Agata Buzek was born in Gliwice, Poland and trained at the Theatre Academy in Warsaw. Since her film debut in LA BALLATA DEI LAVAVETRI (Peter del Monte, Italy, 1998), she has worked in many international co- productions including LIBRE CIRCULATION (Jean-Marc Moutout, 2002), VALERIE (Birgit Möller, 2007) as well as in films with renowned directors including: THE HIDDEN TREASURE (Skarby Ukryte, Krysztof Zanussi, 2000); THE REVENGE (Zemsta, Andrzej Wajda, 2002) for which Agata was nominated as Best Supporting Actress at the Polish Film Awards; NIGHTWATCHING (Peter Greenaway, 2007) and WITHIN THE WHILRWIND (Marleen Gorris, 2008). For her performance in Borys Lankosz’s REVERSE (Poland’s national submission for the 2010 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film), Agata received a Best Actress award at the 34th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia and she was named as Berlinale Shooting Star 2010 for Poland. In 2012 Agata was co-starring alongside Jason Statham in HUMMINGBIRD.
|Eagle Award (Polish Film Award) 2010: won 'best actress' for REVERSE|
|Polish Film Festival 2009: won 'best actress' for REVERSE|
|Eagle Award (Polish Film Award) 2003: nom. 'best supporting actress' for THE REVENGE|
|The Innocents||Anne Fontaine|
|Redemption||Steven Knight||female lead|
|Within the Whirlwind||Marleen Gorris|
|The Revenge||Andrzej Wajda||female lead|
|The Hidden Treasure||Krzysztof Zanussi|
|Languages||Polish (mother tongue), German, English (fluent), French (good), Italian (basic)|
|Place of birth||Poland|
|Height||1.76m (5' 9.3“)|
|Training||Theatre Academy Warsaw (1995-1999)|
|Pitch of the voice||alto|
|Sports||horse-riding, sailing, skiing, swimming, tennis|
|Driving licence||car (B)|
Rehersal DIE FRANZOSEN at Ruhtriennale
At the moment, Agata rehearses for the play THE FRENCH (OT: DIE FRANZOSEN) for the Festival of Arts Ruhrtriennale 2015. It will premier on August 21st in Polish with German/English subtitles.
THE FRENCH is Krzysztof Warlikowski‘s latest theatrical expedition in search of the roots of present-day European mentality and identity. Its starting point is Marcel Proust‘s monumental novel, “In Search of Lost Time”, which depicts a society in upheaval, shaken by the erosion of the old hierarchy, rampant antisemitism, and, above all, by the outbreak of the Great War.
Agata co-starring alongside Jason Statham in HUMMINGBIRD
The film starring Agata Buzek and Jason Statham marks the directorial debut of Oscar nominated screenwriter Steven Knight ("Eastern Promises", "Dirty Pretty Things"), and is produced by Oscar nominated producer Paul Webster ("Atonement"). Two-time Oscar winner Chris Menges is on board as cinematographer.