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Kjell Nilsson (actor)

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Name  Kjell Nilsson
Role  Actor

Spouse  Kate Ferguson
Movies  Mad Max 2
Kjell Nilsson in the movie Mad Max: The Road Warrior as Lord Humungus

Born  1949 Gothenburg, Vastra Gotalands lan, Sweden
Similar People  Emil Minty, Michael Preston, Vernon Wells, Max Phipps, Bruce Spence

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Kjell Nilsson (born December 19, 1949) is a Swedish olympic-class weight lifter and actor. His best known role is his 1981 portrayal of "The Humungus", the leader of the marauding wasteland gang in Mad Max 2.


Kjell Nilssonon on the set of Mad Max:The Road Warrior

Life and career

Kjell Nilsson with two man beside him

Nilsson was a former olympic-class weight lifter who was born in Gothenburg, Sweden. He moved to Australia in 1980 to train Swedish athletes for the Moscow Olympics. In Australia, he met actress Kate Ferguson, and they married in Sweden. She persuaded him to return to Australia and to look for work in the Australian film industry.

Scene of Kjell Nilsson as Lord Humungus at Mad Max: The Road Warrior

In the 1981 post-apocalyptic science fiction action film Mad Max 2 (also known as Mad Max: The Road Warrior), he played the main antagonist "Lord Humungus", the leader of a gang of marauders that besiege a settler compound in the Australian wastelands. He leads a rag-tag band of biker-berserkers, and he gives speeches to the settlers exhorting them to surrender, while utilizing psychological warfare. Time magazine's Richard Corliss stated that in Nilsson's portrayal, "malevolence courses through his huge pectorals, [and] pulses visibly under his bald, sutured scalp."

Kjell Nilssonon on the set of Mad Max:The Road Warrior

A year later, he appeared in The Pirate Movie (1982), a musical and comedy film directed by Ken Annakin and starring Christopher Atkins and Kristy McNichol. In 1984, he had a role in the TV movie Man of Letters, and in 1987, he played the role of a nurse in The Edge of Power.

Kjell Nilsson (actor)

Kjell Nilsson as Lord Humungus in the movie Mad Max: The Road Warrior
Kjell Nilsson as Lord Humungus in the movie Mad Max: The Road Warrior


Howlin' Refrain (completed) as
The Edge of Power as
Hard Knuckle (TV Movie) as
The Bouncer
Sons and Daughters (TV Series) as
Mike Thurgood
- Episode #1.600 (1985) - Mike Thurgood
Man of Letters (TV Movie) as
Male Nurse
Stanley: Every Home Should Have One as
Athletic Club Attendant
The Pirate Movie as
The Road Warrior as
The Humungus
Beyond the Wasteland (Documentary) (the producers wish to thank)
Australian Muscle Max'd Out (Documentary) (filming)
Archive Footage
Terror Nullius
Special Collector's Edition (TV Series) as
The Humungus
- Mad Max 2: Versión no íntegra (2011) - The Humungus (uncredited)


Kjell Nilsson (actor) Wikipedia