A graduate of the Acting Department of the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Kraków (1975).
1 September 1975 – 31 August 1978 – The Jan Kochanowski Theatre, Opole
1 September 1978 – The Stary Theatre, Kraków
Jacek Romanowski is an actor with intellectual precision and psychological nuance, but also brilliant comedic nonchalance and self-mockery. He is a professor at Krakow’s Academy for the Dramatic Arts. His charm and mannerisms of a pre-war gentleman enable him to achieve astonishing effects in idiosyncratic roles. He made his debut at the Stary Theatre in the role of Tadeusz Boy-Żeleński, ‘howling at night through the streets of conservative Krakow’, in Andrzej Wajda’s “As Years Go By, As Days Go By”. He has played many magnificent roles in Krystian Lupa’s plays – including the funny but frightening character of Asasello in Mikhail Bulgakov’s “The Master and Margarita” and the shocking character of the Murderer of God in “Zarathustra”, based on Nietzsche. The grotesque character of the Professor in “Operetta”, seven colourful characters in “The Manuscript Found in Saragossa” and the passionate actor-patriot Thamain in “The Spring of Nations in a Quiet Corner” are just a few of the roles played by Romanowski in productions directed by Tadeusz Bradecki. The actor fit superbly into Maja Kleczewska’s ‘catastrophic vision of a world without love’ (Starveling and the Moon in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”) and in Michał Zadara’s debut production, “Father Marek” (the analytical role of the Rabbi). Romanowski has co-created several of Jan Klata’s productions. A synthetic, focused character in the Citizens’ Choir in Aeschylus’s “Oresteia”, the monologue-giving (while hanging upside-down on a rope) Bramin Onczidaradne in Jaworski’s highly ironic “The Wedding of Count Orgaz”, the character of Julius Marklewsky/Yundt, entwined in a Manichean vision of the world, in “The Secret Agent”, based on Joseph Conrad, and the degenerate daughter Goneril in a male incarnation as a Vatican priest in “King Lear” – these roles reveal the acting talents of this multifaceted actor who is highly appreciated by both critics and audiences.
2010 – Minister of Culture and National Heritage Award for artistic achievement
2007 – Rector’s Award of the Ludwik Solski Academy of Dramatic Arts in Krakow
1997 – 37th Kalisz Theater Gatherings acting award for the episodic role of Begriffenfeldt in “Peer Gynt” by H. Ibsen, dir. M. Fiedor
1987 – 27th Kalisz Theater Gatherings acting award for the role of Thamain in “Spring of Nations in Cichy Zakątek” by A. Nowaczyński, dir. T. Bradecki