Great Croatian Actor Ivo Gregurević Dies at 66

Croatian film, stage and television actor Ivo Gregurević died suddenly on Wednesday, January 2nd in his own home in Zagreb. One of the most prominent and important actors-artist of Croatia will never be forgotten, since he made an great impact on complete Croatian cinematography, playing in mote than 90 movies and television programs.

As his biography says, Ivo Gregurević was born in Donja Mahala near Orašje, today Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 7 October 1952, to parents Marko and Jela Gregurević.

Gregurević graduated from the Drama Academy in Zagreb and has worked in over 90 movies and television programs since the late 1970s; in particular, he acted in almost all of Croatian movies after gaining independence in 1991. He also had few starring roles, best known being in 1991 film Čaruga. Croatian film director Snježana Tribuson has stated that she had intentionally cast Gregurević in almost all of her movies.

Besides movie roles, he made the successful appearances in popular Croatian TV-series, Velo misto, playing the Netjak, and Marko Kosmički in Odmori se, zaslužio si. He has won two Croatian Actors’ Association Awards for Šokica (1998) and Duga mračna noć (2006). In 2005 he was ranked second in the Croatian-based film magazine Hollywood in the ‘Best Croatian Male Movie Stars of All Time’ list.

Photo courtesy: Facebook page Ivo Gregurević – sjećanje na velikana