Stefan Valdobrev was born on 20th May 1970 in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.

He graduated Romain Rolland Foreign Language High School in 1989. In 1993 he graduated The National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in the class of professor Krikor Azarian and Todor Kolev. In 2007 graduated a film directing course at the film academy FAMU in Prague.

He has played more than 35 characters on stage, including:
2007 - Dodo in Little Play for a Children Room by I.Borisova
2005 - Ivan Karamazov in The Brothers Karamazov by F.M.Dostoevsky
2004 - Clown, Poet, Clerk in Fantasmagorii by T.Moskov
2002 - Orpheus in Eurydice by J.Anouilh
2002 - The lover in Finale Grande by K.Donev
2001 - Draftsman, Servant, Hamlet, Silvio, Megre in Commedia del Servitore by T.Moskov
1999 - Eugene O’Neal in And Give Us the Shadows by L.Noren
1998 - Don Juan in Juan In Love by A.S.Pushkin
1997 - Styopa Lihodeev, Rimski, Daniel Harms in The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
1996 - Hugh Oatcake in Much Ado About Nothing by W.Shakespeare
1995 - Iliyko in Learning to Fly by Y.Radichkov
1993 - Silyan in Black Hole by G.Stefanovski
1993 - Feste The Clown in Twelfth Night by W.Shakespeare
1992 - Willer in The City of Angels by S.Shepherd
1991 - Leonce in Leonce and Lena by G.Buechner

He has played in eight feature films, including:
2008 - The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner by S.Komandarev
2007 - Trade Routes by J.Loftus
2004 - Burning Out by S.Trifonov
2003 - Meeting by I.Traykov
2002 - Warming Up Yesterday’s Lunch by K.Bonev

He has composed original music for 65 theatre performances, 8 feature and 4 documentary films.

In 1999 he released his debut book of poetry called ‘Catapult’

In 2001 his play ‘Eros’ was published in the compilation book ‘Young Bulgarian Dramaturgy’

He has released 9 music albums with self-composed songs:
2008 - The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner OST
2006 - Opus Theatrale 2 (internet album)
2003 - Opus Theatrale
2001 - Propaganda, Chromosomes, Silicon
2000 - Dogs’ Home OST
1998 - …to
1995 - Revolution
1995 - A Night at the Theatre
1994 - I love you, darling

In 1993 after his participation in the student TV show ‘Ku-ku’, his first professionally recorded song ‘Cinema’ was released.

In 1989 he made his first concert appearences as part of the band ‘Aleya Alya’, together with Mladen Bobev and Plamen Chernev.

Awards:
2005 - Ikarus for original music for Figures in Love Flight
2004 - Golden rose for best male performace in Burning Out
2000 - Golden rose for film debut for the Dogs’ Home soundtrack
1999 - MM Television Music Award - male performer of the year
1998 - MM Television Music Award - best album (…to)
1993 - shared A’Askeer for debut performance for Black Hole

Tours as an actor and composer in:
France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Israel, Russia, Hungary, United Kingdom, USA, Switzerland, Romania, Austria, Albania

He is married to Iana, who is a lawyer. They have a daughter Maria.

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