Ólafur Egill Egilsson (1977) graduated from the Icelandic university of arts in 2002. He has worked with the Reykjavik City Theatre, Reykjavik Arts Theatre, Akureyri Theatre, National Theatre, Ms. Emelia Theatre and Vesturport. Ólafur has been nominated to the Icelandic Grima theatre awards several times as best actor and recieved the award for Fagin in Oliver! and Ljovtsik in Black Milk in 2005. Ólafur has directed several theatre productions, among them Crowdpleaser by Jón Atli Jónasson and Tartuffe at the University theatre. Ólafur has written theatre adaptations of various works, among them Gerpla, by Halldor Laxness, Heart of a dog by Bulgakov, Lilliom by Ferenc Molnar and The people in the Basement by Audur Jonsdottir.
Ólafur created the costumes for film director Hrafn Gunnlaugsson’s epic Witchcraf and created the scenery for productions of Grease and Fame.
Ólafur is the co writer of the films White Night Wedding with director Baltasar Kormakur, Brim with Vesturport and Summerland with director Grimur Hakonarsson.
He was nominated for the Icelandic film awards in 2006 for best screenplay for White Night Wedding.
Ólafur lives on Bergstaðastræti 14 where everyone is welcome, always.