Nikola Todev (Bulgarian: Никола Тодев, pronounced [niˈkɔɫɐ ˈtɔdɛf]; June 13, 1928 – March 30, 1991) was a Bulgarian theater and film actor.

Nikola Todev
Никола Тодев
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Nikola Todev in 1973
BornJune 13, 1928
DiedMarch 30, 1991(1991-03-30) (aged 62)
OccupationFilm and Theater Actor
Years active1952–1991
Spouse(s)Zlatina Todeva

Todev is best known with his performances of characteristict types most notably the village mayor in The Hare Census (1973), Kara Kolyo in Manly Times (1977) and the uncle in Ladies Choice (1980).

Biography and CareerEdit

Todev was born on June 13, 1928 in the town of Devin, Smolyan Province. He started acting on the stage of Smolyan theater in 1952. Later he moved to Pazardzhik continuing to work in the local theater.

He made his debut in the cinema in the notable film Krayat na Pesenta / The End of The Song (1971) whose screenplay was written by the eminent Bulgarian writer Nikolai Haitov. In 1973 Todev was already amidst the group of famous Bulgarian actors that were filmed in the remarkable screen satire Prebroyavane na Divite Zaytsi / The Hare Census. A year later he became a member of the Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers.

Known with the characteristic types he performs, Todev continued an intensive career appeared in classics as Manly Times (1977), also written by Haitov and the cult comedy Dami Kanyat / Ladies Choice (1980). In the end of the 1980s he was decorated with the high government prize the Order Of Saint Cyril And Saint Methodius.

Nikola Todev died in 1991 at the age of 63.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1971 Krayat na Pesenta / The End of The Song Fandakliyata Bulgarian: Краят на песента
Demonat na Imperiyata / The Demon of the Empire TV Series
Bulgarian: Демонът на империята
Gnevno Patuvane / Wrathful Journey Bay Stoian Bulgarian: Гневно пътуване
Izpit / The Test Lio's father Bulgarian: Изпит
1972 Momcheto Si Otiva / The Boy Turns Man the traffic policeman Bulgarian: Момчето си отива
1973 Mazhe bez Rabota / Men Without Work the mayor Bulgarian: Мъже без работа
Kato Pesen / Like a Song the black marketeer Bulgarian: Като песен
Byalata Odiseya / The White Odyssey Bulgarian: Бялата одисея
Poslednata Duma / The Last Word the guard Bulgarian: Последната дума
Nona Manolaki Bulgarian: Нона
Prebroyavane na Divite Zaytsi / The Hare Census Bay Georgi - the village mayor Bulgarian: Преброяване на дивите зайци
I Doyde Denyat / And the Day Cam the priest Bulgarian: И дойде денят
1974 Vechni Vremena / Eternal Times Spas Bulgarian: Вечни времена
Zarevo nad Drava / Dawn Over the Drava Bulgarian: Зарево над Драва
Lamyata / The Dragon Kalota Bulgarian: Ламята
Sinyata Lampa / The Blue Lamp sergeant-major Nedev TV Series
Bulgarian: Синята лампа
1975 Svatbite na Yoan Asen / The Weddings of King Ioan Assen Bulgarian: Сватбите на Йоан Асен
Il Pleut sur Santiago / It Is Raining on Santiag Spas Bulgarian: Над Сантяго вали
1976 Voynikat ot Oboza / The Soldier of the Supply Column the linesman Bulgarian: Войникът от обоза
Svetal Primer / A Bright Example the brigade lider TV movie
Bulgarian: Светъл пример
Spomen za Bliznachkata / Memory of the Twin Sister Stefan Bulgarian: Спомен за близначката
1977 Mazhki Vremena / Manly Times Kara Kolyo Bulgarian: Мъжки времена
Godina ot Ponedelnitzi / A Year of Mondays Bulgarian: Година от Понеделници
Zvezdi v Kosite, Salzi v Ochite / Stars in Her Hair, Tears in Her Eyes Bulgarian: Звезди в косите, сълзи в очите
Slanchev udar / Sunstroke Bay Lyubo Bulgarian: Слънчев удар
1978 Adios, Muchachos Bulgarian: Адиос, мучачос
Pokriv / A Roof Bulgarian: Покрив
Rali TV movie
Bulgarian: Рали
Chuy petela / Hark to the Cock Zahari Bulgarian: Чуй петела
Instrument li e Gaydata? / Is the Bagpipe an Instrument? the barber Ivan Bulgarian: Инструмент ли е гайдата?
1979 Kratko slantze / Short Sun Bay Lambo Bulgarian: Кратко слънце
Byagay... Obicham te / Run Away... I Love You uncle Dimo Bulgarian: Бягай... Обичам те
Chereshova Gradina / The Cherry Orchard Savata Bulgarian: Черешова градина
1980 Yumrutsi v Prastta / Fists in the Soil the mayor Bulgarian: Юмруци в пръстта
Trite Smurtni Gryaha / Three Deadly Sins Bulgarian: Трите смъртни гряха
Vazdushniyat chovek / The Airman Beev Bulgarian: Въздушният човек
Wonny Bulgarian: Уони
Ilyuzia / Illusion Bulgarian: Илюзия
Dami kanyat / Ladies Choice the uncle Bulgarian: Дами канят
1981 Milost za Zhivite / Mercy for the Living Bulgarian: Милост за живите
Bal na Samotnite / The Blind Date Ball Kiril Bulgarian: Балът на самотниците
1982 Byala Magiya / White Magic Bulgarian: Бяла магия
1983 Za Gospozhitzata i Neynata Mazhka Kompaniya / To the Miss and Her Male Company Pero Bulgarian: За госпожицата и нейната мъжка компания
Zlatnata Reka / The Golden River Bulgarian: Златната река
1984 Delo 205/1913 / File # 205/1913 Bulgarian: Дело 205/1913
Izdirva se / Wanted Bulgarian: Издирва се
Stenata / The Dam the driver Bulgarian: Стената
1985 Yan Bibiyan Katzaryat Bulgarian: Ян Бибиян
1986 Myasto pod Slantzeto / Place Under the Sun Bay Petko Bulgarian: Място под слънцето
Mglistye berega / Misty Shores Stavrov Co-production:Soviet Union, Bulgaria
Bulgarian: Мъгливи брегове
Russian: Мглистые берега
Te Naddelyaha / They Prevailed Bay Nesho Bulgarian: Те надделяха
1987 Chovek na Pavazha / The Man on the Road Bulgarian: Човек на паважа
1988 Vreme na Nasilie / Time of Violence Stoyko protsvet Bulgarian: Време разделно
1989 Spirka za Nepoznaty / A Stop for Strangers Bulgarian: Спирка за непознати
Adio, Rio Doncho Bulgarian: Адио, Рио
1991 Veshtestveno dokazatelstvo / Material Evidence Parvi torlak Bulgarian: Веществено доказателство
Iskam Amerika /I Want Amerika Bay Ivan (final film role)
Bulgarian: Искам Америка

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