Alec Secăreanu

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Alec Secăreanu
Born (1984-12-04) 4 December 1984 (age 34)
OccupationActor
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.

Career[edit]

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.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

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

Television[edit]

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

Stage[edit]

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

Accolades[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alexandru Secăreanu – Filmweb".) Accessed 17 February 2017. http: / /www.filmweb.pl/person/Alexandru+Secareanu-902592 #.
  2. ^ "Primul film britanic îi aduce un agent londonez lui Alec Secăreanu". EraNews.ro. 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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