The Wallander books, feauturing the morose detective Kurt Wallandar put the southern town of Ystad on the map.Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Branagh to return to Ystad to film final Wallander

British actor Kenneth Branagh has told tabloid Aftonbladet that he is returning to Sweden to shoot three more of the successful english language Wallander films, in which he plays the detective featured in the Henning Mankell books. He told the tabloid:"In the autumn we are returning to Ystad."

The exact date for filming has not been confirmed."It depends a little on when I am finished with Cinderella," the 53-year-old actor told Aftonbladet."But the plan is the end of the summer or early autumn."

Branagh was speaking from Beverly Hills where he is promoting "Jack Ryan.Shadow recruit", which he directed and starred in.  

The three new Wallander films will be the final ones in the series, the actor confirmed."When we finish we will have done 12 TV films and then we will have filmed all of the Wallander books."

The famous actor and director said though that the end of the detective role did not mean the end of his relationship with Sweden. In Cinderella, which has its premiere next year, he directed Swede Stellan Skarsgård.

"He is a fantastic actor," Kenneth Branagh told Aftonbladet.

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