Joanna Kanska is a Polish-British actress who has worked in films, television, theatre and radio. She migrated to the United Kingdom in 1984.
Born in Nowy Sącz, she attended the National Film School in Łódź from 1976 to 1980.
Kanska’s best known roles on television were as a Polish academic, Grete Gretowska, in the second series of the BBC’s A Very Peculiar Practice (1988) (and a sequel, A Very Polish Practice in 1992), as Sirkka Nieminen in Capital City (1990) and as KGB Major Nina Grishna in the BBC’s mini-series Sleepers (1991). She also played the part of a Sudeten German woman in the first episode of Foyle’s War.