Gregory Hlady

Gregory Hlady (Ukrainian: Григорій Степанович Гладій, Hryhoriy Stepanovych Hladiy born December 4, 1954) is a Ukrainian actor. He has appeared in over 50 films and television shows since 1973. He starred in Music for December, which was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival. Hlady speaks English, German, French, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian, and makes his home in Montreal. Ukrainian-born director now resident of Montreal, Quebec . He began his career as an actor in Kyiv, subsequently studying in Moscow. He is most frequently associated with the Théâtre de La Veillée (Groupe [de] La Veillée, Espace de la Veillée) where he has directed Le Retour/The Homecoming (which won the Association québécoise des critiques de théâtre award for best production in 1993), Amerika and Le Roi se meurt/Exit the King (among others). He has also directed abroad and has acted in television and film. His directing style is very visual, physical and highly deconstructive of the text, with tangents created by his exploration of a work creating other tangents until the play has been turned inside out.


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