Lasse Pöysti

Actor, Musical Artist

1927 –


Who is Lasse Pöysti?

Lasse Pöysti is a Finnish actor, director, theatre manager and writer.

Pöysti began his career as a child actor, becoming known to the Finnish public as Olli Suominen in the "Suominen family" films. The first of these films as Suomisen Perhe. Pöysti was 14 years old at the time of the film. Pöysti matriculated in 1945 in the Helsinki Normal Lyceum.

From 1967 to 1974, Pöysti served as manager of the Lilla Teatern, with his current ex-wife Birgitta Ulfsson, and also acted in many roles in Swedish. During 1974–1981 he was the manager of the Tampere Workers' Theatre, and during 1981–1985 the manager of the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm. In his later career he has had many speaking roles in musical plays. He has had many prominent roles on television, of which among the most notable are the leading roles in the Strindberg plays Gustav III and Erik XIV. Another renown performance was the title role in the stage play Galileo by Bertold Brecht, which won critical acclaim. He has also read bedtime stories in children's programs.

In addition to his stage career, Pöysti has written several books, including his own memoirs.

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Jan 24, 1927
Also known as
  • Lasse Poysti
  • Pöysti, Lasse
  • Lasse Erik Pöysti
  • Lasse
  • Finland

on July 23, 2013


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