Marek Eben was born in Prague in 1957. He graduated from the Prague Conservatoire where he studied music and dramatic arts. After finishing his studies, he worked in the theatre of Kladno, and between 1983 and 2002 he was a member of the Ypsilonka theatre in Prague.
Apart from acting, he is also an active musician, he is the sole songwriter of the Eben Brothers Band which has released four albums (Malé písně do tmy/Small Songs into Darkness in 1984, Tichá domácnost/Quiet Home in 1995, Já na tom dělám/I am working on it in 2002, Chlebíčky/Sandwiches in 2008), he wrote music for films Bizon (Bison), Hele on letí (Look on he flies) and TV series Poste Restante. He is the author of music and lyrics to roughly two dozen theatre plays. Since 1996, he has been the presenter of the International Film Festival Karlovy Vary. He collaborates with television as a presenter of various programs, such as the Czech Television TýTý Awards show, Stardance or a discussion program called “On the swimming pool”, which was awarded the Elsa for the best talk show in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. Marek Eben won the same award as presenter in 2001, 2002, 2006 and 2007. He has been twice the absolute TýTý Award winner, too.


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