Leon Niemczyk

Leon Stanisław Niemczyk (15 December 1923 – 29 November 2006) was a Polish actor.

Leon Niemczyk
Niemczyk in 2006
Born(1923-12-15)15 December 1923
Died29 November 2006(2006-11-29) (aged 82)

Niemczyk appeared in over 500 films and television shows over the course of his career.[1] His most memorable roles were Fulko de Lorche in Aleksander Ford's The Teutonic Knights, Andrzej in Roman Polanski's Knife in the Water and Jerzy in Jerzy Kawalerowicz's Night Train.

During World War II, he served under Gen. George S. Patton in the U.S. 3rd Army.[2] He died of cancer.

Selected filmography

TV series


  1. Biography at www.culture.pl (in Polish)
  2. 100 lat ŁKS
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