Krężałowski Zbigniew

He was born on 10th May 1930, in Lviv. He was a theatre and film actor, who for the better part of his life remained loyal to the Polish Theatre in Bydgoszcz.

His theatre career began in the 1940s. He first started as a trainee at the Municipal Theatre (now under the name the Cyprian Kamil Norwid Theatre) in Jelenia Góra (in the years 1947-1948) and the Municipal Theatre (now the Stefan Jaracz Theatre) in Olsztyn (in the years 1948-1949), and at Teatr Młodego Widza in Poznań (in the years 1949-1950). After passing his acting exam, he worked for a number of theatres located in different cities: Cieszyn, Szczecin, Białystok, Kielce, Radom, Kalisz and Olsztyn. In 1979, Zbigniew Krężałowski started working for the Polish Theatre in Bydgoszcz, where he continued to perform until 2000. His last theatre performance was the role of the Prefect in the second part of the play ‘Most Królowej Jadwigi’ written by Jerzy Sulima-Kamiński and directed by Andrzej Maria Marczewski.

In 1982, the actor played a priest in the film ‘Zmartwychwstanie Jana Wióro / he Resurrection of Jan Wióro’ directed by Roman Nikolski, in which he partnered up with Henryk Abbe (a native of Bydgoszcz) and Roman Kruczkowski (who was born in Włocławek). Later on, he was cast in the television series ‘Samo życie’ (broadcast in the years 2002-2010), in which one of the leading roles was played by Beata Kawka.

The actor died on 4th June 2004, in Bydgoszcz.


Selected Filmography

  • 2002-2010 – ‘ Samo życie’ (TV series)
  • 1982 – ‘Zmartwychwstanie Jana Wióro / he Resurrection of Jan Wióro’, dir. by Roman Nikolski