Suzanne von Borsody

Suzanne von Borsody

Darstellerin, Regie, Musik
*23.09.1957 München

Biography

Suzanne von Borsody was born in Munich on September 23 1957. The daughter of actors Rosemarie Fendel und Hans von Borsody hails from a film dynasty: Her grandfather was director Eduard von Borsody, her great uncle Julius von Borsody was a film architect and set designer and her half sister Cosima is an actor as well. Already as a child, Suzanne von Borsody appeared alongside her mother in one episode of the TV series "Das Kriminalmuseum" (1964) and in the made-for-TV feature film "Der Mann aus dem Bootshaus" (1967). She had her first major role in the 1978 TV movie "Adoptionen". She next gained significant popularity with her turn in the miniseries "Beate S." (1978), which won her a Goldene Kamera.

From 1980 until 1982, Borsody was part of the stage ensemble of the Schauspiel Frankfurt. During that time, her sporadic screen credits included "Das eine Glück und das andere" (1980), which garnered her a Grimme Award and the newcomer Award at the Munich Film Festival. On stage, she starred in productions at the Schauspielhaus Bremen (1982-84), the Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf (1984-87) and the Schillertheater Berlin (1987-93). She also starred in Alexander Kluge's "Die Macht der Gefühle" ("The Power of Emotion", 1981-83, TV), Peter Timm's comedy "Fifty Fifty" (1988) and Michael Klier's acclaimed mother-daughter-drama "Ostkreuz" (1991).

After the Schillertheater was shut down in 1993, Suzanne von Borsody focused more on her TV and film career: She played the prostitute Daphne in the screen adaptation of Dürrenmatt's "Justiz" ("Justice", DE/CH 1993), appeared in the romance "Der Flug des Albatros" ("Flight of the Albatross", NZ/DE 1995) as well as the post-war drama "Deutschlandlied" (1995, TV), and was the female lead of the TV series "Vater wider Willen" (1995/1998). On the big screen, she had memorable roles in Tom Tykwer's "Lola rennt" ("Run Lola Run", 1998) and Doris Dörrie's "Bin ich schön?" ("Am I Beautiful?", 1998). Her portrayals of an alcoholic in Margarethe von Trotta's "Dunkle Tage" (1999, TV) and of a convicted murderer in "Die Mörderin" (1999, TV) garnered her both the Bavarian and the German Television Award. Between 1998 and 2000, she also had a recurring role in the popular TV series "Schimanksi".

In 2001, Borsody played a woman who falls in love with a Jewish man during the Nazi years in the drama "Leo und Claire" ("Leo & Claire"). The same year, she joined the stage ensemble of the Renaissancetheater in Berlin. Her performance in the 2007 staging of "Verdammt lange her" won her the Berlin theatre award "Goldener Vorhang". Also in 2007, the compilation film "GG 19" (2005-2007) was released, for which Borsody contributed a segment as director.

Apart from supporting roles in theatrical releases like "Planet B: Mask Under Mask" (2003) and "Joy Division" (GB/HU/DE 2006), she predominately appeared on TV in the 2000s. During that time, she had memorable roles in "Der zweite Blick" (2005), "Eine Liebe in Königsberg" (2006), "Ein geheimnisvoller Sommer", "Entführt" (2009) and in "Bis nichts mehr bleibt" ("Until Nothing Remains", 2010).

In 2010, Borsody played a strict school principal in the children's film "Hanni & Nanni", and she reprised the part for two sequels. Her turn as the wife of a cynical newspaper publisher in Hermine Huntgeburth's "Männertreu" (2014), won her a Grimme Award as well as two German Television Awards (for Best Female Actor and for Best Ensemble).

Following her notable performances in "Die Informantin" (2016) and "Die letzte Reise" (2017), she played an evil CEO in the children's film "Die Pfefferkörner und der Fluch des schwarzen Königs" (2017) and the daughter of a WWII veteran in "Leanders letzte Reise" ("The Last Journey", 2017).

