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Andrzej Seweryn is a Actor and Director Polonais born on 25 april 1946 at Heilbronn (German)

Andrzej Seweryn

Andrzej Seweryn
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Nationality Pologne
Birth 25 april 1946 (78 years) at Heilbronn (German)
Awards Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres‎, Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, Knight of the National Order of Merit, Medal for Merit to Culture

Andrzej Seweryn (born 25 April 1946) is a Polish actor and director. One of the most successful Polish theatre actors, he starred in over 50 films, mostly in Poland, France and Germany. He is also one of only three non-French actors to be hired by the Paris-based Comédie-Française. He is currently serving as director general of the Polski Theatre in Warsaw. Has three children with three different wives: daughter Maria Seweryn (born 1975) with his first wife, Polish actress, Krystyna Janda and two sons Yann-Baptiste and Maximilien.


Andrzej Seweryn was born on 25 April 1946 in Heilbronn, Germany. His parents Zdzisław and Zofia were captured and forced into slave labor in Germany during World War II. After the birth of Andrzej, they returned to Poland. In 1968 he graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Warsaw and worked at Teatr Ateneum where he continued to act until 1980.

Already in the 1970s he gained much fame following his appearance in numerous films directed by Andrzej Wajda, notably Without Anesthesia, The Promised Land and the Man of Iron. For his role in Wajda's 1980 Dyrygent Seweryn received the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 30th Berlin International Film Festival. In 1980 Seweryn also made his stage debut in France following the staging of Wajda's interpretation of plays by Stanisław Witkiewicz at the Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers.

The imposition of the Martial law in Poland in 1981 found Seweryn in France. A sympathiser of the outlawed Solidarity, he decided to stay abroad and settle in France. With time he also applied for French citizenship. During his stay in France he collaborated with some of the most renowned theatre directors. Among them were Claude Régy (La Trilogie du revoir and Grand et Petit by Botho Strauss), Patrice Chéreau (Peer Gynt by Ibsen), Peter Brook (Mahabhharata), Bernard Sobel (Nathan the Wise by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, The Good Person of Szechwan by Bertold Brecht, Tartuffe by Molière), Deborah Warner (A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen), Antoine Vitez (L'Échange by Paul Claudel), Jacques Rosner (The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov and Breakfast with Wittgenstein based on a novel by Thomas Bernhard), and Jacques Lassalle (Jedermann by Hugo von Hofmannsthal and The Misanthrope by Molière).

Since 1993 he has performed in Comédie Française in Paris (receiving full membership in 1995, as the third non-French in the history of that theatre) and taught at the Paris Conservatoire. For his contribution to French culture in 2005 was awarded with Légion d'honneur, in addition to Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and Ordre national du Mérite.

Andrzej Seweryn appeared in over fifty motion pictures, most them Polish, French and German productions. He is best known in the United States for his portrayal as Julian Scherner in the film Schindler's List. Seweryn was allegedly chosen for the role of Scherner since he bore a striking physical resemblance to the actual Julian Scherner, based upon photographic evidence from World War II.
He has also portrayed the French Revolutionary leader Maximilien Robespierre, in the film and mini-series La Révolution française (1989) aka (The French Revolution).

His 2006 film Who Never Lived was entered into the 28th Moscow International Film Festival.

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Filmography of Andrzej Seweryn (35 films)

