Hannelore Elsner

Hannelore Elsner

Darstellerin
*26.07.1942 Burghausen an der Salzach

Biography

Hannelore Elsner was born July 26, 1942, in Burghausen/Upper Bavaria. She spent her schooldays in Bavarian convent schools. After finishing acting school, Elsner worked at theaters in Munich and Berlin, including the Munich Kammerspiele. In the late 1950s, she started her film career with roles in movies such as "Immer die Mädchen" and "Freddy unter fremden Sternen". During the 1960s and the 1970s, she starred in several other entertainment films such as "Die Lümmel von der ersten Bank" and "Willi wird das Kind schon schaukeln".

After she had caught the attention of the young German auteur directors, Elsner was soon regarded as one of the most erotic women in German cinema. She starred in Edgar Reitz's "Die Reise nach Wien" (1973) as well as Alf Brustellin's "Berlinger" (1975). In the following years, she had to cut down her stage performances due to her increasing work for the big screen. From the 1970s onwards, Elsner could also be seen on television. Her credits include TV series such as "Die schöne Marianne" (1975), in which she played the leading role, "Die Schwarzwaldklinik", and "Tatort". Furthermore, she worked with directors such as Dieter Wedel ("Schwarz Rot Gold") and Uli Edel ("Eine Art von Zorn").

Hannelore Elsner gained huge popularity with her leading role in the TV series "Die Kommissarin". From 1994 until 2006, she played the title character Leo Sommer in more than sixty episodes. Her performance won her several awards. Intermittently, she rarely appeared on the big screen: In 1985, she played the leading role in "Marie Ward – Zwischen Bett und Galgen".

Her big screen comeback came with Oskar Roehler's "Die Unberührbare", in which she played the eccentric writer Hanna Flanders for whom the downfall of the German Democratic Republic means the end of all her ideals. Hannelore Elsner received numerous awards for her impressive portrayal of this broken character, including the German Film Award in the year 2000. Two years later, she won another German Film Award for her performance in Oliver Hirschbiegel's "Mein letzter Film". In 2005, she achieved a nomination for her role in Dani Levy's comedy "Alles auf Zucker" ("Go for Zucker!").

Since "Rot und Blau" (2003), Elsner has played leading roles in several of Rudolf Thome's movies, most recently in "Das Sichtbare und das Unsichtbare" (2007). In 2007, she could also be seen in in Angelina Maccarone's women's road movie "Vivere". In 2008, Hannelore Elsner achieved another German Film Award nomination, this time as Best Supporting Actress for her role in Doris Dörrie's "Kirschblüten" ("Cherry Blossoms").

Elsner remained in high-demand: In 2010 alone, she appeared in six TV and film productions, and her roles included the mother of rap star Bushido in "Zeiten ändern Dich" ("Electro Ghetto"), the headmistress of a boarding school in "Hanni & Nanni" and the strict head of a dynasty in Kai Wessel's TV drama "Alles Liebe". She had another memorable leading role in Hans Steinbichler's 2011 release "Das Blaue vom Himmel" ("Promising the Moon"), playing a widow suffering from dementia, whose grown-up daughter discovers a long-kept family secret. The same year, she starred alongside Anna Thalbach and Armin Rohde in the ensemble comedy "Kein Sex ist auch keine Lösung". After guest-starring in the TV series "Das Traumschiff", she reprised her role as the school headmaster for the sequel "Hanni & Nanni 2" and played a rigid mother-in-law in Marcus H. Rosenmüller's comedy "Wer's glaubt, wird selig" ("Don't You Believe It!").

Elsner next appeared in "Jesus liebt mich" ("Jesus Loves Me") and the third installment of the "Hanni und Nanni" series, before re-teaming with director Doris Dörrie for the melancholic comedy "alles inklusive" (2014), in which she plays an aging hippie who is confronted with her eventful past.

A memorable turn opposite Mario Adorf in "Der letzte Mentsch" (2014), was followed by supporting parts in "Hin und weg" ("Tour de Force", 2014), "Besser als nix" (2014) and "Besondere Schwere der Schuld" (2014, TV). Critics praised Elsner's performance in Uwe Janson's "Auf das Leben!" ("To Life!", 2014): Based on producer Alice Brauner's memories of her mother, the film stars Elsner as a lonely former show star who finds new meaning in life after befriending a terminally ill young man.