In addition to her acting career, Suzanne von Borsody is also an avid painter, has recorded numerous audio books and goes on tour with literary and musical programs.

Filmography

2016/2017 Die kleine Hexe
Cast
 
2016/2017 Leanders letzte Reise
Cast
 
2016/2017 Die Pfefferkörner und der Fluch des schwarzen Königs
Cast
 
2015/2016 Drei Väter sind besser als keiner
Cast
 
2015/2016 Die letzte Reise
Cast
 
2014/2015 Roomservice
Cast
 
2013/2014 Männertreu
Cast
 
2012/2013 Hannas Reise
Cast
 
2012/2013 Hanni & Nanni 3
Cast
 
2012/2013 DeAD
Cast
 
2012 Arnes Nachlass
Cast
 
2011/2012 Hanni & Nanni 2
Cast
 
2011-2013 Ein schmaler Grat
Cast
 
2010/2011 Ritter Roland
Cast
 
2010/2011 Der Chinese
Cast
 
2009/2010 Hanni & Nanni
Cast
 
2009/2010 Bis nichts mehr bleibt
Cast
 
2008/2009 Ein geheimnisvoller Sommer
Cast
 
2008/2009 Entführt
Cast
 
2008/2009 Schwarzer Peter
Cast
 
2007 Späte Aussicht
Cast
 
2007 Wenn einer von uns stirbt, geh ich nach Paris
Voice
 
2007 Schlaflos in Oldenburg
Cast
 
2006/2007 Beim nächsten Kind wird alles anders
Cast
 
2006 In guten Händen
Cast
 
2005-2007 GG 19
Director
 
2005 Margarete Steiff
Cast
 
2005 Vorwärts wie Rückwärts
Cast
 
2004/2005 Die schlafende Schöne
Cast
 
2004-2006 Joy Division
Cast
 
2003/2004 Außer Kontrolle
Cast
 
2003 Mensch Mutter
Cast
 
2002/2003 Die Verhoevens
Voice
 
2002/2003 Der Puppengräber
Cast
 
2001/2002 Lilly unter den Linden
Cast
 
2001-2003 Planet B: Mask Under Mask
Cast
 
2000/2001 Leo und Claire
Cast
 
2000 Schimanski muß leiden
Cast
 
1999/2000 Jahrestage
Cast
 
1999/2000 Marlene
Cast
 
1999 Sehnsucht
Cast
 
1999 Geliebter Alltag
Cast
 
1998/1999 Dunkle Tage
Cast
 
1998 Die Mörderin
Cast
 
1998 Liebe und weitere Katastrophen
Cast
 
1998 Geschwister
Cast
 
1998 Rattennest
Cast
 
1998 Muttertag
Cast
 
1998 Kaltes Herz
Cast
 
1998 Ich liebe meine Familie, ehrlich
Cast
 
1997/1998 Bin ich schön?
Cast
 
1997/1998 Lola rennt
Cast
 
1997 Kind zu vermieten
Cast
 
1997 Alptraum
Cast
 
1997 Alibi für einen Engel
Cast
 
1995 Der Flug des Albatros
Cast
 
1994/1995 Deutschlandlied
Cast
 
1994/1995 Tödliches Geld - Das Gesetz der Belmonts
Cast
 
1994-1996 Brennendes Herz
Cast
 
1994 Klassenfahrt
Cast
 
1993/1994 Lauras Entscheidung
Cast
 
1993/1994 Tod in Miami
Cast
 
1993 Schulz & Schulz V: Fünf vor zwölf
Cast
 
1993 Blue Dream - Tod im Regen
Cast
 
1993 Justiz
Cast
 
1991/1992 Brandnacht
Cast
 
1991 Auge um Auge
Cast
 
1991 Ostkreuz
Cast
 
1988 Fifty-Fifty
Cast
 
1985 Kaiser und eine Nacht
Vocals
 
1981-1983 Die Macht der Gefühle
Cast
 
1980 Das eine Glück und das andere
Cast
 
1978/1979 Theodor Chindler
Cast