There are few actors in world cinema with the pedigree of Stellan Skarsgård, and the Swedish actor returns to Scandinavia in his latest picture King of Devil’s Island – and I had the fortune of sitting down and having a good old chat with him about it.

The Norwegian production depicts the harrowing true story of a young offenders home for boys in Bastoy, in the early 20th century. Skarsgård plays Bestyreren, the governor of the institute; a good man, but one whom is heading a somewhat sadistic regime.

Following recent roles in Thor, Marvel Avengers Assemble and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I asked Stellan about his thoughts of returning to Scandinavia, playing a “bag guy”, whilst also picking his brains about the much awaited Thor 2…

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