born March 9, 1942, Bucharest
Ion Horia Leonida Caramitru is a Romanian stage and film actor, stage director, as well as a political figure. He was Minister of Culture (1996-2000) and is Chairman of the Theatre Union of Romania (UNITER).
Before graduate I.L. Caragiale Institute for Theater and Film Arts, he debuted on the stage with the title role in Shakespeare’s Hamlet for the Bulandra Theater. Caramitru was a protagonist in a series of theatrical productions by directors such as Liviu Ciulei, Andrei Şerban, Liviu Purcărete, Sandra Manu, Cătălina Buzoianu, Alexandru Tocilescu, and Sică Alexandrescu on the stage of Bulandra Theater, the National Theatre Bucharest and various other theaters.
He starred in over 30 feature films, making his debut with a supporting role in Ciulei’s Forest of the Hanged (1964).
For his work in establishing British-Romanian cultural links, Caramitru was named Officer of the Order of the British Empire and the French Ministry of Culture awarded him the title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (1997). In May 2005, he won the competition for the head office of the National Theatre Bucharest.
În limba română: http://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ion_Caramitru
Johnny Raducanu & Ion Caramitru