Tomas Alfredson was born in Stockholm. He is an autodidact filmmaker and has directed several TV-series as well as a couple of feature films. Alfredson's acclaimed feature Fyra nyanser av brunt/Four Shades of Brown (2004) received four National Film Awards (Guldbagge). His latest feature Låt den rätte komma in/Let the Right One In (2008) received no less than seven National Film Awards and was listed by British film magazine Sight & Sound as one of the ten best features of 2008.
Alfredson is a member of the comedy group Killinggänget, that wrote the script for Four Shades of Brown. In 2009 they put up a play, directed by Alfredson, at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm.
Currently Tomas Alfredson is working on the Gwyneth Paltrow and Nicole Kidman starrer The Danish Girl, set for release in 2011.
|The Guldbagge Award||Stockholm||2009||Best Director||Let the Right One In|
|Festival Award||Puchon||2008||Let the Right One In||Bästa regi/best director och Publikens pris/audience award. Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, Sydkorea|
|The Guldbagge Award||Stockholm||2005||Best Director||Fyra nyanser av brunt|
|Nominated for the Guldbagge Award||Stockholm||2005||Best Screenplay||Fyra nyanser av brunt|
|Elisabeth Sörensen Memorial Grant||Stockholm||2001|
|Sammy Award (Swedish Television)||Stockholm||1999||(för "Fyra små filmer")|
|Nominated for the Guldbagge Award||Stockholm||1996||Best Director||Bert - den siste oskulden|