Radu Beligan Earns Guinness World Record for Oldest Active Actor
According to the Associated Press, 95 year-old Radu Beligan has just been declared the world's oldest active actor. When presented with his Guinness Award certificate he told theatregoers: "I have no merits at all. I am the result of the love you have shown me for so many, many years."
Beligan is currently starring in Jean Anouilh's The Egoist.
Beligan is a Romanian actor who has appeared in theatre, film, television, and radio, in a career spanning over 70 years. He played many celebrated roles by major Romanian playwrights and universally known roles by Shakespeare, Goldoni, Gogol, Anton Chekhov, George Bernard Shaw, Gorki, Albert Camus, Jules Romains, Eugène Ionesco, Jean Anouilh, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Edward Albee, Peter Schaffer, Patrick Süskind, Neil Simon, and Umberto Eco.