Stellan Skarsgård
Biographical Information
Born June 13th, 1951
Gothenburg, Sweden
Productions Mamma Mia! as Bill Anderson
River as DI John River
Recordings Mamma Mia! (film soundtrack)
Vocal Type Baritone

Stellan Skarsgård is a Swedish actor.


Born in Gothenburg, Sweden, Skarsgård was already a popular and prolific stage and television when he reached his mid-twenties, and worked with some of the best known Scandinavian directors, including Lars Von Trier and Hans Petter Moland, a personal friend.

Skarsgård appeared in his first English language film in 1985 and his most notable early role was as the Soviet submarine commander in The Hunt for Red October. He subsequently became well known across the world for his appearances in blockbuster series such as Pirates of the Caribbean and the Marvel Comic superhero series. He also played the lead character in the detective series River.


Skarsgård has two singing roles to his name; as Bill Anderson in the film Mamma Mia! He confessed he didn't think he could sing but upon learning the project in question, signed up immediately. He also sings "I Love to Love" in the television series River.


Mamma Mia! (2008)Edit

  • Our Last Summer (contains solo lines)
  • Take a Chance on Me (contains solo lines)
  • Waterloo


River (2015)Edit

  • I Love to Love (first reprise)(duet)
  • I Love to Love (second reprise)(duet)