Jerzy Stuhr (1947) holds a degree in Polish Philology from the Jagiellonian University and the Ludwik Solski State School of Drama in Krakow. He has been assigned to the "Stary" Theatre in Krakow since 1971. He has worked with people such as Konrad Swinarski, Jerzy Jarocki, Jerzy Grzegorzewski and Andrzej Wajda and has appeared in films directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski (Amateur, Decalogue 10, and White), Agnieszka Holland, Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Zanussi, Feliks Falk and Juliusz Machulski. He is currently director of the Ludwik Solski State School of Drama in Krakow, which is a position he has held previously from 1990 - 1997. His tenure expires in 2005. He has been a theatre director and a film director since 1994. His films have received several awards at festivals both in Poland and abroad. He has been a member of European Film Academy since 1998.