Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Åke Lindman (1928 - 2009)

Finnish actor and director Åke Lindman has died at the age of 81. Lindman's best-known role is probably as private Lehto in Edwin Laine's war film Tuntematon sotilas ("The Unknown Soldier", 1955). In the 1950s Lindman also played in many other Finnish films, his rough looks often typecasting him in villain roles. Åke Lindman, who was also a professional footplayer in his youth, later became a film and TV director.

Stormkärs Maja/Myrskyluodon Maija (a 1975 TV series directed by Åke Lindman, with the famous theme music by Lasse Mårtenson)

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