Leyla and Mecnun Tv Series

Leyla and Mecnun Turkish Tv Series Poster

Original Title: Leyla ile Mecnun
English Title: Leyla and Mecnun
Also Known As:
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Episodes: 104
Broadcast Network: TRT 1, Netflix
Broadcast Period: February 9, 2011 – June 17, 2013
Production Company: EfLAtun Film
Director: Onur Unlu
Screen Writer: Burak Aksak
Filming Locations: Kirecburnu, Sariyer, Istanbul; Ankara; Izmir; Yozgat

It is a surreal, absurdist comedy revolving around the poetic love story of Layla and Majnun.

Mecnun (Ali Atay) and Leyla (Ezgi Asaroglu) were born on the same day in the same hospital. Since there were not enough beds in the hospital, the two babies were put to the same bed. Seeing this absurd situation and inspired by the poetic love story of Layla and Majnun, the fathers decided to give the names of Leyla and Mecnun to their babies and agreed to make them marry 25 years later.

Destiny brings Mecnun and Leyla together as newborns and again years later.

Even though Mecnun has never seen Leyla for 25 years, he cannot persuade her father and goes to Leyla’s house in order to ask her hand in marriage. He finds this situation nonsense. However, Mecnun falls in love with Leyla at first sight and wants to get married to her no matter what.

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Ali Atay

Ali Atay - Actor

Name: Ali Atay
Birthdate: April 20, 1976
Birthplace: Rize, Turkey
Height: 176 cm
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Black
Education: Mimar Sinan Univercity Theatre School
Spouse: Ebru Cansiz (m. 2008–2013), Hazal Kaya (m. 2019-present)
Children: Fikret Ali Atay
Biography: Ali Atay was born in 20 April 1976 in Rize. He is a founder of a theatre community called Krek that was founded in 1999. He is a successful actor but also known as director and screen writer. He is a director and screen writer of the movie named Limonade (Limonata) in 2014; the movie named Mortal World (Olumlu Dunya) in 2018; and the movie named Cinayet Susu in 2019. Ali Atay became very popular with his role as Mecnun in popular Turkish series Leyla and Mecnun.

Ali Atay Tv Series / Movies
1998 – 2001 Second Spring (Ikinci Bahar) (as Ersin)
2000 – 7th Number (7 Numara)
2000 – It is Too Late (Artik Cok Gec) (as Kemal) (Movie)
2001 – My Love My Love (Askim Askim)
2003 – My Father Came Out of Hat (Sapkadan Babam Cikti) (as Maksut)
2003 – Sansa Bak

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Cengiz Bozkurt

Mehmet Cengiz Bozkurt - Actor

Name: Mehmet Cengiz Bozkurt
Birthdate: December 24, 1965
Birthplace: Nevsehir, Turkey
Height: 170 cm
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Education: METU Physics (1984-1990); University of London, Goldsmiths School Cinema-TV (Bachelor’s Degree)
Talent Agency:
Spouse: Hatice Kavak Bozkurt (m. 2008-present)
Children: Caglayan Bozkurt
Biography: Cengiz Bozkurt was born in 24 December 1965 in Nevsehir Gulyazi. He graduated from Ankara Ataturk High School. Even though he started to study physics in 1984 at Middle East Technical University (METU), he dropped out the school in 1990 in order to study theatre. He studied media and communications at Goldsmiths University of London and graduated in 1996. He lived in the United Kingdom (UK) for 14 years and studied in various jobs such as driving. Cengiz Bozkurt returned to Turkey in 2003 and took part in various theatre plays, movies, and tv projects. Cengiz Bozkurt became very popular with his role as Erdal at Leyla and Mecnun television series. Cengiz Bozkurt has three daughters named Caglayan from his first marriage, Sena from his second marriage and Ada from his second marriage.

Cengiz Bozkurt Tv Series / Movies
2005 – Broken Wings (Kirik Kanatlar) (as Seref)
2005 – I Missed You So Much (Seni Cok Ozledim) (as Serhan Ertunc)
2006 – Bride Ezo (Ezo Gelin) (as Duran)
2006 – Karagumruk is Burning (Karagumruk Yaniyor) (as Sitki)

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Serkan Keskin

Serkan Keskin - Actor

Name: Serkan Keskin
Birthdate: November 25, 1977
Birthplace: Izmit, Turkey
Height: 176 cm
Eye Color: Black
Education: Academy Istanbul Theatre School (1999-2002)
Biography: Serkan Keskin started his career by goint to the theatre course at Izmit City Theatre. Actor and director at Semaver Kumpanya. Took part in many theatre plays written by William Shakespeare, Moliere, Bertolt Brecht, Max Frisch and Abel Gonzales Melo and as well as Turkish people like Orhan Kemal, Turgut Özakman, Sait Faik, and Gungor Dilmen.

