János Bán

(*1955), Hungary

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Hungarian actor János Bán graduated from the Dramatic Art School in Budapest in the class of well-known director, Professor István Horvai. He worked in several regional theatres in 1975 –1983, then in the National Theatre in Pécs, Kisfaludi Theatre in Győr and Szigligeti Színház in Szolnok. Since 1983, he has been a permanent actor of Katona József Színház theatre in Budapest. János Bán is a talented actor able to perform all kinds of characters from comic roles to tragicomic roles. He appeared for the first time as a film actor in 1979 as a lonely young man looking for his place in society in a psychological drama “Every Wednesday” (Minden szerdán). In 1985, he became famous for his role as Otík in the Academy Award nominated film “My Sweet Little Village“ (Vesničko má středisková) by Jiří Menzel. Since that time, he has been very popular and sought after film and theatre actor. In 1987, he was awarded with Jászai Mari Award. He has also been awarded the title Meritorious Artist.

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