Birna Rún Eiríksdóttir

Birna is a 26 year old Icelandic actress. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in acting from The Icelandic Academy of the Arts in 2016. Birna’s film debut came at an early age. In 2009 when Birna was only 16 years old she played Gréta in the movie Órói, directed by Baldvin Z. While studying in the Academy, the year 2015 she played a vital role in the Netflix series Case, which won her the Icelandic Edda awards. After graduation, she made an appearance in the movie Under the tree, and the TV series Venjulegt fólk. In 2018 she played a lead role in the short film Regína. Since then Birna has been active in the Icelandic film industry both as an actress and behind the scenes.  Her first international film role was Inga, in the movie Spell, 2018.  After graduation Birna started working in Reykjavik City Theatre, which is one of the two West End sized theatres in Iceland. Her first year in the Theatre, 2017, she did many distinct roles in such as Sigríður in Natan, Florence Collymore in The show that goes wrong, Sigrún in the musical Ellý, Ragnheiður and Álfheiður in Himnaríki og Helvíti. Birna has also been in the National Theatre of Iceland with the group Improv Iceland since 2016. After doing drama, comedy, musical and improv Birna has shown that she can do it all. Birna won the Edda awards, 2016, for best supporting actress.


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