Jurij Drevensek was born in Maribor, Slovenia (Yugoslavia). He is an established Slovenian actor, awarded for film and theatre roles. He graduated from acting at the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television at the University of Ljubljana. Soon after his graduation he received his first professional acknowledgment as an actor by being trusted with the leading role of Moritz in Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind. Since then he has created over forty theatre roles in different Slovenian theaters, among them many leading ones such as the role of Hamlet in William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Jörgen Tesman in Hedda Gabler, Macbeth in William Shakespeare's Macbeth, Max in Martin Sherman's Bent, and Jack in Jack, or the Submission by Eugene Ionesco to name a few. In 2012 he was chosen as one of the participants at Berlinale Talents and in 2009 as one of the participants at Sarajevo Talents. He has been honoured with several awards for his work in theatre and in films such as Vesna award (Slovenian equivalent for the Oscar Award), the Borstnik Award (Slovenian equivalent for the Tony Award), Tantadruj Award, the Dnevnik newspaper award, etc... He used to be a member of Ljubljana City Theatre ensemble and the Slovene National Theatre in Maribor, but now he works as a freelance artist who wishes to engage in new and bold projects that interest him and that really try to push his acting boundaries and offer him a chance to explore new and exciting areas. Since 2017 he has been the host of the Bob leta satirical awards ceremony broadcasted by the national television. Since 2020 he has been the host of the podcast Spilferderber on the Slovenian national radio station Val 202 where he hosts outstanding representatives of his generation. He is also one of the founders of the newly-established Screen Actors Guild of Slovenia.
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