Multinational Cast of ‘Operation Napoleon’

Iain Glen is one of the actors.

Iain Glen is one of the actors. Photo/Juliette Rowland

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“This is a large and complicated project, including plenty of chases and action,” states film director Óskar Þór Axelsson, who is working on the film Operation Napoleon , based on Arnaldur Indriðason’s eponymous crime novel (original title of the book: Napóleonsskjölin ). Filming was done in Iceland in recent weeks, including in Reykjavík and on Langjökull glacier, and was completed last week, reports. Monday, Óskar left for Cologne, Germany, where filming will take place in a studio for two weeks.

Annette Badland.

Annette Badland. Photo/Juliette Rowland

The book was first published in 1999, and for years, there have been plans to make a film based on it. Marteinn Þórisson wrote the screenplay.

The film is produced by Sagafilm and the German company Splendid Films at an estimated cos of ISK 900 million (USD 7 million; EUR 6.5 million).

Vivian Ólafsdóttir and Jack Fox.

Vivian Ólafsdóttir and Jack Fox. Photo/Juliette Rowland

Numerous well-known actors are part of the cast, including Scottish actor Iain Glen, known for his role in Game of Thrones . Vi­vi­an Ólafs­dótt­ur plays the female lead role, while British actor Jack Fox and Ólaf­ur Darri Ólafs­son play other large roles. Supporting actors include English actress Annette Badland, known for her roles in Doctor Who , Ted Lasso, Ea­st­end­ers, Ber­gerac, and Midsomer Mur­ders , German actor Wot­an Wil­ke Möhring, Nanna Krist­ín Magnús­dótt­ir and British actress Ades­uwa Oni. Other actors include Þröst­ur Leó Gunn­ars­son, Hjört­ur Jó­hann Jóns­son and Atli Óskar Fjalars­son.

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson.

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson. Photo/Juliette Rowland




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