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Jadranka Đokić

Jadranka Đokić
Jadranka Djokic.jpg
Jadranka Đokić in 2008 at the
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Born (1981-01-14) 14 January 1981 (age 38)
OccupationActress
Years active1999–present
AwardsGolden Arena for Best Actress
2008 - Behind the Glass

Jadranka Đokić (born 14 January 1981) is a Croatian actress. Widely considered as one of the most talented Croatian actresses of the 21st-century[1][2], she has garnered critical success and numerous accolades for her versatile range in theatre, film and television.[3][4]

Her notable film roles include starring in Sorry for Kung Fu, Behind the Glass, Storm, Metastases and The Priest's Children. For her performance in Behind the Glass, she won the 2008 Golden Arena for Best Actress. In television, she gained massive fame for her lead roles as nurse Helga in Naša mala klinika, Verica in Luda kuća, herself in Moja 3 zida and Lili in Ko te šiša.[5] She was also lauded for her award-winning performances in HNK Zagreb, including King Lear, Tartuffe, A Winter's Tale, Uncle Vanya and Svaki tvoj rođendan.[6]

Early life

Đokić was born in Pula on 14 January 1981. She was born to Croatian parents of Bosnian descent, and raised in the neighbourhood of Šijan[7], near the Pula Arena.[8] In Pula, she finished primary school and gymnasium. She was theatre fan in her teenage years.[9] Đokić graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Zagreb.[10]

Career

Theatre

Đokić started her career in drama studio INK Pula. She was mentored by Robert Raponja and mostly performed Shakespearean plays, including Othello, Timon of Athens, Hamlet and Cymbeline. After entering the Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Zagreb, she achieved her first professional engagement in Spring Awakening, directed by Ozren Prohić.

In 2011, she won the Croatian Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance in Ovo bi mogla biti moja ulica.[11] She starred alongside Suzana Nikolić and Nataša Dorčić in the production, and it was presented in Zagreb, Rome, Prague and Berlin.[12]

In 2018, she performed as Cordelia in the HNK Zagreb production of King Lear, with Predrag Miki Manojlović portraying the title king. Đokić achieved widespread critical admire for her emotionally intense[13] and fluent[14] performance.

Television

To television audiences, she known for her role as nurse Helga in comedy series Naša mala klinika. From 2004 to 2009, Naša mala klinika was the most watched television series in Croatia.[15] Večernji list proclaimed her as the best actress in a comedy series, awarding her with two Večernji List Screen Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, in 2007 and 2008.[16][17] The award, colloquially known as the Ekran Award[18] is the Croatian equivalent of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.[19] Prominent Balkan film critics, including Milivoj Jukić and Dalibor Rajić[20] praised her character delivery and comedic timing[21], and her eccentric, emotionally vulnerable and optimistic character is considered to be the show's breakout character.[22] The same year, she became a member of the ensemble ZKM.

Other than nurse Helga, her repertoire on television includes being the main part of the ensemble cast of three other long-running Croatian sitcoms, being Luda kuća, Moja 3 zida and Ko te šiša.[23] From 2009 to 2011, he starred alongside prolific actor Ozren Grabarić in the popular sitcom series Moja 3 zida, which was filmed in her own apartment.[24] For Ko te šiša, the most watched Croatian comedy series from 2016 to 2019[25], she received critical and commercial exaltation for her performance as hairdresser Lili.[26]

She appeared in Kada zvoni? as Gabrijela, and played the supporting role of Ruža in the children's television show Žutokljunac.

Film

Đokić made her acting debut in the 1999 film Šverceri hlapić as supporting Nataša Malek. Her first critically defined role was in Fine Dead Girls, directed by Dalibor Matanić, followed by the role of Zorica in the Ognjen Sviličić-directed drama film Sorry for Kung Fu.

She played the protagonist, Klara in the 2007 independent film Pusti me da spavam, directed by Sara Hribar.[27] She amassed greater success in the film Behind the Glass, for which she won a Golden Arena for Best Actress, the Croatian equivalent of the Academy Award for Best Actress.[28] Her performance in Behind the Glass is widely regarded as one of the greatest performances in Croatian film history.[29][30]

In 2009, she played the abused wife of lead character Krpa, played by Rene Bitorajac in the Golden Arena-winning film Metastases.[31] She also starred in Storm, and her acting was praised by American critic and poet Stephen Holden.[32]

