Cătălin Nicolau



My passion for acting began when I was a young lad and I loved to meet interesting people, to find out their stories.

Cătălin Nicolau – performance

Excerpt from William Shakepeare’s Othello
Recorded at CREART / Teatrelli, April 2021
Video concept: Virgil Oprina


I like the freedom of a freelance schedule and the fact that I can choose the projects I want to take part in.

Cătălin Nicolau introduces himself

Recorded in April 2021


Cătălin Nicolau


(b. 1991, Bucharest)

As a teenager, he was drawn to theatre and took acting classes. After studying Philosophy at Bucharest University (2011-14), he decided to take a degree in acting at the Ion Luca Caragiale National University of Theatrical and Cinematographic Arts (2014-17), where he studied under Florin Zamfirescu.

In his professional career, what has counted the most has been the rehearsals and performances he has taken part in alongside student directors, through which he has discovered freedom of expression and self-confidence as an actor. The teacher that influenced him the most was Mirela Gorea, from whom he learned the meaning of acting ethics and discipline.

His first performance after graduating was The Reverie, at the Bucharest Metropolitan Circus (2017-18), in which he had the opportunity to meet performers from a large number of fields: acrobats, dancers, and the whole wonderful world of the circus. His stage debut was in 2019, when he played Osip in Gogol’s The Government Inspector at Bucharest’s National Theatre.