The prominent and multiple awarded drama artist Goran Grgić was promoted to a national Drama principal by the decision of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia on November 28, 2017. He became a member of the CNT Drama in 2002 and created around thirty large and significant drama roles in performances of the widest spectre and has received some of the most important professional awards.
Goran Grgić was born in Osijek on November 17, 1965. After his graduation at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb in 1990, he was engaged at the City Drama Theatre Gavella in which he remained until 2002.
Roles at the CNT in Zagreb:
Michel, bridegroom – The Wedding by Elias Canetti, dir. Joško Juvančić, 1990
Friedrich Hofreiter – The Distant Land by Arthur Schnitzler, dir. Joško Juvančić, 2001
Don Juan – Don Juan: The Seduction of Geometry by Max Frisch, dir. Larry Zappia, 2002
Don Jere – Glorija by Ranko Marinković, dir. Božidar Violić, 2004
Henry II. – Becket by Jean Anouilh, dir. Horea Popescu and Joško Juvančić, 2005
Tusenbach – Three Sisters by Anton P. Chekhov, dir. Ivica Kunčević, 2006
Reverend Chasuble – The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde, dir. Tomislav Pavković, 2007
Theseus / Oberon – A Midsummer`s Night Dream by William Shakespeare, dir. Dora Ruždjak Podolski, 2007
Georg – Park by Botho Strauss, dir. János Szikora, 2007
Ezra Mannon – Mourning Become Electra by Eugene O’Neill, dir. Mateja Koležnik, 2008
Ken Murray – They Shoot Horses Don`t They? By Horace McCoy – Ivica Boban, dir. Ivica Boban, 2008
Hercules – Kraljevo by Miroslav Krleža, dir. Ozren Prohić, 2009
Billaud-Varennes – Danton`s Death by George Büchner, dir., sets and costumes Hansgünther Heyme, 2009
King Claudius – Hamlet by William Shakespeare, dir. Ivica Kunčević, 2009
Pyotr Stepanovich Vyerhovenski – Demons by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, dir. Janusz Kica, 15. 1. 2010.
Boris Možbolt – Čaruga by Ivan Kušan, dir. Joško Juvančić, 16. 4. 2010.
Bishop Strossmayer – Zagorka by Ivica Boban, dir. Ivica Boban, 28. 1. 2011.
Dr.Theol. et Phil. Alojzije Silberbrandt – The Glembays by Miroslav Krleža, dir. Vito Taufer, 6. 5. 2011.
Pierre Bezuhov – War and Peace by Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy, dir. Tomaž Pandur, 14. 10. 2011.
Knight Tobia Rigan – Twelfth Night or What you Will by William Shakespeare, dir. Aleksandar Popovski, 7. 12. 2012.
Magistar Budikovac – In the Sign of the Libra – Carnival by Ranko Marinković, dir. Helena Petković, 22. 2. 2013.
Jaša – The Cherry Orchard by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, dir. Vito Taufer, 10. 5. 2013.
Baron – The Lower Depths by Maxim Gorky, dir. Paolo Magelli, 3. 10. 2013.
The Ragpicker – The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux, dir. Krešimir Dolenčić, 31. 1. 2014.
Juraj Kučić – The Wolfhound by Miroslav Krleža, dir. Ivica Buljan, 30. 12. 2014.
Schigolch – Lulu by Frank Wedekind, dir. Jernej Lorenci, 28. 3. 2015.
At the End of the Week by Bobo Jelčić, dir. Bobo Jelčić, 21. 11. 2015.
Martin Žatinić / American – The Woman by Josip Kosor, dir. Paolo Magelli, 4. 3. 2016.
Orgon – Tartuffe by J. P. B.Molière, dir. Eduard Miler 30. 9. 2016.
Viktor – Men of Wax by Mate Matišić, dir. Janusz Kica, 30. 12. 2016.
Lebedev, Paul Kirilich – Ivanov by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, dir. Eimuntas Nekrošius, 5. 5. 2017.
Roles in other Croatian theatres:
Ivo – The Return by Srđan Tucić, dir. Želimir Mesarić, GDK Gavella, 1991
Stepinac – Stepinac, glas u pustinji by Ivan Bakmaz, CNT Varaždin, 1992
Algernon – The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde, GDK Gavella, 1993
Bobby White – cabaret Črni maček, GDK Gavella, 1994
Don Jere – Glorija, by Ranko Marinković, GDK Gavella, 1995
Joža Sveti – Breza by Slavko Kolar, GDK Gavella, 1996
Frano – Ilija Kuljaš by Tudišević-Molière, Dubrovnik Summer Festival, 1997
Oronte – The Misanthrope by Molière, GDK Gavella 1997
Leontes – The Winter`s Tale by William Shakespeare, GDK Gavella, 1998
Larry – Closer, by Patrick Marber, GDK Gavella, 1998
Špigeljski – A Month in the Country by Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev GDK Gavella, 1998
Torvald Helmer – Nora by Henrik Ibsen, GDK Gavella, 1999
Uncle Peck – How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel, Theatar &TD, 2000
Hamlet – Hamlet, by W. Shakespeare, GD Histrion, 2000.
