Jörgen Liik

Jörgen Liik (born 12 March 1990) is an Estonian stage, film and television actor.

Jörgen Liik
Born (1990-03-12) 12 March 1990 (age 32)
OccupationActor
Years active2013–present
Spouse
(m. 2018)

Early life and educationEdit

Jörgen Liik was born in Kuressaare, Saare County on the island of Saaremaa. He attended primary school at Orissaare Gymnasium in Orissaare from 1997 until his graduation in 2003. He graduated from secondary school at the Saaremaa Ühisgümnaasium in 2009. Afterwards, he studied acting in Tallinn at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (EMTA), graduating in 2014.[1]

Acting careerEdit

Since 2014, Liik has been engaged as an actor at the Theatre NO99 where he has appeared in various stage productions.[2] He made his television debut in 2013 in the role of Siim Pärtel in an episode of the second series of the Eesti Televisioon (ETV) historical drama Tuulepealne maa. This was followed by two appearances as the character Janno Palm on the TV3 comedy-crime series Kättemaksukontor the same year.[3]

Liik's film debut was a starring role in the Moonika Siimets-directed musical short Viimane Romeo in 2013. His first feature-length film debut was as Sander in the 2016 Anu Aun-directed drama Polaarpoiss. In 2016, he had his first starring role in a feature-length film as Hans in the Rainer Sarnet-directed fantasy-drama November, based on the 2000 novel Rehepapp ehk November by Estonian author Andrus Kivirähk.[4] November was selected as the Estonian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards.[5] In 2017, he appeared as Saska in the Sulev Keedus-directed historical drama Mehetapja/Süütu/Vari.[6][7] The same year, he played the role of The Poet in the Priit Pääsuke-directed drama Keti lõpp. In 2018, he appeared in the role of Klemm in the Lauri Lagle-directed drama Portugal.[8]

Selected filmographyEdit

Personal lifeEdit

In 2018, Liik wed stage and film actress Rea Lest, who also starred in November and Mehetapja/Süütu/Vari.[9]

RecognitionEdit

In 2013, Liik was awarded the Voldemar Panso Young Actors' Award.[10][11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ NO99 Teatris Jörgen Liik. Accessed 18 November 2017.
  2. ^ NO99 Teatris Jörgen Liik. Accessed 18 November 2017.
  3. ^ etv.err.ee Draamasari Tuulepealne maa. Ei ole sõda noortele meestele (Eesti 2013) 24 April 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  4. ^ Homeless Bob Productions November. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Estonia submits November for the foreign language Oscar consideration". Estonian World. 7 September 2017. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  6. ^ Eesti Filmi Andmebaas Accessed 18 November 2017.
  7. ^ Eesti Filmi Instituut "Novembri" edulugu jätkub 13 November 2017. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  8. ^ Stage BuddyTribeca Review: November Accessed 18 November 2017.
  9. ^ Kroonika Vabariigi aastapäev 2018 ERMis Foto: Hendrik Osula 15 June 2018. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  10. ^ NO99 Teatris Jörgen Liik. Accessed 18 November 2017.
  11. ^ Postimees Pildid: Panso preemia laureaat on Jörgen Liik 30 November 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2017.

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