Katla Njálsdóttir

Katla Þ. Njálsdóttir is a singer and actress born in 2002, known for Heartstone (2017), Prisoners (2017), Fractures (2022) and Söngvakeppnin 2022. Katla started her career at 13 in the film Heartstone by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson. Her next role was Rebekka in the TV-series Prisoners directed by Ragnar Bragason. The series premiered on RÚV (The Icelandic National Broadcasting service). They series aired across Europe, including on Netflix.

Katla’s latest film projects include the short film Signals (2022) by Rúnar Ingi Einarsson. As well as Fractures (2022) , TV-series directed by BAFTA nominated producer Eva Sigurðardóttir. Katla plays one of the leading roles in Fractures. The show has premiered on RÚV, now it is airing across Europe, the U.S and Canada. Katla also played a small role in the upcoming film Reply to a Letter from Helga (2022) directed by Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir.

Katla also has experience in theater. She took part in the Queen musical We Will Rock You (2019), where she played Scaramouche, one of the two leading roles. We Will Rock You did 8 full shows in Háskólabíó, the show was directed by Vignir Rafn Valþórsson. Next up was the role of 14 year old Ella in the dramedy Am I My Mother? (2020-2022) in the Reykjavík City Theater. The writer and director was María Reyndal, they did a total of 38 shows. Katla hosted Skrekkur in 2021, Skrekkur is a talent competition for teenagers in Reykjavík, is celebrated every year on the big stage at The Reykjavík City Theater and live on national television.

Katla’s latest stage works are the musical The Fruit Basket (2022) in Silfurberg Harpa, directed by Guðjón Davíð Karlsson. Katla got through to the final round in Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2022, the Icelandic national final for Eurovision. She sang the song Þaðan af, by JóiPé, Króli, Ceasetone and Snorri Beck.

Katla was accepted to the acting department at Iceland University of the Arts in 2022.