Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander.
British award

Bafta goes to first Millennium film

The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo was awarded a Bafta for Best Non-English Language Film, by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts last night.

In his acceptance speech, the director Niels Arden Oplev thanked the author of the three millenium books, Stieg Larsson, "who hopefully looks down from his journalist heaven - without him none of us would be here".

He dedicated the film to the millions of people who have seen the film and "who have been inspired by, most of all, Lisbeth Salander".

Arden Oplev paid tribute to Noomi Rapace for her interpretation of Lisbeth Salander in the film. "We all know that Lisbeth Salander is the scariest thing coming out of Sweden since ABBA," he said.

The film was also nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay and Noomi Rapace was nominated for Bafta's Best Leading Actress. She did however loose that one to Natalie Portman in Black Swan.

31-year-old Noomi Rapace's international career has continued, among others with a role in the upcoming Sherlock Holmes sequel directed by Guy Richie.

The Hollywood version of "The girl with a dragon tattoo" is in the making, with Daniel Craig playing the journalist cum detective Michael Blomkvist and the American actress Rooney Mara as Salander. That film will reach the box office in the end of this year.

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