Agnieszka Holland

Director, Screenwriter
Frequent screenwriter for Andrzej Wajda whose own films as a director have focused on the lives of the marginal and the doomed. Holland studied filmmaking in Czechoslovakia under Milos Forman and Ivan Passer, returning ... Read more »
Born: 11/28/1948 in Poland

Filmography

Director (27)

Burning Bush 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Rosemary's Baby 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Director

Burning Bush 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Director

In Darkness 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Tremé 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Cold Case 2004, 2007, 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Janosik. Prawdziwa historia 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

The Wire 2004, 2006, 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Fallen Angels 1995 - 1996, 2004 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Veronica Mars 2004 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Copying Beethoven 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Julie Walking Home 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Fever 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

The Third Miracle 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Washington Square 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Total Eclipse 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Olivier, Olivier 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

The Secret Garden 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Europa Europa 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

To Kill a Priest 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Angry Harvest 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Kobieta samotna 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

Goraczka 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Provincial Actors 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Zdjecia Probne 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Shot In The Heart (TV Show)

Director
Writer (20)

Case Unknown 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Julie Walking Home 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

White 1994 (Movie)

screenplay consultant (Other Writer)

Blue 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Olivier, Olivier 1993 (Movie)

screenplay and adaptation (Screenplay)

Olivier, Olivier 1993 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

Europa Europa 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Korczak 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

To Kill a Priest 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

To Kill a Priest 1989 (Movie)

(From Story)

La Amiga 1988 (Movie)

screenplay collaborator (Screenplay)

Les Possedes 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Anna 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Anna 1987 (Movie)

(From Story)

Angry Harvest 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Eine Liebe in Deutschland 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Kobieta samotna 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Provincial Actors 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Without Anesthesia 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Zdjecia Probne 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (2)

Conversations in World Cinema 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Przesluchanie 1990 (Movie)

Witowska (Actor)
Producer (2)

Boisko bezdomnych 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bark 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Frequent screenwriter for Andrzej Wajda whose own films as a director have focused on the lives of the marginal and the doomed. Holland studied filmmaking in Czechoslovakia under Milos Forman and Ivan Passer, returning to Poland in 1972 after police harassment had culminated in a jail sentence. She made her co-directing debut in 1977 with "Screen Tests" and wrote her first screenplay for Wajda, "Without Anaesthesia," in 1978. Two years later her solo feature directing debut, "Provincial Actors," won the FIPRESCI prize at Cannes. After the imposition of martial law in 1981 Holland emigrated to Paris, where she still lives.

Relationships

Laco Adamik

Husband
married in 1968 divorced

Katarzyna Adamik

Daughter
born in 1972

Henrik Holland

Father
died from a fall from a window after police interrogation in 1961 Jewish

Irena Holland

Mother
Catholic

EDUCATION

FAMU

1966 - 1971
upon her matriculation at age 17, Holland was the youngest student there

Milestones

2010

Earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series (for the pilot episode of HBO's "Treme" titled "Do You Know What It Means")

2006

Directed "Copying Beethoven," with Ed Harris as Ludwig van Beethoven

2004

Directed episodes of the CBS drama, "Cold Case"

2001

Directed the HBO movie, "Shot in the Heart," based on Mikal Gilmore's novel of the same name, which chronicles the last weeks of Gary Gilmore's life on death row in Utah

1999

Directed "The Third Miracle" with Ed Harris

1997

Directed "Washington Square," an exploration of the struggle between familial and romantic love with Jennifer Jason Leigh and Albert Finney

1993

Directed first Hollywood film, "The Secret Garden"

1991

Received critical plaudits for helming "Europa, Europa"; received Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay

1988

Directed first English-language film, "To Kill a Priest"

1981

Immigrated to France

1980

Solo feature directing debut, "Provincial Actors"

1977

Feature co-directing debut, "Screen Tests"

1970

Returned to Poland

Raised in Poland

Was enrolled at FAMU during the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968

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