The Turkish actor Mehmet Günsür is undoubtedly one of the most successful actors of Turkish TV and cinema industry. The actor is not only famous in Turkey but also all over the world which means, he is the face of Turkey abroad. No matter how Mehmet Günsür famous with is charisma and handsome appearance, there is a long and successful acting career lies beyond that popularity.
So, in today’s article, we are going to do our best to introduce you to this attractive and charming Turkish actor. While accomplishing this purpose, we will try to clear up every unknown detail, additionally ones you are familiar with.
Then, let’s begin!
Who is Mehmet Günsür?
Following his latest role in Atiye – The Gift, many people have started looking for the answer to “Who is Mehmet Günsür?” question. Other questions are “How old is Mehmet Günsür?”, “Is Mehmet Günsür married?”, “What is Mehmet Günsür’s zodiac sign?” As the internet series is the second Turkish original series on Netflix, the reasons for this question is quite understandable. In the meantime, Mehmet Günsür is playing the leading role in this series along with the Turkish actress Beren Saat.
Here is a brief story of Mehmet Günsür’s early life. Mehmet Günsür was born on 8 May 1975 in Istanbul. He is a versatile character as a Turkish model, actor and producer. The thriving actor Turkish Mehmet Günsür was born as the second child of a family of Tatar descent. Tatar descent, in the meantime, is a Turkic ethnic subgroup. His mother, Sibel, was a lecturer in Bogazici University and his father, Teoman, was an industrial engineer.
Mehmet Günsür’s father graduated from the Middle East Technical University and worked in a lot of different sectors. His older sister Zeynep Günsür Yüceil, who is a choreographer of modern ballet, is also a lecturer. As can be seen, Mehmet Günsür is a child of fortune with his intellectual and artistic family around him. But in addition to that, the handsome actor has also had a deep passion to achieve his dreams.
Mehmet Günsür has been interested in several sports such as swimming, skiing and tennis from the age of 4.
Mehmet Günsür’s Early Acting Career
In spite of his wide fame, people don’t know much about his fascinating career. Before he began acting in Italian, some American and Turkish movies and TV series, Mehmet Günsür first started his career with TV commercials. Then, he was only at the age of seven! At the age of 14, he appeared in Okan Uysaler’s Past Spring Mimoses in 1988. In this Turkish TV series, he played along with master players such as Rutkay Aziz, Filiz Akın and Müşfik Kenter.
After graduating from the Italian High School, he entered the Marmara University Communication Faculty. And he graduated with honour degree. The actor gave concerts with his own band “The Dawn” and ran a restaurant for four years. With an attempt of a friend, he auditioned for a role in the movie Hamam (Turkish Bath), 1997. After the trial shot, he succeeded to gain the role. Furthermore, the director of the film was world-famous Turkish director Ferzan Özpetek. After this film, he decided to maintain his career as an actor.
Acting Education at the age of 25!
Even though he passed in front of the cameras at a very young age, he started his acting education after the age of 25. His first move in front of the cameras was at the age of 7 with the commercial film “Sana”. Later, he worked in brands such as Coca Cola, Mavi Jeans, Hotiç and took part in advertising and catalogues. Günsür remarked that modelling was more difficult than acting. So, according to his explanation, he had taken lessons from the Turkish model and actress Cansu Dere.
He was offered the title role in a play that depicts the “gay” gay spread in ’79s. In 1998, when he was 23, he accepted the offer and toured with the Italian theatre for 4 years.
In 1998, he appeared as a rookie detective in the TV series “The Secret File” on Turkish broadcaster Star TV. Two years later, he starred alongside Tarık Akan in the movie “Dreaming Games“, a Yavuz Özkan film. In the same year, 2000, he played the leading role in the play “Bent” in Italy. Continuing his career in Italy, Günsür took part in the Italian productions “Tommaso” and “Guida” in 2001. Afterwards, he took part in Italian movies “L’Italiano” and “Papa Buono, II”, respectively in 2002 and 2003.
