Brodzikowski Kazimierz

Kazimierz Brodzikowski was born on 8th January 1897, in Włocławek. He was a theatre and film actor, as well as a film director and translator.

In the years 1029-1921, he studied at the Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw. In 1922, he passed a professional acting exam before a committee of the Polish Actors Association. Until the outbreak of the Second World War, he worked as a theatre actor for various theatres in Warsaw, including the Wojciech Bogusławski Theatre (in the years 1923-24), the Polish Theatre (in the years 1931-32) and Teatr Kameralny (1932), as well as for the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Kraków (in the years 1926-27), the Tadeusz Łomnicki Nowy Theatre in Poznań (in the years 1927-29 and 1931-33), or in the Municipal Theatres in Bydgoszcz and Toruń (in the years 1929-31). In 1935, he assumed the position of the director of Teatr Miejski Kameralny (today the Adam Mickiewicz Theatre) in Częstochowa. At the end of the Second World War, he worked for the Polish Theatre in Bielsko Biała (in the years 1949-53), and later on for the Drama Theatre in Szczecin (in the years 1953-54), and also for a number of theatres in Łódź. In 1957, he moved to Warsaw, where he continued to perform on stage of Teatr Młodej Warszawy (Theatre of Young Warsaw) until his retirement in 1968.

His first film appearance came in 1932, in the film ‘Pałac na kółkach’ directed by Ryszard Ordyński. Then, he was case in the film ‘Pierwsze dni / First Days’ by jan Rybkowski, in ‘Młodość Chopina / Young Chopin’ (1951) by Aleksander Ford, or in ‘Podhale w ogniu / Mountains in Flames’ (1955) by Jan Batory.

In the years 1957-1966, Kazimierz Brodzikowski worked for the Leon Schiller Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódź. During that time, he directed diploma stage plays. He also appeared in plays made for the Television Theatre. He was also a translator from Russian. Among the theatre plays he translated from Russian into Polish, there are plays written by Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev and Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol.

The actor died on 12th July 1979, in Warsaw. He was interred at Powązki Cemetery in Warsaw.



Selected Filmography

  • 1932 – Pałac na kółkach, dir. by Ryszard Ordyński
  • 1934 – Przeor Kordecki – obrońca Częstochowy, dir. by Edward Puchalski
  • 1951 – Pierwsze dni / First Days, dir. by Jan Rybkowski
  • 1951 – Młodość Chopina / Young Chopin, dir. by Aleksander Ford
  • 1955 – Podhale w ogniu / Mountains in Flames, dir. by Jan Batory
  • 1956 – Zemsta / The Revenge, dir. by Antoni Bohdziewicz, Bogdan Konarzewski
  • 1979 – Panny z wilka / The Maids of Wilko, dir. by Andrzej Wajda