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Pavel Landovský (September 11, 1936 – October 10, 2014) was a Czech actor, playwright and director. He was a prominent dissident under the communist regime of former Czechoslovakia.
Landovský was born in Havlíčkův Brod and after finishing his studies at the secondary technical school of mechanical engineering, he tried four time to get to the Faculty of Theatre in Prague, however without success. He started his acting career as a supernumerary actor in the regional theater in Teplice and continued to do so in the regional theaters in Šumperk, Klatovy and Pardubice. The first play that he wrote, Hodinový hoteliér, premiered at the Činoherní theater on 11 May 1969. In 1971 the communist regime banned him from film and television. He continued acting at The Drama Club and other theatres. Landovský was one of the initiators of the human rights' petition Charter 77. He was subsequently banned from working at the theater. Constantly harassed by the secret police (Státní bezpečnost), during the winter of 1978-79, Landovský was accosted at night by an agent and severely beaten and had his leg broken. Feeling compelled to leave for his safety, when was offered a position in the ensemble of the Burgtheater in Vienna, Austria, he accepted.
After the Velvet Revolution in 1989, he was able to return to Prague in January 1990. There he was able to act again, playing one of the lead characters in the play Audience at club Činoherní - a play written by his friend Václav Havel 16 years earlier, and who had recently been elected president of then Czechoslovakia. The play was directed by Jiří Menzel.
|1957||Dedecek automobil||Wedding guest with trumpet|
|1969||Kazdy mlady muz||Lance-corporal|
|Slecny prijdou pozdeji||zrízenec Pavka|
|Closely Watched Trains||Thief||Uncredited|
|1967||Znamení raka||Hynecek Hása|
|Svatba jako řemen||Ridic|
|Soukromá vichrice||Standa Kocian|
|1968||Klec pro dva||Youth|
|Pension pro svobodné pány||Nájemník|
|Muž, který stoupl v ceně||Tajný|
|Rakev ve snu videti...||Zdenek Stýbr|
|1969||End of a Priest||Pozorovatel|
|Utrpení mladého Bohácka||Tonda Bohácek|
|Flirt se slecnou Stribrnou||Vasek|
|Já, truchlivý bůh||Apostol Certikidis|
|Prípad pro zacínajícího kata||Fízl|
|1971||Svatby pana Voka||cisar Rudolf II.|
|The Tricky Game of Love||Sluha||(segment "Náusnice")|
|Touha Sherlocka Holmese||Zabiják|
|1972||Slamený klobouk||Officer Emil|
|Den Tüchtigen gehört die Welt||Jakob Kralicek|
|1984||Lieber Vater||Der Concierge|
|1985||Der Bulle und das Mädchen||Scrapyard guard|
|1988||The Unbearable Lightness of Being||Pavel|
|1989||Die goldenen Jungrau||Fetivaldirektor|
|Follow Me||Professor Pavel Navrátil|
|1991||V záru královské lásky||Father|
|1992||Cerní baroni||Maj. Haluska-Terazky - Battalion Commander|
|1993||Válka barev||Administrator of Airport|
|1997||An Ambiguous Report About the End of the World||Rychtar, the magistrate|
|Cesta pustým lesem||Kokesch|
|1998||Stuj, nebo se netrefím||Petrina|
|2001||Mach, Sebestová a kouzelné sluchátko||Mr. Prucha|
|Bez tváre||Bus driver|
|Chytte doktora||Cyril Záruba|
|2009||Stinu neuteces||Granddad Rehor|
|2016||Smrtelné historky||Grandfather||(final film role)|
- "Pavel Landovský" (in Czech). Retrieved 2011-12-26.
- Eda Kriseová (1993). Václav Havel: The Authorized Biography. St. Martins Press. pp. 165–166. ISBN 0-88687-739-3.
- Whitney, Craig R. (13 January 1990). "When the Playwright's the President, Now That's Really a Premiere". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-12-26.
- Spáčilová, Mirka (11 October 2014). "Neurvalý, osamělý, ale ke všem rovný. Zemřel herec Pavel Landovský". iDNES.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 11 October 2014.
- "Czech Actor Pavel Landovsky Dies at 78". ABC News.com. Retrieved October 11, 2014.
- Pavel Landovsky, Actor and Vocal Czech Dissident, Dies at 78
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