Top Romanian actor Horatiu Malaele tests positive for Covid-19

Top Romanian actor Horatiu Malaele has been infected with the novel coronavirus, the National Theater confirmed Friday.

Mr Malaele, one of the most talented actors and artists of recent decades, had been scheduled to star in “Cate-n luna si stele” with Ion Caramitru another top actor, and open an anniversary exhibition dedicated to his life on stage.

The National Theater said the show had been postponed to a later date due to the development.

Mr. Malaele, 68, who is renowned for his sharp humor told Hotnews: “I have to lie to you. It’s not true.

Mr. Malaele who had his film debut in 1974 is also a cartoonist and writer, and as a film director is associated with the Romanian New Wave, a genre of realist and minimalist films made in the first years of this century.

As an actor, he is known for his subtle expressiveness, humor, intelligence and charisma.

The information was also confirmed by the organizers of the Romanian Film Series in Iasi, where the actor was scheduled to appear from Sept. 30-Oct. 4.

“The virus doesn’t choose, recently the actor and director Horațiu Mălăele was diagnosed with Covid-19. We ask spectators to think positive thoughts, and to enjoy the atmosphere and films,” it said.

He is the author of two books, “Horatiu about Malaele” and “Wanderings.”


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