Most recently Karel Hermanek could be seen as Bernard Wooley in Yes, Prime Minister (Bez zábradlí Theatre) and as Sebastian in Twlefth Night in Kolowrat (Prague Shakespeare Company). Other credits include: Ballasted in The Lady from the Sea (The Lee Strasberg Theatre); Oxenby in The Dresser (Bez zábradlí Theatre); Chadwick Meade in Punk Rock (DISK Theatre); August in Norway Today (DISK Theatre), Indian God in Indian Bank (Bez zábradlí Theatre); and Riccardo Soriano in Filumena Marturano (Harlekyn Theatre Agency). Karel's film and TV credits include: Superman in Superman (Short Film); Radek in Ordinace v Ruzove zahrade II (Czech TV Series), Mates in Gympl s (r)učením omezeným (Czech TV Series) and Young Milan in Revival (Feature Film). In 2012 he was awarded with the Best Actor Award in "The 48 Hour Film Project" film contest for his performance in Superman.
I am from Prague, Czech Republic. Most of my childhood memories are connected with Hradcany, a beautiful part of Prague where I spent most of my time. It's a place I always like to return to, to experience nostalgia. From Prague we moved to a smaller town nearby, where I successfully completed eight-years of state school. That was when when friends, together with my brother and I, started to experimenting with "art" for the first time - we formed a blues rock band called "The Mobydicks" and importantly, we started making short films. I was always acting and my brother directing. We named our film group "Los Prasos" and my dad says (I hope with a reasonable amount of exaggeration) that it was the best thing we've ever done.
After secondary school, I applied for DAMU - The Theatre Acadamy of Performing Arts in Prague where I studied acting until successfully graduating in 2015. During 2013 I spent one semester at the The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in New York.
In my free time I like to play sport or go fishing. My biggest passion though is travelling. I think that it is one of the best ways to get to know oneself, and most of all, it is one of my greatest sources of inspiration. I have many beautiful memories from North and Central America, Europe and Africa. My best experience to date is a more than one month-long road trip with my partner on one motorbike, through gorgeous Vietnam, without even having a clue how to ride it - but we survived!