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You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet, 1h55
Directed by Bruno Podalydès, Alain Resnais
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Mathieu Amalric, Denis Podalydès, Sabine Azéma, Pierre Arditi, Anne Consigny, Andrzej Seweryn
Roles Marcellin
Rating64% 3.247753.247753.247753.247753.24775
From beyond the grave, celebrated playwright Antoine d’Anthac gathers together all his friends who have appeared over the years in his play “Eurydice.” These actors watch a recording of the work performed by a young acting company, La Compagnie de la Colombe. During the screening, Antoine’s friends are so overwhelmed by their memories of the play that they start performing it together, despite no longer being the appropriate age for their various roles.
Day of the Siege, 1h54
Directed by Renzo Martinelli
Genres Drama, War, Adventure, Historical
Actors F. Murray Abraham, Enrico Lo Verso, Alicja Bachleda-Curuś, Jerzy Skolimowski, Piotr Adamczyk, Antonio Cupo
Roles Jan Andrzej Morsztyn
Rating43% 2.157142.157142.157142.157142.15714
Beginning after the First Siege of Vienna the century before, the film brings viewers through the various conflicts between European Christianity and Turkish Islam which led up to the events of September 11, 1683 and the Battle of Vienna. It shows the alleged circumstances of the 2nd siege of Vienna and the assault of Ottoman Turks led by Kara Mustafa (Enrico Lo Verso) against the Habsburg monarchy. The assault was stopped by King Jan III Sobieski (Jerzy Skolimowski), and curtailed Turkish expansion into European Christendom.
Entanglement, 2h3
Directed by Jacek Bromski
Origin Pologne
Genres Thriller, Crime
Actors Maja Ostaszewska, Andrzej Seweryn, Danuta Stenka, Olgierd Łukaszewicz, Piotr Adamczyk, Krzysztof Pieczyński
Roles Witold
Rating60% 3.0008753.0008753.0008753.0008753.000875
Dans un vieux monastère près Cracovie, le docteur Cezary Rudzki organise un séminaire thérapeutique du type Constellation familiale. Lorsque que le cadavre de l'un des patients est découvert le lendemain, la procureur Agata Szacka a pour première conviction que le meurtrier est un membre du groupe.
Little Rose, 1h58
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Actors Andrzej Seweryn, Robert Więckiewicz, Magdalena Boczarska, Jacek Braciak, Jan Frycz, Grażyna Szapołowska
Roles Adam Warczewski
Rating69% 3.4952353.4952353.4952353.4952353.495235
The film is set in 1967 to 1968. The attractive Kamila Sakowicz (Magdalena Boczarska) and Roman Rożek (Robert Więckiewicz) are lovers. At first Kamila does not know that Roman is an officer in the Polish secret State Security. After some time, he invites her into his apartment. After several nights of passion Roman asks Kamila for a favor. Kamila is to approach the well-known writer and literature professor Adam Warczewski (Andrzej Seweryn) and report on his views and contacts. Kamila selects the pseudonym Różyczka (little rose). Roman claims Warczewski is a Zionist counter-revolutionary hiding his Jewish name Wajner behind the Polish name Warczewski.
Possibility of an Island, 1h25
Directed by Michel Houellebecq
Origin France
Genres Science fiction, Action
Themes Clonage, Post-apocalyptic films, Films based on science fiction novels
Actors Benoît Magimel, Patrick Bauchau, Andrzej Seweryn, Michel Houellebecq, Jordi Dauder, Serge Larivière
Roles Slotan
Rating37% 1.853151.853151.853151.853151.85315
Without much response and only accompanied by his not very supportive son Daniel and a technical assistant, a man calling himself 'The Prophet' travels around Belgium and lectures on eternal life and how it is possible to surpass the limitations of death. Only three years later he has achieved a remarkable status with numerous followers. Believing in the so-called Elohim, extraterrestrials who bring eternal life, the sect he founded is doing research on an optimised technique of cloning that allows one to reproduce an adult person within a few minutes including a copy of his complete memory storage. Daniel leaves his father's cult but returns years later in order to become The Prophet's successor. The story continues thousands of years from this moment. Daniel reappears as a clone of himself, heir to a long line of clones called neo-humans. Living in a cave, he reads about the past of humankind and his own ancestors. When an undefined longing urges him to leave his cave, he wanders a lonely world. After a dog has become his companion, Daniel feels like he approaches the concept of love which neo-humans have lost over the centuries. At the same time another loner is getting lost in the wastelands, a woman whose original human version once had an encounter, maybe a love affair with Daniel.
Nightwatching, 2h14
Directed by Peter Greenaway
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Peinture
Actors Martin Freeman, Emily Holmes, Christopher Britton, Jodhi May, Toby Jones, Matthew Walker
Roles Piers Hasselburg
Rating64% 3.2472853.2472853.2472853.2472853.247285
The film is centred on the creation of The Night Watch, Rembrandt's most famous work, depicting civilian militiamen who wanted to be celebrated in a group portrait. The film posits a conspiracy to murder within the musketeer regiment of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch, and suggests that Rembrandt may have immortalized a conspiracy theory using subtle allegory in his group portrait of the regiment, subverting what was to have been a highly prestigious commission for both painter and subject.
In Your Image, 1h34
Origin France
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Clonage, Films based on science fiction novels
Actors Nastassja Kinski, Christophe Lambert, Rufus, Andrzej Seweryn, Francine Bergé, Lyes Salem
Roles Professor Cardoze
Rating47% 2.365352.365352.365352.365352.36535
