Aksel is both a very talented director and actor. After he graduated from The Academy of Theatre in Oslo he has played leading roles on stage and on the screen. He has headlined several of the most successful films in Norway the last decade, among them “Max Manus”, “Headhunters” and “Pionér”. In 2014 you can see him in the American blockbuster “Hercules”.
In 2004 Aksel had his debut as a director with the feature film “Uno”. The film is partly based on Aksel own story, and he also wrote the script and played the leading role.The film became a huge success, and Aksel found out he enjoyed directing. So since 2005 he has directed commercials with a tremendous success. In 2007 and 2008 he won Gullfisken (best commercial of the year in Norway) for his commercials for NetCom.
Aksels experience as an actor gives him a unique ability to create characters, and to give instructions to the talents. His commercials are known for his good casting, warmth and humour.