Halit Ergenç, Turkey’s one of the most accomplished actors, is a leading artist and a person. With his extraordinary talent in acting, his great personality, and his sample private life, he is a valuable celebrity figure for young people in Turkey.
Playing as the Suleiman the Magnificent between 2011-14, Halit Ergenç reached the top of his career. Well, speaking frankly, when looking back at his filmography, it is clear that his great success was not a surprise. Let’s dig into more…
Who is Halit Ergenç?
Halit Ergenç was born as the son of actor Sait Ergenç on 30 April 1970 in İstanbul. The actor completed his secondary education at Beşiktaş Atatürk High School in 1989. Afterward, he entered İstanbul Technical University to study Marine Engineering. He left the university after one year to study opera at Mimar Sinan University and supported himself working as a computer operator and marketer. The actor briefly worked as a backing vocalist and dancer for Ajda Pekkan and Leman Sam.
In 1996, Ergenç began acting at the Dormen Theatre and had his first leading role in the musical Kral ve Ben (The King and I). He established himself on television with his part in the series Kara Melek (The Dark Angel). Halit Ergenç continued working in theatre with such plays as Öp Beni, Kate, Tatlı Kaçıklar, Beni Seviyor, Kral ve Ben, Amphitrion 2000, Evita, Hayalet and Ötekiler, and Şarkılar Susarsa (What If The Songs Keep Quiet?). Following appearances in the series Köşe Kapmaca and Böyle mi Olacaktı, he went to New York and acted in the musical The Adventures of Zak.
When It Comes to the 2000s…
In 2000, he acted in the films Hiç Yoktan Aşk and Ölümün El Yazısı. As for the television,he starred in Dedem, Gofret ve Ben and Zerda where she starred opposite Ece Uslu. Then, he had appearances in a number of plays such as ‘Bugün Git Yarın Gel, Popcorn, Arapsaçı and Sevgilime Göz Kulak Ol. In 2004, he starred in the series Aliye with Sanem Çelik and Nejat İşler. In this series, the actor made his best debut on TV.
One of The Best Turkish Films of All Time!
In 2005 and 2006, Ergenç acted in the film Babam ve Oğlum (My Father and My Son) directed by Çağan Irmak, The Net 2.0, Tramway and İlk Aşk. Beginning in 2006, he starred as Onur Aksal in the hit series Binbir Gece (1001 Nights). The phenomenon of Turkish TV drama at the time gave him great popularity with his role as the modern King Shahryār.
This series was on air until 2009. During this period, he also had roles in the films Devrim Arabaları and Acı Aşk. Ergenç also starred as Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in the film Dersimiz Atatürk (Our Lesson Atatürk).
Halit Ergenç’s Personal life
The famous Turkish actor Halit Ergenç is married to the beautiful Turkish actress Bergüzar Korel in 2009. The couple has been happily married since then and they have two sons. The good news that the two have been expecting the 3rd baby now.
The actor has stated that he likes the Turkish director Zeki Demirkubuz’s style and another director Ferzan Özpetek’s emotion. However, he prefers to work the most with Reha Erdem and Çağan Irmak whom he describes as both young and talented directors.
His Greatest Debut on TV: Magnificent Century
There is no doubt that the 51-year-old Turkish actor Halit Ergenç made his greatest debut on TV with the legendary Turkish TV drama Muhteşem Yüzyıl (Magnificent Century). The series lasted for 3 years between 2011 and 2014 and continued for 139 episodes. So, the series turned into a phenomenon in that period on TV. What’s more, the actor gained worldwide popularity with his splendid performance.
In the series, he acted as the Suleiman The Magnificent. And even the world-famous American rapper Cardi B shared her admiration over the series on social media several times.
Halit Ergenç: A Very Productive Actor
No need to mention that this great success is not the result of natural talent, but hardworking. The actor owes his success to his steady career, hardworking, and the fact that always pushing himself for challenging roles. He did not even stop when he was at the top of his career as the Suleiman The Magnificent.
Between 2016 and 2018, he starred in another successful TV series Vatanım Sensin (Wounded Love). There, he performed as General Cevdet for 59 episodes and the series became very successful. During the filming of the series, in 2017, he starred in the leading role in İstanbul Kırmızısı (Red Istanbul). He acted as Orhan.
The movie was directed by the eminent Turkish director Ferzan Özpetek, who lives in Italy.
“Babil” (The Choice)
There we are with his last appearance on TV. With the characters, he performed, İrfan, an economy professor at the university who is upset by his unfair dismissal and is trying to care for his sick son, he brought into one of the most unforgettable TV characters.
Even though Babil (The Choice) did not last for so long, made the finale at the end of 20 episodes, the series was a very quality one anyway, so was the İrfan character and Halit Ergenç!
Halit Ergenç: Physical Features
What is Halit Ergenç’s height? What is Halit Ergenç’s weight? Moreover, what is Halit Ergenç’s zodiac sign? So, the actor is 1.85 meters tall and 82 kilograms. The zodiac sign of the young actress, on the other hand, is the Taurus.
Halit Ergenç on Social Media
The talented and accomplished Turkish actor Halit Ergenç is not an active type on social media. He has more than 1M followers on Instagram and 188K followers on Twitter. Below, you can see the links to the actor’s social media accounts.