Mikael Kaaber is an Icelandic actor and writer known for Iceland Is Best, Mannasiðir, Málmhaus, and Meikar ekki Sens. Mikael started acting when he was 6-year-old and played the part of the grandson in the Icelandic hit show “Sitji Guðs Englar” in the Icelandic National Theatre. After that, there was no turning back. When he turned 10 he went straight to the City Theatre’s acting academy and studied there for four years.
Through the college years, Mikael took part in a lot of big school plays and musicals. In 2017 he got awarded for his performance as Brian in the hit play The Breakfast Club, on the annual College Theatre Awards for Best performance in a leading role and as The 2017 shooting star.
After graduation, he wrote in collaboration with other young artists, commercial hit show Fyrsta Skiptið. It toured the country and was televised on Sjónvarp Símans in 2020. The play was on the national newspapers shortlist as the Best Play Of The Year.
In 2019 and 2020, Mikael and his colleague Berglind wrote and played the leading roles in Krakkaskaupið, a new year’s comedy show for kids. It was premiered on the National Television and nominated at Sögur Kids Awards for The Best TV Show Of The Year.
Most recently Mikael turned to films and television. Hosting Iceland’s largest arts and performance contest, ‘Skrekkur’. Appearing in TV shows like Vandró, Meikar ekki sens, and Mannasiðir which won the Icelandic Edda Academy Award for best TV Show. He also plays a big role in the indie film Iceland is best as Benni. Mikael has been praised by critics and fans for his performances in theatre, television, and films.
Upcoming projects in 2021: Fractures (TV), Harmur(Feature Film), and Niðrí Bæ(Short)