Finnish actors died in 2010

Here are 4 famous actors from Finland died in 2010:

Ior Bock

Ior Bock (January 17, 1942 Finland-October 23, 2010 Helsinki) was a Finnish lighting technician, actor and tour guide.

He is best known for his controversial claims of being a descendant of a secret society known as "The Knights of the Cosmic Circle" and possessing esoteric knowledge that has been passed down through his family line for generations. Bock became a cult figure in Finland and Europe, and his followers organized pilgrimages to his family's estate on the island of Porkkala, where he claimed to have found ancient artifacts and built a temple. Despite his claims being disputed by scholars and historians, Bock's eccentric personality and charisma made him a beloved figure among his followers until his death in 2010.

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Tony Halme

Tony Halme (January 6, 1963 Helsinki-January 8, 2010 Helsinki) otherwise known as Tony Christian Halme, Tony 'The Viking' Halme, Tony 'The Viking' White, Tony 'Viking' Halme, Ludvig Borga, Viikinki, The Viking, Finland Thor or Finnish Hellraiser Thor was a Finnish writer, politician, actor, professional boxer, wrestler and athlete.

He started his athletic career as a shot putter and discus thrower, winning several national championships in these events. He then transitioned to professional wrestling, where he competed under various names across Europe and Japan, and eventually joined the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) in the early 1990s, where he became known as Ludvig Borga.

After retiring from wrestling, Halme became involved in politics in his home country of Finland. He was elected to the Finnish parliament in 2003 as a member of the True Finns party and served until 2007. Halme was also a prolific author and published several books throughout his life.

Despite his many accomplishments, Halme struggled with addiction and mental health issues in his later years. He died by suicide in 2010 at the age of 47.

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Martti Pennanen

Martti Pennanen (December 8, 1923 Tervola-December 17, 2010 Tampere) was a Finnish actor.

He graduated from the Finnish Theatre Academy in 1950 and started his career as a stage actor in various theatres in Finland. Pennanen gained recognition as a versatile character actor, who could play comedic and dramatic roles with equal skill. He also appeared in numerous Finnish films and television series, including "Tuntematon sotilas" (1955), "Koskenkorva ja kreivi" (1986), and "Pikkusisar" (1962). In addition to his acting work, Pennanen was also an accomplished voice actor, lending his voice to various animated films and television shows. Over the course of his career, he received several awards for his contributions to Finnish theatre and cinema, including the honorary title of "Kultainen Venla" (Golden Venla) for his lifetime achievement in television acting.

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Helge Herala

Helge Herala (September 30, 1922 Hämeenlinna-February 27, 2010 Helsinki) also known as Helge Frans Birger ”Heguli” Herala was a Finnish actor. He had one child, Heidi Herala.

Helge Herala was best known for his work in Finnish theatre and films. He began his acting career in the Finnish version of the classic play "Romeo and Juliet" (1949). Throughout his career, he acted in over 100 films, including "Rakas lurjus" (1959), "Pekka ja Pätkä neekereinä" (1960), and "Tähdet kertovat, komisario Palmu" (1962). In addition to his successful acting career, he was also actively involved in the Finnish theater scene, performing with the Finnish National Theater for over thirty years. Helge Herala was awarded the Jussi Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Vodkaa, komisario Palmu" (1969).

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