Alec Secăreanu

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Alec Secăreanu
Born (1984-12-04) 4 December 1984 (age 34)
Years active2006—present

Alexandru "Alec" Secăreanu (born 4 December 1984) is a Romanian actor.

Early life[edit]

Alec Secăreanu was born in Bucharest, Romania.[1] He completed drama study at the Caragiale Academy of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography (Universitatea Națională de Artă Teatrală ṣi Cinematografică "I.L.Caragiale", UNATC), which he completed in 2007.


After appearing in a number of Romanian films, Secăreanu appeared in his first English-language role in director Francis Lee's God's Own Country (2017), in which he played a Romanian migrant farm worker Gheorghe, who begins a relationship with a sheep farmer (played by Josh O'Connor) on a farm in Yorkshire. Director Lee had insisted on casting a Romanian actor in the role of Gheorghe. After winning the role, he worked on a farm for two weeks before filming. His performance in God's Own Country earned him a London agent, membership in the British Actor's Union,[2] and a nomination for British Independent Film Awards.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Alec Secăreanu lives in Bucharest.[4] In addition to his work as an actor, he sporadically worked as a casting assistant and was involved in the production of Romanian short films.



Title Year Role Notes
The Best Customer 2017 Postman/Policeman Short film
God's Own Country 2017 Gheorghe Ionescu Nominated as Best Actor, British Independent Film Award
Chosen 2016 Schacht
Love 2016 Short film
Tudo 2016 Seba
Minte-mă frumos în Centrul Vechi 2016 Barman
Candy Crush 2015 George Short film
Love Bus: cinci povesti de dragoste din Bucuresti 2014 George
Thirty 2013 Razvan Short film
Matasari 2011 Alex Short film
Adalbert's Dream 2011 Motostivuitoristu
Scurta Revedere 2007


Title Year Role Notes
Baptiste 2019 Constantin TV series
The Saint 2017 Bashir TV movie
Fetele lu' dom' Profesor 2014 Marcel
Pariu cu viata 2011 Rapitor 1 2 episodes ("E scirs in stele" and "O doamna si un vagabond: Partea 2")
One Step Ahead 2007 2 episodes ("Striptease" and "Punct. Si de la capat")
Daria, iubirea mea 2006 Florin Cernea


Year Title Role Notes
2017 Gundog Guy Royal Court Theatre in London, United Kingdom
2015 Fight Club Tyler Durden Performance Art Theatre in Bucharest, Romania


Year Award Category Result For
2017 British Independent Film Awards Best Actor Nominated God's Own Country


  1. ^ "Alexandru Secăreanu – Filmweb".) Accessed 17 February 2017. http: / / #.
  2. ^ "Primul film britanic îi aduce un agent londonez lui Alec Secăreanu". Archived from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  3. ^ "New Talent Nominations 2017". British Independent Film Awards. 1 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Alec Secăreanu". CastForward. Retrieved 17 February 2017.

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