Espen Klouman Høiner

Born31 Aug. 1981

About Espen Klouman Høiner

Espen Klouman Høiner (born 1981) is a Norwegian actor, educated at The National Academy of Theatre.

Espen Klouman Høiner hails from Nesodden in Akershus.

After graduating from The National Academy of Theatre he acted in The Returning during The Norwegian Drama Festival and Attempts to Describe the Impenetrable at Ibsen Theatre, The National Theatre and on tour.

The spring of 2012 he made his Trøndelag Theatre debut, as Osvald in Ibsen's Ghosts and the same autumn he took part in Jeppe

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Espen Klouman Høiner won The Hedda Award 2013 in the best supporting actor category for the role of Biff Loman in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, directed by Runar Hodne, and for the role of Ivar Zolen in Boer Boerson Jr. by Johan Falkberget/Harald Tusberg/Egil Monn-Iversen, directed by Erlend Samnøen, Trøndelag Theatre.

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason:

"The category of best supporting actor is wide. It may go to an actor who lights up a production through a small role. But there may also be a finely tuned divide between a leading role and a supporting role. The winner of the year has lightened up in small roles and played a fundamental role in a drama. He is artistic, and musical, in several meanings of the word. He doesn't give 'too' much, but exactly enough to create space for associations around a character. The award winner must be a gift to work with, for directors and actor colleagues, proven through Boer Boerson and Death of a Salesman both. This year's best supporting actor award goes to Espen Klouman Høiner."

Espen Klouman Høiner has contributed to the movies Just Bea, Reprise, Switch, Upperdog and most recently in Must Have Been Love. The movie critic Manohala Dargis of New York Times suggested him and his fellow actor Anders Danielsen Lie as candidates for Oscar, in the best leading actor category, for their efforts in Reprise.

Besides his work as an actor he has also been a radio host in P3, and he is a published writer. His debut took place the autumn of 2011 with the short story collection 11 i 11, literally: 11 in 11.


The Hedda Award,, 10.06.2013,

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