Ross Kolby

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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 following list displays Kolby's work:

Year

Title

Part

Genre

Production company

Director

2018

Wait till last year

Edvard Falk

short

Noroff

Lasse Pedersen

2017

22 July

Father

feature

Truenorth

Paul Greengrass

2017

Vindicta

Cheldric

short

Noroff

Lasse Pedersen

2017

Haunted

Carsten

short

Noroff

Kenneth Larsen

2017

The joke

Thomas Fransen

short

Chimerical Productions

Espen Larsson

2017

Fight Night with Ibsen & Andersen

H. C. Andersen

theater

Teateret ditt

Jakob Zethner

2017

The farm

Kristian Nordgaard

short

Noroff

Embrik Ellingsgaard

2017

The Nundal murder

Dr. Alfred Belling

short

Westerdals

Ola Moen

2016

Call me dad

Ruben

short

Noroff

Klara Söderstad

2016

Three brothers

Karl

short

Noroff

Asbjörn Kristengard

2016

Hate

Rolf

short

Noroff

Arnt Stubberud

2016

Hotel Caesar

Tommy Vangen

TV-series

TV 2

Gaute Lid Larssen

2015

Bits and pieces

Per Kristian

short

Noroff

Sondre Sletta

2015

Clinch

Arne

short

Westerdals

Stian Sivertsen

2015

Art

Arild

short

Campus Christiania

Thomas Vik

2015

Hotel Caesar

Tommy Vangen

TV-series

TV2

Thomas Kaiser

2014

Engelsdaughter

Viggo

short

Westerdals

Rebecca Kjellmann

2013

The retired

Thomas

short

Campus Kristiania

Line Torvund

2013

And the truth shall make you free

Self

documentary

Manifest

Eivind V. Rutle

2011

Small town life

The pastor

TV-series

NRK

Marit Aslein

2010

The White Christ

Sigurdur

short

Noroff

Farzad Bayat

2010

Narvestad

Nabo

infofilm

SeminarPartner

Pal Nissen

2010

Night must fall

Dan

theater

Baerum Teaterselskap

Bent Kvalvik

2010

Oslo night

Frank

short

Campus Kristiania

Lars-Erik Eliassen

2009

The merry election

Øyvind Holt

theater

Baerum Teaterselskap

Tone Rundsjö

 



The actor Ross Kolby

Kolby as Sigurdur in "The White Christ".