Danuta Stenka

Danuta Stenka


The Grand Lady of the Polish stage and at the same time one of the most beautiful, charming, witty and gifted versatile actresses, who is neither afraid of the passage of time nor of playing old and ugly women.
Born in Gowidlin in Kashubia, she graduated from the Actor’s School in Gdansk where she also made her debut at the Wybrzeze Theatre, playing in: “Slub” (Wedding), “Betlejem polskie” (Polish Bethlehem), “Romeo i Julia” (Romeo and Juliet). She acted at the WspolczesnyTheatre in Szczecin and at the Nowy Theatre in Poznan. Since 1991 in Warsaw, she has been associated with the Rozmaitosci Theatre, the Dramatyczny Theatre, and recently the Narodowy. She has played her breakthrough screen role in Provocateur (Prowokator) and then A Gentle Woman (Łagodna), Visit Me in My Dream (Odwiedź mnie we śnie). In 2003 for her part of George Sand in Chopin. Desire for Love (Chopin. Pragnienie miłości) directed by Jerzy Antczak she won the Best Actress Award at the International Film Festival in Kiev and the Polish Orzeł (Eagle) Award. In the same year she was also awarded the Golden Duck for the Best Actress of the Year.
Her greatest hit so far (and a big sellout success of 2004) is definitely Never Again (Nigdy w życiu), a romantic comedy directed by Ryszard Zatorski, based on a novel by Katarzyna Grochola, where Stenka starred opposite Artur Zmijewski.

In the same year she also scored three prizes for her guest appearance at the Wspolczesny Theatre in Wroclaw, where she superbly handled the part of Bradshaw in H. Barker’s Victory (Zwycięstwo).

She has played in the TV series, e.g. Divine Lining (Boża podszewka) and Extradition III (Ekstradycja III), as well as in countless TV theatre spectacles. Her interpretations have always struck the chord with viewers by whom she is universally admired.


2019 Solid Gold by Jacek Bromski
2018 Werewolf (Wilkołak) by Adrian Panek

Loving Vincent (Twój Vincent) by Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
The Reconsiliation
(Zgoda) by Maciej Sobieszczanski
The Art of Loving: The Story of Michalina Wislocka (Sztuka kochania. Historia Michaliny Wisłockiej)
Satan Said Dance (Szatan kazał tanczyć) by Katarzyna Roslniec

2016 Planet Single (Planeta Singli)
2015 Chemo (Chemia)
2014 Stones for The Rampart (Kamienie na szaniec)
2012 Lose to Win (Nad życie)
Baby Blues
The Mother (Matka)
2011 Entanglement (Uwikłanie)
2010 Blind Date (Randka w ciemno)
2009 The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (Dzieci Ireny Sendlerowej)
The Perfect Guy for My Girl (Idealny facet dla mojej dziewczyny)
2008 Once Again (Jeszcze raz)
2007 Katyn
2006 Immensity Of Justice (Bezmiar sprawiedliwości)
2004 Never Again (Nigdy w życiu)
2002 Chopin. Desire for Love (Chopin. Pragnienie miłości)
2001 Quo Vadis
1999 The Last Mission (Ostatnia misja)
1997 Happy New York (Szczęśliwego Nowego Jorku)
1995 Lousy Bums (Gnoje)
A Gentle Woman (Łagodna)
Provocateur (Prowokator)