Taner Birsel

Taner Birsel

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    • January 1st, 1959
Taner Birsel, born in 1959 in Akhisar in the province of Manisa, Turkey, first studied Journalism and Public Relations between 1976-1980. Then he went on to study Performing Arts at the Conservatory of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, from 1981 to 1985. He has been an actor at the Istanbul State Theatre and starred in more than 30 plays since 1985. Some of the plays he starred in: King Lear, Cyrano de Bergerac, Hamlet, Ay Isiginda Samata, The Death of Danton. Apart from plays, he is well-known for his career in the motion pictures as well. Some of his awards are as follows: Award for the Best Male Actor at the 24th SIYAD (Turkish Film Critics Association) Awards; Award for the Best Male Actor at the 21st SIYAD Awards for his role in "The Confession", (2002), which was screened at the "Un Certain Regard" section of the 2002 Cannes Film Festival; Award for the Best Male Actor for his role in "A Run for Money" (1999) at the 21st Istanbul Film Festival.


Acting (18 Credits)

2021Hey There! as Cemil
2017Inflame as Independent MP
2017Ayla: The Daughter of War as Fuat Binbaşı
2016Ember as Ziya
2015Drawers as Ayhan
2014The Lamb as Adnan Bey
2013The Butterfly's Dream as Ismail Uslu
2011Our Grand Despair
2011Once Upon a Time in Anatolia as Savcı Nusret
2010Ada: Zombilerin Dügünü as Usta
2010Black and White
2009The Shadowless
2008Cars of the Revolution as Gündüz
2006Times and Winds as Zekeriya
2001The Confession: Tales About Darkness II as Harun
1999A Run for Money as Selim


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