Jakub Gierszal

Jakub Gierszal

Born in Poland in 1988, but spent a significant part of his childhood in Germany and will soon be graduating from the National Theatre Academy in Cracow. He made his acting debut in Jacek Borcuch‘s All That I Love in 2008. His first lead in Jan Komasa‘s Suicide Room, which premiered in the Panorama Special at the 2011 Berlinale, has gained him worldwide recognition as he received a Shooting Star Award at the Berlinale 2012. In 2012 Jakub played in a UK production The Fold directed by John Jencks opposite British stars Catherine McCormack and Dakota Blue Richards. In the same year he starred in his fully German-speaking debut Finsterworld where he appears side by side with German super star Corinna Harfouch. Jakub speaks fluent German and English and is very gifted for languages. His unique energy, appearance and particular magnetism make him possibly the star of his generation.

2017 The Reconciliation (Zgoda) by Maciej Sobieszczanski
Spoor (Pokot) by Agnieszka Holland, Kasia Adamik
2016 Morris From America by Chad Hartigan
2015 The Lure (Córki dancingu) by Agnieszka Smoczynska
Influence (Hiszpanka) by Lukasz Barczyk
Performer by Lukasz Ronduda, Maciej Sobieszczanski
2014 Dracula Untold by Gary Shore
2013 The Fold by John Jencks
Finsterworld by Frauke Finsterwalder
2012 Lasting (Nieulotne) by Jacek Borcuch
2011 Yuma by Piotr Mularuk
Suicide Room by Jan Komasa
– 2012 Subtitle European Film Festival, Kilkenny – Angeles Award For Jakub Gierszal
2010 Million Dollars (1 000 000 $) by Janusz Kondratiuk
2009 All That I Love by Jacek Borcuch