Marcin Dorociński

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Marcin Dorociński (born 22 June 1973) is a Polish film, television and stage actor.

Early life[edit]

Dorociński was born into a poor family in Milanówek near Warsaw and grew up in a small village Kłudzienko. His father is a smith and his mother is a housewife.[1] He has three brothers, all of them are policemen.[2] As a child he dreamt of becoming a professional football player, but he had to give up the plan after sustaining a major leg injury. He attended the vocational school in Grodzisk Mazowiecki and obtained a machinist certificate.[3] The first person to notice his talent for acting was his history teacher, who encouraged him to become an actor. In 1993 he enrolled in the Aleksander Zelwerowicz State Theatre Academy.[1]


In his second-year at the State Theatre Academy he was cast as Don Rodrigue in a television adaptation of Le Cid directed by Krystyna Janda.[3] After graduating from the Academy in 1997 he could not find any acting job at first. He worked as a waiter, a bodyguard in a night club and took other casual jobs until he was offered a post at the Dramatic Theatre in Warsaw.[2] He has also appeared in several plays in the Ateneum Theatre in Warsaw, in which he is currently employed. He played minor roles in multiple television series. His breakthrough was the role in a film directed by Patryk Vega called Pitbull, which brought him Zbyszek Cybulski Award in 2005.[4] He received the Golden Lion award at the Gdynia Film Festival for his role in Róża in 2011.[5] In 2012 he was awarded the Paszport Polityki prize.[6] In 2012-2013 he appeared in a mini-series called The Spies of Warsaw, co-produced by the BBC and Telewizja Polska.[7]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to scenic designer Monika Sudół. The couple has a son Stanisław (born 2006) and a daughter Janina (born 2008). They also bring up Sudół’s son from a previous relationship, Jakub.[8]


  • The Shaman (Szamanka, 1996)
  • Two Killers (Kilerów 2-óch, 1997)
  • Krugerandy (1999)
  • Torowisko (1999)
  • Przedwiośnie (2001)
  • Where Eskimos Live (Tam, gdzie żyją Eskimosi, 2002)
  • Sfora: Bez litości (2002)
  • Nienasycenie (2003)
  • Show (2003)
  • Vinci (2004)
  • 1409. Afera na zamku Barnstein (2005)
  • Pitbull (2005)
  • Dzisiaj jest piątek (2006)
  • Francuski numer (2006)
  • Wstyd (2006)
  • We're All Christs (Wszyscy jesteśmy Chrystusami, 2006)
  • Ogród Luizy (2007)
  • Boisko bezdomnych (2008)
  • Rozmowy nocą (2008)
  • Idealny facet dla mojej dziewczyny (2009)
  • Miłość na wybiegu (2009)
  • Rewers (2009)
  • Piątek trzynastego (2009)
  • The Woman That Dreamed About a Man (Kvinden der drømte om en mand, 2010)
  • Lęk wysokości (2011)
  • Róża (2011)
  • Jesteś Bogiem (2011)
  • Obława (2012)
  • Miłość (2012)
  • Traffic Department (Drogówka, 2013)
  • Jack Strong (2013)


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  4. ^ "Nagroda im. Zbyszka Cybulskiego - laureaci". Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  5. ^ "Awards - Marcin Dorociński". Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  6. ^ "Marcin Dorociński". Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  7. ^ Marcin Dorocinski. "Colonel Antoni Pakulski | Characters | Spies of Warsaw". BBC America. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  8. ^ "MARCIN DOROCIŃSKI Z miłości rodzą się najfajniejsze rzeczy - - Ekskluzywny serwis o gwiazdach". 1984-01-03. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 

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