Life and work
Hasse Ekman was the son of the actor Gösta Ekman and Greta Ekman ( née Sundström ). In 1924 he first appeared in a film on ( Unge greven ta'r Flickan och priset ), 1938, he made his stage debut. His most successful films he made as a director, actor and author in the 1940s and early 1950s, many of them with his then-wife and fellow actor Eva Henning. Due to the common producer Lorens Marmstedt he participated also in prison, an early Ingmar Bergman's film, for which he stood before the camera a total of three times. His works from the mid-1950s still found their audience, but were rated by critics as increasingly routine work. Ekman 1964 staged his last feature film, Äktenskapsbrottaren before he permanently relocated to Spain, where he died in 2004.
Hasse Ekman was married four times, from 1938 to 1945 with Agneta Wrangel, 1946-1953 Eva Henning, 1953-1972, Tutta Rolf and from 1972 until his death with Viveca Trädgårdh. His five sons Gösta Ekman junior ( born 1939 ), Kirster Ekman ( born 1940 ), Mikael Ekman ( born 1943 ), Stefan Ekman (1944 ) and Fam Ekman ( born 1946 ) were or are also in the movie business operates.