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Well-known Moldovan movie, theatre actor would have turned 80

16:13 | 04.04.2021 Category: Culture

Chisinau, 4 April /MOLDPRES/ - A well-known departed theatre and movie actor, Merited Artist, holder of the Labour Glory Order Grigore Grigoriu would have turned 80 today.   

Grigore Grigoriu was born in the Causeni town on 4 April 1941. After the finishing of the secondary school from his native settlement, he became actor amateur on the stage of the people’s theatre from Causeni. In 1959, he was employed as actor at the Vasile Alecsandri National Theatre from Balti and at the Dialogue Television Theatre during 1965-1970. In 1970, Grigoriu became actor on the stage of the Luceafarul Theatre. He had plaid more parts on the theatres’ stages; yet, the cinematography brought him popularity.     

In 1966, Grigore Grigoriu started his cooperation with the Moldova-Film studio. As movie actor, he debuted in the film Poienele roșii (The Red Glades) directed by Emil Loteanu. The discovery and self-assertion of Grigore Grigoriu as actor of world stature, recognized as one of the most talented and famous movie actors from Moldova, is due to Emil Loteanu.    

The part of Sava Micliu in the film The Red Glades (1966) brought the actor the first cinematographic trophy.

Grigoriu played parts in over 50 movies shot at Moldova-Film and other studios from the former USSR and in three other films made at the DEFA Studio from Germany.

In 1977, actor Grigore Grigoriu got the Grand Prix at the International Film Festival from Prague for the best men’s part played in the film, The Gipsy Camp Goers to Heaven. In 1976, Grigoriu was awarded the honorific title of Merited Artist, in 1992 – the Civic Merit Medal and in 2002 – the Labour Glory Order. Since 2012, the theoretical lyceum from the Carnateni village, Causeni village, has been bearing the name of the departed actor. A movie theatre bearing the name of the Grigore Grigoriu was inaugurated in 2018.      

Grigore Grigoriu died in a traffic accident when returning from hunting in the Palanca village, Stefan Voda district, on 20 December 2003.   


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