In 2012, she has done voice-work for the animated film Inspector Martin and the Gang of Snails.[33] She is prominent within Croatian-language dubbings, including dubs in Mulan, the Kung Fu Panda franchise, the Tarzan films and The Incredibles.[34][35]

In 2013, Đokić was cast to play the pregnant island native Ana in the Vinko Brešan film The Priest's Children. The film was a massive success, having the best opening week, in Croatian standards, since the country's independence in 1991.[36]

Other work

She appeared in two HPB commercials, and portrayed the lead character in the Uvik kontra music video by hip-hop recording act The Beat Fleet.[37]

Accolades

In 2010, the journal Globus proclaimed her as one of the leaders of Croatian film, taking the title of one of the most talented and engaged actresses together with Daria Lorenci, Zrinka Cvitešić, Leona Paraminski, Nataša Janjić and Marija Škaričić.[38]

She has won four Croatian Theatre Awards for Best Actress, a Golden Arena for Best Actress, five Golden Laugh Awards, two Večernji List Screen Awards, three Grand Prix Jury Awards and two Fabijan Šovagović Awards, a Veljko Marčić Award, a Vladimir Nazor Award and a Mila Dimitrijević Award during her two decade long career.[39]

She was named actress of the year by Teatar.hr two times, winning the award in 2013 and 2015.[40][41]

Personal life

Đokić is an avid reader[42], and enjoys the bibliographies of Ivan Vidić, Marguerite Duras, Jean Racine, Sylvia Plath, Fyodor Dostoyevski and Danijel Dragojević.[43] She resides in Zagreb.

Filmography

Film roles

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Šverceri hlapić Nataša Mrlek Supporting role
2002 Fine Dead Girls Lidija Main role
2004 Sorry for Kung Fu Zorica Supporting role
2007 Pusti me da spavam Klara Main role
2008 Behind the Glass Maja Jeren Main role
Golden Arena for Best Actress
2009 Storm Belma Šulić Main role
2009 Metastases Krpa's wife
2010 Izgubljeni snovi Julija
2012 Drugi Vinka
2012 Night Boats Hairdresser Supporting role
2012 Zagrebačke priče vol. 2 Jelena Main role
2012 Inspector Martin and the Gang of Snails Ivna Voice
Supporting role
2013 The Priest's Children Ana Main role
2016 Transmania Manja
2019 Sam samcat Dubravka

Television roles

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Kad zvoni? Gracijela 3 episodes
2005 Žutokljunac Ružica Supporting role; 14 episodes
2004–2007 Naša mala klinika Nurse Helga Main role; 112 episodes
Večernji List Screen Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series[44] (2007, 2008)
2008 Bitange i princeze Porno actress 2 episodes
2006–2009 Luda kuća Verica Hohnjec Main role; 132 episodes
2009 Bračne vode Marica Kumarica Main role; 94 episodes
2009–2013 Moja 3 zida Jadranka Main role; 20 episodes
2017–present Ko te šiša Lili Main role; 38 episodes

Croatian dubs

Year Title Role
2003 Hercules Megara
Balto III: Wings of Change Dipsy
2004 Shark Tale Lola
The Lion King Shenzi
The Incredibles Mirage
Tarzan Terk
2005 Tarzan 2
Chicken Little Abby Mallard
Mulan Fa Mulan
Valiant Charles De Girl
2006 Over the Hedge Stella
Cars Sally Carrera
2008 Kung Fu Panda Master Tigress
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Florrie
2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 Master Tigress
Cars 2 Sally Carrera
2014 The Nut Job Andie
How To Train Your Dragon 2 Valka
2016 Kung Fu Panda 3 Master Tigress
2017 The Nut Job 2 Andie
Cars 3 Sally Carrera
2019 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Valka
The Lion King Shenzi
The Angry Birds Movie 2 Zeta

