Winner of the LA Critics Award for his brilliant portrayal of abortionist 'Dr. Bebe' in Cristian Mungiu's 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, Vlad Ivanov's versatility has established him as one of Europe's great character actors. It's his ability to portray both the kindly neighbour-next-door character alongside the creepy, evil one that marks him out as a special actor. As well as his film work, Vlad Ivanov is an accomplished stage actor and has received many domestic awards in Romania for his work in both stage and screen.
Most recently Vlad played 'Franco The Elder' in Snowpiercer directed by Bong Joon-Ho and 'Grossmeier' in Sergei Loznitsa's Into The Fog. He also played the role of 'Dinu Laurentiu' in Child's Pose, which won the Golden Bear at Berlin in February.
Other notable films include Police, Adjective (Corneliu Porombiou) which won Best Film at Un Certain Regard in Cannes 2009 (and for which Vlad won Best Supporting Actor at the Romanian GOPO Awards); Tales from the Golden Age (Hanno Hofer); The Concert (Radu Mihaileanu), which was nominated for a Golden Globe; The Whistleblower (Larysa Kondracki) and Principles of Life (Emilian Velicanu), for which he received rave reviews.
His outstanding theatre work includes: 'Richard The Lion Heart' in The Lion in Winter 'Kulygin' in Three Sisters and 'The Angel' in Joan of Arc, File Pages; and 'Sir Lucius O'Trigger' in The Rivals.
In 2005, Vlad was awarded a Medal For Cultural Merit, presented by the President of Romania.