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Radu Beligan
Actor

Born: December 14, 1918, Commune Galbeni, Bacau County

Married, four children

Studies

  • 1937-1938 - studies  Law and Philosophy at Bucharest University
  • Royal Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, professor Lucia Sturdza Bulandra

Artistic Career

  • Debut at "Munca si Lumina" Theatre (Work and Light), in Bucharest
  • Plays at "Alhambra" and National Theatre in Bucharest
  • 1950-1965 - Professor at the Institute for Theatre and Film, Bucharest
  • 1961-1969 - Founder and Director of the Theatre of Comedy, Bucharest
  • 1969-1990 - Director of the National Theatre, Bucharest
  • over 80 parts in theter and over 30 in film, numerous staging

Famous Parts

  • in the Romanian dramaturgy: Caragiale, Delavrancea, Camil Petrescu, Musatescu, Mircea Stefanescu,Victor Ion Popa, Victor Eftimiu, Sebastian, Ciprian, Baranga, Mirodan
  • in the foreign dramaturgy: Shakespeare, Goldoni, Gogol, Cehov, Shaw, Gorki, Camus, Jules Romains, Ionesco, Anouilh, Durrenmatt, Albee, Shaffer, Susskind, Neil Simon, Umberto Eco

Filmography

  • O noapte furtunoasă (1943)
  • Visul unei nopţi de iarnă (1946)
  • Răsună valea (1949)
  • Bulevardul “Fluieră Vântu” - scurt metraj (1950)
  • Lanţul slăbiciunilor (1952)
  • O scrisoare pierdută (1953) - Agamemnon Dandanache
  • Afacerea Protar (1955) - Profesorul Andronic
  • Directorul nostru (1960)
  • Bădăranii (1960)
  • Celebrul 702 (1962) - Cheryl
  • Lanterne cu amintiri (1963)
  • Paşi spre lună (1964)
  • Castelanii (1966)
  • Şeful sectorului suflete (1967) - Gore
  • Explozia (1972)
  • Întoarcerea lui Magellan (1973)
  • Agentul straniu (1974)
  • Tată de duminică (1975)
  • Singurătatea florilor (1976)
  • Cuibul salamandrelor (1976)
  • Instanţa amână pronunţarea (1976)
  • Premiera (1976)
  • Braţele Afroditei (1978)
  • Aurel Vlaicu (1977)
  • Iancu Jianu, zapciul (1980)
  • Reţeaua „S” (1980)
  • Iancu Jianu, haiducul (1981)
  • Întoarcere la dragostea dintâi (1981)
  • Galax, omul păpuşă (1983)
  • Horea (1984)
  • Cui i-e frică de Virginia Woolf? - film TV (1995) - George
  • Trahir (1993) - Vlad
  • După-amiaza unui torţionar (2001) - Profesorul

Affiliations

  • Acting President (1971) and Honorary Life President of the International Theatre Institute (1979)
  • Member of the International Theatre Cartel, together with Jean-Louis Barrault, Peter Brook, Georgio Strehler, Jan Kott, Edward Albee, etc.
  • Co-president, with Yehudi Menuhin, of the International Theatre and Music Festivals organized by UNESCO  (1971-1978)
  • Subscriber of the Artists' Appeal for Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki, 1985), together with Woody Allen, , Simone de  Beauvoir, Harry Belafonte, Leonard Bernstein, Friedrich Durrenmatt, Dario Fo, Gunther Grass,  Norman Mailer, Alberto Moravia, Meryl Streep, Liv Ullman, etc.
  • Member of the Academy “LE MUSE”, Florence
  • Honorary Member of the Romanian Academy (2004)

Publishing Activity

Three volumes of essays:

1968 - “Pretexte si subtexte” (Pretexts and Understatements)

1978 - “Luni, Marti, Miercuri...” (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday...)

2000 - “Note de insomniac” (Notes of an insomniac)

Memoirs (1978)

Numerous translations and adaptations from the French, English and Italian dramaturgy

Orders, distinctions and titles

  • 1953 - Artist Emeritus
  • 1962 - People's Artist
  • 1980 - Prize of the Academy “LE MUSE”, Florence
  • 1995-1996 - Prize of UNITER Gala – Trophy DIONYSOS
  • 1997 - Prize of the Romanian Academy
  • 1998 - Prize of Tofan Foundation
  • 1998 - Prize " 14 JUILLET" awarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France
  • 1999 - Trophy "EUGENE IONESCO"
  • 2000 - Prize of "Flacara" Revue
  • 2001 - Grand Officer of the National Order for Faithful Sevice, Romania
  • 2002 - Officer of the National Order of Honorary Legion, France
  • 2002 - Prize of the revue „Moftul Român"
  • Doctor Honoris Causa of the Academy of Arts "George Enescu", Bucharest
  • Doctor Honoris Causa of the National Academy of Theater and Cinema Arts „I.L. Caragiale", Bucharest
  • Honorary Citizen of Bucharest, Iasi and Bacau Municipalities
  • 2003 - Trophy „România 2000"
  • 2003 - Grand Prize for Thetre awarded by the Romanian Government
  • 2004 - awarded the Order "Yugoslavian Flag with the Golden Star and Necklace"
  • 2008 - Prize of Excellence at the XVI edition of UNITER Prizes
 

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