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Jacek Koman

Jacek Koman

Actor
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About
Occupations Actor Singer
Countries Poland Australia
Gender male
Birth August 15, 1956 (Bielsko-Biała, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland)
Family
Spouse: Catherine McClements
Education National Film School in Łódź
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Jacek Koman
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Biography

Jacek Koman (born 15 August 1956) is a Polish Australian actor and singer.

Early life

Koman was born in Bielsko-Biała, Poland, to actors Halina Koman (née Dobrowolska; born 3 January 1923) and Adam Koman (24 December 1922 – 1 December 2005), and came to Australia in 1982 with his brother Tomek. They landed in Perth before heading over to Melbourne, where he began acting again. Koman attended the National Film School in Łódź, where he studied acting, between 1974-78.

His first professional stage appearance was as a Lysander onstage in Bielsko-Biała, Poland in a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in 1978.

Career

In Melbourne, Koman met his partner, Australian actress Catherine McClements, in the late 1980s at the Anthill Theatre. They now have two children together – Clementine Coco (born July 2001) and Quincy (born May 2007). The couple have worked together a number of times, including films Redheads and Floodhouse, as well as an episode of Rush in 2009, and theatre productions Cruel and Tender (2005), Macbeth (2003), The Blind Giant is Dancing (1995) and Angels in America (1994).

In 2011, he was nominated for an AACTA award for his guest performance in Spirited. In 2012, he appeared as "The Great Hypno" in the Australian television series Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. In 2013, he returned to the stage after an eight-year absence, in Tom Holloway's translation of Durrenmatt's Dance of Death at the Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne.

Music career

Koman is also the lead singer of VulgarGrad, a Melbourne band who play Russian-style music and who formed in 2004.

Filmography

  • Bezposrednie polaczenie (TV, 1979) – Slawek Tietz
  • Holidays on the River Yarra (1991) − Mercenary
  • Redheads (1992) – Lawyer
  • Phoenix (TV, 1993) – Steward (one episode)
  • Lucky Break (1994) – Detective Yuri Borodinoff
  • Twisted Tales (TV, 1995)
  • What I Have Written (1996) – Jeremy Fliszar
  • Thank God He Met Lizzie (1997) – Raoul
  • Wildside (TV, 1998) – Barry Lipinski (one episode)
  • The Sound of One Hand Clapping (1998) – Picotti
  • Moulin Rouge! (2001) – The Narcoleptic Argentinean
  • The Secret Life of Us (TV, 2001) – Dominic
  • Horseplay (2002) – Roman
  • Floodhouse (TV, 2003) – Anselm
  • Stingers (TV, 2003) – Daniel Tedesco (one episode)
  • Mary Bryant (TV, 2005) – Wanjon (part II)
  • Children of Men (2006) – Tomasz
  • Tripping Over (TV, 2006) – Magnus
  • Romulus, My Father (2007) – Vacek
  • Defiance (2008) – Koscik
  • Australia (2008) – Ivan
  • Kochaj i tańcz (English title: Love and Dance) (2008) – Jan Kettler
  • Rush (TV, 2009) – Anton Buczek (one episode)
  • Lonesdale (2010)
  • Kolysanka (English title: Lullaby) (2010) – Postman Kaminski
  • City Homicide – Andro Budjman (one episode, 2010)
  • Ratownicy (TV, 2010) – Piotr Rojek
  • Usta usta (TV, 2010) – Pawel Sliwinski (one episode)
  • East West 101 (TV, 2011) – Roman Wisniewski (two episodes)
  • The Hunter (2011) – Middleman
  • Small Time Gangster (TV, 2011) – Artie (two episodes)
  • Spirited (TV, 2011) – Potter the Man (four episodes)
  • Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (TV, 2012) – Mr Merton (one episode)
  • Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012) – Terrokov
  • The Doctors (TV, 2012) – Leon Jasinski
  • The Great Gatsby (2013)
  • Top of the Lake (TV, 2013) – Wolfgang Zanic
  • Son of a Gun (2014) - Sam
  • Jungle (2017)

Theatre work

  • The Emigrants (1987, The New Dolphin Theatre, Perth)
  • The Hope (1987, The Arts Centre, Melbourne and The Playhouse, Perth)
  • Moliere aka The Cabal of Hypocrites (1988, Key Studios, Melbourne) – Brother Strength
  • The Imaginary Invalid (1989, Anthill Theatre, Melbourne) – Cleante
  • The Maids (1989, Anthill Theatre, Melbourne) – Solange
  • Angels in America (1994, The Playhouse, Melbourne) – Roy Cohn
  • Blue Murder (1994, Belvoir St Theatre Downstairs, Sydney) – Blue
  • Hamlet (1994, Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney) – Claudius
  • The Blind Giant is Dancing (1995, Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney) – Ramon Gris
  • The Caucasian Chalk Circle (1998, Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney) – Azdac
  • As You Like It (1999, Belvoir St Theatre) – Jacques
  • The Marriage of Figaro (2000, Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney) – Figaro
  • Emma's Nose (2001, Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney) – Wilhelm Fliess
  • Endgame (2003, Sydney Theatre Company) – Hamm
  • Macbeth (2003, Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney) – Macbeth
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (2004, Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney) – Nick Bottom
  • Cruel and Tender (2005, Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney) – The General
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