Artist: Ragnheidur Gudmundsdottir

Ragnheidur Gudmundsdottir

Ragnheidur Gudmundsdottir’s last storytelling session was at the Southbank Centre, at their recent festival celebrating Nordic art and culture.

As a writer, she has co-written the Christmas radio play for the Icelandic Broadcasting Corporation (RUV) in 2015. She has a film script, “Leif the Unlucky” in development, funded by the Icelandic Film Institute. The same treatment was selected by Cinekid for participation in their Script LAB 2015-16, a four-month script training programme. She was awarded an Icelandic artist salary in 2016, for co-writing a play with Maria Reyndal.

Ragga has produced three short films and currently has 4 long-form film projects in development.

While running her own theatre company, she wrote a stage adaptation of the children’s book “Karius & Baktus” which toured London for 5 years, with three year full funding from the BIG Lottery Fund. She has written two more commissioned plays for children.

Originally an actress, Ragga has worked extensively on stage and as a voice-over artist for documentaries, tv and film, (e.g. MOXIE: Best British Film – London International Animation Festival 2012, Grand Prize – Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011; official selection – Sundance 2012).

She was a teaching associate in Icelandic at Cambridge University for two years, taught at the British Foreign Office for two years and at University College London since 2001.

On Saturday evening Ragnheidur will retell the story of Loki – the trickster god and his legacy. While on Sunday at midday there will be two stories from Norse mythology. View Ragnheidur Gudmundsdottir’s storytelling programme here.