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Þorfinnur Ómarsson

Thorfinnur Omarsson (left) at the 2007 Edda Awards

Þorfinnur Ómarsson (born 25 October 1965) is an Icelandic media personality and film and TV producer.

Thorfinnur has worked in the Icelandic media and entertainment industry since the late 1980s. He was the Managing Director of the Icelandic Film Fund and the Icelandic Film Centre from 1996 to 2003.[1][2] During this period, some of Iceland's most prolific film directors made their debuts, such as Baltasar Kormákur (101 Reykjavík) and Dagur Kári (Nói albínói). Thorfinnur was one of the founders of the Icelandic Film and TV Academy, which runs the Icelandic Edda Awards. He was the live-broadcast host of the first ceremony in 1999. From 2003 to 2005 he was the Director of Media and Communication Studies at the University of Iceland,[2] and was then hired by Dagur Group to head its production arm, BaseCamp.[1] He has been host of Ísland í dag (Iceland today) on Stöð 2 (Icelandic Channel 2) and of Vikulokin (The End of the Week) on Rás 1.[2] He is a member of the European Film Academy.

Thorfinnur was the Chief Spokesperson for the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission in 2006 and 2007,[3] and spokesperson for the Icelandic Ministry of Economics and Commerce from October 2008 to April 2009.[2] In spring 2010 he became editor of Eyjan.[2][4]

Thorfinnur Omarsson was educated in France, where he also worked as a correspondent.[2] He is a son of Omar Ragnarsson. Thorfinnur lives with Astros Gunnarsdottir, a theatre director, choreographer, dancer and Pilates instructor. He is also an award-winning chef.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Marlene Edmunds, "Omarsson cooks up feature slate: Dagur taps film vet to head prod'n outfit", Variety 15 May 2005.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Þorfinnur Ómarsson ráðinn ritstjóri Eyjunnar: Fyrrv. upplýsingafulltrúi viðskiptaráðuneytisins tekur við af Guðmundu Magnússyni", Viðskiptablaðið 12 April 2010. (Icelandic)
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  4. ^ "Ritstjóraskipti á Eyjunni: Guðmundur Magnússon hættir og Þorfinnur Ómarsson tekur við", Eyjan 11 April 2010. (Icelandic)

External links

Þorfinnur Ómarsson at the Internet Movie Database

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