Actress and singer
TÁŇA FISCHEROVÁ is a Czech actress, writer, television host, politician and civic activist. She was born in Prague. Her father, theatre director Jan Fischer (or Fišer), was imprisoned in Theresienstadt and Auschwitz concentration camps during the World War II. She studied at JAMU in Brno, however, she didn‘t finish her studies due to an engagement in the Prague‘s Drama Club in the late 1960s. She was dismissed from the theatre during the period of 'normalization' (in 1973). In the 1970s, she continued her career in the Jiří Wolker Theatre. In the 1980s, she worked as a freelance actress. During her acting career, she collaborated with significant personalities of Czech cinema, such as E. Schorm, A. Máša, J. Jireš, and K. Kachyňa. In 1989, she signed the petition 'Několik vět' ('A Few Sentences') prepared by the informal civic initiative Charter 77. At that time, she began participating in civic activities. In 2002, Fischerová ran for a seat in the Parliament of the Czech Republic as an independent candidate, and she was elected. She is a member of the board of the Dagmar and Václav Havel Foundation VIZE 97, the Czech Helsinki Committee, and a member of the Amnesty International. Along with the singer Marta Kubišová and film director Jan Kačer, she helps to organize the series of annual advent charity concerts broadcast by the Czech Television.