Finnish theatre directorwd:Q4117958
country of citizenship: Finland
language of expression: Finnish
educated at: Theatre Academy Helsinki
occupation: theater director, writer, television director, actor
Jouko Veli Turkka (17 April 1942 – 22 July 2016) was a Finnish theatrical director and controversialist. He was assistant director of the Helsinki City Theatre from 1975 to 1982, and a professor at the Helsinki Theatre Academy from 1981 to 1988, being its rector from 1982 to 1985. Turkka influenced a whole generation of Finnish actors, and created a recognisable style of acting.
Turkka died after a long illness on 22 July 2016, aged 74.
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