Family & Companions
Moved with family to Helsinki when Karelia was seized by Russia
Was a Finnish soldier, fighting Russians in the "winter war" (date approximate)
Joined the Old Vic Theatre School in London
Directed Strindburgh's "Miss Julie" for the Oxford University Dramatic Society
Returned to Scandinavia, directing "Twelfth Night" and "The Sheep Well" for the Varberg Festival
Was invited by Lawrence Olivier to direct his production of Ibsen's "John Gabriel Borkman"
Created the 59 Theatre Company, presenting "Danton's Death", "Creditors" and "Grand" at the Lyric, Hammersmith
Returned to television, directing Edith Evans and Maggie Smith in "Hay Fever"
Directed the feature film "Private Potter" starring Tom Courtenay in the title role
Directed Trevor Howard in "The Father" at London's Piccadilly Theatre; made a documentary for the BBC about Finland; directed a new play about Ibsen "The Summer in Gossensass" also for BBC
Renewed collaboration with Michael Elliot in Manchester, and founded the 69 Theatre Compnay, directing Tom Courtenay in "Hamlet" at the Edinburgh Festival
With Michael Elliott, created the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, England, acting as practical and creative visionary, and director
Michael Elliott, partner in the Royal Theatre company, died
Directed a double bill of "Oedipus the King" and "Oedipus at Colonus" both starring David Threlfal, celebrating the company's one hundredth production