Julia Krynke is an actress and classically trained musician from Opole, Poland. In addition to a Master’s degree in Acting from the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Wroclaw, she has studied acting at the Academy for Theatre Practices in Gardzienice. She also has a high level of proficiency in flute and piano, having studied at Opole Music School for 11 years. Julia is fluent in English and Polish; has a high level of German and a working knowledge of Spanish and Russian.
Having always been fascinated by improvisation methods and the Michael Chekhov acting technique, Julia moved to the UK in 2008 to deepen her knowledge at the Michael Chekhov Studio in London.
After four years of acting full-time in Polish state theatres in Warsaw, Lodz, Poznan and Lublin, Julia made her foreign debut on the Irish stage as Monica in THE TOWNLANDS OF BRAZIL, a critically-acclaimed play written by Dermot Bolger, directed by Ray Yeates, and performed at the Axis Theatre in Dublin (2006-2007).
Julia will next appear on our screens in the role of Anna Wroniecka in TV series CIEŃ for TVP (Poland, 2019) and the role of Nikola Böhler in TV movie POLIZEIRUF 101 "HEILIG SOLLT IHR SEIN" for ARD (Germany, 2019).
Lead roles in films include the Golden Bear nominated and FIPRESCI prize winning DISTANT LIGHTS, directed by Hans-Christian Schmid (Germany, 2003); UNDOCUMENT (UK/Iran/Jordan, 2016), a four-part feature by Kyla Simone Bruce and Amin Bakshian; DER PFARRER UND DAS MÄDCHEN (ZDF Germany, 2015), directed by Maris Pfeiffer and DIE OF LOVE (Iran 2006), directed by Bijan Birang, a role for which she learnt to speak Persian. Other film appearances include a supporting role in AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (USA, 2015), a feature film directed by Joss Whedon.
Television appearances include the role of Olenka in the BAFTA winning drama series ‘THE STREET’ (BBC, 2009), written by Jimmy McGovern and directed by David Blair; Bibi Saparova in SPOOKS (BBC, 2009), directed by Alrick Riley; Mela in THE ENGLISH CLASS (RTE, 2007); Danuta in TRIVIA (RTE, 2011); Ania Green in HOLBY CITY(BBC, 2010); Mira Ziemska in LEKARZE (TVN, 2013, Poland); Milena Kintrup in a German-Austrian-Swiss film series TATORT: DAS WUNDER VON WOLBECK (ZDF, 2012), directed by Matthias Tiefenbacher; Kasia in LINE OF DUTY (BBC, 2014), directed by Daniel Nettheim; Katrin in DCI BANKS (ITV, 2015), directed by David Richards; Natascha Karpenko in a German television movie ‘EIN STARKES TEAM: TÖDLICHE BOTSCHAFT (ZDF, 2016), directed by Maris Pfeiffer; Maya in a mini series THE A WORD (BBC, 2016), directed by Peter Cattaneo and Dominic Leclerc; Regina Meissner in DIE KANZLEI (ARD, 2018), directed by Maris Pfeiffer and Dobroslawa in SICK OF IT (Sky 1, 2018), directed by Richard Yee.
In 2019 she appeared on television as Cristina Hagi in NOTRUF HAFENKANTE (ZDF), directed by Lena Knauss, Tamara in THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE (Canal+), directed by Dariusz Jabloński and Krystyna Winnicka in ŚLAD (Polsat), directed by Jarosław Banaszek.
Julia continues to collaborate with many independent filmmakers in Germany and in the UK, including Nick Cohen, Gillian Pachter, Esther Richardson and Massimo Salvato. She starred in Harry Lighton's LEASH (BFI London Film Festival 2018 - Best Short Film nominee), Jessica Townsend’s comedy HUMAN RESOURCES (Best Short, London Film Festival, 2010) and Saschko Frey’s thriller ECHOS (Friedrich-Wilhelm Murnau Kurzfilmpreis, 2009)
Julia has won many awards, including the Best Actor Award, Audience Award and Critics Award for the role of Gileta in the play THE TOPSY-TURVY PRINCESS by Calderon de la Barca, directed by Remigiusz Brzyk; and Second Prize in the Ogolnopolski Przeglad Piosenki Aktorskiej in Zamosc (a Polish singing contest for actors).
Julia has bases in London and Dublin.