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Horaţiu Mălăele

  • Actor, Director
  • Born: 01.08.1952 in Târgu Jiu (Gorj)
Graduate of the Institute of Theatre and Film "I.L.Caragiale" (year 1975, class Octavian Cotescu, lecturer Ovidiu Schumacher). After graduation he was assigned to the Youth Theatre in Piatra Neamt where he makes his debut in the play ”Youth Without Age” ( awarded Best Actor at the Iasi Theatre Festival in 1975). Starting 1977 he is an actor with the Nottara Theatre Company and since 1996 he joined the Bulandra Theatre Company. He is also a very talented painter and cartoonist, with over 40 exhibitions to his name.


  • He has two sons, Ion Bogdan and Cristian. The first is an actor and he joined his father in many of his theatre and film ventures.The second is a film and theatre director.
  • In 2012 he publishes the volume “ Wanderings / Rătăciri", Ed. ALL 2012 and 2014.
Horaţiu Mălăele about success:
“Success works at times like a girdle.You become the formula that others set you in. I feel OK there where nobody knows me. And yet, sometimes after that, you may feel the need to be tapped on the shoulder and asked:” Hi there, how are you?” (Cinema Almanac,1984)