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Ákos Orosz


"perhaps there is no other young actor in the country whose gestures, every move and word, is so natural and human"
— Origo.hu

He is one of the most well-known and paramount members of the young Hungarian actor generation in their 30’ies. His stage presence, energy and dynamism are always fascinatingly intense. He is one of the few actors who is equally at home in the world of independent theatrical companies, resident theatres, filming, and dubbing studios.

He graduated from the University of Theatre and Film in Budapest in 2008, in the class instructed by Gábor Zsámbéki and Sándor Zsótér. Shortly after he became a leading actor of Maladype Theatre due to such unforgettable performances and title characters as in Leonce and Lena, Woyzeck, King Ubu, PlatonovThe Marriage of Figaro and Don Juan. Since 2015, he has been a member of the company of the Vígszínház, starring in several lead roles in Crime and PunishmentA Streetcar Named DesireThe Robbers, or The Idiot. His monodrama based on the life and works of Attila Gérecz is on programme since 2013, while he also performs in Karamazov, a production of great success by MU Theatre.

He made his directorial debut with Sandman in 2018, while he was co-writer of the script and co-designer of the spectacular projected scenery, as well.

From the academic year 2020/21, he is appointed as tutor of artistic speech at the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest.

He is a permanent feature at international festivals and workshops. He has appeared at major professional venues in the United States and throughout Europe, including Hungarian festivals, of course.

He has been cast in more than 30 films, among other in such successful works as Made in HungariaHeavenly Shift, Eternal Winter, #sohavégetnemérős (Never Ending), and the Academy Award-winning film Son of Saul. His unique voice is recognized in several dubbed films and narrated productions.

Music has always played a prominent role in his independent exposures. He is a founding member of the bands Aszittem and Karamazov. He is a writer and composer of numerous songs, lyrics, short stories, poems. He plays the harmonica, the guitar and various percussion instruments.

His has received several prominent awards including the Imre Soós Prize in 2011, Junior Prima Award in 2012, and Attila Kaszás Award in 2019.


  • Attila Kaszás Award, 2019
  • Gyula Hegedűs Memorial Ring, 2018
  • Hungarian Film Award – Audience Award (for #sohavégetnemérős), 2017
  • Young Talent of the 16th District of Budapest, 2016
  • FIAT Festival of International Alternative Theatre, Podgorica – Grand Prize (for King Ubu), 2014
  • Junior Prima Award, 2012
  • Theater Critics' Award – Most Promising Newcomer, 2011
  • Soós Imre Prize, 2011
  • INFANT Fesztival, Novi Sad – Grand Prize (for Tojáséj), 2010
  • Gold record (for Made in Hungaria), 2009
  • International Festival of Performing Arts, Warsaw – Grand Prize (for November Night), 2007
  • Budapest International Short Film Festival – Grand Prize (for Vehiculum), 2007