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Jerzy Antczak

Jerzy Antczak

Jerzy Antczak

*25 XII 1929 Włodzimierz Wołyński

Film and theatre director, actor, writer, film producer. During the second world war and German occupation he attended the secret school meetings and participated in the conspiracy resistance organisation as a liaison. In 1949 he finished college in Opole and started studying at the Film School in Łódź.

In 1953 he finished studies and started working as an actor in the Powszechny Theatre in Łódź, and shortly after also as a director. He was also working in other theatres in Łódź but at the same time he started cooperating with newly opened television studios.

Around 1958 he decided to focus completely on directing. In 1963 he moved to Warsaw and became the first director of the Polish Television and the director of the Television Theatre.

In 1979 he left Poland and moved to USA, where he lives now, works as the professor at the University of California in LA. In 1990s he directed two Polish films and two television plays. He is a laureate of many prizes for his television productions and theatre plays.


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