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Alexander Skarsgard: Graduation Ceremony in Leeds

Alexander Skarsgard: Graduation Ceremony in Leeds

Alexander Skarsgard suits up for a graduation ceremony held at Leeds Metropolitan University on Wednesday (July 20) in Leeds, England.

The 34-year-old Swedish actor was presented with an honorary doctorate degree in the arts earlier in the day!

Alex is one of nine honorees to receive an honorary doctorate this year – and more than 5000 students will also graduate from the university this week.

Earlier in the week, shirtless pics of Alex and Joe Manganiello from this week’s episode of True Blood were posted – check them out if you missed them!

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  • kå simly åmazing!

    ugh 0_o

  • Isken

    nice suit ;-)

  • kà simly amazing!

    sorry .it was an accident

  • http://ja slig o lambert^_______^ cute

    not beautiful or handsome he just ok

  • http://ja slig o lambert^_______^ cute

    he is not name alexander pato skarsgard

  • BEAN

    He’s like Gerard Butler. They both look completely clueless in a suit. No swag whatsoever jheeze.

  • addie

    Smart and sexy! A combo you don’t really see anymore… I love you alex and true blood this season is amazing!

  • shadow2500

    this suit is small for him,anyway congratz alex,good for you but next time choice suitable suit

  • tami

    He looks good. :)

  • Jessie

    @slig o lambert^_______^ cute: @kå simly åmazing!:
    The two of you post on every single thread on this site, and nothing you say adds anything to any kind of conversation. You’re probably the same person, but if you’re going to post at least say something worth while.

    Alex looks hot. Tired, but hot.

  • Holic


  • Camille

    Sigh, I posted some of these pics before lunch. LOL! You’re welcome JJ.

  • Chloe

    Yep, and not only the Alex threads. EVERY thread that JJ puts up on here.

    Alex looks great. I hope he got to spend a bit of time there before he has to go back for Comic Con.

  • Camille

    Awww, cute! I love his smile.

    Another good interview with Alex. He talks about TB, Melancholia, SD, and about his time at Leeds.

  • ladybug

    @Jessie: He does look tired. I suspect that whatever he’s been doing it hasn’t been catching up on his sleep!
    I wonder if he gets to keep the hat.

  • http://ja slig o lambert^_______^ cute

    lol i swear im not same person ka simply. And ka simply his my best friend in school and befor i dont know this site jj. but he tell me about this site LoL LOL

  • ladybug
  • Danielik25

    He had very good speech like always. I think Alex had long and hard night with his friends in Leeds. Congrats!

  • smittened

    He looks wonderful! I ‘m happy for him. I see a very big and bright future for him.

  • Cheryl

    No sightings with Bosworth in days. Are they still together or not???

  • Camille

    I wondered that too. LOL! It’s so dorky but so is he so it suits him. Yeah I got distracted by that too. Oh and now Lainey is like, oh he’s a dork and this is the only way I’ll picture him now that Eric isn’t cool anymore. Plus, she says he’s got creepy teeth. WTF?

  • Camille

    Try MONTHS!

  • Greg

    i heard kate was with him on the plane. they’ve been traveling together.

  • megan

    beautiful man!!

  • Mia

    @Greg And you know this how? I think you are just full of it. Show proof.

  • Nodding

    Kermit the Frog has an honorary doctorate… KERMIT THE FROG!!

  • Facebook

    @Greg, nice try. Always someone stirring it. Especially because KB posted this on her Facebook/JMint promo (yes, she’s back in LA, Jared will no doubt “find her” soon):

    Kate Bosworth Hi everyone! I’ve been away in Italy, but now I’m back and ready to do a shoot tomorrow with Cher Coulter. Can’t wait to reunite!

  • Camille

    Then she left before Alex did because he wouldn’t be back so early I wouldn’t think. His ceremony was in the afternoon and he would have stayed a bit for that. It’s a long *ss flight and with the time difference, even if he left in the early evening at Heathrow he wouldn’t be back in California until later tonight. The ceremony was supposed to start at 2pm, British time but that doesn’t mean his happened right away. There would have been opening addresses, etc so you can count on at least an hour of that. I’m guessing he was there until at least 4-5pm and there’s like a 9 hour time difference. He wouldn’t have left until later this morning our time and then at least a 7-8 hour flight I would think. He’s probably still in the air.

  • Mary

    They are probably broken up but may be staying “together” to promote SD and all their other pr projects.

