László Gálffi is a leading actor of the company and one of the most well-known artists of his generation. Born in 1952, he graduated from the Academy of Drama and Film in 1975, and he has been a member of the Örkény István Theatre since its foundation in 2004. He holds several professional and state awards, the most important being the Jászai Mari Prize (1984), the Hungarian Republic’s Order of Merit, Civilian Member Cross (1996), Artist of Merit (2003), and the Kossuth Prize (2007). Popular ever since the beginning of his career, Gálffi represents an intellectual actor, having played the leading roles of world literature (from Shakespeare to Chekov) and contemporary works. He has been a muse to a variety of stage directors, who enjoy working with him, since he is both a classical and an experimental artist. Moreover, he directs. One highlight of his directorial work was White Nights by Dostoyevsky (2003). Gálffi often appears in films, and he has taught acting and voice at the Academy of Drama and Film for the past fifteen years. Present roles at the Örkény Theatre: Philip II (King John, Friedrich Dürrenmatt); Ghost of Hamlet’s Father, Gravedigger, and First Player (Hamlet, Shakespeare); Prospero (Tempest, Shakespeare); Argan (The Imaginary Invalid, Molière); and Professor Flint (Professor Bernhardi, Arthur Schnitzler).