Gert Gütschow

Gert Gütschow

Darsteller
*02.03.1928 Rostock

Biography

Gert Gütschow, born 1928 in Rostock, made his acting debut at the age of 17 at Theater Rostock. Between 1945 and 1947, he also studied at Rostock"s Hochschule für Musik. After his graduation, he did not pursue a career as a musician but instead turned back to acting. During the following years, Gütschow performed at theatres in Stralsund, Halberstadt, Altenburg, Görlitz, and Erfurt, before he went to Leipzig in 1959 and became a cast member of Leipzig"s Schauspielhaus where he stayed for 35 years. In Leipzig, he played, for instance, the title role in Molière"s "George Dandin", the role of Horatio in Shakespeare"s "Hamlet", and both the role of Faust and the role of Mephisto in productions of Goethe"s "Faust". Furthermore, he played several roles in plays by Bertolt Brecht, including the role of Arturo Ui in Brecht"s parable "Der aufhaltsame Aufsteig des Arturo Ui" ("The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui") about Hitler"s ascension to power and his expansion of power.


In 1959, Gert Gütschow made his TV debut as senior lieutenant Pierre Lebon in "Algier 12 Uhr 5". In Günter Reisch"s film "Solange Leben in mir ist", a DEFA film about the life of Karl Liebknecht, Gütschow made his debut on the movie screen – although still in a rather small supporting role. But in the early 1970s, he got the opportunity to play larger character roles in the DEFA films "Dr. med. Sommer II" ("Medical Doctor Sommer the Second", 1970) and "Karriere" (1971). Gütschow finally received a lot of praise and credit for his performance as the serial killer Erwin Retzmann in "Leichensache Zernik" (1972). He gave the criminal a likeable, everyday face which made his tendency towards brutality even harder to grasp and lent a frightening dimension to the character. Gütschow would play a number of similar characters that seem harmless on the outside but in reality commit horrible crimes during his acting career.

During the following years, Gert Gütschow mainly played supporting roles in rather diverse films and roles. Although he did not let himself get restricted to a certain type of character, he often played persons of authority. In Roland Gräf"s film "Bankett für Achilles" (1975), he played the well-meaning divisional manager of Kombinat Bitterfeld Walura who wants to play host to a banquet for a parting chemical worker but does not receive any gratitude. Furthermore, he played a physician in Lothar Warneke"s film "Unser kurzes Leben" ("Our Short Life", 1980), a party chairman in Rainer Simon"s film "Jadup und Boel" ("Jadup and Boel", 1981), a senior teacher in "Stielke, Heinz, fünfzehn…" (1986), directed by Michael Kann, and a prosecutor in Helmut Dziuba"s film "Verbotene Liebe" ("Forbidden Love", 1989).

During the 1990s, Gert Gütschow made only occasional appearances in TV productions, for instance, in "Polizeiruf 110" or as Professor Günter Keller in the TV series "In aller Freundschaft". Besides, he mainly works as a radio and dubbing voice, or performs at readings or in concerts.

Filmography

1999 Mordsfreunde
Cast
 
1989/1990 Verbotene Liebe
Cast
 
1988/1989 Zum Teufel mit Harbolla
Cast
 
1987/1988 Still wie die Nacht
Cast
 
1987/1988 Einer trage des anderen Last...
Cast
 
1986/1987 Wengler & Söhne. Eine Legende
Cast
 
1986-1988 Vera - Der schwere Weg der Erkenntnis
Cast
 
1985/1986 Stielke, Heinz, fünfzehn...
Cast
 
1983/1984 Klassenkameraden
Cast
 
1983/1984 Erscheinen Pflicht
Cast
 
1981/1982 Der Mann von der Cap Arcona
Cast
 
1981/1982 Sabine Kleist, 7 Jahre
Cast
 
1980/1988 Jadup und Boel
Cast
 
1980/1981 Unser kurzes Leben
Cast
 
1979 Lachtauben weinen nicht
Cast
 
1977/1978 Addio, piccola mia
Cast
 
1974/1975 Bankett für Achilles
Cast
 
1974/1975 Abenteuer mit Blasius
Cast
 
1974/1975 Till Eulenspiegel
Cast
 
1974/1975 Zwischen Nacht und Tag
Cast
 
1973/1974 Johannes Kepler
Cast
 
1973/1974 Leben mit Uwe
Cast
 
1973 Unterm Birnbaum
Cast
 
1972/1973 Wir haben keinen Löwen
Voice
 
1971/1972 Es ist eine alte Geschichte
Cast
 
1971/1972 Leichensache Zernik
Cast
 
1970 Dr. med. Sommer II
Cast
 
1970 Leichensache Zernik
Cast
 
1969/1970 Der Königsmacher
Cast
 
1969/1970 Der gemachte Mann
Cast
 
1969 Heiner Fink
Cast
 
1969 Die Thornsteinbande (1945)
Cast
 
1968-1971 Karriere
Cast
 
1965 Dr. Schlüter (1-4)
Cast
 
1964/1965 Solange Leben in mir ist
Cast
 

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