Stefan Golaszewski

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Stefan Golaszewski is a British-Polish writer, performer and director. He is part of comedy sketch group Cowards and is the writer and creator of the BAFTA winning sitcom Him & Her.

Early life[edit]

Golaszewski comes from Poland, as does his family. His surname is pronounced Goh-lah-shev-skee.[1]


Golaszewski was the Cambridge Footlights President in 2002-2003.

He wrote, performed in and co-directed a pilot for BBC Three called Things Talk. As a director, he won the if.comedy Best Newcomer Award with Tom Basden for Won't Say Anything in 2007 and again in 2009 with Jonny Sweet for Mostly About Arthur.

His one-man play Stefan Golaszewski Speaks about a Girl He Once Loved was performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 2008. Directed by Phillip Breen, it picked up a host of five-star reviews. This was later performed with another play Stefan Golaszewski Is a Widower at the Bush Theatre in London's Shepherd's Bush, again to critical acclaim.[2] The two plays have since been published as The Stefan Golaszewski Plays by The Invisible Dot Ltd.

Golaszewski is a part of comedy sketch group Cowards, which also includes Tim Key, Tom Basden and Lloyd Woolf. They made a TV series for BBC Four and their second Radio 4 series came out in late 2008.[3]

His sitcom Him & Her, starring Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani, aired on BBC Three for four series during 2010-2014 and won the 2014 British Academy Television Award for Best Situation Comedy.[4]

He has written a West End play, Sex with a Stranger, that was staged in early 2012 starring Tovey and Jaime Winstone.[5]

His second sitcom Mum, starring Lesley Manville and Peter Mullan, premiered in 2016. Its second series was screened in 2018. The third and final series began its weekly broadcast on 15 May 2019 and was also offered as a boxset on the BBC iPlayer.


  1. ^ "How to pronounce Golaszewski". Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  2. ^ Spencer, Charles (4 December 2009). "The Stefan Golaszewski Plays at Bush Theatre, review". Telegraph. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 June 2006. Retrieved 2006-04-22.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ 03:30 (31 December 2015). "BBC Three - Him & Her, Series 1". BBC. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  5. ^ Tom Lamont. "Sex With a Stranger – review | Stage". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 October 2016.

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