Benedikt Erlingsson is one of the most successful stage directors of the last decade in Iceland and has several times been awarded for his work both as a director, author and actor. As an actor, he has played a number of roles on the stages of Iceland. On Icelandic TV, he is best known for his writing and acting in the comedy TV Series “Blood Brothers.”
Benedikt has also participated in numerous films and TV-series as an actor, for example, Lars von Trier’s film “The Boss of it All.”
His solo performances in “Wormstongue–A Love Story” and “Mr. Skallagrímsson,” were two of the most long lasting successes in Icelandic Theater history, performed by himself on Icelandic stages non-stop for 6 years.
Of Horses and Men, Erlingsson’s first feature film as a writer-director, won over 20 international awards including the New Directors prize at the 2013 San Sebastián Film Festival and the 2014 Nordic Council Film Prize.
Woman at War, Erlingsson´s second feature film as a writer-director, won over 36 international awards, including the SACD Award at the 57th Semaine de la Critiquein Cannes, The Luxprize of the European Parliament and the Nordic Council Film Prize.