Autumn and winter of 2022


Film In the early autumn, Jannike Grut was in Vilnius filming Evil, adapted from the book by Jan Guillou. After that, in September, Grut did a smaller part in the Netflix series En helt vanlig familj, directed by Per Hanefjord.

In October Jannike played the mother of a young abuser in Gaslight – an important TV series about the rising numbers of young people living in toxic love relations. Directed by Therese Lund. With talented Julia Heveus in one of the leads. Release 2023.

In December she is filming again, in another new Netflix series, TBA.

Theatre In October Grut played the last performances for the year, as the funny and popular character Mama Moo, in the music theatre with the same name: Mamma Moo and the Crow! (Mamma Mu & Kråkan)

Comedy / Spoken word Jannike let her wonderful alter-ego Babe Janice Livepoet make one more appearance during late summer, with some new poems. Babe Janice makes political, feministic and vegetarian poetry in Swedish, Danish or English. This time she performed in Swedish. Babe Janice see her self more like a rockstar than a poet. Always a success.


The film Throughout Time (Genom alla tider) Jannike Grut directed and Birgitta Liljedahl wrote the script. Had it’s team screening in November and we are now looking forward to the first official screenings, in 2023!

The Modern Theatre is also a proud co-producer of the film.

WRITING & SCRIPT SUPERVISING The book for actors that Jannike Grut is writing on since a year, about how to get around the business, and get a long and sustainable acting career, is on hold. Instead the scriptwriting for the digitalization of the empathy games Empatispelen has been in focus since September.

Jannike wrote and directed the Interactive Film Script, Who is the dork? (Vem är tönten?) for Empatispelen. Starring Simon Sandqvist and Jocelyn Leal sundros (in the photo).

Within Empatispelen, Grut also wrote a script for a one hour interactive TV streaming, for youngsters, performed together with Katja Ferm.

In the early autumn Grut Script-supervised for SKOG, an interactive film Pilot, by

Spring and summer of 22


Jannike was filming in Vilnius the other week for the new big series, “Evil” (after the book by Jan Guillou) coming up in 2023. With, among other great actors, Gustav Skarsgård.

Not allowed to show anything from set. So here some photos like headshots and full body AND 2 pictures of Gruts curly hair besides the camera on set. There you go. While making a film is more like don’t tell, show, this part of the life as an actor is more like “tell don’t show”.

CD pictures and pictures from EVIL the TV series version of the Oscar-nominated film

ACTING Jannike is also on call back for a Swedish TV series, and are regularly filming industry films, ads, making voice overs.

COMEDY and SPOKEN WORD Jannike have also been in Denmark in June, doing her wonderful alter-ego Babe Janice Livepoet, who says “I do not know if am a poet or a rockstar” But she performes political, feministic and vegetarian poetry. Always a big success! Babe Janice comes in Swedish, Danish or English. This time in Danish.

BABE JANICE – livepoetry de luxe!

MUSIC THEATRE In August Jannike Grut is back again on stage for som extra performances as the funny and popular character Mama Moo, in the music theatre with the same name: “Mamma Moo and the Crow”!

PRODUCING AND DIRECTING Jannike Grut directed the film “Do we dare” written by Birgitta Liljedahl and is now edited by Ove Valeskog and Jannike Grut. Premieres 2022.

Co-Producing the film “Do we Dare” by Birgitta Liljedahl, to be finalized during the autumn of 2022.

WRITING In May and August Jannike Grut is writing on the book for actors she started writing during Corona, : How to get around the business, and get a long acting career!

The book is based on Jannikes own experiences as a creative business-owner for more than 20 years, and also her coaching and workshops for other creative freelancers in goalsettning, longterm careerplanning and high performance mindset training.

Talented Jannike Grut is acting and directing on stage again! 2022

ACTING On stage Grut is playing the lead in the music theatre play Mamma Mu & Kråkan (Mama Moo and The crow) …about a crazy funny cow (!) who likes to dance, ride on a bike and read books at the library! “It´s an absolute JOY to be on stage again!” she says. “And parents and kids are so happy to be at a live performance. We are all as grateful.” On tour in Sweden from January to April 2022.

Film Jannike Grut also did her first audition for the year for an international (European) feature, also a lead. An older and more dramatic character. (See screenshots). We cross fingers for a call back.

DIRECTING On stage Jannike has been directing (and script supervising) the writer and lecturer with the strong stage presence, Mia Ingelström, during two month. Ingelström wanted Grut to help her go from less of lecturing towards a more moving one-woman show. The show is for women, about money, empowerment and about taking control of your own life economically and personally.

Film Grut directed the short “Do we dare” for the screenwriter and producer Birgitta Liljedahl, which will be edited in April 2022. There will also be some new music made for the film. Jannike Grut will be in the editing room working closely with the editor and Birgitta Liljedahl on finishing the film.

