Hans Christian Tomas Alfredson, also known as Tomas Alfredson is a Swedish director, best recognized internationally for the movie Let The Right One In (2008) and espionage movie Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011). Moreover, he won the Guldbagge award twice for Best Direction in respectively Four Shades of Brown and Let The Right One In.
The Swedish director was born in Lidingo, Stockholms Ian, Sweden on April 1, 1965. He was born to mother Gunilla and father Hans “Hasse” Alfredson, a director, writer and comedian.
He has a brother, Daniel Alfredson who is a director. As his father was mainly away from home due to his work, he was raised by his mother.
As he speaks of his father,
"I participated in [Hasse's] film productions every summer, it was probably a way for us to reach each other …I thought it was great fun."
During that time, he always had some minor role in his father’s films, one of which is The Apple War that featured the comedy duo of Tage Danielsson and his father.
As of 2019, Tomas is possibly single as there are no information of him getting married or involving in affairs.
The Swedish director was previously married and had two children. He was wedded to Cissi Elwin, a managing director of the Swedish Film Institute, in 1992.
Their first child Maja Alfredson was born in 1993 and second child Petter Alfredson was born in 1995. The couple broke apart after seven years of relationship in 1999.
According to a few online sources, Alfredson has accumulated a decent net worth of $1.3 million, as of July 2019. Mainly, he earns through directing films. His net worth is compared to Emily Beecham, Tania Saulnier, and Matt Carriker.
The salary of the Swedish director is huge, however it is not disclosed to the media. The average wage of a director is $60,596 but being a famous director we can assume that the pay of Tomas is more than that.
Alfredson made a professional debut as an assistant at Svensk Filmindustri, a film production company. Following than, he worked at the newly created Swedish TV channel, TV4, in the entertainment faculty.
Moreover, he adapted the French game show, Fort Boyard in the Swedish version Fångarna på Fortet which became one of his successful shows. In 1994, the Swedish director directed a teenage novel (Bert Diaries) based TV show Bert. The series later made into film Bert: The Last Virgin in 1995, which gave him a Guldbagge nomination for Best Direction.
In 1999, Tomas worked as a director in the comedy group Killingganget. Talking about the comedy group, he said,
“I saw that they were a little funnier than the others, and a little more thorough”
In 2004, he directed a movie titled, Four Shades of Brown, the only film from Killingganget production. The film garnered attention in the Guldbagge Awards winning four awards, including Best direction.
Furthermore, Alfredson read a new published novel, Let the Right One In (2004) by John Ajvide Lindqvist. He loved the novel so much that, later went to meet the author to talk about making it into a film. The movie was later made in collaboration with Dino Jonsater and released in January 26, 2008. The film got Alfredson a Festival’s Nordic Film Prize at the Goteborg International Film Festival.
In addition, Tomas also won Best Narrative Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film was internationally recognized and got right to released in more than 40 countries. He won Guldbagge Award and film won a total of five awards.
In July 2009, he signed a contract with Working Title Films as a director and directed a John le Carre’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy which premiered at the 68th Venice International Film Festival in September 2011.
Likewise, he also made another two novel based movies The Brothers Lionheart and The Snowman respectively in 2012 and 2017.
Tomas Alfredson is a Swedish director, best recognized internationally for the movie Let The Right One In and won multiple awards.
The Swedish comedian, Hans Alfredson is Tomas Alfredson’s father.
He stands at a towering height of 5 feet 10 inches.
His net worth is $1.3 million.