Ivan Trojan (born 30 June 1964) is a Czech actor, widely considered to be one of the greatest Czech actors of all time.[1][2][3] With four Czech Lions for Best Actor in a Leading Role, he has also won two for his supporting roles in Seducer and One Hand Can't Clap, making him the most awarded performer at the Czech Lion Awards.[4]

Ivan Trojan
Ivan Trojan
Born (1964-06-30) 30 June 1964 (age 58)
Years active1988–present
(m. 1992)
RelativesLadislav Trojan (father),
Ondřej Trojan (brother)

He is acclaimed for his performances in films Loners (2000), Želary (2003), Václav (2007), The Karamazovs (2008), In the Shadow (2012) and Angel of the Lord 2 (2016), all gaining success at the box-office and critic circles. He is also known for his award-winning and lauded appearances at the Dejvice Theatre, the Vinohrady Divadlo and the Summer Shakespeare Festival, including Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Eugen Bazarov in Father and Sons and the Father in The Brothers Karamazov.


Trojan was born in Prague. He graduated from the Faculty of Theatre of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in 1988 and Realistické divadlo Zdeňka Nejedlého (RDZN) in Prague-Smíchov. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Academy. In 1992 he moved to Divadlo na Vinohradech (DNV). In 1997 he decided to move to a newly established Dejvické divadlo (DD). At the International TV Festival in Monte Carlo 2013, Ivan Trojan was awarded the prize of Golden Nymph for the Best Actor in the mini-series Burning Bush.

Personal lifeEdit

He is son of actor Ladislav Trojan and brother of producer and director Ondřej Trojan. He is married to actress Klára Pollertová-Trojanová with four sons - František (born 1999), Josef (born 2001), Antonín (born 2009) and Václav (born 2012)


Dejvice TheatreEdit

Ivan Trojan in the title role of the play Teremin by Petr Zelenka
from left: Martin Myšička, Ivan Trojan, Jiří Bábek, David Novotný
Photo: Hynek Glos

Vinohrady TheatreEdit


Selected filmographyEdit

Dubbing worksEdit

External linksEdit


  1. ^ IMDB Top 25 Czech Actors
  2. ^ DANI ČEŠKOG FILMA, BG (in Serbian)
  3. ^ "Roman Vojtek takze Ivan Trojan vedle kohout, abyst slyshel pro Oskar! (in Czech)". www.expres.cz.
  4. ^ Ceskylev.cz