Ross Kolby

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The Actor

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In addition to the painting and writing, Kolby is occupied working with acting in short films, in a theater group and in television.

Kolby took up acting when he in 2009 entered the theater ensemble Baerum Theater Company, founded in 1980. The ensemble has since then staged a great variety of plays, varying from dramas to comedies by playwrights such as Anton Tchekhov, Henrik Ibsen, William Shakespeare, Molière, Ludvig Holberg and Dario Fó.

“Whether I paint, write or play a certain character, I approach it from the same source," he says. "I just use different tools. The crafts painting, writing and acting are like colours on my palette. I mix them, and make use of them to create living, breathing, believable characters, people that I feel inside me. Sometimes I use my brushes, other times I use my words or I use my own body to impersonate the character.”

Kolby has also played in various short films, as well as he wrote, directed and produced his first short film “The White Christ” in 2010.

He also has produced and directed the documentary film "And the truth shall make you free" about the vast child abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. The documentary was launched in the autumn of 2013, and displays Kolby's dramatic painting about the topic.

The actor Ross Kolby

Kolby as Sigurdur in "The White Christ".