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Topic: Film and TV (129 records)

Jaroslav Hašek

Prose writer, author of cabaret plays and a publicist. He became famous primarily as the author of The Good Soldier Švejk (Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války).

Juraj Herz

Czech film and theatre director, screenwriter and actor of Slovak origin. One of the most original artists in Czech cinematography of the 20th century, recognised abroad as well.

Hliník (Aluminium)

A character in the cult Czech film Mareček, Pass me the Pen! (Marečku, podejte mi pero!). A person whom nobody has ever seen, although all Czechs know him.

Tomáš Holý

A popular child actor in the 1970s, also famous abroad. The greatest child star of Czech cinematography and television.

Miroslav Horníček

Czech theatre and film actor and director, artist and writer. He was a part of the popular duo with Jan Werich in the ABC Theatre.

Rudolf Hrušínský

Theatre, film, television and radio actor, voice actor, reciter, director. One of the most popular and most important figures of Czech theatre and film.

Jan Hřebejk

One of the commercially most successful contemporary Czech directors. He directs for film, television and theatre. His films are popular with the audience and characterised by a particular type of humour, hyperbole and a parody of the communist regime.

Ivana Chýlková

Theatre, film and television actress, singer. One of the most distinct and sought-after contemporary actresses.

Věra Chytilová

Avant-garde film screenwriter, director and pedagogue of the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. She belongs to the so-called New Wave in Czechoslovak film. Because of her experimental and innovative film expression she is often called the “first lady of Czech film”.

Eduard Ingriš

Adventurer, explorer, composer, conductor, photographer, cameraman, filmmaker and documentarist. He is mentioned in Peruvian textbooks, but is almost forgotten in the Czech Republic.

Klára Issová

Film, theatre and television actress, voice actress. One of the most popular contemporary Czech actresses, also known abroad.

Iva Janžurová

Theatre, film, television and radio actress. One of the most popular and in-demand Czech actresses since the 1960s.

Vojtěch Jasný

A prominent Czech-American screenwriter, film director, photographer and pedagogue. An important figure of the New Wave of Czechoslovak film. Holds numerous international awards, including the Czech Lion Award for Unique Contribution to Czech Film in 2007.

Jiřina Jirásková

Prominent theatre, film, television and radio actress, reciter. One of the most popular Czech actresses of the second half of the 20th century.

Jaromil Jireš

Prominent Czechoslovak film director and screenwriter, one of the foremost figures of Czechoslovak New Wave.

Karel Kachyňa

One of the most prolific Czech film and TV directors. He was active from 1955 until as late as 2003, directing more than 50 feature films. His work is characterised by a powerful and sophisticated psychology of characters, and a closeness to the documentary style.

Josef Kemr

Prominent theatre, film and radio actor. One of the most distinguished and popular Czech actors of the 20th century.

Dušan Klein

Czech film and television director and screenwriter of Slovak origin, regarded as a classic of Czech crime film. His is best known, however, for his comedy series about “poets”.

Aurel Klimt

Czech director, animator and artist of Slovak origin, one of the leading representatives of contemporary Czech animated film. He has received important awards for his work, both at home and abroad.

Elmar Klos

Prominent Czech film director, screenwriter and dramaturg, known as a collaborator of Ján Kadár. He also became famous abroad with The Shop on Main Street (Obchod na korze), which was awarded an Oscar for best foreign-language film in 1965.

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