She was mainly a theater actress, but also acted in films. She starred in, among others, “Interrogation” by Ryszard Bugajski, “Deluge” by Jerzy Hoffman, “Hydrozagadka” by Andrzej Kondratiuk, “Pharaoh” by Jerzy Kawalerowicz and “Personal Revision” by Andrzej Kostenka, as well as in the series “Stawka greater than life”. Wiesława Mazurkiewicz died on Tuesday at the age of 95. “Always warm, cordial and with a huge heart. Wiesia, we will miss you very much” – wrote the Association of Polish Stage Artists in social media.
“With great regret and sadness we say goodbye to a wonderful actress and a wonderful woman – Wiesława Mazurkiewicz, who passed today” – the Association of Polish Stage Artists announced on Facebook on Tuesday.
“The artist has been associated with theaters all over Poland for years, especially with the Powszechny Theater in Warsaw, where she collaborated with Zygmunt Hübner. She created many unforgettable theater and film roles. In 2016, she was awarded the Silver Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis. Almost from the very beginning. her artistic career was associated with our association. Always warm, cordial and with a huge heart. Wiesia, we will miss you very much “- wrote ZASP.
Łódź, Kraków and Warsaw as Mazurkiewicz’s career stops
Wiesława Mazurkiewicz was born on March 25, 1926 in Łódź. She graduated from the Leon Schiller State Film, Television and Theater School. In 1951-60 and 1961-63 she performed at the Nowy Theater in Łódź, founded by Kazimierz Dejmek and Janusz Warmiński. In 1960-61 she performed at the Juliusz Słowacki Theater in Krakow.
From 1963, she connected her career with Warsaw. In the years 1963-69 she worked at the Powszechny Theater, which for part of that period was connected with the National Theater under the direction of Adam Hanuszkiewicz. In the years 1973-77 she performed at the Rozmaitości Theater. Then she returned to the Powszechny Theater, where she worked until 2007. She played her last roles in plays by Krystyna Janda at Och-Teatr and Teatr Polonia. The audience could see it in Michał Bałucki’s “Fatty Fish” in 2009 and Michael McKeever’s “Postcards from Europe”.
Mazurkiewicz was mainly a theater actress, but also acted in films. On the glass screen, she appeared in, among others, “Interrogation” by Ryszard Bugajski, “Deluge” by Jerzy Hoffman, “Hydrozagadka” by Andrzej Kondratiuk, “Pharaoh” by Jerzy Kawalerowicz and “Personal Revision” by Andrzej Kostenka, as well as in the series “Stawka greater than life”.
Her voice is well known to fans of the Harry Potter film series, voiced Professor Minerva McGonagall.
“We all loved her”
Mazurkiewicz said goodbye to the theatrical environment of artists on Tuesday.
“Our beloved friend, the actress, the wonderful Wiesia Mazurkiewicz, passed away this morning, left us after many years of playing at the Polonia and Och-Teatr. We all loved her” – wrote actress Krystyna Janda on Facebook.
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