Ene Järvis

Ene Järvis (born 26 October 1947) is an Estonian stage, film, radio, and television actress.

Ene Järvis
Born (1947-10-26) 26 October 1947 (age 73)
NationalityEstonian
Other namesEne Janson
OccupationActress
Years active1970 – present
Spouse(s)Vello Janson (1976 – 1984; divorced)

Early life and educationEdit

Ene Järvis was born in Kiidjärve, Põlva County to parents Paul and Amanda Elfriede Järvis. She was the second to youngest of five siblings; two olders sisters and an older brother named Eimar almost fourteen years her senior, and a younger sister.[1] She attended schools in Põlva, graduating from Põlva Secondary School in 1966 (now, Põlva Gymnasium). Following graduation, she enrolled at the Tallinn State Conservatory in Tallinn (now, the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre), graduating from the institution's performing arts department in 1970. During her studies at the Tallinn State Conservatory, she met and befriended classmate Helene Vannari. The two would become lifelong friends.[2][3]

CareerEdit

StageEdit

In 1970, Järvis began an engagement at the National Youth Theatre in Tallinn (now, the Tallinn City Theatre). She would remain an actress at the theatre for nearly forty years, leaving in 2009. Since 2009, she has been a freelance actress.[4]

FilmEdit

Järvis' first substantial feature-length film role was in the 1987 Soviet-Estonian Helle Karis directed Metsluiged, adapted from the 1838 Hans Christian Andersen literary fairy tale The Wild Swans, for Tallinnfilm. This was followed in 1990 by a small role in the Kaljo Kiisk directed drama Regina; and an uncredited role as Agnes in the 1992 Mati Põldre directed Need vanad armastuskirjad, a biopic of 1930s and 1940s Estonian songwriter Raimond Valgre. In 1999, she appeared as a director in the Valentin Kuik directed drama Lurjus, which was adapted from the short story Poldlets (also known as An Affair of Honor) penned by Vladimir Nabokov.[5][6]

In 2011, Ene Järvis appeared as Riina in the Rain Tolk and Andres Maimik directed comedy Kormoranid ehk Nahkpükse ei pesta for Kuukulgur Film, about a 1970s rock band trying to make a comeback. In 2012, she had a starring role as Reeda in the Ain Mäeots directed drama Deemonid, which chronicles the downward spiral of three individuals who enter a casino. In 2013, she had a small role as a gynecologist in the Ilmar Raag romantic drama Kertu. In 2016, she appeared in both the René Vilbre directed comedy Klassikokkutulek, and the Anu Aun directed romantic drama Polaarpoiss.[7]

Throughout her career, Järvis has also appeared in a number of film shorts.[8]

Television and radioEdit

In 1989, Ene Järvis was cast in the role of Astrid Olsen for the Mikk Mikiver directed television film Doktor Stockmann, based on the 1886 play Enemy of the People by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. Between 1995 and 1996, she played the role of Lilian Põder on the popular, long-running Eesti Televisioon (ETV) drama serial Õnne 13.[9]

Järvis has also made appearances in 2007 on the Kanal 2 television crime series Kelgukoerad, and as Helga in the Kanal 2 mystery-horror television series Süvahavva. Between 2011 and 2015, she also made several appearances on episodes of the TV3 comedy-crime series Kättemaksukontor.[10]

During her career Järvis has also performed in a number of radio theatre plays.[11] Some of her more memorable roles in radio theatre have been in productions of works by Vladimir Mayakovsky,[12] August Gailit, [13] and Oscar Wilde.[14]

Personal lifeEdit

Ene Järvis was married to actor Vello Janson from 1976 until their divorce in 1984. The couple had no children. Järvis currently lives in Tallinn and is in a relationship with long-term partner Gunnar.[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Postimees Ene Järvis: enam ma ei murdu 27 October 2012. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  2. ^ 60+ Ene Järvis: Vanadus kestab kauem kui noorus 2 July 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  3. ^ arhiiv.err.ee JUTUSAADE. Ene Järvis. 27 April 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  4. ^ Postimees Ene Järvis: enam ma ei murdu 27 October 2012. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  5. ^ Eesti Filmi Andmebaas. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  6. ^ Õhtuleht "Minu suurim tragöödia on see, et mul pole lapsi." 16 March 2004. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  7. ^ Eesti Filmi Andmebaas. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  8. ^ Eesti Filmi Andmebaas. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  9. ^ arhiiv.err.ee JUTUSAADE. Ene Järvis. 27 April 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  10. ^ Õhtuleht Kuidas Ene Järvis ja Hans Kaldoja Süvahavvalt paari läksid 13 July 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  11. ^ arhiiv.err.ee HIIRELÕKS. Ene Järvis. 3 March 2004. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  12. ^ raadioteater.err.ee Kuuldemäng: Vladimir Majakovski "Reanimatsioon" 1979. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  13. ^ raadioteater.err.ee Kuuldemäng: August Gailit ""Pärlipüüdja"" 1987. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  14. ^ raadioteater.err.ee Kuuldemäng: Oscar Wilde "Ustav sõber" 1992. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  15. ^ Õhtuleht "Minu suurim tragöödia on see, et mul pole lapsi." 16 March 2004. Retrieved 11 February 2017.

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