Serkan Keskin Tv Series / Movies
2004 – Time of Heart (Kalbin Zamani) (as Tonguc) (Movie)
2005 – 2006 Thief and Police (Hirsiz Polis) (as Bunyamin)
2005 – Bewildered (Saskin) (as Recai) (Movie)
2006 – Chinese Are Coming (Cinliler Geliyor) (as Asim) (Movie)

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Elif Tv Series

Elif Tv Series

Original Title: Elif
English Title: Elif
Also Known As:
Genre: Drama, Romance
Episodes: 940
Broadcast Network: Kanal 7
Broadcast Period: 15 September 2014 – 10 June 2019
Production Company: Green Yapim
Director: Fulya Yavuzoglu, Canan Yilmaz
Screen Writer: Ruya Istanbul
Filming Locations: Istanbul, Turkiye

Little girl Elif (Isabella Damla Guvenilir) lives with his mother Melek (Selin Sezgin), stepfather Veysel (Hasan Balliktas), her step-sister Zeynep (Gulcin Tuncok) and step-brother Murat (Batuhan Soncul). Elif is almost 5 years old but she is much more mature than her peers. She is very helpful and at the same time, strong enough to endure her stepfather’s cruelty.

Veysel is a hopeless, violent gambler who tortures not only Melek but also little Elif. He plans to sell Elif to pay back his gambling debts. Out of pure coincidence, Melek discovers his husband’s ill intention and finds out the passport on behalf of her daughter. In order to save her daughter, she eventually decides to call her long-lasting friend Ayse (Ozanay Alpkan) and asks for her assistance.

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Selin Sezgin

Selin Sezgin - Actress

Name: Selin Sezgin
Birthdate: June 20, 1990
Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
Height: 187 cm
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Brown
Education: Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (Mimar Sinan Üniversitesi Guzel Sanatlar Fakultesi Seramik-Cam Tasarimi Bolumu)
Talent Agency: Unit Talent Management

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Cemre Melis Cinar

Cemre Melis Cinar - Actress

Name: Cemre Melis Cinar
Birthdate: May 13, 1991
Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
Height: 168 cm
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Education: Mersin Toros College; Marmara University Radio TV School
Talent Agency: Act Plus Talent & Management

Cemre Melis Cinar Tv Series / Movies
2014 – Back Streets (Arka Sokaklar) (as Asli)
2017 – Cenaze Isleri (as Serpil) (Movie)
2014 – Elif (as Arzu Karapinar)
2018 – Icimdeki Hazine (as Sema) (Movie)
2019 – Wounded Birds (Yarali Kuslar) (as Melis Sarac)

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Heart Of The City (Bu Sehir Arkandan Gelecek) Tv Series

Heart Of The City (Bu Sehir Arkandan Gelecek) Tv Series

Original Title: Bu Sehir Arkandan Gelecek
English Title: This City Will Come After You
Also Known As: Heart Of The City; Kota ini Mengikuti Arahmu
Genre: Romance, Drama, Action
Episodes: 20
Broadcast Network: Netflix, ATV
Broadcast Period: January 4, 2017 – June 14, 2017
Production Company: Ay Yapim
Director: Cagri Vila Lostuvali
Screen Writer: Ece Yorenc, Melek Gencoglu
Filming Locations: Istanbul, Turkey

Ali Smith (Kerem Bursin) has had a tough life after his mom was killed by his father when he was just 4 years old. He starts to live in cargo boats together with a man Rauf (Osman Alkas) who has cared for him after this tragedy. Ali travels all over the world and considers the cargo boat as his home/country. He becomes a man with no country.

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Burak Tamdogan

Burak Tamdogan - Actor

Name: Burak Tamdogan
Birthdate: March 03, 1971
Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
Height: 1,85 m
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Black
Education: METU – Psychology (1989 – 1996) (ODTU Psikoloji Bolumu); Ankara University – Theatre (1996 – 2001) (Ankara Universitesi Tiyatro Bolumu)
Talent Agency: Artistanbul Management
Biography: Burak Tamdogan was born in 03 March 1971 in Ankara. He graduated from METU but decided to change his career. He then studied theatre at Ankara University. He took part in various tv projects, theatre plays, as well as he directed some theatre plays. Burak Tamdoğan is also professionally gives trainings about screenwriting and theatre play writing.

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