PRODUCING Launching in March is the online course for creative freelancers and firm owners about how to get and maintain a sustainable creative career life. Written, directed and produced by Jannike Grut.

Co-Producing the film “Do we Dare” by Birgitta Liljedahl, to be finalized during 2022.

Autumn rolls!

Jannike Grut, agents, reels and film credits at IMDb:

DIRECTING After producing the first part of the film “I do” by Birgitta Liljedahl whiched filmed one part in the spring of 2021, Jannike Grut now will direct the last parts of the film.

WRITING, PRODUCING Since September is filled up with film and theatre work… Jannike Grut will continue writing on her book for actors from October again. The book is about how to navigate the life as an actor not only on stage or set, but also outside set.

The film We are Family is still under transformation, from short to full length or series. We guess for an other year or so…! Persistence is the key when writing and making movies.

THE EPMATHYGAMES™ Under development are the transission of the training for youngsters in empathy: ! From IRL to interactive training with actors online.

ACTING Grut is STILL on shortlist for one of the film parts from last month, and now also made an audition for a big Brittish movie, and for a big German commercial.

August 2021 …it’s cooking again!

Finally, it’s getting so much better: Theatres, music venues, more film productions, creative projects and art exhibitions are opening up IRL. Hurray!

ACTING Jannike Grut is a part of an art and photo project that you will get to know more about (and see the picture in it’s full) very soon. Shot last week by the photographer Johan Bergmark.

Grut is also currently on shortlist for two film parts.

Acting reels and more about film credits at IMDb:

WRITING Jannike Grut has been writing on her book for actors during the summer. She has also interviewed several people for the book.

The book is about how to navigate the life as an actor not only on stage or on set, but also outside set. How do you create a good life for your self, when the unstable life as an actor don’t apply to the best planning possibilities.? Tips and tricks for longterm planning!

The short We are Family is still under transformation, now probably for a mini-series.

PRODUCING In September the next shot of “I do” written by Birgitta Liljedahl, will be directed by Jannike Grut, who also produced the first part of the project during the spring.

Summer of 2021

ACTING New auditions, new roles, new hair color! So now this Swedish actor is a blonde.

More news about WRITING and PRODUCING further down the road.

Spring 2021 – the light in the end of the tunnel!

FINALLY– we can see the light in the end of the virus tunnel. The spring is coming, work is more frequently coming in, productions ar starting to shoot and MANY MORE prepping for getting started this autumn.

This last year is an experience we all share. And it’s been a year where we had to stretch outside our comfort zones, flex our focus, reconnect with nature if we could, learn to be inside alone with only your own thoughts as a best friend (or worst enemy). We just had to make it through, out on the other side.

And if you read this, you made it! And we defenitely also made it!


ACTING Jannike Grut got a new part in a popular tv-series, in Sweden and will be filming in April. In February she was filming with Amazon Prime up in the north of Scandinavia. She also did some tv-ads and some voice work for big studios in both Sweden and Denmark.

Grut was also asked to, and did audition for two international movies, whereof one lead role!

PRODUCING, WRITING, DIRECTING We´ve gotten fundings from the Swedish Arts Council (KUR) for the development of scripts, and the filming THE EPMATHYGAMES™!!

PRODUCING, DIRECTING We are producing the film “I do” by Birgitta Liljedahl and the filming starts in April 2021. Jannike Grut will direct parts of it.

WE ARE FAMILY – in which Jannike Grut plays the lead, got an official selection in December to London Lift-off film festival. NOW, 2021, ALSO SELECTED to “Comedy: Genre lab” also in the filmfestival network of Lift-off, hosted in aknowledged Pinewood studios in London!

We are Family now won THREE festivals and was selected in FOUR!

PRODUCING ONLINE STUFF! We also created, wrote, filmed and launched a 6 week long online-course for creatives about not only taking your business through the hard times but thriving in the creative business over time! There will be a second launch this autumn.

WRITING Continuous development of the feature “We are Family”. We are now developing on a film and a mini-series.

HANG IN THERE NOW and go through the first cold blue light of the spring. TRUST that we WILL get out in a warmer light and day, soon, soon…

Resilience, love and happy Easter!

The winter’s tale… 2020

AS YOU ALL KNOW – it’s been a very special year for us all, where we had to redirect or flex our focus, maybe reevaluate, reconsider or just find NEW ways for most of it.



Last week we even got some fundings from the Swedish Arts Council (KUR) for the development of more scripts and for the filming of some scenarios from the workshop for teenagers about ethics and empathy, THE EMPATHYGAMES, HURRAY!

CO-LAB on the digitalization. Swedens biggest organization against bullying, FRIENDS, will also be a part of the work from 2021/2022 with developing more scripts, intaractive films scenarios or such about bullying.

WE ARE FAMILY – the short got another Official Selection! LONDON Lift-off filmfestival in December 2020! Also HURRAY!

WRITING Continuous development of the feature “We are Family”. Will it develop into a series? It might be so. It might be.

