Hannelore Hoger

Hannelore Hoger

Darstellerin, Drehbuch, Kamera
*20.08.1942 Hamburg

Biography

Hannelore Hoger, born August 20, 1942, in Hamburg, is one of the most distinctive German character actresses. Her signature roles are straightforward and strong, often determined women, who are often sensitive and funny at the same time.

Hoger's father was an actor and main coordinator at Ohnsorg Theater in Hamburg. Thus, Hoger already made her stage debut at the age of six and played her first larger role at the age of 14. She attended actor's training at Hamburg's Hochschule für Musik und Theater from 1958 on. After her graduation, she performed on stage at theatres in Ulm, Bremen, Stuttgart, Cologne, Berlin, and Hamburg. To refine her acting skills, she repeatedly took lessons from Lee Strasberg. In 1975, the magazine "Theater heute" named her "Actress of the year". Since the 1980s, Hoger has also directed plays, for instance a production of Friedrich Hebbel's "Maria Magdalena" at Stadttheater Darmstadt and a production of Frank Wedekind's "Frühlings Erwachen" ("Spring Awakening") at Vienna’s "Theater in der Josefstadt". In 1989, she turned this production into a TV version. Since 1986, Hoger works as a freelance actress and director.

Most movie goers know Hannelore Hoger from her collaboration with Alexander Kluge. Hoger played her first leading role in a movie in 1968. In "Die Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel: ratlos" ("The Artists Under The Big Top: Perplexed", 1968), she portrayed the reform-oriented but failing circus artist Leni. Shortly after, Kluge finished "Die unbezähmbare Leni Peickert" ("The Undomitable Leni Peikert", 1969) from scenes that were originally intended for "Die Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel: ratlos" but were not used in the end. Afterwards, Hoger played an inspector in space in Kluge's science fiction film "Der große Verhau" ("The Big Mess", 1970), as well as the history teacher Gabi Teichert, who starts to doubt her history books, in "Die Patriotin" ("The Patriotic Woman"), a role that she had already played in the omnibus film "Deutschland im Herbst" ("Germany in Autumn", 1978). "Die Macht der Gefühle" ("The Power of Emotion", 1983) has been the Hoger's last collaboration with Alexander Kluge.

Hoger has also intensively collaborated with Peter Zadek. Together, they made the TV movies "Kleiner Mann - Was nun?" (1973), "Die Geisel" (1977), and "Piggies" (1971). In "Piggies", Hoger played Carla who belongs to a group of cynical and world-weary career-oriented people.

In the multi-part TV movie "Die Bertinis" (1988) that was based on a literary source by Ralph Giordano Hoger made a memorable performance in the role of the Jewish piano teacher Lea Bertini, who is targeted by the Nazis and has to fight for her family's survival in Hamburg during the Second World War. The prolific actress Hoger was also again and again seen in striking supporting roles, for instance, as the physician's wife Trude Bloma in Schlöndorff's film "Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum" ("The Lost honor of Katharina Blum", 1975), or as gossip reporter Charlotte Sanders in Helmut Dietl's "Rossini – oder die mörderische Frage, wer mit wem schlief" ("Rossini", 1996). In the film, Hoger again proved her comedic talent. In "Die zweite Heimat – Chronik einer Jugend" ("Heimat II", 1993), directed by Edgar Reitz, she played the publishing house heiress Elisabeth Cerphal, the owner of "Fuchsbau" that becomes the meeting point of the young artists and thus a central location of the more than 25 hours long film.

In 1993, Hannelore Hoger took over her most popular role, yet. Since then, she plays the committed and experienced inspector Bella Block in the TV crime series of the same name that is intermittently running on ZDF and that deals with current and delicate topics like racism and child abuse. In 1994, Hoger won the Adolf Grimme award in Gold for this role. Furthermore, she won Goldene Kamera in 1998 as "Germany's most popular female inspector". Prior to playing the role of Bella Block, Hoger had made appearances in other crime series, including "Tatort", "Derrick", and "Der Alte". In the cinema epic "Henri 4" ("Henry of Navarre", 2010) she played Katharina de Medici.

