Igor Pecenjev is a professional film actor. He’s an international actor trained in London and Prague. Igor was born in Bjelovar, Croatia which is now part of the EU. Igor has dedicated his time to acting ever since primary school. It took years of persistence for Igor to achieve an acting career. As a child he was part of the EDERED (European Drama Encounters) as a representative of Croatia. While attending High School in Bjelovar he acted in a hometown theatre group, where he played several notable roles. His theatre group toured festivals in Croatia and Europe, where Igor's leading man potential was recognized and noted by drama professionals. At the end of his High school education at the Bjelovar Gymnasium he was awarded "Fond Boza Tvrtkovic", the annual award for his academic results and theatre work. After High School Igor pursued acting schools because he wanted to be a trained and crafted actor. His parents encouraged him to earn an economy degree. He graduated as a Bachelor of Economy in 2010 and later specialized as a Project Manager and Investor Relations Manager. During his economy undergraduate studies Igor trained in 2009 at Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London where he finished a course in Shakespeare and contemporary theatre. In 2011 Igor made the decision to move to Canada for the period of a year, where he gained his first film and TV experience. Igor returned to Europe with valuable acting experience. His English became a strong asset as an actor. With the experience from working on Hollywood productions and with an ear for languages he broadened his playing range in international productions. The final step for him was to train for the film career. Igor was accepted to Prague Film School where he developed his craft to a higher level with an emphasis on technique for the camera. He graduated with Honors and won the Best Acting Award. The Prague Film School Faculty award was handed to him by the head of the drama department, Nancy Bishop who is a C.S.A. and an Emmy-nominated casting director. For more than half of his life Igor Pecenjev has been dedicated to the acting profession and developing his craft. Igor had his directing debut in the independently produced “Double-O”. By the end of the 2015 he became the new face of The Croatian National Lottery. Igor's hobby is long distance running. Sports have always been a part of his life (soccer, basketball, tennis, tae kwon do, American football, bodybuilding, fitness etc.). He has completed 3 full marathons (42km long), one half marathon (21km) and several 10km road races.
Biography by Ethan Pinkerton