Horvat – Kroatenlager by Krleža-Vitez, GDK Gavella, 2001
Gavin Ryng-Majne – Kuća & Vrt GDK Gavella 2002
Jupiter – Amphytrion by Heinrich von Kleist, Dubrovnik Summer Festival, 2003
Don Quixote – Don Quixote by Cervantes, Dubrovnik Summer Festival, 2005
Skup – Skup by Marin Držić, Dubrovnik Summer Festival 2008
Pierre – A Dinner with a Fool by Francis Veber, CNT Osijek, 2009
Grga – Amateurs by Borivoj Radaković, KNAP 2010.
Prominent appearance in movies:
Mislav – Zlatne godine Davor Žmegač, 1992
Tvrtko – Noć za slušanje Jelena Rajković 1995
Hrvoje – Rusko meso Lukas Nola, 1996
Pisac – TV film Ispovijed koju niste zaslužili Eduard Galić, 1999
Čabraja – Ajmo Žuti Dražen Žarković, 2000
Franc – Duga mračna noć Ante Vrdoljak, 2003
Andrija – Konjanik Branko Ivanda 2003
Luka – Libertas Veljko Bulajić, 2006
Otac – Moram spavat’, anđele Dejan Aćimović, 2007
Inspektor – Ničiji sin Arsen Ostojić, 2008
Other appearance in movies and TV series:
Krhotine, Prepoznavanje, Gospa, Olovna pričest, Zagorje-dvorci, Četverored, televizijski filmovi; Garcia, Cijena života, Olovna pričest, Kraljica noći, Radio i ja, Ispod crte, Bogorodica, Enklave, Ispovijed koju niste zavrjedili, Lopovi prve klase, Mrtvi kutovi, Mrtva točka, televizijske serije; Zlatni vrč, Odmori se zaslužio si, Luda kuća, Balkan Inc., Dobre namjere, Tužni bogataš, Operacija Kajman, TV novella Sve će biti dobro.
Golden Smile, for the role of Bobby White in cabaret Črni maček, 1994
Award for the best drama creation at the Marulić Days for the role of Joža Sveti in Breza S. Kolar, 1996
Award of the Croatian Theatre Arts` Award for the role of Oronte in The Misanthrope by Molière and Fran in Ilija Kuljaš by Tudišević – Molière, 1997
Golden Smile for the role of Shpigelsky in A Month in the Country by Turgenev, 1998
Award for the best male role at the MES in Sarajevo for Shpigelsky in A Month in the Country by Turgenev, 1998
Award Dubravko Dujšin for the roles of Larry in Closer by Merber and for Shpigelsky in A Month in the Country by Turgenev 1999
Award of the City of Vukovar at the Festival of Actors for the role of Larry in Closer by P. Marber, 1999
Order Danica hrvatska with the image of Marko Marulić for contribution to Croatian culture 1999
Najhistrion Award for the role of Hamlet in Hamlet by Shakespeare, 2000
Award of the Croatian Theatre Arts` Award for the role of Hamlet in Hamlet by Shakespeare, 2000
Award Vladimir Nazor for the role of Hamlet in Hamlet by Shakespeare, 2001
Award Mila Dimitrijević, for the role of Don Juan in Don Juanu: The Seduction of Geometry by Max Frisch 2003
Award Orlando for the role of Don Quixote in Don Quixote by Cervantes, 2005
Award Mila Dimitrijević for the role of Henry II in Becket by Anouilh, 2006
Plaque of the City of Zagreb for the role of Henry II in Becket by Anouilh, 2006
Award of the Croatian Theatre Arts` Award for the role of Grga in Amateurs by Borivoj Radaković (dir.P. Veček, performed by Theatre KNAP), 2011
Award Marul at the Marulić Days for the role of Viktor in Men of Wax by Mate Matešić, directed by Janusz Kica, 2017
Award Story Hall of Fame for the role of Viktor in Men of Wax by Mate Matešić, direct by Janusz Kica, 2017
Award Tito Strozzi for the role of Viktor in Men of Wax by Mate Matešić, directed by Janusz Kica, 2017.