Born in Warsaw Poland, he began his film and TV acting career while studying in the National Academy of Theatrical Arts in Krakow. Until leaving Poland in 1982 he appeared in many films and television productions including his own TV show. His most prestigious leading part in Poland has been that of Andrzej Talar in "Dom" (The Home), which become Poland's biggest and most popular television series to date (26 full length episodes each with over 15 million viewers).
Tomek escaped to London during martial law in Poland, where he began directing at the Café Theatre Upstairs and teaching at the ‘Academy - the Drama School’. In the meantime he studied Television Direction and Production at London's South Thames College. In 1988 he formed a film production company and produced, directed and edited a number of documentaries including 3 commissioned by London’s GLC Education Department. He produced and filmed a two-part documentary about the Edinburgh Festivals entitled ‘A City Full of Arts’ for Polish Television. He produced many promotional videos for performing arts companies. He also provided film production and casting services for Eastern European film and TV productions.
As a film and television actor he has over twenty English and American credits include: Jiri in Philip Kaufman's "The Unbearable Lightness of Being", Captain Sorokin in "Murder on The Moon" by Michael Lindsay-Hogg; Detective Paul Smorawinski in "Taggart" (Scottish TV), Jan Naugi in "Saracen"(ITV); Captain Sorin in "Doctor Who" (Classic, BBC); Jiri Pravda in "A Question of Identity" (ITV); Zardanowski in "A Piece of Cake" (ITV); Andrey in "Love Hurts" (BBC) and Juri Kusovic in "Gentlemen and Players"(BBC),
Apart from working in the film industry Tomek is involved with the theatre world both as director and producer. His theatre work includes productions in the UK, Poland, Venezuela, Korea and Taiwan.
Ludwik Solski Sate Academy of Theatrical Arts, Krakow, Poland
South Thames College, London - TV Direction & Production