Jürgen Roland

Jürgen Roland

Additional Names: Jürgen Schellack (Geburtsname)
Darsteller, Regie, Regie-Assistenz, Drehbuch
*25.12.1925 Hamburg; †21.09.2007 Hamburg

Biography

Jürgen Roland, whose name at birth was Jürgen Schellack, was born December 25, 1925, as a merchant’s son in Hamburg. After the end of World War II, he worked as a reporter for Radio Hamburg. Later, he attended the BBC Television School in London. In 1951, he started working as an editor at the German public radio and television broadcaster NDR.

Alongside Wolfgang Mende, he developed the TV series "Der Polizeibericht meldet..." (1954), in which they edited contemporary criminal cases. A little later, he gained fame with the series "Stahlnetz" (1958-1968). All 22 episodes were based on true events and managed to captivate the audience with their semi-documental style. Some of his other television works include "Dem Täter auf der Spur" (1967-1973) and "Großstadtrevier" (since 1986). In addition, he directed twelve "Tatort" episodes between 1976 and 1997.

Roland has also directed several big screen movies, including the Edgar Wallace classics "Der rote Kreis" ("The Red Circle", 1960) and "Der grüne Bogenschütze" ("The Green Archer", 1961), the crime movie "Die seltsame Gräfin" (1961), starring Lil Dagover, the German Western "Die Flusspiraten vom Mississippi" (1963), starring Hansjörg Felmy, and the anti-war film "Der Transport" ("Destination Death", 1965).

Even after his retirement in 1990, Jürgen Roland continued to work as a freelancer for film and television. In 2005, the TV criminalist who had been awarded Germany’s Cross of Merit in 2006, was chosen Honorary Commissioner of Bremen Police.

Jürgen Roland died on September 21, 2007, in his hometown Hamburg, at the age of 81.

Filmography

2000/2001 Tod vor Scharhörn
Cast
 
1996/1997 Ausgespielt
Voice, Director
 
1995/1996 Häftling 3304
Director
 
1995 Kein Tag wie jeder andere
Director
 
1994/1995 Die Gräfin
Director
 
1994/1995 Tod eines Polizisten
Director
 
1991/1992 Stoevers Fall
Cast, Director
 
1991 Tod eines Mädchens
Director
 
1989 Keine Tricks, Herr Bülow
Director
 
1987/1988 Pleitegeier
Cast
 
1985 Baranskis Geschäfte
Director
 
1984/1985 Acht, neun - aus!
Director, Screenplay
 
1983 Der Besuch
Director
 
1983 Der Schläfer
Director
 
1981 So ein Tag ...
Director, Screenplay
 
1979 Freund Gregor
Director
 
1977 Das stille Geschäft
Director
 
1976 ...und dann ist Zahltag
Director
 
1973/1974 Ein toter Taucher nimmt kein Gold
Director
 
1973 Stellwerk 3
Cast, Director
 
1973 Blinder Haß
Director
 
1972/1973 Das Mädchen von Hongkong
Director
 
1972/1973 Zinksärge für die Goldjungen
Director
 
1972 Kein Hafer für Nicolo
Director
 
1972 Der Tod in der Maske
Director
 
1972 Ohne Kranz und Blumen
Cast, Director
 
1972 In Schönheit sterben
Director
 
1971 Flugstunde
Cast, Director
 
1971 Tod am Steuer
Director
 
1971 St. Pauli Report
Cast, Director
 
1970 Mord
Director
 
1970 Froschmänner
Cast, Director
 
1970 Puppen reden nicht
Cast, Director
 
1970 Frau gesucht ...
Cast, Director
 
1969 Familienärger
Cast, Director
 
1969 Das Fenster zum Garten
Cast, Director
 
1969 Die Engel von St. Pauli
Director
 
1968 Einer fehlt beim Kurkonzert
Director, Screenplay
 
1968 Schrott
Cast, Director
 
1968 Ein Toter zuviel
Director
 
1967 Zehn Kisten Whisky
Cast, Director
 
1967 Am Rande der Manege
Cast, Director
 
1966/1967 Lotosblüten für Miß Quon
Director
 
1966 Der fünfte Mann
Director, Screenplay
 
1965 Nacht zum Ostersonntag
Director
 
1965 Die Katze im Sack
Director
 
1965 Vier Schlüssel
Director
 
1964 Strandkorb 421
Director
 
1964 Rehe
Director
 
1964 Polizeirevier Davidswache
Director
 
1963 Das Haus an der Stör
Director
 
1963 Die Flußpiraten vom Mississippi
Director
 
1962/1963 Der schwarze Panther von Ratana
Director
 
1962 Spur 211
Director
 
1962 Heißer Hafen Hongkong
Director
 
1962 In jeder Stadt ...
Director
 
1961 In der Nacht zum Dienstag
Director
 
1961 Der Transport
Director
 
1961 Saison
Director
 
1961 Die seltsame Gräfin
Director
 
1960/1961 Der grüne Bogenschütze
Director
 
1960 E...605
Director
 
1960 Verbrannte Spuren
Director
 
1960 Die Zeugin im grünen Rock
Cast, Director
 
1959/1960 Der rote Kreis
Director
 
1959 Aktenzeichen: Welcker u.a. - wegen Mordes
Director
 
1959 Das Alibi
Director
 
1959 Treffpunkt Bahnhof Zoo
Director
 
1959 Unser Wunderland bei Nacht
Director
 
1958 Sechs unter Verdacht
Director
 
1958 Das zwölfte Messer
Director
 
1958 Die Tote im Hafenbecken
Director
 
1958 Die blaue Mütze
Director
 
1958 Bankraub in Köln
Director
 
1958 Mordfall Oberhausen
Director
 
1950 Zwischen Ebbe und Flut
Director
 
1950 Nur eine Nacht
Assistant director
 
1949 Verführte Hände
Assistant director
 
1948 Spätlese
Assistant director
 

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