UNCW to Host “An Evening with Peter Stormare”

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The ubiquitous and iconic character actor Peter Stormare will visit UNCW on Thursday, Nov. 6 to discuss his career as an actor, director and producer. During the free community event, Stormare will also screen clips from films he’s starred in like FargoMinority Report22 Jump Street and Armageddon, followed by a Q&A. 

Stormare began as a stage actor in Sweden under world-renowned director Ingmar Bergman. He appeared in Bergman’s acclaimed film Fanny and Alexander before moving to the U.S. in the early 1990s, where he was quickly acknowledged for his unique ability to create captivating, if unsympathetic, characters. His breakout role came in 1996 when he was cast in the Coen brothers’ internationally acclaimed film, Fargo. Since then, he’s been in more than 100 different films and television series working with Hollywood talents Billy Crystal, Eli Roth, Kevin Spacey, John Malkovich, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Bay. He even returned to his stage roots in 2009 in the Broadway production of Hedda Gabbler opposite Mary-Louise Parker. 

While in Wilmington, Stormare will also speak to students in several of the Film Studies and Theatre Department's classes. His UNCW visit is sponsored by the Department of Film Studies and co-sponsored by the Department of TheatreHonors CollegeInternational Studies and ACE.

“An Evening with Peter Stormare” will take place from 7-9 p.m. in King Hall Auditorium at UNCW and is free and open to the public.