The same year, she played a murder victim in the TV thriller "Mörderischer Besuch". Following more "Bella Block" episodes, Hoger starred in the TV productions "Charlotte Link - Das andere Kind", "Uferlos" and "Nichts für Feiglinge", which all aired in 2013. The next year saw Hoger return to the big screen with the satire "Ich will mich nicht künstlich aufregen" ("Asta Upset", 2014) and in Oskar Roehler's "Tod den Hippies!! Es lebe der Punk" ("Punk Berlin 1982", 2015). After her turn in the TV tragicomedy "Frau Roggenschaubs Reise" (2015, TV), Hannelore Hoger was one of the adult leads in a new screen adaptation of the classic children's book "Heidi" (DE/CH 2015). The same year saw her retiring from her successful signature role as Bella Block after a total number of 36 episodes. Instead, she joined Ulrike C. Tscharre and Christoph Maria Herbst as one of the leads of the new TV series "Hotel Heidelberg", which revolves around a volatile mother-daughter relationship.

Time and again, Hannelore Hoger has also worked as a voice actor, for instance, for the documentary film "Lieber Fidel. Maritas Geschichte" ("Dear Fidel - Marita's Story") or for Alexander Kluge's audio book "Die Chronik der Gefühle". Hannelore Hoger's daughter Nina Hoger also works as an actress.

Filmography

2017 Stille Wasser
Cast
 
2017 Am Abgrund
Cast
 
2014/2015 Heidi
Cast
 
2014/2015 Frau Roggenschaubs Reise
Cast
 
2014/2015 Tod den Hippies!! Es lebe der Punk
Cast
 
2014 Die schönste Nacht des Lebens
Cast
 
2013/214 Für immer und immer
Cast
 
2013/2014 Ich will mich nicht künstlich aufregen
Cast
 
2013 Angeklagt
Cast
 
2012/2013 Uferlos!
Cast
 
2012 Hundskinder
Cast
 
2011/2012 Unter den Linden
Cast
 
2011-2013 Klänge des Verschweigens
Voice
 
2011 Stich ins Herz
Cast
 
2010 Das schwarze Zimmer
Cast
 
2010 Die Frau am Meer
Cast
 
2009 Vorsehung
Cast
 
2008/2009 Ellas Geheimnis
Cast
 
2008-2010 Henri 4
Cast
 
2008 Falsche Liebe
Cast
 
2008 Das tapfere Schneiderlein
Cast
 
2008 Nachrichten aus der ideologischen Antike - Marx/Eisenstein/Das Kapital
Participation
 
2007 Die Katze
Cast
 
2007 Reise nach China
Cast
 
2007 Die Zürcher Verlobung - Drehbuch zur Liebe
Cast
 
2006/2007 Weiße Nächte
Cast
 
2006 Blackout
Cast
 
2006 Commissario Laurenti: Die Toten vom Karst
Cast
 
2005/2006 Mord unterm Kreuz
Cast
 
2005/2006 Das Glück der anderen
Cast
 
2005 Hölle im Kopf
Cast
 
2003/2004 Die Freiheit der Wölfe
Cast
 
2003/2004 Hinter den Spiegeln
Cast
 
2003 Mensch, Grönemeyer
Participation
 
2003 Hamlet X
Cast
 
2002/2003 Weihnachten im September
Cast
 
2001/2002 Im Namen der Ehre
Cast
 
2001 Bitterer Verdacht
Cast
 
2001 Schuld und Liebe
Cast
 
2000 Lieber Fidel. Maritas Geschichte
Voice
 
2000 Falsche Liebe - Die Internetfalle
Cast
 
1999/2000 Blinde Liebe
Cast
 
1999 Long Hello and Short Goodbye
Cast
 
1999 Geflüsterte Morde
Cast
 
1998/1999 Straight Shooter
Cast
 
1998 Das Meisterspiel
Voice
 
1997 Tod eines Mädchens
Cast
 
1997 Theater als "Räuber ohne Kopf" - Hannelore Hoger über ihren Beruf
Cast
 
1996 Geldgier
Cast
 
1996 Rossini - oder die mörderische Frage, wer mit wem schlief
Cast
 
1995 Liebestod
Cast
 
1994 Grenzgänger
Cast
 
1994 Eine Endstation
Cast
 
1993/1994 Himmel und Hölle
Cast
 
1993 Die Kommissarin
Cast
 
1993 Ticket zum Himmel
Cast
 
1993 Chopin - Bilder einer Trennung
Cast
 
1992/1993 Krieg und sexuelle Gewalt
Voice
 
1992 Unversöhnlich
Cast
 
1992 Der Tod ist kein Ende
Cast
 
1992 Langsamer Walzer
Cast
 
1991 Tandem
Cast
 
1991 Ein Tod auf dem Hinterhof
Cast
 
1991 Kollege Otto
Cast
 
1990 Ganz für sich allein
Cast
 
1989/1990 Marleneken
Cast
 
1989/1990 Lippels Traum
Cast
 
1988-1992 Die zweite Heimat (13 Teile)
Cast, Voice
 
1988-1992 Die zweite Heimat. Chronik einer Jugend in 13 Filmen. 06. Kennedys Kinder
Cast
 
