Actor Ignacy Gogolewski, unforgettable in his role, Antik Purina from the movie “Chłopów”, died at the age of 90, not only a theater and film actor, but also a director and screenwriter, knight of the Commander’s Cross with the star of the order Bologna Restituta for his theatrical achievements. “Bye, thanks for everything” – Krystyna Janda wrote in social media.
Ignacy Gogolevsky sang in Polish, dramatic, contemporary and national theater in Warsaw. He directed the Stanisław Wyspiański Silesian Theater in Katowice, Juliusz Osterwa Theater in Lublin, and Rozmaitości Theater in Warsaw.
Actress Kristina Janda and the Bologna Theater reported Gogolevsky’s death on her personal Facebook page.
“Ignacy Gogolewski passed away this morning. Bye, thanks for everything,” Janda wrote online. Information about Gogolewski’s death was also confirmed in an interview with PAP by Janusz Majcherek from the Polish theater.
Ignacy Gogolewski – His roles, career, achievements
Ignacy Gogolewski could be proud of his colossal acting achievements. He first drew attention to the role of Gusto Konrad in the first “Grandfathers” after World War II, performed by Alexander Bardini. Critics then wrote that he “starred with outstanding talent and mastery of technique”, and “enchanted the audience with his personality and beautifully presented his poem.”
The young actor was considered a continuation of the romantic theater tradition and for many years was considered one. He played, among others, the roles of Conrad, Cordian, Fantasy.
“If I continued the same type of roles, I would probably get bored of both critics and audience. But when the opportunity arises, I am happy to use crop rotation” – emphasized Gogolewski in one of the interviews.
He played a lot in Shakespearean dramas, including “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “Macbeth”, “King Richard II”, “Julius Caesar”, “Othello” and “Anthony and Cleopatra”.
At the National Theatre, he performed in a contemporary repertoire – “Operetta” by Jerzy Grzygorzewski, “The Last One” by Tadeusz Bradecky or “Na Churakash” by Kazimirz Kotz.
“I’m not saying that romance has faded away inside me. I just had to add a little rationality to it, without which it is impossible to navigate the modern world,” the actor said. After the success of the “operetta”, Grzegorzewski told him, “Mr. Inku, we must follow the blow” and reported that Kutz wanted to cast him for the role of Laurent.
Coates himself described my appearance at the National Theater very frankly: “We took Krupniuk out of Gogolevsky, we fried it, and now it is edible.”
The unforgettable Purina from the movie “Chłopów”
Gogolewski was born on June 17, 1931 in Ciechanów. In 1953 he graduated from the acting department of the State Drama School in Warsaw and soon joined the Polish theater in Warsaw. “There I met a whole group of outstanding people,” he recalls. “They all made up an academy of professional skills and laws and rules, often unwritten, but without these rules today’s theater would not begin.”
Film roles constitute a separate chapter of his career. He has performed vocals in “Soldier of the Queen of Madagascar” by Jerzy Zarzyke, “Troubled Love” by Stanisław Rozević, “Countess of Kosel” by Jerzy Anzac, and “Johnny” by Janusz Morgenstern. The one most remembered by viewers is Antik Burina from the TV series “Chuppie” directed by Jan Rybkowski.
In 2005-2006, Gogolewski was the head of ZASP.
Gogolewski is the laureate of many awards and honors, including the Splendor Splendorów and Grand Prix of the Polish Radio and Television Theater Festival “Two Theatre”, Master of Polish Speech. In 2000, he received the Aleksander Zelorowicz Award for his portrayal of Sezerm in “Operetta” Wittold Gombrowicz directed by Jerzy Grzegorzewski at the National Theater in Warsaw. He was honored, among other things, with the Commander’s Cross with the Star of the Order of Bologna Restituta and the Gold Medal for Merit for Culture – Gloria Artes.
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