Bibi Andersson obituary
Actor of great depth and complexity known for her roles in the films of Ingmar Bergman
Ronald Bergan | The Guardian UK Mon 15 Apr 2019
Andersson was fluent in English and starred in several American movies, though as a somewhat homogenised version of herself, whether as a woman captured by the Apache people in the patchy western Duel at Diablo (1966) or a Russian spy in John Huston’s tepid cold war saga The Kremlin Letter (1970).
She was a sympathetic psychiatrist in I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977), the long-suffering wife of Steve McQueen as Doctor Stockmann, behind a thick beard and glasses, in An Enemy of the People (1978), based on Arthur Miller’s version of the Ibsen drama, and a French hooker in The Concorde – Airport ’79 (1979). In Robert Altman’s enigmatic allegory Quintet (1979), Andersson, according to Pauline Kael, “does wonders in a monologue about a dream … for a moment, we have the illusion of being involved in the movie”.