Anton Gorchev

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Anton Gorchev
Антон Горчев
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Anton Gorchev as Ivan Kondarev in the namesake film (1974).
Born November 10, 1939
Sofia, Bulgaria
Died June 19, 2000(2000-06-19) (aged 60)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Occupation Film and Theatre Actor
Years active 1963–1998
Spouse(s) Sonya Markova

Anton Gorchev (Bulgarian: Антон Горчев) was a Bulgarian stage and film actor born in 1939, deceased in 2000.

Gorchev is best known for his performance as Karaivan in the Bulgarian film classic The Goat Horn (1972), for which he received broad critical acclaim. He is also known for his roles in the films Thorn Apple (1972), Ivan Kondarev (1974), Village Correspondent (1974), The Weddings of King Ioan Assen (1975), White Magic (1982) as well as his numerous notable appearances on the stage.

Biography and Career[edit]

Born Anton Zafirov Gorchev on November 10, 1939 in the city of Sofia, he enrolled acting at The National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts where he graduated in 1963. After the graduation, Gorchev was appointed in the Varna Theatre for two years.[1] In 1965, he went to Plovdiv and started working with the local municipal theatre. Here Gorchev met his wife Sonya Markova.[1] He returned to Sofia in 1971 and became a regular actor in the Boyana film studios. In 1973, Gorchev joined the troupe of the Sofia municipal theatre.[1]

Partial Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1969 Osmiyat / The Eight Vlado Bulgarian: Осмият
1972 Koziyat rog / The Goat Horn Karaivan Bulgarian: Козият рог
1972 Tatul / Thorn Apple Dimo Bulgarian: Татул
1973 Golyamata skuka / The Great Boredom Emil Boev / Michael Bulgarian: Голямата скука
1974 Ivan Kondarev Ivan Kondarev Bulgarian: Иван Кондарев
1974 Selkor / Village Correspondent Dimo Kazaka Bulgarian: Селкор
1975 Svatbite na Yoan Asen / The Weddings of King Ioan Assen Teodor Komnin Bulgarian: Сватбите на Йоан Асен
1975 Buna / Riot Dobrikata Bulgarian: Буна
1975 Magistrala / The Highway excavator operator Bulgarian: Магистрала
1979 Kratko slantse / Short Sun Anton Bulgarian: Кратко слънце
1981 Yazovetsat / The Badger Taso Bulgarian: Язовецът
1982 Byala magiya / White Magic Stoyadin Gerov Bulgarian: Бяла магия
1984 Gore na chereshata / On the Top of the Cherry Tree Toni's father Bulgarian: Горе на черешата
1988 Vreme Razdelno / Time of Violence Bulgarian: Време разделно


  1. ^ a b c (in Bulgarian) Anton Gorchev biographical documentary by the Bulgarian National TV


  • Gencheva, Galina (2008). Bulgarian Feature Films encyclopedia. Sofia: Publishing house "Dr Ivan Bogorov". ISBN 978-954-316-069-3. 
  • Kovachev, Pencho (2008). 50 Golden Bulgarian Films. Sofia: Publishing house "Zahariy Stoyanov". ISBN 978-954-09-0281-4. 

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