3 Aug 2021

Bjorn Andresen: The truth about Visconti’s ‘most beautiful boy in the world’

He starred in ‘Death in Venice’ and was feted worldwide as “the most beautiful boy in the world” at the age of just 15.

But a new documentary in cinemas this week has revealed that for Bjorn Andresen, the experience completely messed up his life.

Fifty years after Visconti’s classic film was released, it revisits his difficult experience playing the role, and the events that came to shape his life.

We spoke to Bjorn Andresen, now in his 60s and living in Sweden, and began by asking him how he remembers the  audition.