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Janusz Gajos at the Online AFA

2020-06-01 13:24:42

Janusz Gajos is an outstanding Polish film and stage actor. He appeared in his first feature film, "Panienka z Okienka", before graduating from the internationally acclaimed National Film School in Łódź in 1965. After graduation, he was signed to appear in the classic post-war series, "Four Tank-Men and a Dog" and worked in major theatres across the country: Stanisława Jaracza Theatre in Łódź, Comedia Theatre, Polish Theatre, Kwadrat Theatre, Dramatyczny Theatre, and Powszechny Theatre in Warsaw. In 2003 he joined the National Theatre Company in Warsaw.

Janusz Gajos appeared in countless films and theatre plays. He worked alongside some of the leading Polish directors such as Kazimierz Kutz, Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Kieślowski, and Jan Jakub Kolski, to name a few. He is a versatile actor, excelling in tragic parts, which require gravitas and robust control of emotions, as well as in comedic roles, lending levity and sarcasm to comedies.

Gajos is one of the best-loved actors, instantly recognizable thanks to his low, growling voice. The actor was awarded the Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta. Gajos is also is a five-time winner of the Polish Film Awards, including the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

fot. A. Zawada

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