Tomasz Kot

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Tomasz Kot
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Born (1977-04-21) 21 April 1977 (age 44)
OccupationActor
Years active2004–present
Height6 ft 6+14 in (199 cm)[1]
Spouse(s)
Agnieszka Olczyk
(m. 2006)
Children2

Tomasz Kot (born 21 April 1977) is a Polish actor.[2] He has appeared in more than 30 films and 26 plays as well as dozens of television series.

Education and career

He graduated from the Tadeusz Kościuszko High School No. 1 in Legnica. On 17 November 1996, he made his theatre debut on the stage of the Dramatic Theatre in Legnica in Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz's play Madame Tutli-Putli directed by Wiesław Cichy. In 2001, he graduated from the AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Kraków. He gained great popularity by portraying singer Ryszard Riedel in Jan Kidawa Błoński's 2005 film Destined for Blues as well as for his role as Zbigniew Religa in Łukasz Palkowski's 2014 film Gods. In 2015, he was awarded the Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis.[3]

Most recently, Kot has received award-season buzz for his starring role as Wiktor in Paweł Pawlikowski’s feature Cold War for Amazon. The project has earned him a nomination for best actor by the European Film Awards and the movie has been recognized by the Critics' Choice Movie Awards, New York Film Critics Circle, and the National Board of Review in the best foreign language film category. In 2018 Kot appeared in Agnieszka Holland’s Spoor and had a starring role in Jaroslaw Marszewski’s “Bikini Blue,” the latter earning him the award for best lead actor at the Milan Film Festival. In 2019 Kot starred in BBC One series World on Fire opposite Brian J. Smith, Julia Brown, and Helen Hunt.[4]

Personal life

On 30 September 2006 in Częstochowa, he married actress Agnieszka Olczyk. They have two children: Blanka (b. 2007) and Leon (b. 2010).

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Destined for Blues Ryszard Riedel
2007 Testosterone Robal
2009 Operation Danube Lt. January Jakubczak
2010 Erratum Michał Bogusz
2012 Hans Kloss. Stawka większa niż śmierć Stanisław Kolicki, codename J-23/Hans Kloss
2012 Yuma Opat
2014 Gods Zbigniew Religa
2014 Fotograf Bauman
2016 Spoor Pros. Świerszczyński
2017 Najlepszy Okoń
2017 Volta Jan Krone
2018 Cold War Wiktor
2019 World on Fire Stefen Tomaszeski
2021 Soul Joe Gardner Polish dub
2021 Leave No Traces
TBA Warning

See also

References

  1. ^ Tomasz Kot - Biography - IMDb
  2. ^ "FilmPolski.pl".
  3. ^ "Biografia i ciekawostki z życiorysu Tomasza Kota". Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  4. ^ https://variety.com/2018/film/news/uta-tomasz-kot-cold-war-1203090467/

External links

Media related to Tomasz Kot at Wikimedia Commons


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