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Matti Ranin

Matti Ranin
Matti Ranin vuonna 1950.jpg
Matti Ranin in 1950.
Matti Helge Ranin

(1926-11-21)21 November 1926
Died24 November 2013(2013-11-24) (aged 87)
Helsinki, Finland
OccupationActor, director
Years active1927–2011

Matti Helge Ranin (21 November 1926 – 24 November 2013) was a Finnish actor.[1]

Ranin had an extensive career in film. He was in his prime as film-actor in the 1950s and 60s, most famously playing Captain Kariluoto in an Edvin Laine film The Unknown Soldier. He also had a recurring role of Toivo Virta in the Komisario Palmu films and appeared as Lauri Salpakari in the 1968 film adaption of Täällä Pohjantähden alla.[2]

Ranin has also acted extensively as a voice-over artist in children's audio books, cartoons and TV shows. He became known as the voice of the horse Histamiini, performed in puppet theatre style programming and based on the children's books by Raili Mikkanen. Ranin also directed the Finnish voice-over of Disney's Beauty and the Beast and performed the role of Belle's father. Ranin also had long running television roles as Pentti Karvala in the hospital drama Ihmeiden tekijät and as Kaarlo Kares on the soap opera Kotikatu.

Selected filmography

In films
  • Loviisa – Niskavuoren nuori emäntä (1946)
  • Ruma Elsa (1949)
  • Kanavan laidalla (1949)
  • Hilman päivät (1954)
  • The Unknown Soldier (1955)
  • Komisario Palmun erehdys (1960)
  • Täällä Pohjantähden alla (1968)
  • Akseli and Elina (1970)
  • Tie naisen sydämeen (1996)
On television
  • Joulukalenteri (1980, 1985)
  • Mustapartainen mies (1990)
  • Blondi tuli taloon (1994–1995)
  • Ihmeiden tekijät (1996–1998)
  • Parhaat vuodet (2000–2002)
  • Kotikatu (2004–2009)
  • Taivaan tulet (2011)


  1. ^ "Näyttelijä Matti Ranin kuollut". Ilta-Sanomat. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Matti Ranin". Kansallinen audiovisuaalinen arkisto. Retrieved 24 November 2013.

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