in Cardamom City . Many also know him from the role of Professor Slatters in the TV series Brødrene Dal og spektralsteinene . At the National Theater, Bang-Hansen already made a name for himself as a student in Strindberg's To Damascus . In addition to the National Theater, he was at times employed at stages such as The National Stage (1934–38), Carl Johan Teatret (1941–45), Centraltheatret (1945–48) and Trøndelag Teater (1948–49). After that he was again employed at the National Theater in 1948 and until his death. His moody comedy art came to fruition in Holberg comedies such as Henrik and Pernille and as Styver in Ibsen's Love Comedy . He proved to be an astute humanist in the role of Gibbs in TS Eliots Cocktail party , Leonid in Chekhov's Cherry Orchard and Kroll in Ibsen's Rosmersholm . One must also mention his role as the lecturing monkey in the Kafka monologue Report for an Academy . In his farewell role, he played the concierge in Macbeth by William Shakespeare . Arne Bang-Hansen has also appeared in several films, among them the main role in Hu Dagmar (1939) and Alle tiders kupp (1964). Had supporting roles in films such as Kasserer Jensen (1954), Dust on the Brain (1959) and Sons of Norway (1961). On TV, he is remembered for his role as Professor Slatters in the TV series Brødrene Dal og spektralsteinene in 1982, and as the groom's father in the episode Home, dear home from 1981 by the Norwegian commissioner Fleksnes fatalities . Arne Bang-Hansen was awarded the Order of St. Olav for his efforts as an actor.


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