Benny Andersson

BirthDay:

16 Dec 1946

BirthPlace:

Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden

BirthName:

Benny Bror Göran Andersson

Bio:

Benny Andersson was born in 1946 outside of Stockholm, Sweden. His father and grandfather both being musicians, Benny was introduced to the accordion at an early age. With little patience for conventional music lessons, Benny is known to pick up just about any instrument and play it with ease. After he left high school, he was invited to become a part of the popular Swedish beat group The Hepstars, with whom he played for several successful years until the band disbanded in the late 1960s. While touring with the band, he met another young songwriter named Björn Ulvaeus, and the two released their own LP after the breakup of The Hepstars. They were soon joined by their girlfriends, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Fältskog, in a touring act "Festfolket", which was not much of a success. This foursome would, however, find international stardom and astounding success under the moniker ABBA. During his years with ABBA, Benny co-wrote and co-produced the band's entire output as well as touring the world. After the band split he, along with Björn, wrote the music for Tim Rice's "Chess", which was a huge success. In recent years, Benny has divided his time between producing (for such successful Swedish performers as Josefin Nilsson) and his love for birds. More success followed with the premiere of he and Björn's latest musical, "Kristina från Duvemåla". Several concerts celebrating the contribution he and Bjorn have made to the music industry in Sweden have been staged in 1998.
Filmography

Actor ( 47 credits )

Tu cara me suena - Argentina (2013)  Himself (as ABBA) (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
Palme (2012) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Thank You for the Music - 40 Jahre ABBA (2012) Himself (archive footage)
What's the Name of the Dame? (2009)
Skavlan (2009)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Queens of British Pop (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Mamma Mia! (2008) Piano Player on Boat (uncredited)
Banda sonora (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
La tele de tu vida (2007)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2007)
Mania (2007)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2007)
The ONE Show (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
La imagen de tu vida (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
20 to 1 (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
La tierra de las 1000 músicas (2005)  Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2005)
La nit al dia (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Breakfast (2000)  Himself - Composer (1 episode, 2010)
Refränger från källaren (2000) Himself
Lycanthrope (1999) Kevin
Skilda världar (1996)  intervjuare (1 episode, 1999)
GMTV (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Fame in the Twentieth Century (1993)  Himself - ABBA (archive footage) (uncredited)
A for ABBA (1993) Himself
Gomorron (1992)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
BingoLotto (1989)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2004-2007)
Biography (1987)  Himself - ABBA member (1 episode, 2005)
Jacobs stege (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 1985)
Nöjesmaskinen (1982)  Himself - Member of ABBA (1 episode, 1982)
Na sowas! (1982)  Himself (1 episode, 1984)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (2 episodes, 2008)
Show-Express (1980)  Himself (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
ABBA: Words and Music (1980) Himself
Allsång på Skansen (1979)  Himself (6 episodes, 2001-2007)
Aplauso (1978)  Himself (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
ABBA: The Movie (1977) Himself
Seaside Special (1975)  Himself (1 episode, 1975)
Am laufenden Band (1974)  Himself (1 episode, 1978)
Iltatähti (1973)  Himself - Interviewee (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Reisewege (1972)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Musikladen (1972) (1 episode, 1976)
Disco (1971)  Himself / ... (11 episodes, 1973-1981)
Starparade (1968)  Himself - Musician (1 episode, 1978)
Discotheque (1968)  Himself - with the Hep Stars (1 episode, 1969)
Beat! Beat! Beat! (1966)  Himself (1 episode, 1966)
Top of the Pops (1964)  Himself / ... (5 episodes, 1975-1978)
Die Drehscheibe (1964)  Singer / ... (3 episodes, 1968-1975)
Hylands hörna (1962)  Himself (3 episodes, 1966-1970)

Producer ( 2 credits )

The Circle (2015) producer
Mamma Mia! (2008) executive producer