Martin Wuttke

Martin Wuttke

Darsteller
*08.02.1962 Gelsenkirchen

Biography

Martin Wuttke was born in Gelsenkirchen on February 8, 1962. He trained as an actor at the Bochum Figurentheater-Kolleg (Deutsches Institut für Puppenspiel) before changing to Westfälische Schauspielschule, also in Bochum. Starting in the mid-80s, he found work at numerous German theaters such as Schauspiel Frankfurt where he played the title role of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in 1985. Further stations include the Deutsches Theater Berlin and the Hamburg Thalia-Theater. In 1992, he was awarded the Körber Stiftung's Boy-Gobert-Preis in Hamburg. Three years later, he received the Getrud-Eysold-Ring for his performance in the title role of Brecht's "Der aufhaltsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui" (directed by Heiner Müller) at the Berliner Ensemble. The same year, the theater journal "Theater heute" announced him 'Actor of the Year'. To this day (2016), the Berlin Ensemble is showing the "Arturo Ui" production with unabated success.

Still, beginning in 1999, Wuttke shifted his work mainly to the Berlin Volksbühne where he worked with directors like Frank Castorf, Christoph Marthaler and Christoph Schlingensief. The Schlingensief movie "Die 120 Tage von Bottrop" (1997) also marked one of Wuttke's first roles as a film actor. Over the following years, Wuttke remained dedicated to working in theater but also featured in TV and big screen productions, usually in supporting roles. Volker Schlöndorff cast him as a Stasi officer who introduces fugitive left wing terrorists into the GDR in "Die Stille nach dem Schuß" ("The Legends of Rita", 2000). Margarethe von Trotta had him play Joseph Goebbels in the award-winning drama "Rosenstraße" (DE/NL 2003). In the four-part TV movie "Liebesau – die andere Heimat" (2002), a chronicle of a fictitious GDR village from 1953 to 1989, he played a central role as a farmer; the TV crime film "Die Tote vom Deich" (2006), directed by Matti Geschonneck, featured him as a dangerous murderer on the run. On the big screen he starred in "Weisse Lilien" ("Silent Resident", AT/DE/LU/HU 2007) as a high-rank member of a futuristic and totalitarian housing complex. From 2008 to 2015, Martin Wuttke joined Simone Thomalla to star as an investigator team for the Leipzig edition of "Tatort".

In 2009, Martin Wuttke was appointed to the ensemble of the Wiener Burgtheater. It was only until a year later that he was awarded the Nestroy-Theaterpreis for his portrayal of Christian in "Das Begräbnis".

2009 held another important role in store for him: in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" (DE/US) he played Adolf Hitler which he personified as a subtle caricature, much in line with the general sentiment of the film. It is probably because of this role that over the following years he featured frequently in international co-productions: in the fairytale-like spy thriller "Wer ist Hanna?" ("Hanna", US/GB/DE 2011) as a reclusive contact person; in Tom Tykwer's science fiction film "Cloud Atlas" (US/DE 2012) in three different roles as Mr. Boerhaave, as a guard and as "Leary the Healer"; in the spy drama "A Most Wanted Man" (DE/GB 2014) as a sinister figure called "the Admiral"; and in four episodes of the US series "Homeland" (2015) as a German secret service agent.

Wuttke then featured in a pivotal role in "George" (2013, TV) a biopic about Heinrich George, in which he again played Joseph Goebbels. At the Berlin IFF 2014, the award-winning drama "Fieber" ("Fever", AT/LU 2014; released in summer 2016) premiered. "Fieber" stars Wuttke as a father who hides dark secrets from his time as a foreign legionary from his daughter. A lot smaller, but nonetheless important was his role as an employee of Amnesty International in Florian Gallenberger's thriller "Colonia Dignidad – Es gibt kein Zurück" ("Colonia", DE/LU/FR 2015). In 2015, he also received the Nestroy-Theaterpreis for playing the title role in "John Gabriel Borkman" at the Wiener Akademietheater. Currently, he is shooting the TV film "Gladbeck", a filmic reworking of the infamous hostage drama of 1988 which is to air in 2017.

Filmography

2017/2018 Glück ist was für Weicheier
Cast
 
2016/2017 Chance 2000 - Abschied von Deutschland
Participation
 
2016/2017 Das Milan-Protokoll
Cast
 
2016/2017 Radegund
Cast
 
2016-2018 Gladbeck
Cast
 
2014/2015 Colonia Dignidad – Es gibt kein Zurück
Cast
 
2014/2015 Wer bin ich?
Cast
 
2014/2015 Niedere Instinkte
Cast
 
2014/2015 Blutschuld
Cast
 
2013/2014 Frühstück für immer
Cast
 
2013/2014 Fieber
Cast
 
2013 Türkischer Honig
Cast
 
2013 Die Wahrheit stirbt zuerst
Cast
 
2012/2013 George
Cast
 
2012/2013 Schwarzer Afghane
Cast
 
2012-2014 A Most Wanted Man
Cast
 
2012 Todesschütze
Cast
 
2012 Weisst du, was ich mir wünsche?
Cast
 
2011/2012 Ihr Kinderlein kommet
Cast
 
2011/2012 Kinderland
Cast
 
2011/2012 Cloud Atlas
Cast
 
2011 Todesbilder
Cast
 
2010/2011 Nasse Sachen
Cast
 
2010/2011 Wer ist Hanna?
Cast
 
2010/2011 Rendezvous mit dem Tod
Cast
 
2010 Schön ist anders
Cast
 
2009/2010 Heimwärts
Cast
 
2009/2010 Absturz
Cast
 
2009 Falsches Leben
Cast
 
2009 Inglourious Basterds
Cast
 
2009 Früchte des Vertrauens
Participation
 
2008/2009 Mauerblümchen
Cast
 
2008/2009 Schwarzer Peter
Cast
 
2008 Unbestechlich
Cast
 
2007/2008 Ausweglos
Cast
 
2007/2008 Todesstrafe
Cast
 
2007/2008 Delta
Cast
 
2007 Weisse Lilien
Cast
 
2006 Detektive oder Die glücklosen Engel der inneren Sicherheit
Cast
 
2005/2006 Pauline
Cast
 
2005/2006 Die Tote vom Deich
Cast
 
2003 Hamlet X
Cast
 
2002/2003 Rosenstraße
Cast
 
2002/2003 Delusion
Cast
 
1999/2000 Blinde Liebe
Cast
 
1999/2000 Die Stille nach dem Schuß
Cast
 
1999/2000 Die Königin. Marianne Hoppe
Participation
 
1999/2000 Die Unberührbare
Cast
 
1997/1998 Geiselfahrt ins Paradies
Cast
 
1997/1998 Ein Hauch von Hollywood
Cast
 
1996/1997 Die 120 Tage von Bottrop
Cast
 
1996 Episches Theater
Voice
 
1989-1991 Buster's Bedroom
Cast
 

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