Sometimes art does more than just imitate life, it also predicts it. While not as prophetic as Brave New World or other science fiction, Swedish drama, Blue Eyes, is a harrowing and completely unsettling 10-part series about the rise of right wing extremists in Stockholm as a general election looms closer. At the...

Swedish actor Jakob Hultcrantz Hansson has made a considerably name for himself with his regular roles in crime TV shows. Most notable of all is his latest role in Midnight Sun, an eight-part crime series about a series of grisly murders taking place in Sweden’s remote north. Here, Jakob plays the tough-as-nails...

It’s no secret that Sweden loves pop music. From ABBA to Ace of Base, the Nordic capital has been responsible for creating some of the catchiest tunes of all time. Rewind to 1998 where Tania Doko and James Roche, the dynamic duo behind Australian pop band, Bachelor Girl, are dominating the airwaves with ‘Buses and...

I’m thrilled to be joining Scandinavia On My Mind today to share my Top 5 Nordic Noir reads. Over on Crime by the Book, I’m constantly on the hunt for the next great Scandinavian crime title to devour – and you can always keep up with my reads with my Nordic Noir reading list. But for now, let’s get to my Top 5. Of...

When he turned 20, Jeremy Corallo had a realisation: he wanted to be an actor. Leaving behind his hometown and old life in Marseille for the bright lights of Paris, he enrolled in an acting course at the Cours Florent School of Theatre and soon gained parts in several French TV series. But Jeremy’s big break came when...

I first fell in love with Sweden when I came here in 1996 for the first time and in 2012 decided that I had one more move left in me before settling down. The one thing that I have learned in Sweden is that no matter how much you think you know about this country there is always some beautiful part waiting to be...

It’s a bright Saturday morning in Stockholm and the sound of squealing children radiates through the air like the summer sun. You don’t need to be a parent to know that a squeal is far different from a scream, and it is sheer delight and excitement that spills from the mouths of these youngsters who are lucky enough...