Max von Seddo, who starred in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Game of Thrones, died Sunday at the age of 90,media reported. The Swedish-born actor’s family confirmed his death through his broker. “Sad, sad.” His widow, French documentary filmmaker Catherine von Sedo, told the media on Monday.
Since 1949, the Swedish actor has appeared in more than 100 films and TV series. In these films and TV shows, he has starred in 11 films directed by the filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. The most famous of these is his role as a medieval knight who played with the dead in Bergman’s masterpiece The Seventh Seal. This scene has become a classic scene in the history of cinema.
He is understood to be the only Swedish actor to be nominated for an Oscar. In 1973, he played an impressive Father Merlin in William Friedkin’s The Exorcist. He also played the villain Blofeld in the 1987 James Bond film Never Say No.
Max von Seydo’s recent work includes playing explorer Lore Santeca in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and “Three Eyes Crow” in HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” which earned him an Emmy nomination.