Hannelore Elsner maintained a busy schedule in 2015 with parts in the TV productions "Ein Sommer im Burgenland" and "Ein großer Aufbruch" (TV) and in theatrical release "Familientreffen". Following her notable turn as a blind Jewish woman living in post-WWII Austria in the drama "Hannas schlafende Hunde" (DE/AT/FR 2016), she played an eccentric matriarch in Dany Levy's comedy "Die Welt der Wunderlichs" and an obnoxious opera singer in the TV production "Die Diva, Thailand und wir!" (2016). Elsner next reunited with Elmar Wepper, her co-star from "Kirschblüten – Hanami" ("Cherry Blossoms"), for the tragicomedy "Grüner wird's nicht".

Filmography

2017/2018 Berlin I Love You
Cast
 
2015/2016 Die Welt der Wunderlichs
Cast
 
2015 Ein großer Aufbruch
Cast
 
2014/2015 Familienfest
Cast
 
2014-2016 Hannas schlafende Hunde
Cast
 
2014 Besondere Schwere der Schuld
Cast
 
2013/2014 Auf das Leben!
Cast
 
2013/2014 Hin und weg
Cast
 
2013/2014 alles inklusive
Cast
 
2012/2013 Hanni & Nanni 3
Cast
 
2012-2014 Besser als nix
Cast
 
2012-2014 Der letzte Mentsch
Cast
 
2012 Der Bernd
Participation
 
2011/2012 Jesus liebt mich
Cast
 
2011/2012 Wer's glaubt, wird selig
Cast
 
2011/2012 Hanni & Nanni 2
Cast
 
2011/2012 Racheengel
Cast
 
2011/2012 Gibsy - Die Geschichte des Boxers Johann Rukeli Trollmann
Cast
 
2010/2011 Kein Sex ist auch keine Lösung
Cast
 
2010/2011 Das Blaue vom Himmel
Cast
 
2010 Lüg weiter, Liebling
Cast
 
2009/2010 Hanni & Nanni
Cast
 
2009/2010 Zeiten ändern Dich
Cast
 
2009 Alles Liebe
Cast
 
2008/2009 Tortuga - Die unglaubliche Reise der Meeresschildkröte
Voice
 
2008 1 1/2 Ritter - Auf der Suche nach der hinreißenden Herzelinde
Cast
 
2007/2008 Kirschblüten - Hanami
Cast
 
2007/2008 Jakobs Bruder
Cast
 
2007 Münchner (Filmfest-) Geschichten
Participation
 
2007 Vivere
Cast
 
2006/2007 Das Sichtbare und das Unsichtbare
Cast
 
2005/2006 Nicht alle waren Mörder
Cast
 
2005/2006 Rauchzeichen
Cast
 
2005 Du hast gesagt, daß Du mich liebst
Cast
 
2005 Die Spielerin
Cast
 
2004/2005 Alles auf Zucker!
Cast
 
2004 Die Rosenzüchterin
Cast
 
2003/2004 Frau fährt, Mann schläft
Cast
 
2003/2004 Scheidungsopfer Mann
Cast
 
2002/2003 Rot und Blau
Cast
 
2002/2003 Eine Liebe in Afrika
Cast
 
2001/2002 Fahr zur Hölle, Schwester
Cast
 
2001/2002 Mein letzter Film
Cast
 
2001/2002 8 femmes
dubbed by
 
2000/2001 Suck My Dick
Cast
 
2000/2001 Ende der Saison
Cast
 
1999/2000 Taximord
Cast
 
1999/2000 Die Unberührbare
Cast
 
1998/1999 Der Schrei des Schmetterlings
Cast
 
1998 Kai Rabe gegen die Vatikankiller
Cast
 
1998 Mein großer Freund
Cast
 
1997/1998 Andrea und Marie
Cast
 
1997 Schmetterlingsgefühle
Cast
 
1997 Alptraum
Cast
 
1997 Die Kommissarin: Gefährliche Übertragung
Cast
 
1996 Das Mädchen Rosemarie
Cast
 
1994/1995 Blutige Spur
Cast
 
1993 Schatten der Vergangenheit
Cast
 
