Actor Educator Film actor Film director Professor Stage actor Theater professional Theatre director

Zbigniew Zapasiewicz

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IntroPolish actor
Was Professor
Stage actor
Film actor
Theatre director
Theater professional
Film director
From Poland
Type Arts
Film, TV, Stage, Radio
Birth 13 September 1934, Warsaw, Poland
Death 14 July 2009, Warsaw, Poland
(aged 74 years)
Star signVirgo
Spouse: Olga Sawicka


Zbigniew Jan Zapasiewicz (13 September 1934 – 14 July 2009) was one of the most prominent post-war Polish actors, as well as a theatre director and pedagogue.


Zbigniew Zapasiewicz was born on 13 September 1934 in Warsaw, Poland. During 1951–1952 he studied chemistry at the Warsaw University of Technology. In 1956 he graduated in acting from the National Academy of Theatre in Warsaw (now Aleksander Zelwerowicz State Theatre Academy). He made his debut in 1955 in the Theatre of New Warsaw.

During 1959–1966 Zapasiewicz was an actor of the Contemporary Theatre. In 1982 he moved to Teatr Powszechny. During 1987–1990 he was a managing director of the Dramatic Theatre. Since 1993 he acted at the Contemporary Theatre.

Zapasiewicz died in Warsaw on 14 July 2009, at the age of 74.