This year marks 100 years since Norwegian playwright
Henrik Ibsen died in Oslo.
Queen Sonja contributed to the weekend of special
events honoring Ibsen by hosting a reception at the Royal
Palace in Oslo. Here, she welcomes Tancred and Ellinor
Ibsen. Tancred Ibsen, a retired diplomat, is Henrik
A star-studded group of women who have played key parts
in Ibsen plays gathered in Oslo this weekend to help kick
off a year of special events honoring Norway's literary
All of these actresses were honored for their
interpretations of Henrik Ibsen's characters over the
years. From left: Saoli Mitra, Liv Ullmann, Wenche Foss,
Lise Fjeldstad, Queen Sonja, Ghita Nørby, Glenda
Jackson, Claire Bloom, Bibi Andersson and Angela Winkler.
Henrik Ibsen's descendants were also invited to tour
Ibsen's former home, which is in the process of being
restored. From left: Henrik Ibsen's great-great
granddaughter Hedda Ibsen, her mother Ellinor Ibsen, her
brother-in-law Jarle Bjørklund, her father and Henrik
Ibsen's great grandson Tancred Ibsen Jr, another great
grandson Joen Bille, his son Peder Bille and daughter
Beate Bille and Joen Bille's wife Bente Scavenius.