1993 Das Babylon-Komplott
Cast
 
1993 Im Teufelskreis
Cast
 
1992/1993 Renis Tod
Cast
 
1992/1993 Doberstein
Cast
 
1992 Klippen des Todes
Cast
 
1991 Elsa
Cast
 
1990/1991 Das lange Gespräch mit dem Vogel
Cast
 
1990 Liebe und Tod
Cast
 
1989/1990 Howalds Fall
Cast
 
1989/1990 Der achte Tag
Cast
 
1988/1989 Noch ein Wunsch
Cast
 
1987/1988 Es muß doch mehr als alles geben
Cast
 
1987/1988 Blue Blood. Leben und Sterben in der Society
Cast
 
1987/1988 Pizza-Express
Cast
 
1987-1989 Mondzirkus
Cast
 
1986/1987 Tod im Elefantenhaus
Cast
 
1986/1987 Ein Treffen mit Rimbaud
Cast
 
1986 Bitte laßt die Blumen leben
Cast
 
1985/1986 Operation Dead End
Cast
 
1985 Schicki-Micki
Cast
 
1984/1985 Kaminskys Nacht
Cast
 
1984/1985 Marie Ward - Zwischen Galgen und Glorie
Cast
 
1983/1984 Eine Art von Zorn
Cast
 
1982/1983 Peggy hat Angst
Cast
 
1982/1983 Satan ist auf Gottes Seite
Cast
 
1982 Flöhe hüten ist leichter
Cast
 
1982 Alles in Butter
Cast
 
1981/1982 Wer spinnt denn da, Herr Doktor?
Cast
 
1980 Weekend. Heufieber
Cast
 
1979/1980 Der grüne Vogel
Cast
 
1978/1979 Der Sturz
Cast
 
1978 Der Schneider von Ulm
Cast
 
1977 Flucht
Cast
 
1976/1977 Grete Minde - Der Wald ist voller Wölfe
Cast
 
1976 Die Babenberger in Österreich. Wir waren zwölf
Cast
 
1976 Bomber und Paganini
Cast
 
1975 Berlinger
Cast
 
1974 Die Teufelsschlucht der wilden Wölfe
Cast
 
1973 Die Reise nach Wien
Cast
 
1973 ...aber Jonny!
Cast
 
1972/1973 Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts
Cast
 
1972 Deutsche Novelle
Cast
 
1972 Der Stoff, aus dem die Träume sind
Cast
 
1971/1972 Willi wird das Kind schon schaukeln
Cast
 
1971 Iwanow
Cast
 
1971 Dreht Euch nicht um - der Golem geht rum! oder Das Zeitalter der Muße
Cast
 
1971 Der Tote von Zimmer 17
Cast
 
1971 Die Eroberung
Cast
 
1970 Hurra, wir sind mal wieder Junggesellen!
Cast
 
1969/1970 Der Bettenstudent oder: Was mach' ich mit den Mädchen?
Cast
 
1969/1970 Die Herren mit der weißen Weste
Cast
 
1969 Das Ungeheuer
Cast
 
1969 Christoph Kolumbus oder Die Entdeckung Amerikas
Cast
 
1969 Pepe, der Paukerschreck
Cast
 
1969 Das Fenster zum Garten
Cast
 
1968 Zum Teufel mit der Penne
Cast
 
1968 Der blaue Strohhut
Cast
 
1968 Die Lümmel von der ersten Bank
Cast
 
1967 Herrliche Zeiten im Spessart
Cast
 
1967 Die Briefmarke
Cast
 
1967 Der Trinker
Cast
 
1966/1967 Die Kiste
Cast
 
1966 Schöne Geschichten mit Mama und Papa
Cast
 
1965/1966 Die spanische Fliege
Cast
 
1965 Blumen für Zimmer 19
Cast
 
1964 Leider lauter Lügen
Cast
 
1964 Der Seitensprung
Cast
 
1963 Ein Alibi zerbricht
Cast
 
1963 Allotria in Zell am See
Cast
 
1962/1963 Die endlose Nacht
Cast
 
1960/1961 ...und sowas nennt sich Leben
Cast
 
1960/1961 Das Mädchen mit den schmalen Hüften
Cast
 
1960 Marina
Cast
 
1959 Immer die Mädchen
Cast
 
1959 Freddy unter fremden Sternen
Cast
 
1959 Alt-Heidelberg
Cast