Hristo Shopov | Artist | Ivan Vazov National Theatre
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Hristo Shopov

Hristo Shopov

Hristo Shopov was born on January 4, 1964, in Sofia, Bulgaria. He belongs to a family in which a real dynasty of actors has been built for generations. His father is the deeply respected and famous Bulgarian actor Naum Shopov, who played the main role in a large number of films and theatre works. His mother, Nevena Simeonova, as well as his sister Lisa Shopova, are also actresses. His grandfather was the founder of the theatre in Stara Zagora, and his grandmother, Mara, was a notable actress.

In 1981, only 17 years old, he made his debut in the cinema with "Breathe, Man!", where he is partnered by his mother Nevena Simeonova.

In 1987, he graduated from Krastyo Sarafov Higher Institute of Theatre Arts "Kr. Sarafov" with a major in "Acting Mastery for Drama Theatre".

In the theatre, he played in the performances "The Cat" (1992), "Leap into Bed" (1992), "The Man from Earth" (2014), "All or Nothing" (2017), "Every Year at the Same Time" (2016), "Chain of Words" (2019), "Not for a Phone" (2021).

He participated in Mel Gibson's three-time Academy Award-nominated film The Passion of the Christ, playing the role of Pontius Pilate. Famous Bulgarian films in which he participated are: "Yesterday", "The Love Summer of a Schlep or Eyes Cry Differently", "Indian Games" and "Margarit and Margarita", "Traffic", "The Glory of Bulgaria", "Follow Me".



Best actor for his role as Doctor Philip Bogatev in at the South–East European Film Festival (15.05.2012)

Best Actor for the role of Pontius Pilate in The Passion of the Christ at the Film Festival in (Irkutsk, Russia, 2004)

During this season, on the stage of the Ivan Vazov National Theatre, you can watch Hristo Shopov in the performance "Intrigue and Love".

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