Andrej Hryc – Village mayor
Andy Hryc was born in Bratislava in 1949 and graduated from the city's VŠMU College of Music Arts. As a theatre actor Andy worked at Státní divadlo in Kocice, and at Nová scéna in Bratislava, where for some time he held the position of general manager and gave guest performances in other theatres
His movie career includes more than 50 roles in feature films such as Freckled Max and the Spooks (Pehavý Max a strašidlá), Through Thick and Thin I & II Kamarád do deště I., II.), On the Beautiful Blue Danube (Na krásnom modrom Dunaji), and Rivers of Babylon, and television performances like Elizabeth's Yard (Alžbětin dvůr), Frankenstein's Aunt (Frankensteinova teta), and The Black Barons (Černí baroni). Andy regularly performs on Slovak Radio and is an outstanding voice over artist. He participated in the Czech-Slovak co-production of a musical Hamlet staging in Prague and Bratislava. Nowadays he works as a musical actor in the theatres Nová scéna in Bratislava and Hudební divadlo in Karlín, Prague.
Jako ředitel rádia Twist byl organizátorem mnoha veřejných aktivit ve prospěch dětských domů, dobročinných organizací, např. Červeného kříže, Ligy proti rakovině, nadace Úsmev ako dar, nadace Twist kontra AIDS. Jako honorární konzul Seychelské republiky ve Slovenské republice je vedoucím jejího zastupitelského úřadu v Bratislavě.
In the period when Erzsebet stayed in Cachtice castle, the village definitely has a mayor, but we do not know who it was from the historical sources. Therefore the character of village mayor and his actions are only the director's fiction. The mayor directs the life in Cachtice, he witnesses revealing of Erzsebet's alleged crimes; he actually comments on events happening in Čachtice castle and around in the film.