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 34)
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 – 2016), as well as co-hosting Eesti laul in both 2010 and 2011. In 2016, Ott Sepp and Märt Avandi hosted the final of Eesti Laul in Saku Suurhall. 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
  • 2pic (2006) - Punn
  • 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 – 2015) – various roles and scriptwriter
  • Kättemaksukontor (2009–2011, 2013) – Policeman Kaspar Tuvi
  • Eesti Laul 2010 (2010) – himself, presenter
  • Riigimehed (2010) – Turvamees
  • Eesti Laul 2011[8] (2011) – himself, presenter
  • Eesti Laul 2016 (2016) - 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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