EP18: Actress Martha Issová
Prague-born Martha Issová was the female lead in Zátopek, a biopic of running legend Emil Zátopek that was one of the Czech Republic’s biggest films of recent years. She is also known for many other screen roles and is a member of the hugely popular theatre company Dejvické divadlo.
In this broad, illuminating chat, Issová (40) discusses – among other things – training to play javelin champion Dana Zátopková, being directed by her life partner, David Ondříček, her Syrian connections, spending time with Václav Havel – and the late Czech New Wave director she regards as the most interesting person she has ever met.
Czech Next Wave is produced jointly by the Czech Centres network and Radio Prague International. It introduces listeners around the world to emerging, exciting and highly talented young Czech in various areas of the arts and beyond.