Romanian actor Mircea Albulescu died Friday morning at Floreasca Emergency Hospital in Bucharest, where he had been admitted the day before. He was 81 year old. Actor’s lifeless body will be laid in the foyer of the National Theatre in the Romanian capital on Saturday.
Across his impressive career, Mircea Albulescu played hundreds of roles on stage and starred in more than 70 movies. He announced his retirement from public life back in 2013. The legendary actor suffered of heart issues and underwent a triple heart bypass surgeries two years ago, according to local media outlets.
“I am waiting for the death which seems to get closer and that’s a hard burden. My wife passed away several years ago, but lately I feel her inside the house, often criticizing me for the mess and my disordered behavior. Perhaps she is present around because I get increasingly closer to the other world, her world. As an actor, it’s good to leave this life when you are on a roll,”
Mircea Albulescu in 2011 (wikimedia commons)
said Mircea Albulescu recently during a TV show.
On his real name Iorgu Constantin V. Albulescu, Mircea Albulescu (born on 4 October 1934 in Bucharest) was an actor, university professor (Doctor of Arts), journalist, poet, novelist and member of the Writers’ Union, according to Wikipedia.
His stage career revolved around Bucharest’s Municipal Theater, Comedy Theater and the National Theater. He played memorable roles in the radio theater, which he regarded as the most prodigious of his artistic activities and which was the subject of his doctoral thesis.
About the National Radio Theatre, for which he embodied more than 300 characters, the actor said that “If 1,000 people listen… each “sees” another play. It is [radio] the most creative receiver.”
List with some of Mircea Albulescu’s screen roles:
Albulescu performed in most of the films directed by Sergiu Nicolaescu (Dacii, 1967, Mihai Viteazul, 1970, Zile Fierbinti, 1975, Revansa, 1978, Pentru Patrie, 1978, Nea Marin Miliardar, 1979, Mihail, caine de circ, 1979, Capcana Mercenarilor, 1980, Wilhelm Cuceritorul, 1982, Viraj periculos, 1983, Ziua Z, 1985, Noi, cei din linia intai, 1986) and in almost all movies directed by Mircea Veroiu (Somnul Insulei, 1994, Semnul sarpelui, 1981, Mania, 1977, Sapte zile, 1973, Scrisorile prietenului, 1997, Dincolo de pod, 1976, Artista, dolarii si ardelenii, 1980, Craii de Curtea Veche, 1995).
Other film roles included: “Youth Without Youth” (2007), Prea mic pentru un razboi atat de mare, 1970, Dincolo de Nisipuri, 1973, Rosenemil, 1993, Actorul si salbaticii, 1975, Cursa, 1975, Editie Speciala, 1980, Inghititorul de sabii, 1981, Flacari pe comori, 1987, Un om in Loden, 1979, Printre colinele verzi, 1971, La capatul liniei, 1982, Columna, 1968, Bratele Afroditei, 1978, Totul se plateste, 1986, Momentul adevarului, 1989.
Photo credit: By Razvan Socol (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons