Norwegian actress Julia Bache-Wiig is from Eivindvik, Sogn og Fjordane. She is known for films such as Max Manus (2008), A Somewhat Gentle Man (2010) and Two Lives (2012).
Julia is currently preparing the shooting of the second season for the BBC viking-series The Last Kingdom, in the role of Thyra.
Spring 2015, Julia was to be seen as Åse in the TV2 series Aquitted/Frikjent. She also started working on Thyra in the first season of BBC drama The Last Kingdom. Fall 2015, Julia was working at the theatre, Den Nationale Scene, Bergen, in theatre play Forbrent/Scorched.
Julia had her screen debut in the short film Heartcut by director Anne Sewitsky (2006). Alongside her acting studies in Oslo, Julia starred in the drama series Størst av alt, produced by the Norwegian Broadcasting Company (NRK). After this she landed roles in several high profile Norwegian features, among them box-office success Max Manus (2008), A Somewhat Gentle Man (2009) and Turn me on, Goddammit! (2010). In German/Norwegian co-production Two Lives (2012), Julia starred with Liv Ullmann and Juliane Köhler. The film was shortlisted for the Oscar´s (Foreign language film), establishing Julias name on the silver screen. In 2014, she landed the role as Thyra in the BBC drama series The Last Kingdom, based on the books by Bernard Cornwell. The first season was filmed in 2015.
While working in films, Julia has also played several leading roles on stage.
A selection of theatre work: Romeo & Juliet (Juliet), Enemy of the People (Petra), The Glass Menagerie (Laura), The Master Builder (Hilde Wangel), Dyveke (Dyveke), King Lear (Regan), Vaffelhjarte/The adventures of waffels (Lena’s mother), Scorched (Jeanne).
Julia is a fast learner in languages, with good skills in different dialects and accents. Please see CV for a complete list of Julia’s work. For excerpts from movies, please see showreel. Julia is represented by agent Lene Seested of Panorama Agency, DK.