Actor Michael Nyqvist passed away quietly surrounded by family after year-long fight with illness. Nyqvist rose to prominence as the complex investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist in film adaptations of Swedish author Stieg Larsson’s gritty Millennium novel series that spawned The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo franchise.
It provided a platform for the actor and he became best known for his role as Mikael Blomqvist in the original 2009 adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, where he starred alongside Noomi Rapace.
In the American adaptation – also based on Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy – his character was played by Daniel Craig.
More recently, he played menacing villains in Hollywood action films Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.
Nyqvist made his debut as an author in 2010 with an autobiographical memoir Just After Dreaming, which detailed his quest to find his biological parents three decades after he was adopted as a baby. Read more