Master of Arts, Aalto University, Helsinki, 1976.
He has directed some 50 films including Tropic of Ice. He worked in Warren Beatty"s Reds as the second assistant director: Finland (as Lauri Torhonen) and in Gorky Park by Michael Apted also as the second assistant director: Finland (as Lauri Torhonen). Törhönen worked as professor of film art in University of Art and Design Helsinki.
Vice chair City Planning Committee, Helsinki, 1994—2000.
Children: Anni, Juho, Urho, Risto.