Heidemarie Wenzel

Heidemarie Wenzel

Darstellerin
*07.07.1945 Berlin

Biography

Heidemarie Wenzel, born July 7, 1945, in Berlin, already played theatre in her youth at the children"s theatre of Deutsche Staatsoper. From 1963 to 1966, she studied acting at drama school in Berlin-Hohenschönhausen. She subsequently performed at theatres in Greifswald and in Rostock. Soon, she also started to work as an actress for film and TV productions.

Wenzel played her first significant role as Fanny in Egon Günther"s film "Abschied" ("Farewell", 1968). She celebrated another success with her role as Susanne Krug in Siegfried Kühne"s film "Die Zeit der Störche" ("Time of the Storks", 1970). Alongside Winfried Glatzeder, she played the diligent teacher who breaks out of her familiar paths. She also played a leading role in Iris Gusner"s film "Die Taube auf dem Dach" (1973). However, the film was banned soon after its completion. In Heiner Carow"s love story "Die Legende von Paul und Paula" ("The Legend of Paul and Paula", 1973), Wenzel was seen as Paul’s pretty but unfaithful wife.

During the 1970s, Wenzel also starred in several TV productions, for instance, in "Rückkehr als Toter" (1974), in "Goldene Zeiten – feine Leute" (1975), in "Die erste Nacht" (1974), or in "Jede Woche Hochzeitstag" (1975).

During the mid-1970s, Wenzel mainly starred in leading roles and was often cast for films with contemporary topics. But the authorities more and more deemed her as politically unreliable, thus she received less important role offers. Starting in the early 1980s, Wenzel was merely offered appearances in TV productions and in smaller supporting roles. In 1986, she applied for permission to leave the country. In the aftermath of her application, Wenzel received no further role offers. In 1988, Heidemarie Wenzel was finally expatriated.

From 1991 on, she played the role of Sylvia Hagenbeck, the wife of zoo director Christoph Hagenbeck, in the popular ZDF TV series "Unsere Hagenbecks". During the 1990s, she increasingly focused back on her theatre performances.

Heidemarie Wenzel is married for a second time and lives together with her husband, the writer and director Helmut Nitzschke.

Filmography

1995 Der Tote auf der Rennbahn
Cast
 
1990 Unter Brüdern
Cast
 
1989/1990 Medizinmänner
Cast
 
1985/1986 Der Bärenhäuter
Cast
 
1984/1985 Franziska
Cast
 
1983/1984 Inklusive Risiko
Cast
 
1983/1984 Der Mann mit dem Ring im Ohr
Cast
 
1982/1983 Insel der Schwäne
Cast
 
1982 Bessie Bosch
Cast
 
1980 Die Fischers und ihre Frauen
Cast
 
1978-1980 Der Einzelgänger
Cast
 
1977/1978 Das doppelte Spiel
Cast
 
1977/1978 Brandstellen
Cast
 
1977 Die zertanzten Schuhe
Cast
 
1976/1977 Die Insel der Silberreiher
Cast
 
1975/1976 Sein letzter Fall
Cast
 
1975/1976 Liebesfallen
Cast
 
1975/1976 Das Licht auf dem Galgen
Cast
 
1975 Jede Woche Hochzeitstag
Cast
 
1974/1975 Goldene Zeiten - feine Leute
Cast
 
1974/1975 Ikarus
Cast
 
1974 Die erste Nacht
Cast
 
1974 Die verschwundenen Lords
Cast
 
1973/1974 Rückkehr als Toter
Cast
 
1973/1974 Wolz. Leben und Verklärung eines deutschen Anarchisten
Cast
 
1972/1973 Die Legende von Paul und Paula
Cast
 
1972/1973 Die Taube auf dem Dach
Cast
 
1971 Die Verschworenen
Cast
 
1971 Anja
Cast
 
1970/1971 Zeit der Störche
Cast
 
1970/1971 KLK an PTX - Die Rote Kapelle
Cast
 
1970 Anlauf
Cast
 
1970 Zwei Briefe an Pospischiel
Cast
 
1970 Netzwerk
Cast
 
1969/1970 Unterwegs zu Lenin
Cast
 
1969/1970 Aus unserer Zeit. EP 3: Gewöhnliche Leute
Cast
 
1969 Junge Frau von 1914
Cast
 
1969 Die Dame aus Genua
Cast
 
1968 Der Kristallspiegel
Cast
 
1968 Die Toten bleiben jung
Cast
 
1967/1968 Abschied
Cast
 
1965-1966/1971 Der verlorene Engel
Cast
 

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