Kruczkowski Roman

He was born on 28th February, 1936, in Włocławek. He was a film director and also a theatre and film actor.

He debuted on a theatre stage on 1st July, 1959. The same year, he also graduated from the Drama School at the Polish Theatre in Wrocław. Roman Kruczkowski started his acting career at the Lubuski Theatre in Zielona Góra, where he performed in the years 1959-1961. After that, he performed on stages of the so-called Lower Silesia Theatre in Jelenia Góra (in the years 1961-1964), Teatr Ziemi Opolskiej in Opole (in the years 1964-1965), or the Adam Mickiewicz Theatre in Częstochowa (in the years 1965-1966). In 1966, he started his 20-year career on stage of the Juliusz Osterwa Theatre in in Lublin. In the years 1986-1991, he continued his acting career at Teatr Rozmaitości in Warsaw. His artistic portfolio includes hundreds of theatre and film appearances.

Cinema enthusiasts will surely remember him as the priest from the TV series ‘Ballada o Januszku / A Ballad of Januszek’ (1987), directed by Henryk Bielski, the office clerk in the film ‘Panie Dulskie’ (2015) directed by Filip Bajon, and also from the film ‘Chopin. Pragnienie miłości / Chopin: Desire for Love’ (2002) directed by Jerzy Antczak.

In the 1970s, the actor worked for the Polish Actors Association (ZASP) and was also a co-originator behind establishing the Lublin branch of this association. In 1986, he was appointed its president.

In the years 1991-2001, Roman Kruczkowski was a leader of a student cultural movement and became the director of the ‘Chata Żaka’ Academic Cultural Centre at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (MCSU) in Lublin.

Roman Kruczkowski passed away on 2nd October, 2019, in Lublin.

Selected Filmography

  • 1974 – ‘Awans / Promotion’, dir. by Janusz Zaorski
  • 1982 – ‘Zmartwychwstanie Jana Wióro / he Resurrection of Jan Wióro’, dir. by Roman Nikolski
  • 1987 – ‘Ballada o Januszku / A Ballad of Januszek’, dir. by Henryk Bielski (TV series)
  • 1988 – ‘Rzeczpospolitej dni pierwsze’, dir. by Roman Wionczek
  • 1988 – ‘Generał Berling’, dir. by Roman Wionczek
  • 2002 – ‘Chopin. Pragnienie miłości / Chopin: Desire for Love’, dir. by Jerzy Antczak
  • 2015 – ‘Panie Dulskie’, dir. by Filip Bajon