Allan Edwall was the child of a typical Swedish working-class family and the son of a trade unionist and communist. In the years 1949-1952 he attended drama school for drama and theater in Stockholm and acted in the connection in more than 400 television, radio and theater performances. He was also active as a director and writer. The film Ake and his world, in which he directed and wrote the screenplay, was awarded the grand prize of the 1985 Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid. As a singer he complained about the injustices of our society. From 1986 on, he worked in his own theater in Stockholm, both as an actor as well as a ticket seller and a wrecker.
Allan Edwall was in Germany mainly in the role of Father Anton from the TV series and TV movies Emil of Maple Hills (after Astrid Lindgren ) and the role of the Paradise Oskar in Rasmus and the tramp known. In the film adaptation of Lindgren 's novel Ronja 1984 he played the supporting role of the bald - pers. Another well-known role was the 1982 Oscar Ekdahl in the film Fanny and Alexander by Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, with whom he had in The Virgin Spring and rotated in Hour of the Wolf in 1968 together in 1960.
To see he is also in the film adaptation of the Brothers Lionheart by 1977 and in Mardie, both also by Astrid Lindgren.
From his marriage to journalist Britt Edwall (1957-1965) had three children: Mattias Edwall, the photographer was, and Måns and Malin. He has another son, Michael, from a previous marriage.