Murat Yıldırım (actor)

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Murat Yıldırım
Born (1979-04-13) April 13, 1979 (age 39)
Konya, Turkey
Occupation Actor
Years active 2003-present
Spouse(s) Burçin Terzioğlu (m. 2008–14)[1]

Murat Yıldırım (born 13 April 1979) is a Turkish actor.

Early life

Murat Yıldırım was born in Konya, Turkey. His father was a teacher of literature. His parents are originally from Mardin. Due to his father's job Murat grew up between Konya and Adana. He has two sisters.

He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey and he has a keen interest in mathematics. His interest in music and theatre started early on in his life. As a student, Yıldırım played drums in a band. During his studying period he also started performing with his University's theatrical team and attending acting lessons.[2]

Career

After performing three years in theater, a writer who watched him perform in a comedy recommended him to attend a casting in Beşiktaş Kültür Merkezi. Thus he played his first minor role in Olumsuz Ask which was written by Yilmaz Erdogan. Later he performed in Bütün Cocuklarim and in Büyük Yalan. He also had a brief appearance in the Turkish film Organize İşler. His first leading role was in the series Fitrina where he met his future wife Burçin Terzioğlu,the same year he got nominated for Golden Orange Award for Best Actor for his leading role in the film Araf.

In 2007 he starred in Asi which was nominated for the International TV Audience Award-Best Drama TV Series at the 51st Monte-Carlo Television Festival.[3] During the filming of Asi he starred opposite Beren Saat in the movie Güz sancisi about Istanbul pogrom.

After the end of Asi Yıldırım agreed to act in Aşk ve Ceza. His next role, in 2012, was Ecevit in the successful series Suskunlar. In late 2014, Yıldırım returned on screens, after a break of one a half years, portraying Lieutenant Sadık Turan in the movie Kırımlı based on the autobiographical novel Korkunç Yıllar.[4]

In 2015, he appeared as Sinan in the film adaptation of Turkey's 2014 best-selling novel Kocan Kadar Konuş. The romantic comedy was released on March 20, 2015,[5] to positive reviews. Due to its commercial success, a sequel was announced shortly after the film's release.[6] In middle 2015 Yıldırım signed a contract with O3 productions and MBC Group for an upcoming series.[7]

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Organize İşler
2006 Araf Cenk
2009 Güz sancisi Behçet
2014 Kırımlı Sadık Turan
2015 Kocan Kadar Konuş Sinan
2016 Kocan Kadar Konuş-Diriliş Sinan
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Hayat Bilgisi
Patron Kim
Ölümsüz Aşk
2004 Bütün Çocuklarım Mesut
Büyük Yalan Okan
2006 Fırtına Ali Main role
2007-2009 Asi Demir Doğan Main role
2009 Ey Aşk Nerdesin Police officer Guest
2010-2011 Aşk ve Ceza Savaş Baldar Main role
2012 Suskunlar Ecevit (Şerif) Oran Main role
2016 Gecenin Kraliçesi Kartal Main role

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