- Category : 1920-births
- Type : PSP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Four Ways 3
Norwegian actor, stage producer and theatre director. He made his stage debut in a school revue while studying at the gymnasium. During World War II he was involved in resistance work, and had to flee to Sweden in 1942, where he joined the police troops. He headed the Norwegian National Academy of Theatre from 1964 to 1970. From 1973 to 1984 he was employed at the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation as head of Radioteatret (the radio theatre). In 1991 together with Merete Skavlan he started the independent theatre group Intimteatret ('The Intimate Theatre').
Knoop died on 25 October 2009 in Oslo, Norway, aged 88.