Interview with Trapped actor Olafur Darri Olafsson: “I think as the show progresses, Andri is tested more than he has been before.”

Series 2 of Trapped (available to buy on DVD) follows Andri as he starts a new life in Reykjavik. An attempt to assassinate a politician through self-immolation, leads him back to the same town he had run from.


Speaking to Telly Binge, Olafur (who plays Andri) says it takes place in Autumn. “There is a huge difference in weather, landscape and in the story itself. We do get to see some of our old friends from Season 1”.

This tangled story will touch on current society issues. Expect to see the environment, immigration and foreign industry all mentioned.

“Trapped wants to be current to its viewers so this new season deals with a few hot topics. It is important to be part of that dialogue.”

Andri himself is trying to save his shattered family, “I think he continues to try his best. The fact that he ends up arresting his Father-in-law in the first series has a traumatic effect on his family and especially his teenage daughter.”

“I think Andri understands that and tries to accept responsibility. I think as the show progresses he is tested more than he has been before.”


Series 2 brings a number of cast members back, including Ingvar Eggert Sigurdsson, Ilmur Kristijansdottir and Gudjon David Karlsson.

There is also introductions for Stormur Jon Kormakur Baltasarsson (Aron), Steinn Armann Magnusson (Ketill) and Solveig Arnarsdottir (Halla).

“Solveig is a very established actress who has been working on stage as in film in Iceland for years, as well as in Germany.”

“One of the best things about Trapped, has been the opportunity of working with actors that are starting out. We have been fortunate to get a great group of actors, I think Stormur is a great example of that.”

Meanwhile we are very excited to see The Widow debut on ITV from Monday 8 April. Olafur revealed it all came about thanks to appearing on a BBC series.

“I worked on the second season of The Missing a couple of years ago. I just loved the writing of the William Brothers so much! So when they came knocking at my door to be a part of The Widow, I didn’t have to think about it.”

“I loved working on the series, it was shot in beautiful South-Africa and has great actors such as Charles Dance, Alex Kingston, Babs Olusanmokun – as well as an incredible kick ass leading lady Kate Beckinsale.”

“My character has a mysterious past, who is blind and slowly we get to find out who he is and how he connects to the story.”


He is now back in a familiar place for a new project, “I start shooting a series in Iceland next month called The Minister.”

“I’m really looking forward to the premier of a new series for AMC called NOS4A2 and a comedy on Netflix called Murder Mystery.

Trapped Series 2 recently aired on BBC Four. It’s now out on DVD via Arrow TV.