|Alma mater||University 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.
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.
- Early Birds (2015) – wrote, produced
- Bar Tricks (2016) – directed
- The Dare (2019) – produced, second unit director
|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||The Quickening||Mike||Short film|
|2017||Another Mother's Son||Feodor "Bill" Burriy|||
|2017||The Naughty List||Voiceover||Short film|
|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|
|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|
|2018–2019||Berlin Station||Sergei Basarov||Recurring role (season 3); 7 episodes|
|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|
|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|
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- 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.
- "Julian Kostov talks 'Leatherface' role". Bloody Flicks. 12 July 2018. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
- Motes, Jax (11 May 2018). "Get Your First Glimpse Of Sky's 'A Discovery Of Witches' TV Series". Science Fiction. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
- Petski, Denise (18 December 2019). "'Shadow And Bone': Netflix Series Adds Seven To Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 18 December 2019.