Participant profile: Arthur Johansen

We sweep into Norwary next, the home country of screenwriter Arthur Johansen.

Arthur Johansen

Arthur Johansen

Arthur started his career in 1986, and since has written for film, television and the stage.

He has written and co-written eight films: Etter Rubicon (1987), Krigerens hjerte (The Warrior’s Heart, 1992), Pakten (Waiting for Sunset, 1995), Glasblåsarns barn (The Glass-blower’s Children, 1998), Fomlesen i kattepine (Fumblebody, 1999), Pelle politibil (Pelle the Police Car, 2002), Kaptein Sabeltann (Captain Sabertooth, 2003) and Pelle Police Car in Deep Trouble (2009).

He has also written ten television mini series, several short films, three theatre plays, documentaries and two seasons about his favourite hobby – fly fishing.

Arthur has been a professor of screenwriting at the Norwegian Film School since 1999, and has also worked as a dramaturge at the Nordisk Film and TV Fond.

He’s been a member of the board of the Norwegian Film Association, the Norwegian Playwrights’ Association, and the Open Theatre, Oslo.

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