The Taming of the Shrewd cast features Magdalena Lamparska, Mikolaj Roznerski and Piotr Cyrwus. This info article contains minor spoilers for Anna Wieczur-Bluszcz’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
In The Taming of the Shrewd, a Chicago apiarist named Kaska leaves her cheating boyfriend and returns home to Poland. She inadvertently interrupts her brother’s pending land deal by refusing to sell their shared property. The storyline follows Kaska as she develops romantic feelings for Patryk, a charming man from Warsaw who hides a couple of big secrets. Here’s every main performer and character in The Taming of the Shrewd aka Poskromienie zlosnicy.
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The Taming of the Shrewd Cast: Magdalena Lamparska as Kaska
Character Profile: A bee expert who returns home to Zakopane, Poland. She plans to start a digital apiary on her land, which would affect her brother’s real estate goals. Kaska develops a relationship with a man who was hired to manipulate her.
Lamparska’s Resume: Marta in 39 i pól (2008-09), Wanda Englert in The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017), Olga in 365 Days (2020), Magda in Banksters (2020), Halina Ostrowska in How I Fell in Love with a Gangster (2022)
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The Taming of the Shrewd Cast: Mikolaj Roznerski as Patryk
Character Profile: An alpinist from Warsaw. He owns half of Nawrot Design and owes money to a loanshark. Patryk arrives in Zakopane and tries to earn Kaska’s trust through deception.
Roznerski’s Resume: Marcin Chodakowski in M jak milosc (2012-), Himek in Supermarket (2012), Tomek in Life Feels Good (2013), Marek “Pretty Boy” Chmielnicki in Fighter (2019), Kiel in Diablo. The race for everything (2019)
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The Taming of the Shrewd Cast: Piotr Cyrwus as Wacus
Character Profile: A Zakopane land owner. He colludes against Kaska with her brother. Wacus fixes a lumberjack competition while trying to minimize chaos in the Podhale region.
Cyrwus’ Resume: Ukrainian Guard in Schindler’s List (1993), Maciej Konewka in Pan Tadeusz (1999), Zdzislaw Muszko in Na Wspólnej (2018-), Priest in Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight (2020), Captain Marek Spinacz in How I Fell in Love with a Gangster (2022)
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The Taming of the Shrewd Cast: Tomasz Sapryk as Jedrus
Character Profile: Kaska’s brother. He colludes with Wacus but doesn’t fully trust Patryk. Jedrus tries to manipulate the “townies” that tour Zakopane.
Sapryk’s Resume: Polityk in Day of the Wacko (2002), Father of Stefek and Elka in Tricks (2007), Tomasz Kozlowski in Ja wam pokaze! (2007), Lawyer Maciej Rozek in Lesniczówka (2020-), Dr. Andrzej Januszewski in Open Your Eyes (2021)
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The Taming of the Shrewd Cast: Dorota Stalinska as Maryla
Character Profile: A Zakopane inn owner. She looks after her “unique and special” friend, Kaska. Maryla initially trolls Patryk and later provides helpful romantic advice.
Stalinska’s Resume: Ewa Bracka in Bez milosci (1980), Hanka in Milosc ci wszystko wybaczy (1981), Marianna in Krzyk (1983), Reporter in Sexmission (1984), Mrs. Maria in Control (2020-)
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The Taming of the Shrewd cast also includes Slawomir Zapala (I’m a Killer, Blondynka), Dorota Landowska (Prawo ojca, Krew z krwi), Elzbieta Trzaskos (Mala matura 1947, Swiety), Magdalena Schejbal (Louder Than Bombs, Kryminalni) and Jan Kardasinski (Pierwsza milosc, The Mire).
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