|Name Joanna Kanska|
Ex-spouse Kaz Kanski
|Full Name Joanna Osmakiewicz|
Born 1 April 1959 (age 56) (1959-04-01) Nowy Sacz, Malopolskie, Poland
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Movies and TV shows The Tall Guy, A Very Peculiar Practice, Material Girl, Capital City, Sleepers
Joanna Kanska (born 1 April 1959) is a Polish-British actress who has worked in films, television, theatre and radio. She migrated to the United Kingdom in 1984.
Born in Nowy Sącz, she attended the National Film School in Łódź from 1976 to 1980.
Kanska's best known roles on television were as a Polish academic, Grete Gretowska, in the second series of the BBC's A Very Peculiar Practice (1988) (and a sequel, A Very Polish Practice in 1992), as Sirkka Nieminen in Capital City (1990) and as KGB Major Nina Grishna in the BBC's mini-series Sleepers (1991). She also played the part of a Sudeten German woman in the first episode of Foyle's War.
Shortly after her arrival in the UK, Kanska married Polish artist Kaz Kanski after a romance of a few weeks. They were divorced five years later, but she retained her married name (the feminine version of Kanski). She has a son named Christopher from a subsequent relationship.