Legend of Turkish stage and screen Tamer Levent is a revered actor and theatre director whose work has received wide acclaim throughout the world.
Levent starred in 2012 APSA Best Feature Film Tepenin Ardi (Beyond The Hill) gaining him an APSA nomination Best Performance by an Actor, and the Best Actor Award from both the 24th Ankara International Film Festival and the 3rd Malatya Film Festival in Turkey.
Born in 1950, Tamer Levent studied theatre at the Ankara State Conservatory. As a theatre director, several of his plays have been invited to festivals in Russia, Canada, Korea and Iran. He also has served as the general director of Turkish State Theatres, and is the president of Theatre, Opera and Ballet Members Foundation (TOBAV) and is leading a national campaign called ‘Yes To Art’.
A prolific and much-sought-after film actor, last year Tamer Levent starred in Hakan Kursan’s action thriller Ayaz (2012), Kürşat Kızbaz’s Yunus Emre – the Sound of Love (2014), a biopic of the Turkish Sufi and poet, Özcan Deniz’s romantic drama Su ve Ates (2013) and has a role in Turkish auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Kis uykusu (Winter Sleep) (2014).
Mr Levent is starring in Georgian filmmaker and APSA Academy member, George Ovashvili’s Simindis kundzuli (Corn Island) (2014).
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