Åke Leonard Lindman (11 January 1928, Helsinki – 3 March 2009), born Åke Leonard Järvinen, was a Finnish director and actor. In his youth Lindman was a football player, playing defence for the Finnish national team during the Olympics in Helsinki 1952. He represented the football club HIFK in the Finnish league. In the 1960s, the British Football League club Swindon Town F.C. wanted to sign him, but he turned them down to focus on his acting career. Åke Lindman's breakthrough as an actor came with his role as the stubborn soldier Lehto in Edvin Laine's movie The Unknown Soldier from 1955. Later, he would also achieve fame as captain Torsten Jansson in the Swedish soap opera Rederiet. Lindman also found success as the director of, amongst others, the TV-series Stormskärs Maja and the movie Framom främsta linjen, a movie about the Finland-Swedish infantry regiment 61 during the defence of the Karelian Isthmus in 1944. His last film was the war movie Tali-Ihantala 1944. Lindman won two Jussi Awards, one for best director in 1988 and a Lifetime Achievement award in 2008.
How would Åke Lindman be described?
Åke Lindman would be described as Finnish actor, director and football player.
What is Åke Lindman subject of?
Åke Lindman is subject of 20th-century writers, Finnish film directors, Finnish screenwriters, Finnish television directors, Finnish television writers, Finland international footballers, Olympic footballers of Finland, 1928 births, 2009 deaths, Swedish-speaking Finns, HIFK Fotboll players, 20th-century Finnish male actors, Finnish male film actors, 21st-century Finnish male actors, 21st-century writers, Sportspeople from Helsinki and Footballers at the 1952 Summer Olympics.
What is the gender of Åke Lindman?
Åke Lindman is male.