Frida -Zermatt 2013

13 04 2013




Abba singer’s lover becomes a viscount -Telegraph reports.

12 08 2012

Henry Smith, the boyfriend of Abba star Anni-Frid Reuss, has become the 5th Viscount Hambleden after the death of his father – according to the Telegraph.

Already a princess, having been married to a late German prince, the Abba star Anni-Frid Reuss is now living with a British peer. Mandrake learns that the Swedish singer’s boyfriend, Henry Smith, has become the 5th Viscount Hambleden after the death of his father earlier this month at the age of 82.

Anni-Frid, who is better known as Frida Lyngstad, lives in Switzerland with Smith, whose family founded the W H Smith chain. As well as the viscountcy, Smith, 56, stood to inherit the idyllic Hambleden Estate in the Chilterns, but the family sold it in 2007.

The Buckinghamshire picture-postcard village, where Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and 101 Dalmatians were filmed, fetched £39 million.

Anni-Frid, 66, married Prince Heinrich Reuss in 1992, but was widowed seven years later. She had been previously married twice.

Her first marriage, at the age of 17, was to Ragnar Fredriksson, a Swedish salesman and musician. They had two children, Hans, 49, and Ann, who died in a car accident in 1998. The singer’s second marriage was to her fellow Abba star Benny Andersson, but they separated after only three years.

Through her success with Abba, she built up a considerable fortune, with estimates putting her wealth at £100 million.

Smith has two daughters by his former wife, Sally, an American, whom he met in California while he was flirting with a career as a film producer. They married in 1983, but separated in 2003.

Anni-Frid and Smith made their relationship public in 2008 when they attended the London premiere of Mamma Mia!, the Abba- inspired film. They had been courting secretly for several months.

Crazy about ᗅᗺᗷᗅ’s costumes?

15 07 2012

Owe Sandström is the world famous designer who created all the magnificent costumes worn by Swedish super group ᗅᗺᗷᗅ. On Tuesday 17 July, Owe will be at Kronberg’s Ateljé in Skansen open air museum – where ABBA’s last studio album cover Visitors was shot in 1981. He will talk about how the costumes were made and he will also bring along some unique ABBA memorabilia. Kronberg’s Atelje is open 11 AM-4 PM.

Later in the evening Owe Sandström and The Original ABBA band will take part in the TV show Allsång (Sing-A-Long), broadcast live from the Solliden stage at Skansen.

Besides being ABBA’s costume designer, Owe Sandström directs Stockholm International Horse Show, works as a safari guide in Kenya and is the founder of Sweden’s largest animal care education center.

Frida Zermatt Unplugged 2012

20 04 2012

This year’s Zermatt Unplugged festival (one of the producers is Frida), held in Zermatt, Switzerland , ends on friday.

Frida on balcony taking pictures.

Frida can also be seen in a video at a dinner party at the start of the event.

00:25 and  1:35, where she is interviewed, 2:49 with Chris de Burgh.

Among this year’s performers were Lauryn Hill and Chris de Burgh, who sang “S.O.S.”.


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Frida on cover of Kvällsposten

26 08 2011

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Like an angle passing through my room

15 02 2011

This is a story about love. The unconditional love of a devoted fan. Summer 2006: Christopher Green meets Anni-Frid Lyngstad aka Frida from Abba. He is the after dinner entertainment. She is a dinner party guest. What starts as a ‘I’m your biggest fan’ conversation turns into a long chat about the nature of loving someone you’ve never met. From Olivier award-winning writer Christopher Green.

Himself…Christopher Green
Herself…Anni-Frid Lyngstad
Actor…Lloyd Thomas
Actress…Leah Brotherhead

Directed by Claire Grove

This play is about being a fan. About a real and an imagined intimacy. Christopher Green, the creator of glorious comic characters like Ida Barr and Tina C, and devoted Frida from Abba fan, takes us back through events in his past when his life has intersected with hers. Chris aged nine, singing like Frida in music and movement. Chris seeing Frida as a red-haired role model. Chris writing a one-man show about Abba with Bjorn and Benny’s approval. And then out of the blue he finally meets her. Devoted fan meets gracious star. They talk and a connection is made. They are about to have more in common than either of them could possibly know.
This is a project several years in the making, what started as an upbeat reflection on fame and the notion of being a fan, has developed into a meditation on the communication between two people and coping with the blows life deals. Green’s partner died shortly after recording the interview with Frida, in which they talked about her long recovery from the death of her husband in 1999. This play is deeply personal and reflective but with a firmly comic sensibility. The journey takes in life and death, and some of the territory in between, with a heavy emphasis on pop music.

Christopher Green’s work is shamelessly entertaining: from the political bite of country music icon Tina C (star of three Radio 4 comedy series, with a fourth on the way), and Ida Barr star of Radio 4’s Artificial Hip Hop, to recent commissions from the RSC, the Tate gallery, the V&A, the Science Museum and the Barbican.