Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan was born on September 12, 1965 in Ankara, Turkey. He is a Turkish film, television and theatre actor and director, known for Il était une fois en Anatolie (2011), The Butterfly’s Dream (2013) and Leyla and Mecnun (2011).
Taylan graduated in theatre from Hacettepe University State Conservatory. Between 1989 and 1993, he worked at the Diyarbakır State Theatre. In 1993 and 1994, he worked with Roberto Ciulli at the Theatre an Der Ruhr in Germany. Taylan has since worked in many theatrical projects with Yücel Erten. He became General Secretary of the Devlet Tiyatroları Sanatçıları Derneği or DETİS (State Theatre Artists’ Association) and served in the position until he resigned in 2006. In 2002, he won the İsmet Küntay award for Best Director for the play Misafir sahneleyişi.
Gazi University Department of Economics
Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory Drama Department Acting Major
Between 1989 and 1993 in Diyarbakıır State Theatre, in 1993-1994 theatre season at Theater an Der Ruhr in
Germany he worked with Roberto Ciulli. Starting from 1994 he worked with his master Yücel Erten in numerous projects. In State Theatre in different periods he took administrative posts as Art Director Assistant, Art Director, Consultant of General Director. He worked as the Head of State Theatre Artists Association, DETIS.
He participated in DTCF Drama Department and TRT Children’s Theatre as instructor. In several culture-art magazines and internet sites his writings are being published. In 2006, he resigned his position at Turkish State Theatres.
2002 İsmet Küntay Best Director Award (for his staging the plat ‘Misafir’)
2004 SİYAD (Cinema Writers Association) Best Supporting Actor Nominee (for his part in the film ‘İnşaat’)
2008 Adana Altın Koza En Best Actor Award (for his part in “Made in Europe”)