Real people appearing as characters
Paolo Roberto the boxer is mentioned as a character in The Girl who Played with Fire. He plays himself in the movie version.
Journalist Kurdo Baksi is mentioned as someone that Blomkvist seeks a favour from in The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. In real life, Baksi’s publishing house Black & White did exist, and he was involved with Stieg Larsson’s Expo Foundation.
Even Thorbjorn Falldin makes a small appearance when Detective Holmberg makes a secret visit to the former Swedish PM and Centre Party leader during the course of his investigation into the Section’s wrongdoing.
Posted by Andrew Situ in Fremantle , 5 January 2011