A Step-by-Step Sucess Story for Mehmet Günsür
Mehmet Günsür was taking firm steps forward. He was moving slowly but confidently, as well. In 2003, he played an alcoholic teenager in the movie “He is Now a Soldier“, a Turkish movie directed by Mustafa Altıoklar. The same year in 2003, he appeared in the television series “Pilli Bebek” on Turkish broadcaster ATV. He acted as a neighbourhood photographer in the film shot by Ümit Ünal in the movie “İstanbul Tales“.
He became very popular in the television world with the series “Hurricane People – Kasırga İnsanları” (2004) and “Beyaz Gelincik – White Poppy” (2005). Günsür played the character of “Mustafa” in the series called “Beyaz Gelincik”. So, he left Italy for this role because he was very excited about it and the fan base grew again with this role.
The year 2007 was a very productive year for the successful actor. Firstly, he starred in “Fall Down Dead” with Dominique Swain and David Carradine. Secondly, he served as a jury member at the Istanbul Film Festival. After having played in three festival films between 2008 and 2011, he got involved one of the most successful projects in his career. In 2011, Mehmet Günsür acted as the leading role alongside Belçin Bilgin in Aşk Tesadüfleri Sever (Love Likes Coincidences) Turkish romantic drama feature film. Thanks to this film, he reached a wide range of audiences for the first time in his long career.
Mehmet Günsür and Magnificent Century
The meeting of Mehmet Günsür and Muhteşem Yüzyıl: Magnificent Century, the world-wide famous Turkish TV series, turned ratings upside down in Turkey! While living in Italy, he returned to Turkey with his family for his role in the Magnificent Century Turkish TV series.
He played as Şehzade (Prince) Mustafa, the eldest son of Sultan Süleyman in Magnificent Century Turkish TV series in 2014. In this series, Halit Ergenç played Suleiman the Magnificent, while Mehmet Günsür’s wife Mihrünissa Sultan, Şehzade Mustafa, played by Berrak Tüzünataç. Mehmet Günsür left the show because his character was killed on 12 February 2014, due to the scenario.
After this TV series came to an end for him, he played in three feature films between 2014 and 2017. Those films were Unutursam Fısılda (Whisper If I Forget), İstanbul Kırmızısı (Red Istanbul) and Martıların Efendisi (The Master of Seagulls) respectively.
Before his last TV series that we are going to mention especially, he played in “Fi (Phi)“, a 2017 production Turkish internet series. He acted as Deniz, who was a ballet choreographer.
Love and Family in Mehmet Günsür’s Life
The Turkish actor Mehmet Günsür is not famous for his love affairs in spite of excessive attention. He is happily married to an Italian director, Katherine Monge. The couple met in an Italian town, Lecce. They married in 2006 and now have 3 children, 2 girls and a boy. Their names are Ali, Maya and Chloe respectively.
What about Mehmet Günsür’s height, weight and zodiac sign? The successful and charismatic Turkish actor Mehmet Günsür is 1.78 meters tall, 65 kilos and his zodiac sign Taurus. Besides, he speaks Italian, English and French languages.
Mehmet Günsür as a Dedicated Archaeologist in Atiye (The Gift)
The second original Turkish series on Netflix, Atiye (The Gift), started to its broadcasting life on 27 December 2019. As you can remember, we prepared a detailed post about this TV series. And so, Mehmet Günsür acting as the leading role alongside Turkish actress Beren Saat. He is acting a young, handsome and a dedicated archaeologist. Erhan (played by Mehmet Günsür) discovers a symbol in the ruins of Göbeklitepe archaeological site. The symbol, by the way, connects Atiye (played by Beren Saat) to Gobeklitepe in a very mysterious way. And now, Atiye will turn her life upside down and spark a quest to discover the secrets of her past, secrets hidden within those ancient ruins.
During all those coincidences, Erhan’s and Atiye’s paths cross and a mysterious story begins for the duo.
Mehmet Günsür on Social Media
The actor reaches his fans through social media accounts. So, you can follow him if you wish, and keep yourself updated for the latest pieces of information.