Zbigniew Zapasiewicz

Zbigniew Zapasiewicz (13 September 1934 – 14 July 2009) was one of the most prominent post-war Polish actors, as well as a theatre director and pedagogue.[1]

Zbigniew Zapasiewicz
Zapasiewicz in 2008
Born(1934-09-13)13 September 1934
Died14 July 2009(2009-07-14) (aged 74)
OccupationActor, Director
Years active1971–2009


Zbigniew Zapasiewicz was born on 13 September 1934 in Warsaw, Poland. During 1951–1952 he studied chemistry at the Warsaw University of Technology. In 1956 he graduated in acting from the National Academy of Theatre in Warsaw (now Aleksander Zelwerowicz State Theatre Academy). He made his debut in 1955 in the Theatre of New Warsaw.

During 1959–1966 Zapasiewicz was an actor of the Contemporary Theatre. In 1982 he moved to Teatr Powszechny. During 1987–1990 he was a managing director of the Dramatic Theatre. Since 1993 he acted at the Contemporary Theatre.

Zapasiewicz died in Warsaw on 14 July 2009, at the age of 74.


Film credits
Year Title Role Notes
1975 The Promised Land Kessler
1975 The Story of Sin Priest Jutkiewicz
1977 Camouflage Jakub Szelestowski
1978 Without Anesthesia Jerzy Michalowski
1979 The Maids of Wilko Julcia's Husband
1981 Blind Chance 1. Adam
1984 A Year of the Quiet Sun Szary
1988 A Short Film About Killing Committee Chairman
1989 Túsztörténet Alezredes
1992 Pigs
2000 Life as a Fatal Sexually Transmitted Disease Tomasz Berg
2005 Persona Non Grata Wiktor Leszczyński
2007 Hope


  1. Bujanowicz, Michał (August 2004). "Zbigniew Zapasiewicz". culture.pl. Instytut Adama Mickiewicza. Retrieved 2007-11-11.
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