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Put Louise Ny­vall on the must­watch list be­cause there is ev­ery chance the 17-year-old Swedish ac­tor will be mak­ing waves in Hol­ly­wood very soon.

Ny­vall won ac­claim with Swedish gen­der ben­der drama Girls Lost ( Po­jkarna) in 2015. Now she is star­ring op­po­site Ola Ra­pace ( Sky­fall) in Farang, a Scandi-noir set in Thai­land.

And Ny­vall, who lives in Gothen­berg, has an Aussie con­nec­tion – her mother’s side of the fam­ily live in Perth.

In Farang, Ny­vall plays Thyra, a trou­bled 15-year-old who heads to Phuket in search of her fa­ther, Rickard.

“I see Thyra as still very young and naive,” Ny­vall says. “She is lost to the point where she finds there is noth­ing at home to keep her there in Swe­den. She fig­ures that this (search­ing for her fa­ther) is the only thing left to do.”

The prob­lem is that Rickard doesn’t want to be found.

Ny­vall is still in high school but al­ready has a Los Angeles agent. Hol­ly­wood of­fers can’t be too far away. Aus­tralia is also on the cards.

“I’m born and raised in Swe­den but my mum’s from Perth,” Ny­vall says. “My granny still lives there and my two un­cles so I’ve been back seven or eight times.”

WATCH FARANG, SBS, MON­DAY, 11.30PM

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