Michael McElhatton as Jerzyk

Michael McElhatton is known to audiences worldwide for his portrayal of Roose Bolton on the television phenomenon Game of Thrones, having memorably played the character for five seasons and having shared a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination with his fellow actors for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. He also notably starred in the first season of another globally acclaimed show, The Fall.

Filmgoers have seen him in a host of distinctive features. These have included James Marsh’s award-winning Shadow Dancer, with Andrea Riseborough and Clive Owen; Rodrigo García’s Albert Nobbs, with Glenn Close and Janet McTeer; André Øvredal’s The Autopsy of Jane Doe; Richie Smyth’s The Siege of Jadotville; Corin Hardy’s The Hallow; Kari Skogland’s Fifty Dead Men Walking; John Boorman’s The Tiger’s Tail; Terry Loane’s Mickybo and Me; Paddy Breathnach’s I Went Down and Blow Dry (a.k.a. Never Better); John Crowley’s Intermission; and John Carney and Tom Hall’s November Afternoon. He next stars as Jack’s Eye in Guy Ritchie’s epic King Arthur: Legend of the Sword; and with Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan in the dramatic thriller The Foreigner, directed by Martin Campbell.

He has made several films with his fellow Irishman Conor McPherson, including Saltwater, The Actors, and The Eclipse. Their collaboration extends to the stage, with Mr. McElhatton starring in U.K. and N.Y. productions of The Night Alive and U.K. productions of Shining City and The Seafarer.

His other theater credits include starring at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, in Conall Morrison’s staging of Twenty Grand, and Gate Theatre, in Alan Stanford’s staging of An Ideal Husband. Mr. McElhatton has starred in productions of such classic works as An Enemy of the People, As You Like It, and Romeo and Juliet.

His collaborations with Ian Fitzgibbon include being directed by the latter in the feature films Death of a Superhero, Spin the Bottle, and Perrier’s Bounty; and co-writing with the director the television series Fergus’s Wedding and Paths to Freedom, both of which starred Mr. McElhatton. He won an Irish Film and Television Award for his performance in the latter show.

He also wrote for, and starred on, the television series Your Bad Self. He is currently portraying real-life physicist Philipp Lenard in the new television series Genius: Einstein, starring with Geoffrey Rush as Albert Einstein for producer Ron Howard.

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Jessica Chastain and Niki Caro Speak with NPR

“There are many ways that someone can be brave and strong. I think that Antonina shows that compassion is an incredible form of strength.”

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Insta-Star Dear Photograph in Warsaw

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Jessica on the Late Late Show

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The Zookeeper's Wife Premieres in Poland

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Jessica Chastain as Antonina Żabińska

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Day 13 | 10.12.15

“Jessica carries this elegance with her, reminding me of an actress from the 1930s or 1940s. Sometimes I would get transfixed by how perfectly she inhabited the period.”

Daniel Brühl
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Niki Caro, Director

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Daniel Brühl as Lutz Heck

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Day 14 | 10.13.15

“Daniel is an actor of great charm who transmits intelligence on-screen in a way that is mesmerizing. But he could also show the menace that Heck was capable of.””

Jeff Abberley, Producer
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Day 15 | 10.14.15

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Johan Heldenbergh as Jan Żabiński

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Day 18 | 10.17.15

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Day 20 | 10.20.15

“Johan is dynamic, and can express so much with just a look. He is soulful.”

Jessica Chastain
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Day 30 | 11.02.15

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Day 33 | 11.05.15

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Day 37 | 11.11.15

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Michael McElhatton as Jerzyk

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Day 40 | 11.16.15

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Day 42 | 11.19.15

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Day 45 | 11.23.15

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Iddo Goldberg as Maurycy Fraenkel

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Day 48 | 11.26.15

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11.27.16

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Efrat Dor as Magda Gross