Maciej Stuhr

// Maciej Stuhr

Born in 1975.

He is a Polish actor, comedian and writer. He studied acting and psychology. He is the son of the prominent Polish actor, Jerzy Stuhr. He is a member of the Polish Film Academy and the European Film Academy.

Since 2008, he belongs to Krysztof Warlikowski’s theatre troop at Nowy Teatr in Warsaw.

Among others, he is known for his role of Kuba Brenner in Chłopaki nie płaczą and Piotr in Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Decalogue X.

We’ve talked to him at the Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg. Just like Magda Cielecka, Maciej Stuhr sat down with us during the intermission of their play Kabaret Warszawski.

He was perfectly prepared to answer any of our questions. He was willing to talk about the aspects of his different jobs, all linked by a knowledge about today’s world, and the ability to put this knowledge in the larger concept of history. This is the main reason his work as an actor fits so well into Krzysztof Warlikowski’s vision: the need of contextualisation.

Maciej Stuhr is always perfectly prepared and works a lot. For him, this is the essence of being an actor: working hard, trying to understand everything, and from here on developing his characters.

One of the most important moments in his career was 2008, when he met Krzysztof Warlikowski, Andrzej Chyra, Maja Ostaszewska, the great Stanislawa Celinska and all the other talents from Nowy Teatr.

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