14.02.2018 News / Reports


The great Serbian actor Nebojša Glogovac died today in Belgrade, after a short but severe illness, aged forty-nine.

The first play he ever appeared in was Joe Orton’s Loot, directed by Dejan Mijač. Soon after he began to appear in a growing number of Yugoslav Drama Theatre productions and became a permanent member of the YDT ensemble.  After portraying Niko Đurov in Fake Emperor Šćepan Mali, a text based on writings by Njegoš and directed yet again by Dejan Mijač, Glogovac started appearing in big and important roles in some of the hallmark YDT productions such as Vladimir in In the Hold by Vladimir Arsenijević, Dima in The Oginski Polonaise by Koliada, Troilus in Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare, Andrey in The Power Keg, Dan in Closer by Patrick Marber, Charles Varlet de la Grange in Molière – Another Life, based on writings by Bulgakov.  The versatility of his acting shone in productions such as Tracks by Milena Marković and Huddersfield by Uglješa Šajtinac and they remained on the repertoire for over a decade. There was also his portrayal of captain Jerotije in A Suspicious Person by Nušić and his brilliant creations in Ovid’s Metamorphoses or in The Broken Jug by Kleist.  The last production he appeared in and his last performance was that of Hamlet, on 13th December, 2017.  He has worked with some of the most important theatre directors in this part of the world such as Dejan Mijač, Slobodan Unkovski, Egon Savin, Dušan Jovanović, Aleksandar Popovski.

Nebojša Glogovac first appeared on film in Vukovar Poste Restante, directed by Boro Drašković and he played his first lead in Premeditated Murder, directed by Gorčin Stojanović.  Since then he has appeared in many feature films such as Rage, Thunderbirds, Sky Hook, The Powder Keg, When I Grow up, I’ll be a Kangaroo, Tomorrow Morning,  Circles, Donkey, The Constitution as well as dozens of others where he had the opportunity to be directed by Goran Paskaljević, Rajko Grlić, Ljubiša Samardžić, Radivoje Andrić, Oleg Novković and Srdan Golubović among others.

Not only was Nebojša Glogovac a leading actor of his generation but also one of the greatest actors in the history of theatre in Serbia. He will be remembered for his great performances both in classical and modern repertoire but also in films and plays that have become milestones for the times in which they were created and an indelible part of a heritage that will be passed down to future generations.

Glogovac has received a plethora of awards including the most prestigious ones such as the Sterija award, Golden Arena award in Pula, Emperor Constantine and Grand Prix awards in Niš, City of Belgrade awards and many, many others.

His death is a tragic and irreparable loss not only to Serbian theatre, film and television but also to the cultural and public life of the entire region.

The times of commemoration and funeral will be announced in due course.


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