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    Andrzej Grabowski Honored with “Gloria Artis” Gold Medal

    Veteran Polish actor Andrzej Grabowski has been bestowed with the prestigious “Gloria Artis” Gold Medal for his outstanding creative contributions. The honor was presented on Saturday at the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre stage. Grabowski, known for his roles in theatre, television, and film, as well as his prowess as a singer, screenwriter, and director, received the award for his remarkable artistic achievements.

    The award ceremony took place following the premiere of “Wesele” (The Wedding), directed by Maia Kleczewska, at the Słowacki Theatre in Krakow. Grabowski, a graduate of the Krakow Theatre Academy in 1974, has been associated with the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre since then, leaving an indelible mark on Polish theatre and cinema. Despite being initially offered the medal in 2020, Grabowski declined it, only to accept it now, expressing gratitude for the recognition.

    A Storied Career

    Throughout his illustrious career, Grabowski has portrayed numerous memorable characters, including Michał Strawiński in “Listopad” and Ferdynand Kiepski in the popular television series “Świat według Kiepskich” (The World According to the Kiepskis). His diverse repertoire spans from classical theatre to contemporary productions, showcasing his versatility and talent.

    Grabowski’s contributions extend beyond the stage and screen; he has also been involved in dubbing and cabaret performances. His dedication to the arts and his multifaceted talents have earned him widespread acclaim and admiration, solidifying his legacy as one of Poland’s most esteemed actors.

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