Winning the Czech Lion Best Actor Award three consecutive times between 1995 and 1997, Ondrej Vetchy is a much-admired actor in the Czech Republic. Internationally, audiences know him through his role as the Gravedigger in KOLYA. Other recent film credits include ALL MY LOVED ONES (1999), and WHICH SIDE EDEN (1999). He graduated from the State Conservatoire in Prague in 1984 and pursued a career in film, TV and theatre. In the early 80's he was often cast as the ‘hardened inmate' or ‘clever thief' and other characters on the periphery of society. Ondrej's career was elevated in 1988 with his film debut as Dan in A HOUSE FOR TWO, which gained him critical acclaim and a European Felix best actor nomination.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
Ondrej Vetchy Facts
|Birthday||May 16, 1962 (55)|