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featuring Kurt Wallander of Ystad, Sweden.
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Characters from the Kurt Wallander Series

Keeping track of all the characters from the eight books in the Kurt Wallander series, the three planned books in the Linda Wallander series and the new Dancing Master series can be difficult - especially as the books are published out of order. To help, the major characters of the series are sorted into two lists based on their role. Click on the names to read a description of the character and to see pictures of the actors and actresses who portray them in the films.

Character Index
Family Police
Kurt Wallander
Linda Wallander
Wallander's Father
Baiba Liepa
Mona Wallander
Kristina Wallander
Gertrude Anderson
Lisa Holgerson
Otto Björk
Anne-Brit Holgrund
Rydberg
Nyberg
Martinsson
Karl Svedberg
Hansson
Norén
Peters
Ebba
Anette Brolin