Ott Sepp

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Ott Sepp
Sepp, Ott.2011.jpg
Ott Sepp after a theatre performance at the Kuressaare Sadamaait in August 2011.
Born Ott Sepp
(1982-06-29) 29 June 1982 (age 32)
Tallinn, Estonia
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002 – present

Ott Sepp (born 29 June 1982)[1] is an Estonian actor, singer, writer and television presenter.

Career[edit]

Born in Tallinn, Sepp graduated from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in 2004[2] and began performing at the Estonian Drama Theatre in 2005. Since 2006 he has been a principal actor at the Vanemuine theater in Tartu.[3] Sepp has had prominent roles in Estonian films such as Names in Marble (2002), Malev (2005) and Tulnukas (2006); the latter two of which also featured his frequent television partner Märt Avandi. The two men have worked together as co-hosts of Eesti otsib superstaari (English: Estonia is Searching for a Superstar, the Estonian version of Pop Idol) in 2008 and performed together on the comedic parody television program Tujurikkuja (2008 – present), as well as co-hosting Eesti laul in both 2010 and 2011. Eesti laul is Estonia's televised competition to select the country's Eurovision entry and singer.[4][5]

Sepp has appeared in stage productions at the Vanemuine theatre based on the works of: Oskar Luts, Rudyard Kipling, Juhan Liiv, Emily Brontë, George Bernard Shaw, Ole Lund Kirkegaard, Edward Albee and William Shakespeare.[6]

Films[edit]

  • Nimed marmortahvlil (English: Names in Marble) (2002) – Mugur
  • Röövlirahnu Martin (2005) – Nitram
  • Malev (English release title: Men at Arms)[7] (2005) – Uru
  • Tulnukas ehk Valdise pääsemine 11 osas (2006) – Märt
  • Jan Uuspõld läheb Tartusse (English release title: 186 Kilometers) (2007) – Akselerant Ott
  • Taarka (2008)
  • Kormoranid ehk Nahkpükse ei pesta (2011) - himself, cameo
  • Täitsa lõpp (2011) - Ristiga mees
  • Seenelkäik (English release title: Mushrooming) (2012) - Sibi

Television[edit]

  • Buratino tegutseb jälle (2003)
  • Eesti otsib superstaari (2008) – himself, presenter
  • Tujurikkuja (2008 – present) – various roles and scriptwriter
  • Kättemaksukontor (2009 – present) – Policeman Kaspar Tuvi
  • Eesti Laul 2010 (2010) – himself, presenter
  • Riigimehed (2010) – Turvamees
  • Eesti Laul 2011[8] (2011) – himself, presenter

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • Colleague of the Year (Vanemuine theatre) (2007)[9]
  • Young Culture of the City of Tartu (2008)[10]
  • The Oskar Luts Humor Prize (2011)[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vanemuine Retrieved 10 September 2011
  2. ^ Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemia lavakunstikool Retrieved 10 September 2011
  3. ^ Vanemuine Retrieved 10 September 2011
  4. ^ ERR: ESTONIA Ott Sepp & Mart Avandi to host national final
  5. ^ Eurovision Square. Dusseldorf 2011: Estonia: Ott Sepp & Märt Avandi, hosts of Eesti Laul 2011 Retrieved  10 September 2011
  6. ^ Vanemuine Retrieved 10 September 2011
  7. ^ MSN Movies. Men At Arms:Synopsis Retrieved 10 September 2011
  8. ^ Postimees. Eurovisoon – Eesti laul: Eestit esindab Eurovisioonil Getter Jaani. 26 February 2011 Retrieved 10 September 2011
  9. ^ Vanemuine Retrieved 10 September 2011
  10. ^ Ekspress EE: Pärjatud naljamees Ott Sepp Retrieved 10 September 2011
  11. ^ Vooremaa: Lutsu preemia saab Ott Sepp Retrieved 10 September 2011

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