trained at Drama Centre London, Central St Martins College (where she performed in stage versions of Shakespeare’s Macbeth
and Chekov's The Seagull
) and additionally at the Stockholm National Academy.
Her credits include the TV-series Holby City
against Patsy Kensit, Sex Traffic
for Channel 4 in the UK, the Swedish series Elsas värld
, the Swedish feature
co-starring with musician Andreas Kleerup, the Norwegian road-movie Umeå4ever
and the Swedish box office success A Midsummer Nights Party.
In 2016 Ida Gyllensten appeared in feature John Hron
about a teenager murdered by neo-nazis in the 90's, directed by Jon Pettersson premiering at Montreal and having an extended run
in Swedish cinemas during the latter half of the year ”a harrowing tale about our time” wrote journalist and former CEO of Aftonbladet TV Jan Scherman.
Ida also played a lead in German crime series Inspector and the Sea
on Germany's ZDF, and appeared on SVT in comedy Må Underbart
med Tiffany Persson.
In 2015 we saw Ida in tv-series Min Hemlighet
, directed by Lisa Farzaneh and 2013 in the short film Inviting the Demon
, directed by Henrik Möller. The film and Ida's performance garnered praise by journalist Fredrik Strage on ”TV4 Nyhetsmorgon”.
In 2012, Ida made an appearance in the stand-up show Portlandia: The Tour
, directed by SNL's Fred Armisen, when the tour visited Stockholm and in 2011 she played the role of Helga in Katzelmacher
, directed by Julia Beil, with Teater Tillsammans. The magazine Kulturen stated that it was ”a radiant piece of committed theatre”. Ida reunites with Teater Tilsammans and Julia Beil in Monsun at moment:teater in the spring of 2017.
In 2010 she performed the monologue Dumpad
at the Laterna Magica during the Bergman week on the island of Fårö. The play was written and directed by Anusha Caroline Andersson on the subject of a break-up with the protagonist spiraling into a mid-life crisis and featured humor and dance. Ida also starred in the stage play När Solen Går i Moln
, written by Robert Jelinek and Johan Bossman and directed by Johan Bossman, at the Teater De Vill in Stockholm.
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