1955. He was born in Ankara.

1973. T.E.D. He graduated from Ankara College.

1974. He starred in Yilmaz Güney's film “Arkadaş” (Friend), and entered the theater department of the Ankara State Conservatory in the same year.

1979. After graduating from the conservatory, he joined the staff of the Istanbul State Theatre.

 

Plays he acted in 

Antigone (1979), Wounded Deer (1980), Beavers (1980), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1981), "The Trojan War Will Not Take Place " by  Jean Giraudoux (1982), The Planet Of Peace (1982), The Red Shoes (1983), Julius Caesar (1985), Lysistrata (1986), The Fall (1987), Machbeth' s Witches (1987), Danton's Death (1990), Death Trap (1992) "Huis Clos" by Sartre(1993), Green Parrot Limited (1994), Requem For A Spy by George Tabori ,  (1998 - 2000), Cactus Flower (2001 - 2008), Bury The Dead (2010)

 

Movies 

Friend (Y.Güney, 1974), The River (1977), The Secret (A.Özgentürk, 1994), 80. Step (1995), Homecoming (2006), 72.Ward ( 2010)

 

Plays he wrote  

"During Doomsday"(1994)

"Light Beyond Red" (1996)

"Curfew (1996)

 "The Men's Room" (1999)

"The Wedding Song" (2002)

"Full Leaves" (2002)

"Night Of Respect and Support For Master Harpagon", (2004)

"Mitosmorfoz", (2005)

"Niobe", (2006)

"Neon",  (2007)

"Premiere", (2008)

"Lydia’ s Wedding",  (2008), 

"Pirates of Tuna",  (2008),

"The Anniversary", (2009)

"Evaristo ", (2011) 

TV Series

Atiye - 2019- Netflix serial

Paramparça - 2014

Her Sevda Bir Veda - 2014

Karadayı - Uluç Bayraktar - 2012

Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne - Hilal Saral - (2011 - 2012) - Avukat Kadir

Sensiz Yaşayamam - Özer Kızıltan - 2010 - Mummer

Ay Işığı Taylan Biraderler - 2008 - Yıldırım Duman

Sınıf  - Metin Günay - 2008 - Şeref

Eksik Etek - Murat Saraçoğlu - 2007 -

Arka Sokaklar - Orhan Oğuz - 2007 - Nazım Tahsin / Narkotik Nazım

Esir Kalpler - Taner Akvardar - 2006 - Ekrem Akerman

Çeşm-i Bülbül -  Serpil Kurtça - 2005

Gece Yürüyüşü - 2004 - Cüneyt

Çiçek Taksi - Yaşar Seriner - 2000 - Artist Celal 

Bizim Aile   - 1995 - Ataç -  (Aynı zamanda  senaryosunu yazdı)

Yalancı Şafak -  Osman Sınav - 1990

 

His first play; "During Doomsday", was staged by the Istanbul State Theatre in the 1995-96 Theatre season under the direction of Kenan Işık. 

 

1997, his second play "Curfew " was staged by Izmit Municipal Theatre under the direction of Cüneyt Çalışkur.

 

1998, "Curfew" was staged by Istanbul City Theatre Under the direction of Arif Akkaya.

 

2005,  'Full Leaves' was staged by Istanbul State Theatre Under the direction of Turgay Kanturk.

 

2005, "Men's Room", was staged by Dokuz Eylül University  Theatre Department , by Semih Çelenk.

 

2006, "Wedding song " was performed by Izmir State Theatre Under the regime of Işıl Kasapoğlu.

 

2010, "Premiere " was staged by Konya State Theatre Under the regime of Işıl Kasapoğlu.

 

2010, ” Curfew " was staged by Bakırköy Municipal Theatre Under Emrah Eren's regime. 

 

2011.  "Master Harpagon" was staged by the Istanbul State Theatre Under the regime of Levend Öktem.

 

2012,  He directed “Wedding Song” at Istanbul State Theatre.

 

2012. He directed this play; "Light Beyond Red".

 

2012. Wrote the play “Evaristo"; A fantasy play about Eva Braun, who was stranded in a bunker in Germany after Hitler.

 

Awards 

1989.  ” Ministry of Culture, top 10 Screenplay Award for the film script “Blind Date".

 

1996. ” Ismet Küntay, Best Playwright of the Year Award for his play “During Doomsday ” 

 

1996,  Avni Dilligil, The Best Playwright of the Year Award for his play, "During Doomsday"

 

1997,  “Cevdet Kudret Literature Award” with his play “Curfew”

 

2006, “Antalya Golden Orange, Best Supporting Actor of the Year Award” for his role in the movie “Homecoming”.

 

2006, “Sadri Alışık, Best Supporting Actor of the Year Award” for his role in the movie “Homecoming”.

 

2009. With his plays “Neon” and “Premiere”, “4. Oğuz Atay Award "

 

2011, “Afife Jale, Best Supporting Actor of the Year Award” for her role in the play “Bury the Dead”.

 

2011, Hacettepe University State Conservatory's 75th year of establishment as an "Honorary Project", prepared by the Head of Theater Department, "75. “Special Authorship Award” within the scope of Cüneyt Gökçer Theater Awards ”.

Civan Canova