He was born either in 1937 or on 5th July 1938, in Bydgoszcz. He was a theatre and film actor.
Throughout his professional career, he played more than 100 theatre roles. He made his début on 2nd December, 1961, as Madej in the stage play ‘Tomcio Paluch / Tom Thumb’ written by Jerzy Zaborowski and directed by Stanisław Rychlicki, on stage of Teatr Lalki, Maski i Aktora “Groteska” in Cracow. He performed in that theatre during the season 1961-1962. Throughout his theatre career, he was employed by the following theatres: The Wojciech Bogusławski Theatre in Kalisz (in the years 1976-1977), the Stanisław Wyspiański Silesian Theatre in Katowice (1977), the Stefan Jaracz Theatre in Olsztyn (in the years 1978-1984), the Wilam Horzyca Theatre in Toruń (in the years 1984-85), the Contemporary Theatre in Wrocław (in the years 1985-1986, 1990-1993 and 2003), the Polish Theatre in Bydgoszcz (in the years 1986-87), the New Theatre in Łódź (in the years 1988-1990), the Drama Theatre in Legnica (1991, 1993), the Lubuski Theatre in Zielona Góra (in the years 1991-1992, 1995), the Jan Kochanowski Powszechny Theatre in Radom (in the years 1999-2000), the Polish Theatre in Poznań (1999), Teatr Muzyczny (Music Theatre) in Gliwice (2001), and Olsztyński Teatr Lalek (Puppet Theatre) (in the years 2001-2003).
As for his film career, he is mostly recognised for the roles in the films directed by Jan Jakub Kolski, such as: ‘Pogrzeb kartofla’ (1990), ‘Pograbek’ (1992), ‘Magneto’ (1993) , ’Jańcio Wodnik’ (1993), ‘Cudowne miejsce / Miraculous Place’ (1994), ‘Szabla od komendanta / The Commanders Sword’ (1995) and ‘Grający z talerza / Playing from the Plate’ (1995). In 1996, he was cast in the film ‘Panna Nikt / Miss Nobody’ directed by Andrzej Wajda, an adaptation of the book penned by Tomasz Tryzna. (Kolejność) In 1990, he was cast to play the role of an assistant of Secretary of the Province Committee in the drama ‘Ucieczka z kina “Wolność” / Escape from the Liberty Cinema’ directed by Wojciech Marczewski, in which he played alongside Henryk Bista. In 2005, he played in the drama ‘Komornik / The Collector’ directed by Feliks Falk. In 2008, he was cast in the drama ‘Jeszcze nie wieczór / Before Twilight‘ directed by Jacek Bławut, in which the main character of Jerzy “Wielki Szu” was played by Jan Nowicki. The film was shot on a number of locations in Toruń.
Lech Gwit was also a television actor and played in such popular TV productions as ‘Pierwsza miłość’, ‘Dwie strony medalu’ and ‘Plebania’.
The actor passed away on 22nd September, 2021, in Stara Rudnica. He was interred at the parish cemetery in Włóki near Bydgoszcz.