Roman Kłosowski

Roman Kłosowski (14 February 1929 – 11 June 2018) was a Polish character actor and stage director.

Roman Kłosowski
Roman Kłosowski (2012)
Born(1929-02-14)14 February 1929
Died11 June 2018(2018-06-11) (aged 89)
Łódź, Poland
Resting placePowązki Military Cemetery
Alma materAleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw
OccupationActor, Stage Director
Years active1953–2013


Graduate of the Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art's Faculty of Acting (1953) and Faculty of Directing (1965). Kłosowoski made his debut on stage as Puck in the production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. He made his screen debut in 1953, starring in the film Celuloza by Jerzy Kawalerowicz.[1] He would go on the star in another of Kawalerowicz's films, Shadow (Cień) in 1956, a film which was entered into the 1956 Cannes Film Festival.[2] The film is a Rashōmon-like investigation into the life of a man found dead after having been hurled from a train.

Then in 1964 he starred in the Aleksander Ford film The First Day of Freedom which was entered into the 1965 Cannes Film Festival.[3] Kłosowski starred alongside Tadeusz Łomnicki, Beata Tyszkiewicz and Tadeusz Fijewski. In the late 1960s he appeared in the World War II miniseries Czterej pancerni i pies. In 1971, he appeared in the Polish superhero comedy film, Hydrozagadka, portraying the Maharaja of Kabur. The film was directed by Andrzej Kondratiuk. From 1974 to 1976, he starred in the successful television comedy series Czterdziestolatek.

In 1986, he once again was directed by Andrzej Kondratiuk in the comedy-sci-fi television series Big Bang. Playing the character of Shepherd Kazimierz, he featured alongside actors such as Ludwik Benoit, Zofia Merle and Janusz Gajos. In 1989 he played the role of Edward in the Andrzej Barański's film, The Peddler. In 1996 he would again collaborate with Barański and appear in the psychological film, Dzień wielkiej ryby, in 1996.[4]

Then in the 1990s he starred in the Polish sitcom series Świat według Kiepskich. In 2008 he portrayed Nostradamus in the comedy drama film, Before Twilight (Jeszcze nie wieczór).[5] [6]

Selected filmography

Roman Kłosowski in 2006


  • Witold Filler, Lech Piotrowski, Poczet aktorów polskich. Od Solskiego do Lindy, wyd. Philip Wilson, Warszawa 1998.


  1. "Celuloza" (in Polish). Film Polski. Retrieved August 30, 2009.
  2. "Festival de Cannes: Shadow". Retrieved August 30, 2009.
  3. "Festival de Cannes: The First Day of Freedom". Retrieved August 30, 2009.
  4. "Dzień wielkiej ryby" (in Polish). Film Polski. Retrieved August 30, 2009.
  5. "Aktorzy" (in Polish). Retrieved August 30, 2009.
  6. "Jeszcze nie wieczór" (in Polish). Film Polski. Retrieved August 30, 2009.