Hungarian playwright, translator, professor, and actor, expert in Russian culture. Born in 1952 in Budapest. Graduated with a degree in economy from Corvinus University of Budapest. Morcsányi worked as a playwright in several theaters, edited the educational Interpress Magazine, managed the Magvető publishing house for twenty years as its director, after which he took charge of editorial group Líra Könyv Zrt. He translated many works by Anton Chekhov, Nikolay Gogol, Maksim Gorky, Isaak Babel, Lyudmila Ulitskaya, Mikhail Bulgakov and other authors from Russian into Hungarian. In November 2010, he was awarded the Pro Cultura Hungaro-Russica prize. He made a film debut in 2017 as the lead male in Ildikó Enyedi's film On Body and Soul, which was nominated for the Academy Award in the Best Film in a Foreign Language category.