Dušan Kovačević
Душан Ковачевић
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Dušan Kovačević at the Belgrade Book Fair, 22 October 2007
Born (1948-07-12) 12 July 1948 (age 71)
Alma materUniversity of Belgrade
Occupationplaywright and theatre director

Dušan Kovačević (Serbian Cyrillic: Душан Ковачевић, pronounced [dǔʃan kɔv̞ǎːtʃɛv̞itɕ]; born 12 July 1948) is a Serbian playwright, scriptwrite, film director and academic best known for his theatre plays and movie scripts. He also served as the ambassador of Serbia in Lisbon, Portugal.


Kovačević was born in Mrđenovac near Šabac, PR Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia, graduated from a grammar school in Novi Sad, and received a bachelor's degree in dramaturgy from the University of Belgrade in 1973. From 1973, he worked as a dramaturge at TV Beograd for five years. Since 1998, he has been the Artistic Director of Zvezdara teatar. In 2003 he directed his first movie, Profesionalac (The Professional).

His daughter Lena Kovačević is a famous jazz singer.

Kovačević's prolific work is well known and popular in Serbia. His comedies have been translated into 17 languages, but his work didn't become available in English until the mid-1990s. One of his plays, Balkan Spy was being rehearsed in Beijing at the time of Tiananmen Square protests, only to be cancelled by the authorities.

A declared royalist, Dušan Kovačević is a member of the Crown Council of Aleksandar Karađorđević. He is also a member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. In 2020 he was awarded the Sretenje order of the Republic of Serbia.[1]

Selected works



See also


  1. ^ Serbia, RTS, Radio televizija Srbije, Radio Television of. "Uručena odlikovanja povodom Dana državnosti". www.rts.rs. Retrieved 2020-02-15.
  • Barnett, Dennis. An interview with Dusan Kovacevic, Belgrade, August 1997.
  • Kovačević, Dušan. Odabrane Drame I, Vreme Knjige:Beograd, 1994.
  • Kovačević, Dušan. Odabrane Drame II, Vreme Knjige:Beograd, 1994.
  • Kovačević, Dušan. Odabrane Drame III, Vreme Knjige:Beograd, 1998.

External links

  • Zvezdara Theater
  • Dušan Kovačević on IMDb
  • Intervju: Dušan Kovačević, Wine Style, March 12, 2009
  • Srbiju trese pljačkaška groznica, Blic, May 3, 2009