Timo Torikka

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Timo Torikka
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Timo Torikka (2009)
Born (1958-02-01) 1 February 1958 (age 65)

Timo Torikka (born 1 February 1958, in Kerava) is a Finnish actor. He graduated from the Theatre Academy of Finland in 1982, after which he has worked both on the stage and onscreen. One of his most well known parts is the role of Pentti Saari in Pekka Parikka's film Talvisota (The Winter War, 1989). [1] [2] He also acted in two episodes of French television series Maigret with Bruno Cremer.


Torikka was the writer and director of the 1993 television series Hobitit , an adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings for the Finnish public broadcaster Yle.

In 1997 he worked in the Theatre of Cologne, Germany in Karin Beier's Sturm (Tempest by Shakespeare) and between 2005 and 2007 he played Bill's role in Plus loin que loin ("Further than the furthest thing" by Zinnie Harris) in France.

In 2008 he played one of the principal roles in Mika Kaurismäki's film Kolme viisasta miestä (Three Wise Men). [3]

Partial filmography

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  1. "MOVIE REVIEW : Outmanned Finns vs. Russian Invaders in Epic 'Talvisota'". Los Angeles Times. 8 December 1989. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  2. "Talvisota – Pekka Parikan menestyselokuva draamasarjana". yle.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  3. "Kolme viisasta miestä – draamaelokuva ystävien jouluaatosta". yle.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 14 April 2020.