Susanne Lothar

Susanne Lothar

Darstellerin
*15.11.1960 Hamburg; †21.07.2012 Berlin

Biography

Susanne Lothar, born November 15, 1960, in Hamburg, as the daughter of the actors' couple Hanns Lothar and Ingrid Andree mainly worked as a theatre actress after graduating from drama school at Hamburg's Hochschule für Theater und Musik. For a couple of years, Lothar was a cast member of Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, where she for instance starred in the title role of the startling production of Frank Wedekind's play "Lulu".

In 1983, Lothar made her debut on the movie screen in the unconventional relationship drama "Eisenhans" ("Strange Fruits") – and promptly won the German film award for her performance. However, Lothar remained true to the theatre: Until the end of the 1990s, she appeared only sporadically in film and TV productions. In 1987, she won the well-known O.E. Hasse award, one year later, the theatre magazine "Theater heute" named her "Actress of the year".

But Lothar did not seem to get too excited with the film business before she starred in two highly praised roles in the drama "Engelchen" ("Little Angel", 1996) that won her a nomination for the German film award, and in Michael Haneke's controversial and violent psychological drama "Funny Games" (1997). Since then, Lothar – besides continuing her theatre career – has again and again appeared in ambitious movie and TV productions like Eric Till's film "Bonhoeffer – die letzte Stufe" ("Bonhoeffer – Agent of Grace", 2000) alongside Ulrich Tukur, "Dreimal Leben" (2001) based on a play by Yasmina Reza, Ulrich Seidl's award-winning social study "Import/Export" (2007), or the tragicomedy "Fleisch ist mein Gemüse". She played another prominent role in Michael Haneke's internationally acclaimed and oscar-nominated drama "Das weiße Band" ("The White Ribbon", 2009).

Susanne Lothar was married to the actor Ulrich Mühe who died in July 2007. During the course of their careers, the married couple appeared in several films in front of the camera together, for instance, in "Funny Games", in Hans w. Geissendörfer's "Schneeland" ("Snowland", 2005), and for the last time in the psychological thriller "Nemesis" (2008), director Nicole Mosleh's debut film.

Susanne Lothar died in July 2012, aged only 51.

Filmography

2011/2012 Staub auf unseren Herzen
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2011/2012 Die Gurkenkönigin
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2011/2012 Blutsbrüder teilen alles
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2010/2011 Wer wenn nicht wir
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2010 Nemesis
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2010 Rausch
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2010 Bestien
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2009/2010 Die kommenden Tage
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2009/2010 Die Auflehnung
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2009-2011 Die verlorene Zeit
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2008/2009 Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte
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2008 Der Vorleser
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2008 Der glückliche Tod
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2008 Und ewig schweigen die Männer
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2007/2008 Morgen räum ich auf
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2007/2008 Fleisch ist mein Gemüse
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2006/2007 Das Ende des Schweigens
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2006 Die Österreichische Methode
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2005-2007 Madonnen
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2005 Unter dem Eis
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2004/2005 Der Teufel vom Berg
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2003/2004 Schneeland
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2003 Hamlet X
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2000/2001 Die Klavierspielerin
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1999/2000 Bonhoeffer - Die letzte Stufe
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1999 Einfach raus
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1999 Der Mörder meiner Mutter
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1998/1999 Traumhaus
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1997 Blutige Scheidung
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1997 Das Schloß
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1996/1997 Funny Games
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1995/1996 Engelchen
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1994 Geschäfte
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1994 Grenzgänger
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1992 Das tödliche Auge
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1992 Der demokratische Terrorist
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1990 Winckelmanns Reisen
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1989 Das Geheimnis des gelben Geparden
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1988-1992 Die zweite Heimat (13 Teile)
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1988-1992 Die zweite Heimat. Chronik einer Jugend in 13 Filmen. 11. Zeit des Schweigens
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1988-1992 Die zweite Heimat. Chronik einer Jugend in 13 Filmen. 10. Das Ende der Zukunft
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1982/1983 Eisenhans
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