Iikka Forss

Hair Color: Bald/BlondEye Color: Blue/GreyHeight: 183 cmWeight: 80 kg

Education:MA in Theatre Arts, Theatre Academy of Helsinki 1996-2000

Languages:Mother Tongue: Finnish (native)Fluent in: EnglishFamiliar with: Swedish, German

Biography

The talented Finnish actor Iikka Forss graduated from the Theatre Academy of Finland (Master of Arts in Theater and Drama) in the year 2000. Before studying drama, Forss studied dance at the Turku Conservatory, from which time probably partly stems his skill and range as a highly physical performer. Hailed as a highly transformative and technically skilled and precise actor, Forss has played a number of significant roles in theater, television, and film. Iikka Forss is both a renowned master of comedic timing as well as an uncompromising and deeply devoted, strong drama actor. With these features, Forss became a well-known actor in the 2012 television series ‘Helsingin Herra’, where he played the title role. As an actor in that series, Forss was nominated for both the International Golden Nymph and the Finnish Golden Venla Award. After graduating as an actor, Forss was attached under contract with the Lahti City Theater for ten years, playing a number of notable roles in both comedy and drama, including the title role of ‘Hamlet’ and the role of Randle McMurphy in the play ‘One Flew Over Cuckoo’s Nest’. In 2010, Forss was asked to join the crew of the Helsinki City Theater as an actor, where he acted in the works of a number of well-known Finnish directors up until 2017. In Helsinki, Forss was also given a number of significant lead and side roles in both comedy and drama. Forss, who plays drums in his spare time, was also seen in the Helsinki City Theater in a pivotal role in the musical How to Succeed in Business and in the hugely popular musical, Pippi Longstocking, in which he played the roles of a very fine, physically skilled thief and a tap-dancing policeman. In 2017, Forss became a freelance artist to be able to focus on-camera work and to take on the TV and movie roles he was being offered. Indeed, Forss has acted in several films and television series over the past two years. Still, he has not shied away from the stage during that time and has done notable work for example in the role of Thomas Colleymoore in ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ at the Turku City Theater 2018 – 2019. Forss’ latest major TV role is one of the lead roles in the highly acclaimed TV series ‘Modern Men’, which has now finished two seasons of filming. The series is nominated for the Golden Venla 2019 Award in the Best Finnish Comedy Series category.

Curriculum Vitae

Awards

2013
Nominated: Kultainen Venla, Best Actor 'Helsingin herra'
2012
Nominated: Golden Nymph, Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series 'Helsingin herra'

Film

2020
MetsäjättiKuismaVille JankeriSolar Films Inc./Rimbo Salomaa, Markus Selin, Jukka Helle
2019
Olen SuomalainenDannyAleksi MäkeläSolar Films Inc./ Markus Selin, Jukka Helle
One Last DealManKlaus HäröMaking Movies/ Kai Nordberg, Kaarle Aho
FingerporiDoctorMikko KoukiSolar Films Inc./ Nina Laurio, Markus Selin, Jukka Helle
Täydellinen JouluEkiTaru MäkeläBronson Club/Jesse Fryckman
2018
Heavy TripPriestJukka Vidgren, Juuso LaatioMaking Movies/ Kai Nordberg, Kaarle Aho
Happier Times, GrumpHessuTiina LymiSolar Films Inc./ Markus Selin, Jukka Helle
2017
Unexpected JourneyPeterSamuli ValkamaSolar Films Inc./ Rimbo Salomaa Markus Selin, Jukka Helle
2016
Love RecordsAuvo KinnunenAleksi MäkeläFisherking Production/ Matti Halonen, Leila Lyytikäinen
2014
The GrumpHessuDome KarukoskiSolar Films Inc./ Markus Selin, Jukka Helle

Short films

2018
ProeliumLead/GodJuha PursiainenJuma Production
2006
Heitelläänhän KääpiöitäkinLeadMarkku HaapalehtoSilva Mysterium/ Mika Ritalahti, Niko Ritalahti
2004
Vuoteen OmaLeadMikko KuparinenTAIK/ Jesse Fryckman, Oskari Huttu

Television

2019-2020
Modernit miehetLead/MattiJäppi SavolainenMoskito Television/ Roope Lehtinen, Riina Kullas, Leena Puurtinen
2019
MaanantaiDoctorSamuli ValkamaTack Films/ Laura Kuulasmaa, John Lundsten, Melli Maikkula
2018
RatamoNikulaVeikko AaltonenMoskito Television/ Mari Kinnunen, Riina Kullas, Roope Lehtinen
2017
Pää EdelläNaziJäppi SavolainenMoskito Television/ Tarja Ahava, Roope Lehtinen
Welcome to TexasManMika KurvinenWarner Bros./ Seija-Liisa Eskola, Antti Väisänen
2016
Ex-onnellisetHeikkiJohanna VuoksenmaaDionysos Films/ Riina Hyytiä, Leena Mäenpää-Bentley
2015
Roba S3MinisterAleksi MäkeläYellow Film&TV/ Olli Haikka
Hinnalla Millä HyvänsäRami WarénSamuli ValkamaMoskito Television/Roope Lehtinen/Tarja Ahava
2012
Hidden TracksLead/MarkkuAleksi Salmenperä, Anders EngströmMoskito Television/Roope Lehtinen/Tarja Ahava/Mikko Pöllä
2009
Naisia KaupungillaPasiVeikko AaltonenProduction House/Liisa Akimof
2001-2003
Kaverille ei jätetäJokke/SkuugiMikko KivinenSäihky/ Pirkka-Pekka Petelius
2001
Korkeajännitystä - eli sähköä kotiinkuljetettunaSähkömies JuhnuHannu SeikkulaSäihky/Pirkka-Pekka Petelius
1999
Isänmaan ToivotSakariAku LouhimiesMoskito Television

Theater

2018
The Play That Goes WrongLead/Thomas ColleymooreMika EirtovaaraTurku City Theatre
2017
Comedy of TenorsCarlo NucciJaakko SaariluomaHelsinki City Theatre
PainkillerLead/Frank DysonMika EirtovaaraHelsinki City Theatre
2015
The ForeignerLead/Charlie BakerJaakko SaariluomaHeinola
The MentorLead/Martin WegnerKari HeiskanenHelsinki City Theatre
2014
39 StepsLead/Richard HannayMikko KivinenHelsinki City Theatre
2012
The King’s SpeechEdward VIIIKari HeiskanenHelsinki City Theatre
2011
The Glass MenagerieLead/Tom WingfieldKatja KrohnLahti City Theatre
2010
EnronLead/Andy FastowKari HeiskanenHelsinki City Theatre
2008
Waiting for GodotLead/VladimirSamuli ReunanenLahti City Theatre
2007
One Flew Over Cuckoo’s NestLead/Randle McMurphyTiina PuumalainenLahti City Theatre
2006
The Beatles (Musical)Lead/Ringo StarrKari RentolaLahti City Theatre
2005
The Importance of Being EarnestLead/Algernon Moncrieff)Raila LeppäkoskiLahti City Theatre
2004
AmadeusVenticelloMaarit PyökäriLahti City Theatre
2003
HamletLead/HamletKari RentolaLahti City Theatre
2001
Fame (Musical)Lead/Joe VegasPetteri GranströmLahti City Theatre
2000
MielenkieliLeadMiko JaakkolaTheatre Kehä III
1997
The Imaginary InvalidLeadTeijo ElorantaTurku

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