Actor Hannu-Pekka Björkman is a familiar face for Finns in theatre, TV and cinema. He was also Professor of Acting at the Theatre Academy from 2013 to 2018. He has received three Jussi awards (film), two Golden Venla awards (TV) and the Suomi Prize of the Ministry of Education and Culture. He has also been decorated with the Pro Finlandia medal. Björkman is currently on the staff of the Finnish National Theatre.