Zygmunt Malanowicz, who became famous for the role of the Boy in Roman Polański’s “Knife in the Water”, is dead. In recent years he has taken part in the most important performances of Nowy Teatr. He was preparing for the role of Odysseus in the new play.
On Monday, Nowy Teatr informed about the actor’s death on his website.
“Zygmunt Malanowicz left us on April 4, 2021. We do not know what to write, because no words will convey the regret and fill the void left by this wonderful man, friend, great actor” – we read on the theater website.
“Zygmunt, we say goodbye to you, thanking you for all the wonderful moments you gave us”
The theater team announced that Malanowicz was to be the Odysseus in the new performance. “We hope that this way, a little shortcut, but he reached Ithaca. Zygmunt, we say goodbye to you, thanking you for all the wonderful moments you gave us” – this is how the theater team said goodbye to his colleague.
Zygmunt Malanowicz was born on February 4, 1938 in Korkożyska near Vilnius. He was a graduate of the PWSTiF in Łódź. After graduation, he played at the Teatr Ziemi Lubuskiej in Zielona Góra, and later performed in many theaters in Poland, including: Polski in Poznań, Ludowy in Kraków, Powszechny in Łódź, Żeromski in Kielce and Warsaw’s Dramatyczny, Rozmaitości and Studio.
He took part in well-known and important performances by Warlikowski
Since the premiere of “The Tempest” (2003), in which he played Alonza, he appeared in the productions of Krzysztof Warlikowski. Malanowicz was his favorite actor. From 2008 he played in the Nowy Teatr ensemble in Warsaw.
He took part in famous and important productions by Warlikowski: in “The Dybbuk”, “Kruma”, “Angels in America”, “(A) pollonia”, “Koniec”, “African Tales”, “Warsaw Cabaret” and “The French”.
He played for Wajda, Poręba and Borcuch. He also directed
He has also made film roles in Andrzej Wajda’s “Landscape after the Battle” and “Hunting Flies”. “With the film” Hunting Flies “Wajda broke his silence about me, thanks to which I could be present on the screen again after a seven-year break” – said the actor in one of the interviews. And he added: In ‘Landscape after Battle’ I allowed myself to present a completely different image of a priest than it used to be. “The actor also played in” Hubal “and” Jarosław Dąbrowski “by Bohdan Poręba,” Tulipany “and” Everything I Love “by Jacek Borcucha, he was also a screenwriter and director of several films – “Noble Blood”, “Pluto-239”, “No Proof.” He also acted in television series, including “Stawka greater than life”, “Droga” and “House”.
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