MORE WRITING Digitilizing and executing more workshops and webinars online. And also, writing on the book aligned with one of the workshops for actors, now making the first interviews with authorities in the field of acting and in the business of theatre and film.

WRITING SUPERVISOR Jannike Grut is supervisor on the script “Tager du” by Birgitta Liljedahl and Sigrid Oldenburg.

In a studio again! What a JOY!

ACTING Because of Corona, all the filmproductions in the summer season were cancelled or postponed… So after more than half a year (!!) without any filmjobs or even the chance to look for jobs, Jannike Grut got both two film roles and one voice job this last week.

We are so happy for her! Congratulations!

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK YOU ALL! And keep in mind, this too shall pass!

Reslience. Love. And a merry Christmas!

Autumn 2020 – here we come!

It´s been a straaange year! It is still, in many ways. 
That´s why this page has not been updated. 
But from now on we´re doing it! 

Even though Corona made us all be still for some months – especially from the end of February, there has been some acting, producing, writing and even directing going on!

As Sophia (Up Left and Down Right), the criminal Josephine (Up Right) and the German stable owner Irene (Down Left).

ACTING Jannike Grut is from August 2020 to be seen as Sophia, in the German TV film and series Der Kommissar und Das Meer – as the oldest daughter in a rich family, being on a boat journey together with the whole big family, back from her son’s wedding. A murder mystery in Agata Christie style: When Sophia’s sister is being murdered, everyone in the family is a suspect.

The ZDF series has around 7 million viewers.

Jannike Grut as Sophia in The Inspector and the see or Der Kommissar und Das Meer.

In September Jannike started to auditioning for international roles again, both a Hollywood-production and an international film in Europe which she is on a callback for.

Jannike has been filming as journalist Paula Larsdotter in the Swedish movie BECK, with renowned actors as Jonas Karlsson and Mikael Persbrandt. She also filmed funny clips with her character Babe Janice, for the humour-collective PSEUDO TEVE.

DIRECTING Jannike directed and acted in the music video “Kyss Mig”, with superstar Therése Neaimé, right now nominated for the Hollywood Music in Media Awards in the genre Dance and with the song ”Dance Love”!

Jannike Grut rehearsing. Music video Kiss me, by There´se Neaimé.

PRODUCING: Co-produced the music video “Kyss mig”, with superstar Therése Naimé. Co-producing a comedic-behavioural lecture together with renowned Swedish comedian Lasse Nielsen. And she is producing an online course for creatives, and a webinar-series for actors and writers.

WRITING: Continuous development of the feature “We are Family”. Writing for the online-courses and webinars, and finishing a book aligned with the series for actors.

Jannike Grut also workshopped with director/actor/comedian Stephen Rappaport during the summer and made several self-tape auditions lately (in September)

Jannike Grut was also the Production Supervisor and designer of a small TV studio at the innovation hub in Lund, Sweden, Ideon Innovation. Ideon got the studio perfectly timed with that EVERY MEETING was digitalized because of COVID 19.

The last of 2019 and into 2020!

The end of the year is here, and it´s time to sum up, honour and let go of the past! Let´s walk into the new year in this new decade with curious minds, open eyes and twinkle like the stars we all are. Let´s take care of each other and the world.

THANK YOU ALL I wish to thank all of you that I had the pleasure to meet this year. I am so grateful and EXITED because It has been a fantastic year full of new experiences and thrilling work in unexpected places!

I´ve done comedy, drama, family-drama/fantasy, some voice work, some ads and even some virtual reality film! I had HIGHS like filming an Action Comedy in Hollywood, and LOWS like being out of work in Sweden for a longer period. I have been gliding…and I have been struggling. So, I´ve simply been living the good old fashion life of an artist.

The last months held a lot of exciting experiences!

ACTING Jannike Grut was in London in December and performed before one of the greatest British casting directors, Dan Hubbard (Jason Bourne, Downton Abbey) and managed to get representation in the U.K. Congratulations!

Jannike was also dubbing film, acting in a VR film, and seen in the long-awaited Swedish family drama/fantasy series Ture Sventon with a Swedish star cast. Shown at Swedish Cmore/TV4 during the Christmas days, and still on TV4play.

PRODUCING Jannike is not only an actress and producer in theatre and film, but from 2014 she is also educated within storytelling in Virtual Reality and has worked with different Pilot projects between 2015-2017.

November 2019, after only focusing on film for two years she decided to start working with VR again. She immediately got hired as a Creative Director for a bigger VR project and also directed three short films within this project. The end customer is a big help organization and runs until the autumn of 2020. Jannike Grut will direct and act in the project.

Alright. Let´s get 2020 going now. And remember, the only thing you´ve really gotta keep in this business is your PERSISTENCE. However it goes, where ever the wind blows: Do not give up or give in, the ones who follow their heart do win. 

Happy new year and may the force be with you!