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Bio

Nikola Djuricko (born July 9, 1974) is a leading Serbian actor. Djuricko graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, Serbia and since then he has realized numerous distinctive roles in theatres and films.

At the age of 7, he became a permanent member of the children and youth actor studio Radio Belgrade, part of the Serbian National Broadcaster and started appearing on various TV and Radio shows. Few years later (1984), he had his first screen debut in the film What’s with you Nina. For his work, he has been awarded many times and it catapulted him to the status of one of the most popular and sought after Serbian actors today.

Since 1995, he has been a permanent member of the Yugoslav Drama Theatre, the biggest and most prominent regional repertory theater in Belgrade where he is a leading male actor. He has equal talents in drama and comedy. Some of his most famous roles in theatre are in Shakespeare’s Othello (the role of Iago) As you Like It (the role Oliver), Don Quixote (the role of Don Quixote), Voltaire’s Candide (the role of Candide), Nazon’s Metamorphoses (the role of Jupiter and four other roles), Ostrowski The Forest (the role of Gennady), Chekhov’s The Seagull (the role of Treplev), Shakespeare’s The Tempest (the role of Ariel) and many more as well as in famous musical Monthy Payton’s Spamalot (the role of Sir Lancelot) where he showed his extraordinary acting talents and singing and dancing skills.

He recently did a very successful one man stand up show which he himself wrote and directed. Working equally in theater, film and for television he made amazing roles in more than 60 national regional and international films and TV series.

In his recent international roles in film and TV he was working closely with an A-list U.S. stars Geoffrey Rush, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Sean Bean, Lilly Collins, Lukas Hass, Armand Assante and others for major companies and on important projects such as the Emmy nominated TV series Genius (FOX 21 / NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC), TV series Legends (FOX 21), TV series The last Panthers (Warp films, SKY), Hollands Hoop (BNNVara) and films World War Z (PLAN B ENTERTAINMENT, PARAMOUNT PICTURES), Halo of stars (Hunter Media), In the land of blood and honey (GK FILMS).

In 2013, he has been presenter of the Jean Hersholt Honorary Award to Angelina Jolie at the 2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ Governors Awards.

Djuricko has also worked as a director of numerous short films, music videos and in theatre. In 2004, he directed Borislav Pekic’s drama, “In Eden, in the East” for the Belgrade Drama Theatre. The play was performed more than 70 times in major theatres in the country and in Europe.

As an addition to his professional accomplishments, Djuricko remains dedicated to his charitable work by helping and supporting all people and marginalized organizations in need, as well as promoting campaigns for the UNICEF Serbia and youth education campaigns with USAID.

In 2011 was one of the founders and supporters of the new initiative of the United Nations in Serbia, the Forum of Real men next to William Infante UN Resident Coordinator in Serbia, and was one of the first public figures to sign the Declaration that supports Women rights and end violence against Women. For his contribution to the fight against discrimination during 2009, as one of the first public figures who openly spoke against violence and contributed to the development of the equality of all citizens in Serbia, he received an (Annual) Award for a Fight against Discrimination.

From 2016, he is a member of the Executive Board of Yugoslav Drama Theatre and a Chairmen of the Yugoslav Drama Theatre Foundation.

He is a founder and a Chairmen of the Serbia Association of Actors (UGS).

In his free time, Nikola enjoys scuba diving and playing golf. He is also a big fan of SBB Vukovi Beograd, an American Football team and a member of a board SBB Vukovi Club.