Music videos

Year Title Role
2011 "Uvik kontra" by The Beat Fleet Actress

Commercials

Year Company Role
2009 HPB Actress
2010

External links

References

  1. ^ 'Sestra Helga' kao underground ikona
  2. ^ GLUMICA KOJU JE PROSLAVILA ULOGA SESTRE HELGE U NAŠOJ MALOJ KLINICI 'Ponosna sam, odana i iskrena. Kad ne glumim, vrijeme za sebe nalazim u šumi' (in Croatian)
  3. ^ Jadranka Đokić odlično spaja nespojivo (Kultura - in Croatian)
  4. ^ Vecernji.hr Jadranka Đokić: Ivan ima sve ono što nemaju drugi muškarci, on ima mene
  5. ^ Đokić: Uživali smo u Vinkovcima zbog sinergije s publikom (in Croatian)
  6. ^ Jadranka Dokic HNK biography
  7. ^ JADRANKA ĐOKIĆ - PIKANTERIJE IZ ŽIVOTA POPULARNE GLUMICE 'Živim brzo, trudim se ne nervirati i uživati u knjigama i ljubavi'
  8. ^ Jadranka Dokic Biography
  9. ^ Boba Jelcic prema Cehovu - HNK
  10. ^ Croatian-language article: Jadranka Đokić: 'S godinama sam si sve opuštenija i bolja'
  11. ^ „OVO BI MOGLA BITI MOJA ULICA“ U BERLINU - Jadranka Dokic
  12. ^ Na lijepom Plavom Dunavu IMDB
  13. ^ Jadranka Đokić i Lana Gojak plijenile pažnju besprijekornim stajlinzima
  14. ^ Jadranka Đokić kao Cordelia u "Kralju Learu", Tamara Obrovac potpisuje glazbu (in Croatian)
  15. ^ MACKARA - Nasa mala klinika
  16. ^ TV Zona plus - Nagrada EKRAN za Jadranku Djokic
  17. ^ Vecernji.hr: Jadranka Dokic najbolja glumica u komediji
  18. ^ Poznati dobitnici medijskih nagrada „Ekran“. Prva među najboljima Ivana Marković dopisnik „Prve“ (in Croatian)
  19. ^ Gloria – Intervju – BRANKO ĐURIĆ ĐURO / Moj je život rock 'n' roll Archived 30 August 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  20. ^ "Festival igranog filma u Puli - Žiri za Metastaze, kritika za kenjca, publika za anđele" (in Croatian). Pula Film Festival. Archived from the original on 18 May 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2010.
  21. ^ GLUMICA KOJU JE PROSLAVILA ULOGA SESTRE HELGE U NAŠOJ MALOJ KLINICI 'Ponosna sam, odana i iskrena. Kad ne glumim, vrijeme za sebe nalazim u šumi'
  22. ^ Indexi Clanak: Jadranka Dokic/Sestra Helga Prkic
  23. ^ Jadranka Dokic Theatre.hr
  24. ^ RTL skinuo "Moja 3 zida" jer su to gledatelji tražili? - 24sata.hr
  25. ^ Ko te sisa Jutarnji.hr
  26. ^ TVprofil.net Series Ko te sisa crew - Jadranka Dokic and Robert Ugrina (in Croatian)
  27. ^ Sara Hribar: 'Tata ne čita moje scenarije, nije ih nikad čitao, a nisam sigurna ni je li gledao sve moje filmove' (in Croatian)
  28. ^ Golden Arena is the Croatian equivalent of the Academy Award for Best Actress - London Critics Speak
  29. ^ Interfilm.hr: Jadranka Dokic/Iza stakla
  30. ^ Hdfd.hr: Jadranka Dokic - Behind the Glass
  31. ^ imdb.com
  32. ^ Holden, Stephen. "Crime, Punishment and Painful Memories of Bosnia". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  33. ^ Inspektor Martin i banda puzeva - Dnevna.hr
  34. ^ Disney International Dubbings Croatian Ljubomir Krekes/Leon Luchev
  35. ^ "MAJSTORI SINHRONIZACIJE: Ko se krije iza Duška Dugouška, Šilje, Popaja, Sunđera Boba? (FOTO) (VIDEO)". www.telegraf.rs.
  36. ^ https://slobodnadalmacija.hr/scena/kultura/clanak/id/190307/svecenikova-djeca-zabiljezila-otvaranje-nadomak-pottera-i-potvrdila-kako-postoji-recept-za-hrvatski-blockbuster
  37. ^ [1]
  38. ^ PIKANTERIJE IZ ŽIVOTA POPULARNE GLUMICE 'Živim brzo, trudim se ne nervirati i uživati u knjigama i ljubavi' (in Croatian)
  39. ^ Jadranka Đokić: Taština je otrov, jer sprečava napredak
  40. ^ [2]
  41. ^ Evo too su dobitnici teeter.hr nagrade publike! in Croatian
  42. ^ Croatian-language article: Jadranka Đokić: 'S godinama sam si sve opuštenija i bolja'
  43. ^ Jadranka Dokic Biografija in Croatian
  44. ^ TV Zona plus - Nagrada EKRAN za Jadranku Djokic

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