Alexander Mørk-Eidem, a 1998 graduate of the Norwegian National Academy of Theatre in Oslo, has since his studies directed many theatre productions in Scandinavia. He has directed number of plays at The National Theatre in Oslo, including A Streetcar Named Desire (2003), The Pretenders – which was a collaboration between the Scandinavian national theatres (2005), Ghosts (International Ibsen Festival, 2006) and Himmelweg (2007). He has also directed productions at the The Norwegian Opera, The Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen, Komische Oper in Berlin and Den Nationale Scene in Bergen. He has also directed several TV series.
The Norwegian director has been a regular at the Stockholm City Theatre, where he had great success with The Jungle Book, Hedda Gabler, Three Sisters, Betrayal and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.
In 2014, he won the Swedish Critics Award “because he tirelessly creates contemporary hits out of theatre classics”, as noted in the jury statement. He has also been awarded Svenska Dagbladets culture award the Thalia Award (2009) and Expressens Theatre Award in Sweden, the Danish Reumertprisen for best performance, and the Hedda Award in 2002 for Not about Nightingales at The Norwegian Theatre.