Biography

Atanas Atanasov was born on September, 15, 1955 in Sofia. In 1980, he graduated from acting in National Academy for Theater and Film Art, Sofia, Bulgaria in classes of professor Alexander Stoyanov . From 1980 to 1985 he worked in the dramatic theater in Sliven, from 1986 to 2000 in the Theatre "Bulgarian Army", and from 2000 to 2001 in National Theatre. From 2001 he is a freelance actor. From 1991 Atanas Atanasov taught acting at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Art in teams of professor. Elena Baeva, professor. Krikor Azaryan, professor. Plamen Markov. Since 2003 he is an artistic director of the classes in the same Academy. In 2002 he was awarded the academic title "professor". In 2008 the degree Doctor of labor "The stage image - aspects of the subjective approach." As an actor plays in performances of the National Theatre, Youth Theatre, Theatre 199, Theatre "Off the Channel", Satire Theater , Theater "Tears and Laughter". He has been awarded prizes for the male roles in the plays "Thessalonica conspirators"by Georgi Danailov , "Prosecutor" by George Djagarov, "At the foot of Vitosha" by P. K. Yavorov, "Night of Tribads" by Enkvist, "Brother" by Konstantin Iliev, "Art" by Yasmina Reza, "Eurosport" by Shpiro. Union of Bulgarian Actors nominated him for his role in the show "The English lover" by Marguerite Duras. In 2008, he received "Asker" for leading actor for the role of Enric Font of "Swedish defense"by Galseran in Theater "Off the Channel".Some of the more significant roles in Bulgarian film productions are: "Characteristics", directed by Christo Christov, "AcaDaMuS", directed by Georgi Djulgerov, "Draw", directed by Ivanka Grabcheva, "Warming up yesterday's lunch", directed by Konstantin Bonev, "Emigrants", directed by Ivaylo Hristov and Lyudmil Todorov. He starred in TV series "Home for Our Children" and "Sticky", directed by Nedelcho Chernev, and "Church of wolves," directed by Nicolas Lambrev. Atanas Atanasov's roles in international film productions are: "East-West", directed by Regis Varnie , "Vercingetorix," directed by Jacques Delors, "Love comedy" directed by Valeria Sarmiento, "Kefalonia", directed by Salidzato Calvert, "Soraya", directed by Louis Gasparini, "Marie and the kids," directed by Jean-Louis Bertuccelli, "Case conscience", directed by Luigi Perelli, "Sacco and Vanzetti", directed by Fabrizio Costa, "Trade routes", directed by J.. Loftus, "Exodus", directed by J.. Luigi Calderone.