Lindy Larsson was born in Ljuder, Sweden in 1974, studied at The University College of Acting in Stockholm and has worked at some of the major theatres in Sweden, such as The Royal Dramatic Theatre, Malmö City Theatre, Stockholm City Theatre, Malmö Opera and Uppsala City Theatre.
In 2020 he played Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, directed by Dritero Kasapi at Malmö City Theatre. In recent years he has played roles such as the Leading Player in Pippin and Professor Higgins in My Fair Lady at Malmö Opera, Feste in Twelfth Night at The Royal Dramatic Theatre, Frida Kahlo in Kahlo - The Concert at Republique in Copenhagen, the Emcee in Cabaret at Malmö City Theatre, Che in Evita at Malmö Opera and Claudius in Hamlet at Uppsala City Theatre.
A documentary film about Lindy, Lindy the Return of Little Light, was released in 2019. The film focused on his life, artistry and his Romani heritage.
In addition to his theatre work, he sings in the Lindy & Bon Bon Band orchestra. In 2010 he received the Thalia Prize (Kvällsposten) for his interpretation of the role of Carmen at Malmö City Theatre. In 2011 he received the Såstaholm Film and Stage Art Award for his artistic work as a whole.
At the Maxim Gorki Theatre he participated in the Pugs in Love Queer Week as part of From Hell with Love. He also appeared in various formats and festivals, including The Long Night of Coming Out and Hilton 437 in Studio Я. Lindy Larsson has been a member of the Gorki ensemble since the middle of the 2020/21 season. The directors he has worked with at the Gorki include Yael Ronen, Sebastian Nübling and Marta Górnicka.
Photo: Esra Rotthoff