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Janusz GajosSchool: Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz (PWSFTViT)
Field of Studies: Acting
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Major Achievements: During his artistic life, actor, Lodz Film School acting graduate and long-term lecturer, Janusz Gajos has played over 300 roles in film and theatre. His film debut role was Pietrek in Maria Kaniewska’s “Panienka z okienka” (1964). The most well-known of his film creations are roles such as Michał Szmańda in Filip Bajon’s “Wahadełko” (1981), Major from Ryszard Bugajski’s “Przesłuchanie” (1982), Mikołaj from Krzysztof Kieślowski’s “Three colours. White” (1993), censor Rabkiewicz from Wojciech Marczewski’s “Ucieczka z kina Wolność”, Brother Zdrówko from Jan Jakub Kolski’s “Jasminum” (2007), and prosecutor Koprowicz in Małgorzata Szumowska’s film “Body/Ciało” (2015). Gajos is also adored by millions of viewers for his cult role of Janek Kos in the TV series “Czterej pancerni i pies”. As for his drama career he has performed at the Jaracza Theatre and Warsaw theatres: Teatr Komedia, Teatr Kwadrat, Teatr Dramatyczny, Teatr Na Woli, Teatr Powszechny , and since 2003 at Teatr Narodowy, producing many excellent roles. Amongst his numerous acting awards are the Eagles – Polish Film Academy Awards (in 2016 Janusz Gajos received the Eagle Life Achievement Award) ; a number of Lions – Gdynia Film Festival Awards (in 2015 at the 40th Gdynia Festival he received the Diamond Lions for the Best Actor of the 40-year-long festival history).
On 7 October, 2016, Janusz Gajos was granted Doctor Honoris Causa Degree of the Lodz Film School.
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