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Jan Englert

Jan Englert – actor, director, professor, artistic director of the National Theatre in Warsaw since 2003. He graduated from National Theatre Academy in Warsaw. He has played in performances by leading Polish directors, i.e. Erwin Axer, Kazimierz Dejmek, Jerzy Grzegorzewski, Jerzy Jarocki, Grzegorz Jarzyna. His most acclaimed theatre appearances include Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz Mother directed by Axer (1970), Dejmek's productions of: Sławomir Mrożek's Vatzlav (1982) and Portrait (1987), and Stanisław Wyspiański's Liberation (1982); the title role in William Shakespeare's Richard III by Maciej Prus (1993). In 1997 he joined the ensamble of the National Theatre in Warsaw where he appeared in Jerzy Grzegorzewski's productions of: Wyspiański's November Night (1997), Zygmunt Krasiński's Un-divine Comedy (2002), Wyspiański's Hamlet (2003), Tadeusz Różewicz's Little Spirit (2004) and Him. The Second Return of Odysseus (2005); Erring based on Gombrowicz (2004) and Mrożek's Tango (2009), both directed by Jerzy Jarocki; and Maja Kleczewska's productions of Fedra based on Eurypides, Seneca and Enquist (2006) and Peter Weiss's Marat/Sade (2009).
Englert made his film debut at the age of 16 in Canal directed by Andrzej Wajda (1957). Since then, he has appeared in over one hundred roles, in films directed by Kazimierz Kutz, Janusz Zaorski, Janusz Morgenstern and Filip Bajon. In 2007 he played in Oscar-nominated Katyń directed by Wajda.
He won numerous awards, among others Aleksander Zelwerowicz Award for his title role in Richard III (1994) and individual award founded by the British Council for the role of Mark Anthony in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar performed by the Polski Theatre in Warsaw at the Shakespearean Festival in Gdańsk

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