13 september 2022



The memorial service for Branko Cvejić, as arranged with his family, will be held on Friday, 7th October at 12 pm at the Yugoslav Drama Theatre.

Actor and long term member and former general manger of the Yugoslav Drama Theatre, Branko Cvejić died on 26th July in Belgrade. His funeral took place on 1st August at the New Cemetery in Belgrade.

Born in Belgrade on 25th August 1946. After graduating from the Fifth Belgrade Grammar School in 1965 he enrolled at the Faculty of Dramatic Art in Belgrade. Cvejić belonged to the new generation of actors who became members of the Yugoslav Drama Theatre ensemble in 1967, at the invitation of Bojan Stupica. At the YDT, he appeared in more than fifty different productions such as: Lord Graham (Lady Windermere’s Fan), Frank (Mrs Warren’s Profession), Petrunjela (Dundo Maroje), Stanković (Offing), Nikola (Nahod Simeon), Pera Pisar (The Cabinet Minister’s Wife), Simeonov-Pishchik (The Cherry Orchard). He worked closely with theatre director Dejan Mijač, first as an actor and later on as producer in a number of his productions. He also appeared in stage productions in other theatres – among them Zvezdara Theatre which he helped establish.

He appeared in more than 40 different feature films and in a number of important roles in films and series for television.

Recipient of various international awards – Golden Laurel Wreath at the MESS festival in Sarajevo, City Theatre – award for contribution to drama awarded by Theatre City Budva (2011), Days of Sarajevo festival award (2011) but also the rare national theatre award Nikola–Peca Petrović awarded by the Theatre Marathon in Sombor (2006). In 1989, he received the Yugoslav Drama Theatre Special Award. At the Sterijino Pozorje theatre festival he received the Večernje Novosti award for his portrayal of Nikola in the production of Nahod Simeon in 1981 and the Glas Omladine award for his portrayal of Petrunjela in Dundo Maroje in 1977.

Branko Cvejić left behind him a unique and stellar trail and made an important contribution, not only to the culture, art and society of Serbia but will also be remembered as one of the most important people in the rich history of his second home – the Yugoslav Drama Theatre.