Mikko Vihma as Batman / Bruce Wayne
Mikko is equally both, a singer and an actor. He has been educated in the Helsinki Pop & Jazz Conservatory and the Helsinki Conservatory of Music.
With a major interest towards music, he has played in various bands during the 90s before expanding to acting. Mikko started his acting career in musicals including “Hair” and “Saturday Night Fever”. Since the early 2000 he has been attached as an actor to the Helsinki City Theatre. During his time with the theater he has stared in many major productions such as “Grease”, “Stand By Me”, “Cinderella”, “Miss Saigon”, “Hairspray”, “Evita”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Mary Poppins”, “La Cage aux Folles” and most recently “Fiddler on the Roof”.
Mikko lives in Espoo, Finland with his family.
Christopher Killik as Victor Zsasz
Chris trained at the Royal Academy of Music, where he received distinctions in every field.
Theatre includes:John Tallentire ‘Hired Man’ (The Old Laundry) Mr B in ‘Pamela’ (Lost theatre) Dan in ‘Closer (Helsinki English-speaking Theatre) 1st cover Oliver in’Love Story’ (Duchess Theatre, London), Man1 in ‘Closer than Ever’ (Focus Theatre Cheltenham), ‘The Twelve Tenors’ (Germany Tour), John Talentire in ‘The Hired Man’ (Focus Theatre Cheltenham), Elma Candyjack in ‘Sail Away’ (Lillian Bayliss Theatre) and he created the role of Kevin in ‘Ash’ (Arcola Theatre).
T.V: Eoin ‘Engineer’, Adam ‘Telering’ and Blue Afro Man in ‘Health Lottery’!
Chris has also performed in a number of concerts, including ‘Chess in Concert’ (Royal Albert Hall) and as a backing singer for Elton John at ‘Concert for Diana’ (Wembley Stadium).
He has, in the past three years, set up his own company working as a voice coach. Priceless Productions focuses on the science of the voice, offering courses throughout Europe.
Follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisKillik
Anna Easteden as Barbara Gordon
Anna Easteden is a Finnish –born farmer’s daughter, an international model and a Los Angeles –based award nominated actress. Easteden started her career as a teenager after receiving a large modeling contract with a Japanese modeling agency.
In Tokyo she modeled for large companies: Kanebo, Sony, Nissen, Wacoal, Oricom, NEC and Lux, among many others. In addition to working in Japan, Easteden, who loves traveling, worked in other countries, such as Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and New Zealand.
Anna’s modeling career continued in the US as well. Her clients include: Salvatore Ferragamo, Calvin Klein, XOXO, Hermes, Diesel, Pony, T-Mobile, Toyo Tires, Michael Antonio, and Jockey. Easteden’s first theater performance as an actress was in a musical “The Sleeping Beauty” at the Tivoli Theater in Chicago in the name role “Beauty”.
Easteden has acted notable TV-shows, such as: “Two and a Half Men”, “Bones,” “Days Of Our Lives” and “Passions.” Her award nomination came from the Method Fest Film Festival from her portrayal of Nina in the film by Mika Kaurismäki, “The House of Branching Love”, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Easteden’s interests also include those in the humanitarian arena. Easteden conducted a comparative legal research study on the different aspects of asylum procedures in selected European countries for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Bratislava, Slovakia. Her research impacted the Slovak National Asylum Legislation, which was in the process of amendment.
Richard Colvin as Marcus Driver
Richard trained at the Royal Academy of Music in London and The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. His recent roles include the principal role in the critically acclaimed off-Broadway production of The Hired Man in New York, Zangara in Assassins at the Sheffield Crucible for which he was nominated for “best Performance in a musical” at the TMA Awards, Annas in the European tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd at the Jeremy Lions theatre and Man One in Closer Than Ever at the Dufrin theatre festival. He has also worked as a vocal soloist for the London Symphony Orchestra.
Stewart Gray as Alfred Pennyworth
Stewart is a British illustrator residing and working in Finland. He has been performing in stage roles for around 15 years as a member of the Finn-Brit Players, an amateur English language drama group based in Helsinki. He has also done the occasional professional gig in front of camera for advertising and corporate clients, as well as English language audio work for a variety of purposes, from commercial voice overs to audio guides.
Juha-Pekka Mikkola as The Finn
Juha-Pekka Mikkola is a versatile Helsinki-based freelancer actor. A graduate from the University of Tampere, Mikkola has appeared in over 80 theatre plays, numerous tv-series and films and also done a lot of voicework, dubbing and narrating. He has also worked as a director and created “1827 Infernal Musical”, world’s first true heavy metal musical, in 2011 for Turku Youth Theatre, where he worked as the artistic director. His classical theatre credits include: Mercutio, Laertes, Mr. Ford, Woyzeck, Everyman, Trigorin, Kekkonen, Jesus, The Toad, Elwood Blues, Figaro, Athos, Harpagon and Woyzeck.
At the moment he’s touring with his critically-acclaimed monologue Fosforinhohtoinen lurjus (“Phosphor-tinted Scoundrel”). A comic book fan since early age, he’s excited to be part of the “Crime Alley” cast (though he’s been in genre films before). This is his third collaboration with director Paalanen.
In 2011 Mikkola was given the Western Finland Critics’ Award.
Erik Mashkilleyson as Jim Corrigan
Erik has previously acted in independent films such as T.V. Cops and Invisible Forces and also in various commercials. Erik has predominantly acted in English-speaking roles but as a Finn, he can roll the r’s with the best of them. Erik found “Crime Alley” to be an inspiring and ambitious project and he believes that when you get a glimpse of the dark heart of downtown Gotham, it’s going to batarang your socks off.
Erik loves nerdy stuff like comics, board games, obscure movies, and everything you can click with a mouse; Facebook, YouTube, memes, games, apps, the whole nine yards. When he is not at his keyboard, he plays squash, downhill-skis, and also sings second tenor in an award-winning male choir.
Alisa Ranta-aho as Catwoman / Selina Kyle
Alisa is a 26 years old model who is very much into acting. Before “Crime Alley” she has done TV commercials and a music video. She took home the 3rd place in 2012 Miss Helsinki competition and won medias favorite girl title. She also took part in Finland’s Miss Globe beauty poageant, where she was medias favorite.
“I have always had intrest and love for Batman movies. Catwoman has been played by the most beautiful and succesful actresses, so I was pleasantly surprised when I was offered this part. For me Catwoman represents a strong, intellecual and modern woman.”