Romfilatelia invites you to a unique show, “directed” by the Romanian stamp Golden stars of stage and screen (II)

Meeting any of the famous actors you loved and admired at the theatre or in the movies are unforgettable moments that you always remember and talk about with emotion. Because they, the actors, not just have a particular job, but are creators of art, they are the heroes who have conquered us forever by their energy and the joy transmitted through their roles.

With a life committed to theatre and stage, for which they were rewarded with applauses, numerous awards and diplomas, the Romanian actors have earned the public’s respect and attention, both in the country and abroad.

As a sign of respect and appreciation for the Masters of the Romanian curtain, Romfilatelia brings them closer to you, by continuing a dedicated traditional project, Golden Stars of Stage and Screen (II). The postage stamp issue is available starting with Monday, December 19th, 2016 in all Romfilatelia’s shops from Bucharest, Bacau, Brasov, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi and Timisoara.

The six stamps of this philatelic project have the same face value of lei 4.50 and present some of Golden Stars of Romania, in collection pictures.

Adela Marculescu is one of the distinguished ladies of the Romanian art, poetry lover, proving faith and credibility in each role she performed. She has conquered the public with hundreds of performances on the stages of the most important theatres in Bucharest and worldwide, like Brazil, Italy, Austria, Israel, USA and Canada.

She received numerous awards, distinctions and decorations, such as: the first prize and the title “Laureate” for the role of “Adela” in the movie “A guest at the dinner”, the award for her role as “Ioana Boiu”, the award for staging the poetry of Lucian Blaga, the award for Romanian Oscar in Tel Aviv in 2000, etc., crowning her career with the special Lifetime Achievement Award – BEST International Film Festival, 5th edition, Romania, 2009. On March 4, 2016, Adela Marculescu received a star on the Celebrity Alley in the Bucharest Times Square.

Florina Cercel has an explosive talent, dramatic force and a unique way of interpretation, which are completed by her beauty. She debuted at the State Drama Theatre Galati in 1964, spends the next 7 years at the National Theatre of Timisoara, and since 1973, she becomes an actress at the Bucharest National Theatre, where she garnered her consecration. She debuted in films in 1970, since then being a constant presence both on screen and in television. She acquired the UNITER Award for Best Actress in 1990, for the best performance in the role of Vassa Jeleznova from “Vassa Jeleznova” by M. Gorky, and in 2002 she received the Ministry of Culture Award for the best actress in the role of Anna Andreevna from the play “The Inspector” by N.V. Gogol.

In 2002 she was awarded the Order of Faithful Service in rank of Knight and corporate and she became Lifetime Honorary Actor at the “I.L. Caragiale” National Theatre in Bucharest. This year, Ms Florina Cercel received a star on the Celebrity Alley in the Bucharest Times Square.

Ilinca Tomoroveanu, one of the presences full of charisma and talent, a beloved artist of the Romanian cinema and theatre, studied at the Institute of Theatre and Film in Bucharest in 1964, in the class of professor Costache Antoniu. In 1964, the last year of study, she begins acting for the National Theatre in Bucharest, where she makes her entrance in “Death of an Artist” by Horia Lovinescu.

After that she has an extensive acting career both at the National Theatre in Bucharest and in Romanian Television dramas and movies. In 1990 she became a member of UNITER, and since 1999, a member of the UNITER Senate. Since 1999 she is honorary president of the Cultural Foundation “Days of Octavian Goga”. Ilinca Tomoroveanu was awarded the “Mihai Eminescu” Commemorative Medal for her work in 2000, and The Order “The Cultural Merit” in rank of Commander in 2004. In 2014, she received the Order of Arts and Letters in the rank of Knight from the French Republic. Since 2005 she is the artistic director at the National Theatre in Bucharest, where she continues as an actress as well.

Alexandru Arsinel, beloved comedian, with an exclusive voice and lots of humour, made a significant contribution to theatre, television, radio and film in our country. Of the actor one speaks only in superlatives and he is seen as a master of the Romanian scene. Since 1999 he is the director of the “Constantin Tanase” Revue Theatre, having a rich activity in theatre, film, TV and radio drama. For all his managerial and artistic activity in the revue theatre he was awarded lots of prizes, medals, orders of which we mention: Special Prize “Ambassador of Romanian Theatre” at VIP Awards Gala for successful management and activity at the “Constantin Tanase” Revue Theatre, four times on the podium in the category “Best Actor” at the “Ten for Romania” Gala. He was awarded the Order of “Cultural Merit” in the rank of Commander, being considered one of the most trustworthy Romanians and gaining a star on the Celebrity Alley.

Ion Caramitru graduated from the National University of Theatre and Film, prof. Beate Fredanov’s class, in 1964. He played the role of Hamlet for his degree, a character that he will resume playing while directed by Al. Tocilescu (1986) and that will include him in the British charts of the Top 10 Hamlet performers in the world. He played over 100 roles in theatre and films, being awarded many prizes, orders and awards, including Best Actor of the Year (1975, 1979, 1981, 1985), the  “Aristizza Romanescu” Award  (Romanian Academy), Critics Prize (International Association of Theatre Critics), Shakespeare Ambassador (British Council), Actor of Europe (Macedonia), “Nihil Sine Deo” (the Royal House of Romania), Officer of Honour of the Order of the British Empire OBE, Knight of the Order of Letters and Arts (France), order of Merit of Romania and France in the rank of Grand Cross. He played memorable roles in “Luchian”, “Blue City Gates”. He has directed theatre and opera shows both in the country and abroad, such as “Vlad Dracula, the Impaler” of Marin Sorescu, “Bastien and Bastienne” by Mozart, “The Merchant of Venice”, “Othello” by Shakespeare, etc. Since 2005, he is the director of the National Theatre in Bucharest.

Costel Constantin, popular actor of theatre, film and TV, graduated from the Institute of Theatre and Film in Bucharest, professor Beate Fredanov’s class of 1964 and embodied the character of Laertes in “Hamlet” for his degree. In 1965, he debuted at the National Theatre in Iasi, in the role of the young monk from Jean Anouilh’s play, “Becket”. On the stage of the National Theatre of Bucharest he made a name for himself in the role of Nick from the play “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” by Edward Albee, in 1970. Brilliant actor, he proves his genuine talent with remarkable roles, played in both film and theatre, as in “Blue city gates”, “The Sign of the Serpent”, “Waiting for a Train”, “Pepe and Fifi”, “Crecinski’s wedding”, “Electra – an ancient trilogy”, “A Lifetime of Love”, “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and many others.

A Lifetime Honorary Actor of the National Theatre in Bucharest, Costel Constantin is part of the national stage’s great masters’ generation. In 2003 he received the National Award for Best Actor in the role of Vulpenaru in “Murder for earth”, directed by Grigore Gonta.

The issue is completed by a set of two first day covers, and as page composition were used the sheet of 36 stamps, the minisheet of 4 stamps with illustrated border and the block of 6 stamps + 3 labels.

Romfilatelia thanks all the actors for their support granted in the creation of this postage stamp issue.

We are honoured to express our feelings of respect and appreciation for them and for their entire devotion in the service of the Romanian theatre and cinema.

For further information, please contact the Public Relation Office:

Tel: 021 / 337 24 42

anamaria.anton@romfilatelia.ro