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In Pictures: Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman in the 1980s

Renowned film auteur Ingmar Bergman has died aged 89. In a career spanning six decades, he produced 54 films, 126 theatre productions and 39 radio plays.

Toy projector

The Swedish director's interest in cinema was sparked when he received a toy film projector as a 10-year-old. His brother gave him the gift in exchange for a collection of toy soldiers.

Ingmar Bergman on set

Bergman directed his first film, Crisis, in 1946. He became known for his stark portrayal of mortality and sexual torment.

Ingmar Bergman and Sven Nykvist

Many of Bergman's films utilised a "repertory company" of trusted collaborators. He worked particularly closely with cinematographer Sven Nykvist (right).

Gemma Jones as Anna Firth in The Lie

In 1970, Bergman's TV drama The Lie was turned into separate productions in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and the UK. The BBC version starred Gemma Jones.

Ingmar Bergman and his wife Ingrid

Although Bergman married five times, he remained with his fifth wife, Ingrid von Rosen, for 23 years until her death in 1995.

Ingmar Bergman and his daughter Liv

The film-maker had affairs with many of his leading ladies, including actress Liv Ullman - who starred in seven of the director's films, including Scenes From A Marriage.

Ingmar Bergman and his son, Daniel

The director also fathered eight children. In this picture, he is seen showing his son, Daniel, how to use a film camera while his fourth wife, Kibi Laretai, watches.

Ingmar Bergman in 2002

The director retired from film work in the 1980s, but continued to work in theatre and television. His last production was TV show Saraband in 2002.


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