1988-1992 Die zweite Heimat. Chronik einer Jugend in 13 Filmen. 03. Eifersucht und Stolz
Cast
 
1988-1992 Die zweite Heimat. Chronik einer Jugend in 13 Filmen. 11. Zeit des Schweigens
Cast
 
1988-1992 Die zweite Heimat. Chronik einer Jugend in 13 Filmen. 08. Die Hochzeit
Cast
 
1988-1992 Die zweite Heimat. Chronik einer Jugend in 13 Filmen. 10. Das Ende der Zukunft
Cast
 
1988-1992 Die zweite Heimat. Chronik einer Jugend in 13 Filmen. 13. Kunst oder Leben
Cast
 
1988-1992 Die zweite Heimat. Chronik einer Jugend in 13 Filmen. 02. Zwei fremde Augen
Cast
 
1988-1992 Die zweite Heimat. Chronik einer Jugend in 13 Filmen. 04. Ansgars Tod
Cast
 
1988-1992 Die zweite Heimat. Chronik einer Jugend in 13 Filmen. 09. Die ewige Tochter
Cast
 
1988-1992 Die zweite Heimat. Chronik einer Jugend in 13 Filmen. 05. Das Spiel mit der Freiheit
Cast
 
1988 Das blaue Wunder
Cast
 
1988 Damenopfer
Cast
 
1988 Die Bertinis
Cast
 
1986/1987 Jacob hinter der blauen Tür
Cast
 
1986 Ein fernes Leben
Cast
 
1985/1986 Der Sommer des Samurai
Cast
 
1984 Tausend Augen
Cast
 
1983/1984 Super
Cast
 
1982/1983 Angst vor dem Leben
Cast
 
1982/1983 Eisenhans
Cast
 
1982 Schlaflose Tage
Cast
 
1982 Die Frau im rosa Mantel
Cast
 
1981/1982 Kraftprobe
Cast
 
1981-1983 Die Macht der Gefühle
Cast
 
1980-1982 Defekte
Cast
 
1980 Ein Mann fürs Leben
Cast
 
1979 Eine Rückkehr
Cast
 
1979 Schweigegeld
Cast
 
1979 Die lebenslängliche Frau
Cast
 
1979 Mitternacht oder kurz danach
Cast
 
1978 Der Tag, an dem Elvis nach Bremerhaven kam
Cast
 
1977/1978 Freddy Türkenkönig
Cast
 
1977/1978 Deutschland im Herbst
Cast
 
1977/1978 Deutschland im Herbst. Episode 09: Gabi Teichert
Cast
 
1977-1979 Die Patriotin
Cast
 
1977 Mensch Mutter
Cast
 
1976/1977 Heinrich
Cast
 
1975 Die Geisel
Cast
 
1975 Der Gehülfe
Cast
 
1975 Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum
Cast
 
1974/1975 Eiszeit
Cast
 
1974 Badische Revolte 1848. Friedrich Heckers Traum von der roten Republik
Cast
 
1972/1973 Bauern, Bonzen und Bomben
Cast
 
1972 Der Marquis von Keith
Cast
 
1970 Der Pott
Cast
 
1969/1977 Zu böser Schlacht schleich ich heut Nacht so bang
Cast, Director of photography, Camera (other)
 
1969/1970 Der große Verhau
Cast, Optical effects
 
1969/1970 Wir verbauen 3 x 27 Millia. Dollar in einen Angriffsschlachter
Cast, Director of photography
 
1969/1970 Piggies
Cast
 
1969-1972 Willi Tobler und der Untergang der 6. Flotte
Cast
 
1969 Leben und leben lassen
Cast
 
1967/1969 Die unbezähmbare Leni Peickert
Cast, Voice, Screenplay
 
1967/1968 Die Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel: ratlos
Cast, Voice
 
1967 Frau Blackburn, geb. 5. Jan. 1872, wird gefilmt
Voice
 
1965 Zeitsperre
Cast