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

Ny­vall won ac­claim straight off the bat with Swedish gen­der ben­der drama Girls Lost ( Po­jkarna) in 2015.

Now Ny­vall is star­ring op­po­site Ola Ra­pace ( Sky­fall) in Farang, a Scandi- noir with a twist — it is set in Thai­land.

And Ny­vall, who lives in Gothen­burg has an Aussie con­nec­tion — her mother’s side of the fam­ily lives in Perth. In Farang, Ny­vall plays Thyra, a trou­bled 15- year- old who heads to Phuket in search of her fa­ther, Rickard. Rickard aban­doned Thyra a decade ago. It has been four years since Thyra’s mother died and the teen has been jump­ing be­tween fos­ter homes.

“I see Thyra as still very young and naive,” Ny­vall says.

“She has been through a lot of bad stuff. She fig­ures that this ( search­ing for her fa­ther) is the only thing left to do.

“She has cre­ated a fairy­tale pic­ture of him think­ing that she will have a fam­ily again and he will be a good fa­ther and every­thing will be fine again.” The prob­lem is that Rickard doesn’t want to be found. He fled Swe­den 10 years ear­lier af­ter tes­ti­fy­ing against crim­i­nal as­so­ciates.

Ny­vall is still com­plet­ing high school but she al­ready has a Los An­ge­les agent. Hol­ly­wood of­fers can’t be too far away.

“I re­ally love Aus­tralia. I wish I could come back more of­ten and if I got the op­por­tu­nity to work in Aus­tralia I would def­i­nitely love that,” she said.

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