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Mihai Arsene was born in Pitesti city, Romania.
As a Romanian actor, Mihai has been on the stage of several well know Romanian theatres, for more than 15 years: "Marin Sorescu" National Theatre of Craiova, "Anton Pann" State Theatre, "Al. Davila" State Theatre of Pitesti, "G.A.Petculescu" State Theatre of Resita, etc.

Between 1997 - 2001, Mihai studied Performing Arts - Acting specialty at the Faculty of Theatrical Arts of the old University of Craiova, graduating at the class of his later stage colleague, the Master Ilie Gheorghe (recently seen at the International Edinburgh Festival, playing FAUST in a Silviu Purcarete's production with the same name).

Mihai Arsene made himself remarked at the YOUNG ACTOR'S "HOP" GALA in Mangalia, 2001, where for his performance with the lead role The Teacher in the one man show "The Lesson" by Eugene Ionesco, Mihai won a Participating Internship at The International Festival of Avignon, 2001.

Later that year, Mihai Arsene made his professional debut on the stage of "Anton Pann" State Theatre of Rm.Valcea in the lead role of Mr. Bogoiu from "Holiday Game" by Mihail Sebastian, directed by the well know former director of the National Theatre of Craiova, Emil Boroghina. Mihai was awarded THE BEST MASCULINE INTERPRETATION AWARD for his performance with the role of Mr Bogoiu, in the same year, as part of THE "FIRST ROLE" ACTOR STUDENT FESTIVAL - Iasi, Romania, 2001.

A few months later he was hired as a permanent actor at the famous National Theatre of Craiova, where he played many successful lead roles.

Mihai Arsene is now a freelance actor, being the first Romanian actor to perform in West End.

Mihai latest appearances include Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, with the award winning play The Container directed by National Theatre of Wales director Bridget Keehan, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2010, with his one man show A Sense of Delicacy by Chekhov, but also Brighton Festival 2010, being part of the hugely praised and sold out production of Before I Sleep, inspired by Chekhov's Cherry Orchard and directed by Tristan Sharps.

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