  • Camille

    So I guess you didn’t know she’s been in Italy the whole time. Nice one though.

  • Mia

    Greg really knows his sh*t, doesn’t he? :-)

  • Nodding

    Why the negatives? it’s true.
    And have you forget Alex’s comments about his life in Leeds?

  • Lilla

    Nice try Greg. He’s been in Sweden until he had to leave for Leed’s. I live in Sweden and have seen him, but not her. That fameho has been spotted in Mexico and Italy.

  • ladybug

    @Mary: If together you meant not being seen together in 3 months. I’d have thought that even if they were just making outings for pr purposes she’d have shown at the TB premiere.
    Camille, it’s possible that he got a evening flight out tonight , if he was able to get back to Heathrow in time. Might be easier just to leave tomorrow, Comic-Con isn’t until Friday afternoon.

  • Congratulations to:

    The Honorable Nelly Fang

  • Canuck

    Damn! So not fair that when he finally hits the UK, I’m not there!

  • Lisa

    Have they split up? I cannot imagine they are still together being that they have not been seen in like 3 months together…

  • Camille

    Is it Friday, I thought it was tomorrow for some reason. Oh good, he won’t have to rush then. Hopefully he gets a chance to shake off some of the jetlag.

    You still in the vicinity? Go to the big party there?

  • His own words

    He and a friend left Sweden for Leeds Metropolitan University, where he studied English for six months.
    ‘We wanted to see the real England, so we just looked at a map. We both liked Leeds United, so we thought, let’s go there.
    We didn’t study much, we just had a blast. People were super-friendly and I had a great time. I still support Leeds United.’

  • His own words

    if you go to Leeds Metropolitan University to study English/Party for six months and then you do striptease on tv, guess what:
    You receive an honorary doctorate degree in the arts.

  • Canuck

    @Camille: I’m in the Mountains, golfing, bbq’ing and when I work up the courage, swimming in the lake. It’s nice, once you’re numb enough not to feel the cold, hahaha! ;))

  • Camille

    It’s kind of been a crap summer weather wise. We had tornadic activity earlier this week. Not good! I wish I was on holiday, I love the mountains.

  • ladybug

    @Camille: The T B panel is a 5:30 pm on Friday, so he should have plenty of time.
    For those of you whining about Alex getting an honorary degree, take it up with Leeds, not Alex. It was their decision, not his.

  • Camille

    Wow thumbs down for making a comment about a tornado in my area? For real? Some people need to get over it.

  • Camille

    I agree. It’s not like he forced them to do it. Sheesh! I see the thought police are out in full force thumbing everyone down who is saying something remotely positive. LOL, they never get tired hey?

    I don’t know why I thought it was Thursday, brain fart I guess. Good, he should have plenty of time then.

  • ladybug

    @Lisa: I really was expecting the ‘random’ pr shot of lunch at Joan’s or something like that. But, other than the odd dog-walking thing last month, nothing. Haven’t been seen together in 3 months, he avoids his old hangouts, she’s not papped as much anymore (hardly at all) and apparently he’s been having a grand time back home in Stockholm, clubbing and hanging out with his friends.

  • tami

    @ladybug: Wasn’t there a story of a fan who told Alexander at the True Blood premiere, that she had gone to Joans for a week just to see him and she was upset with him for not being there? It seems like that is when he started avoiding his regular hang-outs? I think maybe the thought of someone keeping track of him might have creeped him out? I don’t know.

  • Lisa


    Yep, that makes it seem even more like they are not together anymore, if they were they would have been seen in 3 months at least once by the paps.

  • tami

    So, I went to the Comic Con website to see the schedule and Alexander isn’t listed. :( Do you guys think he will show up? I hope he does. I would love to see pictures of him there.

    Friday, July 22

    5:30-6:30 True Blood Panel and Q&A session— Mixing romance, suspense, mystery, and humor, the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated True Blood kicked off its 12-episode fourth season June 26 on HBO. The series follows the on-and-off romance between waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people’s thoughts, and 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). Oscar and Emmy award winner Alan Ball created and serves as executive producer of the series, which is based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. The series — and this panel! — also features Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse, Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte, Rutina Wesley as Tara Thornton, Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette, Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica Hamby, Kristin Bauer van Straten as Pam, Joe Manganiello as Alcide, and Kevin Alejandro as Jesus. Moderated by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly. Ballroom 20

  • Lisa


    Yep not being seen in 3 months, no way they are still together, the paps would have got them at least once in all that time.