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Jaroslav Weigel (2 January 1931 Rychnov nad Kněžnou – 5 September 2019[1]) was a Czech actor, writer, playwright, comics writer and painter. From 1970, he was a member of the Jára Cimrman Theatre.

BiographyEdit

Weigel studied at the Faculty of Education of the Charles University in Prague. After his graduation, he began working as an editor in various magazines, most notably in Mladý svět (from 1959 to 69).[2] In 1972, he collaborated with the illustrator Kája Saudek on the comics series Lips Tullian. He appeared in minor roles in the films of his colleagues from the theatre, Ladislav Smoljak and Zdeněk Svěrák. He is known mainly for his roles in the Jára Cimrman Theatre.[3]

Filmography and theatreEdit

The list is based on the information of the Czech and Slovak Film Database.[4]

DocumentaryEdit

  • Záskok aneb Cimrman v Národním divadle (TV film, 2000)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Dnes nad ránem v 88 letech zemřel grafik a herec divadla Járy Cimrmana Jaroslav Weigel. Informaci Deníku N potvrdil syn spoluzakladatele divadla Jan Čepelka (in Czech)
  2. ^ Fikejz (2008), p. 797
  3. ^ Fikejz (2008), p. 798
  4. ^ "Jaroslav Weigel" (in Czech). CSFD.cz. Retrieved 5 December 2010.

ReferencesEdit

  • Fikejz, Miloš (2008). Český film. Herci a herečky III. díl (S-Ž) (in Czech). Prague: Libri. pp. 797–798. ISBN 978-80-7277-353-4.