Todor Kolev (actor)

Todor Petrov Kolev (Bulgarian: Тодор Колев; 26 August 1939 – 15 February 2013) was a leading Bulgarian film and stage actor, singer, comedian and TV presenter.

Todor Kolev
Тодор Колев
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Born
Todor Petrov Kolev

(1939-08-26)26 August 1939
Died15 February 2013(2013-02-15) (aged 73)
OccupationFilm and Theatre Actor
Singer and Showman
Years active1965–2013
Political partyUnion of Democratic Forces (1989-1991)
Independent (1991-2013)

Born in Shumen, his first major film was Tsar i General (Tsar and General) in 1966. He has appeared in more than 30 films. He is best known to the Bulgarian audience by his roles in comedies such as Gospodin za edin den (King for a day), Dvoynikat (The Double), Prebroyavane na Divite Zaytsi (The Hare Census), Tsarska Piesa (Royal Play), Posledniyat Ergen (The Last Bachelor), Opasen Char (Dangerous Charm).

During the Communist rule, he was temporarily exiled from Sofia to Sliven for a joke he made in public that there were three Toshkos who made Bulgarians laugh ("Toshko" is the diminutive form of the name Todor in Bulgarian): the Communist leader Todor Zhivkov, the clown Toshko Kozarev and himself. However, in his biography Varnenskoto Sofianche Ot Shumen, Todor Kolev denies having ever said this.

Todor Kolev was a host of the late night TV show "Kak Shte Gi Stignem with Todor Kolev" (1994-1998) and "Free Entry" (1998-1999).

He died on 15 February 2013 in Sofia, after serious illness of lung cancer.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1966 Tsar i general
1968 Sluchayat Penleve
1970 Edin mig svoboda Poruchikat
1971 Nyama nishto po-hubavo ot loshoto vreme Worner
1972 Koziyat rog Deli Bulgarian: Козият рог
10 dni neplateni Kapitanov
Treta sled slantzeto Len
1973 Kato pesen Kolev, Todor
Prebroyavane na Divite Zaytsi the young hunter Bulgarian: Преброяване на дивите зайци
1974 Ivan Kondarev
Posledniyat ergen Tsokov Bulgarian: Последният ерген
1975 Nachaloto na denya Zhurnalistat
1978 100 tona shtastie
Vsichki i nikoy
Toplo / Warmth master-builder Bulgarian: Топло
1980 Dvoynikat associate professor Denev, cousin Ivan Bulgarian: Двойникът
1982 Tzarska piesa Petar, Tzaryat
Gde-to plachet ivolga... Henri
1983 Gospodin za edin den Purko Bulgarian: Господин за един ден
1984 Dangerous Charm Gencho Gunchev Bulgarian: Опасен чар
Chernite lebedi Bashtata na Violeta
1985 Smartta mozhe da pochaka Maranzov
1987 Samo ti, sartze managing director Milchev Bulgarian: Само ти, сърце
Chovek na pavazha Sledovatelyat
1988 Noshtem po pokrivite Kosta Rashkov TV movie, Bulgarian: Нощем по покривите
1989 Bez draskotina Mosyu Len
Test '88
Zona V-2 Bonev
Razvodi, razvodi... Saprugat (Segment 1 Razvodat predi & segment 2 Razvodat sega)
1990 Poverie za beliya vyatar
Nemirnata ptitza lyubov Ozheneniyat razveden
1998 Ispanska muha Batko
L'assicurazione Inspector Meranzof

ReferencesEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Gencheva, Galina (2008). Bulgarian Feature Films encyclopedia. Sofia: Publishing house "Dr Ivan Bogorov". ISBN 978-954-316-069-3.
  • Kovachev, Pencho (2008). 50 Golden Bulgarian Films. Sofia: Publishing house "Zahariy Stoyanov". ISBN 978-954-09-0281-4.

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