Șerban Cantacuzino (actor)

Prince Șerban Constantin Cantacuzino (Romanian pronunciation: [ʃerˈban konstanˈtin kantakuziˈno]; 4 February 1941 – 4 July 2011) was a Romanian prince and actor, who appeared in more than a dozen television, film, and musical roles during his career.[1][2] He was a descendant of Şerban Cantacuzino, the Prince of Wallachia from 1678 to 1688.

Born into Romanian nobility,[1][2] Cantacuzino was a descendant of Șerban Cantacuzino, the Prince of Wallachia who supported the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Vienna, published the Cantacuzino Bible and introduced corn to present-day Romania.[2] His father, Ion Cantacuzino, was a screenwriter, doctor, film critic, film director and producer.[1]

Cantacuzino made his stage acting debut when he was 11 years old at the Bucharest National Theatre in the production, The Prince and the Beggar, opposite his grandmother, actress Maria Filotti.[1] He starred in Richard III as Prince Edward at the Army Theater in Constanța, Romania, in 1963.[1] Cantacuzino co-starred with George Vraca in Richard III.[1]

Cantacuzino moved to Paris, France, in 1990.[2] He died in Paris on 4 July 2011, at the age of 70.[1] His funeral was held at the Bellu Orthodox cemetery in Bucharest, Romania.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1964 Strainul elevul Lucian Varga
1965 Gaudeamus igitur Emil Serban
1967 Sept hommes et une garce Silvio
1974 Fratii Jderi
1975 Stefan cel Mare - Vaslui 1475
1977 Pentru patrie
1984 Muschetarii in vacanta
1988 Secretul armei secrete
1989 Cei care platesc cu viata (final film role)


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Popescu, Irina (2011-07-07). "Romanian Prince Serban Cantacuzino dies in Paris". Romania Insider. Retrieved 2011-07-15.
  2. ^ a b c d "Romanian prince and actor Serban Cantacuzino dies in Paris aged 70". The Washington Post. Associated Press. 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2011-07-15.

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