Julian Kostov

Julian Kostov (Bulgarian: Юлиaн Костов; born 25 August 1989) is a Bulgarian actor, filmmaker, and former professional swimmer. He is based between London and Los Angeles.[1]

Julian Kostov
Юлиaн Костов
Born (1989-08-25) 25 August 1989 (age 31)
Alma materUniversity of Wales Institute Cardiff (BA)

Early life and educationEdit

Kostov was born in Varna, Bulgaria. His father owns a logistics business and his mother is a judge; he has a younger sister, Lia Kostova. Kostov learned English watching American television as a child.

Kostov attended a Spanish high school before going to the Netherlands to study International Business at Tilburg University. After two years, he decided to move to the UK and pursue acting, inspired by Heath Ledger's performance in The Dark Knight. Kostov transferred to the University of Wales Institute Cardiff (now Cardiff Metropolitan University) to finish his studies, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Business Studies in 2011. He was admitted to the National Youth Theatre that same year.[2]


Kostov holds over 60 medals as a pro swimmer, including a bronze medal at the 2007 Balkan Games. At the age of 12, Kostov became a pentathlon champion for his age group. He was a 10-time National Swimming Champion from 2005 to 2009. In 2007 and 2008, he was awarded Varna's Sportsmen #6 of the Year, and in 2008 he earned the Master of Sport title in Swimming.[3]


Filmmaking creditsEdit

  • Early Birds (2015) – wrote, produced
  • Bar Tricks (2016) – directed
  • The Dare (2019) – produced, second unit director


Year Title Role Notes
2013 Code Red Harold Miller
2014 Rapid Response Corps 2: Nuclear Threat Damon Johnson
2015 Early Birds Jack Short film
2015 Colour Me Grey Nikolai Short film
2016 London Has Fallen Aide
2016 Ben-Hur Wounded Soldier [4]
2016 The Quickening Mike Short film
2016 Bar Tricks Derek
2017 Another Mother's Son Feodor "Bill" Burriy [5]
2017 The Naughty List Voiceover Short film
2017 Leatherface Ted Hardesty [6]
2018 The Conversation Sam Quentin
2018 Risk Daniel the Host Short film
2019 Going Country Matey Short film
TBA Search and Destroy Marcus Cooper Upcoming
TBA The Last Front Thomas Bosmans Upcoming


Year Title Role Notes
2014 24: Live Another Day Agent Harwell Miniseries; 2 episodes
2014 Crystal Skulls Hadden Security TV film
2016 Barbarians Rising Marcus 2 episodes
2018–present A Discovery of Witches Timur Recurring role[7]
2018–2019 Berlin Station Sergei Basarov Recurring role (season 3); 7 episodes
2019 Flack Juan  Episode: "Patrick"
2019 Wild Bill Marek Rudnicka 1 episode
2019 Treadstone Yuri Leniov (1973) 2 episodes
2020 Back Luca Upcoming (series 2)
2021 Shadow and Bone Fedyor Kaminsky Upcoming[8]

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Tom Clancy's The Division Narrator / JTF Officer / Thug
2017 The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game Lloyd Garmadon
2017 Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2
2017 Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Godfrey English version
2018 Bravo Team Mordean soldier
2018 A Way Out Additional voices
2018 Overkill's The Walking Dead The Family


  1. ^ "БЪЛГАРСКИ ИСТОРИИ Юлиан Костов с летящ старт в Холивуд (СНИМКИ)". BG Voice (in Bulgarian). 15 September 2019. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  2. ^ Tino Orsini (3 March 2018). "The Tino Orsini Show Episode 66 with guest JULIAN KOSTOV" (Podcast). Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  3. ^ Cholakova, Galina (21 January 2019). "Юлиан Костов: Аз съм болезнен романтик". Rozali (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise (9 March 2015). "Bulgarian Actor Julian Kostov to Join Morgan Freeman in Ben-Hur Remake". Novinite. Sofia News Agency. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  5. ^ El-Salahi, Reya (21 March 2017). "London actor Julian Kostov bags first lead-role in Another Mother's Son". London Live. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Julian Kostov talks 'Leatherface' role". Bloody Flicks. 12 July 2018. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  7. ^ Motes, Jax (11 May 2018). "Get Your First Glimpse Of Sky's 'A Discovery Of Witches' TV Series". Science Fiction. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (18 December 2019). "'Shadow And Bone': Netflix Series Adds Seven To Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 18 December 2019.

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