Markku Peltola

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Markku Peltola
File:Man without a past.jpg
Born (1956-07-12)12 July 1956
Helsinki, Finland
Died 31 December 2007(2007-12-31) (aged 51)
Kangasala, Finland
Years active 1980 – 2007
File:Telakka, Tampere.jpg
Telakka Theatre, Tampere, of which Peltola was a founding member

Markku Peltola (12 July 1956 – 31 December 2007) was a Finnish actor and musician. He was born and grew up in Helsinki. He was actively involved in founding and acting with the Telakka Theater in Tampere.[1]

Peltola is best known for starring opposite Kati Outinen in Aki Kaurismäki's Academy Award nominated film from 2002 The Man Without a Past. Other films that Peltola featured in include V2 – jäätynyt enkeli, Young Gods, Drifting Clouds, Kamome Shokudo, Jade Warrior and Perhoshäkki.

From the 1980s until his death, Peltola was the singer and bass guitarist of the Finnish band Motelli Skronkle. He also released two solo albums: Buster Keatonin ratsutilalla, released by Ektro Records in 2003 and Buster Keaton tarkistaa idän ja lännen at the beginning of 2006.[2]

Peltola died in the early hours of 31 December 2007 at his home in Kangasala, Finland.[3]

Partial filmography


  1. "utain – Taustatietoja Markku Peltolasta (Background information about Markku Peltola)" (in Finnish). Retrieved 2007-12-31. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Discography at
  3. "Näyttelijä Markku Peltola kuollut (Actor Markku Peltola dead)". (in Finnish). Helsingin Sanomat. 2007-12-31. Retrieved 2007-12-31. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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