Cüneyt Gökçer

Style of Art : Actor, opera director
Branch of Art : Theater play, film
Art Profile :

Cüneyt Gökçer was born in Malatya in 1920. He graduated from the Theater Department of the State Conservatory in 1946. In the State Conservatory, he worked as an actor as well as a director. In 1951 he debuted in the film “Vatan ve Namık Kemal.” Gökçer acted the role of “Murat IV” in the TV series in 1981. He acted many leading role in various stages such as "Kral Oidipus," "Onikinci Gece," "IV Henry," "Damdaki Kemancı," "Bağdat Hatun" and “Kral Lear." He also acted in many films including "Vatan ve Namık Kemal," "Barbaros Hayreddin," "Lale Devri," "Kara Davut," "Kaldırım Çiçeği," "Nilgün," "Büyük Sır,” "Damdaki Kemancı," "Mevlana," and "Yedi Evlat İki Damat."

Gökçer served as general director in the State Theatre, director in the Ankara State Conservatory and chair in the Theater Department at Bilkent University. Between 1959 and 1997 he worked as stage manager for over 20 operas such as: “Salome” of Richard Strauss, “Dudaktan Kalbe” of Çetin Işıközlü. Gökçer received numerous awards including the title of the State Artist (1981). He was also awarded the medal of King I. Georges of Greece in the honor of officer (1963) and the medal of Commandatore by Italian President (1970) as well as the medal of Culture in Poland. Cüneyt Gökçer passed away in Ankara in 2009.

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