In order to put a painful past and a terrible sense of guilt behind her, a sterile young woman named Mathilde (played by Nastassja Kinski) uses extreme cloning methods to give birth to Manon (Audrey DeWilder), and is comforted by her obstetrician husband Thomas (Christopher Lambert). Manon starts off as a very normal child; but suffers from intense nightmares, that we later uncover to be her mother's memories. The child's growth is abnormally rapid and she becomes the splitting image of her mother. Manon becomes determined to destroy her mother's life, even showing affection for Mathilde's husband Thomas. Manon eventually learns what happened to her brother who drowned in the well at the back of their property. Gradually, the relation between them evolves in an odd manner as Manon takes over her mother's role in the family.
Par amour
Par amour (2003)
, 1h30
Directed by Alain Tasma
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Marthe Keller, Firmine Richard, Catherine Arditi, Sara Martins, Nanou Garcia, Dimitri Storoge
Roles François
Rating73% 3.6579453.6579453.6579453.6579453.657945
Après avoir tout sacrifié pour accéder au firmament de la cuisine française, Nicole Doucet est devenue un grand chef, et dirige un établissement étoilé. Elle voit réapparaître Guillaume, son fils, après des mois d'absence. Celui-ci, qui vient de convoler, revient pour se faire offrir un repas de noces. L'élue de son cœur est une femme très fortunée beaucoup plus âgée que lui. À l'aube de cette nouvelle vie, Guillaume promet à sa mère de rester dans le droit chemin et d'arrêter de se droguer. Nicole décide de croire son fils et de se réjouir pour lui, mais elle s'aperçoit bientôt qu'il lui ment et qu'il n'a absolument pas changé. De plus, son épouse, qu'elle déteste, le manipule. Bientôt, celle-ci est retrouvée assassinée. Nicole est accusée du crime.
The Revenge, 1h40
Directed by Andrzej Wajda
Origin Pologne
Genres Comedy
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Roman Polanski, Janusz Gajos, Andrzej Seweryn, Katarzyna Figura, Daniel Olbrychski, Agata Buzek
Roles rejent Milczek
Rating56% 2.8498652.8498652.8498652.8498652.849865
Raptusiewicz (Janusz Gajos) réside dans la moitié d'un château tandis que l'autre moitié est habitée par son rival détesté Rejent Milczek (Andrzej Seweryn). Raptusiewicz souhaite se marier avec Podstolina (Katarzyna Figura), la veuve de Lord High Steward, Podstolina cherchant un mari riche.
Prymas - trzy lata z tysiąca
Directed by Teresa Kotlarczyk
Genres Drama
Actors Andrzej Seweryn, Maja Ostaszewska, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Mariusz Benoit, Piotr Adamczyk, Mariusz Jakus
Roles Kardynał Stefan Wyszyński/Molenda, sobowtór prymasa
Rating63% 3.1923553.1923553.1923553.1923553.192355
With Fire and Sword, 2h55
Directed by Jerzy Hoffman
Origin Pologne
Genres Drama, War, Adventure, Historical, Crime, Romance
Actors Izabella Dorota Skorupko, Michał Żebrowski, Alexandre Domogarov, Małgorzata Foremniak, Krzysztof Kowalewski, Bohdan Stupka
Roles Jeremi Wiśniowecki
Rating69% 3.4980153.4980153.4980153.4980153.498015
The story is set in Ukrainian lands of the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland of the 17th century during the Khmelnytsky Uprising 1648-51. A Polish knight Skrzetuski and a Cossack otaman Bohun fall in love with the same woman, Helena. Their rivalry unfolds against the backdrop of a Cossack uprising led by Bohdan Khmelnytsky aimed at reclaiming the control of the land from the hands of the Polish nobles. Historic events form a framework for an action- and character-driven plot, and fictional characters mingle with historic ones. The movie, as the book, culminates with the savage Battle of Berestechko.
Pan Tadeusz, 2h27
Directed by Andrzej Wajda
Genres Drama, War, Historical, Romance
Themes Histoire de France, Napoleonic Wars films
Actors Bogusław Linda, Alicja Bachleda-Curuś, Jerzy Bińczycki, Daniel Olbrychski, Grażyna Szapołowska, Andrzej Seweryn
Roles Richter
Rating60% 3.046433.046433.046433.046433.04643
Pan Tadeusz is told in flashbacks as the author, Adam Mickiewicz, reads his work to a group of elderly exiles in Paris. The story takes place over the course of five days in 1811 and one day in 1812 in rolling landscapes of Lithuania inhabited by Poles whose homeland has been recently partitioned among Russia, the Austrian Empire and Prussia. Not far off in history looms Napoleon's invasion of Russia, the prospect of which heartens Poles yearning for liberation. But more immediately, the characters in Pan Tadeusz are feuding among themselves.
Genealogies of a Crime, 1h53
Directed by Raoul Ruiz
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Psychologie, Psychanalyse
Actors Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli, Melvil Poupaud, Mathieu Amalric, Andrzej Seweryn, Bernadette Lafont
Roles Christian
Rating63% 3.1990553.1990553.1990553.1990553.199055
René a tué sa tante Jeanne, sans doute parce qu'elle tenait trop à voir en lui un criminel. L'avocate Solange le défend. Peu à peu, alors qu'elle voit en René son fils décédé, le fantôme de Jeanne s'incarne en elle. René est acquitté. Ils deviennent amants. Mais après une vie en commun intolérable, c'est elle qui, pour finir, le tue...
Lucie Aubrac, 1h55
Directed by Claude Berri, Frédéric Auburtin
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes French war films, Political films, Histoire de France, L'Occupation allemande en France
Actors Carole Bouquet, Daniel Auteuil, Patrice Chéreau, Jean-Roger Milo, Bernard Verley, Heino Ferch
Roles le lieutenant Schlöndorff
Rating65% 3.2928153.2928153.2928153.2928153.292815
Ce film retrace l'histoire de la vie de Lucie Aubrac pendant la résistance à l'occupation nazie, dont un "coup d'éclat" réussi... l'organisation d'un commando pour faire évader son mari Raymond Aubrac.