Ursula Werner

Ursula Werner

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*28.09.1943 Berlin-Eberswalde

Biography

Ursula Werner, born September 28, 1943, in Eberswalde, started actor's training at Staatliche Schauspielschule Berlin-Schöneweide (today: Ernst-Busch-Schauspielschule) in 1965 and successfully graduated three years later. Subsequently, Werner got her first engagements at Landestheater Halle/Saale and at Berlin's "Die Distel", the GDR political satire group. In 1979, she became a cast member of Berlin's Maxim-Gorki-Theater and has since been one of the most important actresses of the theatre's ensemble. In the course of her career, she appeared in highly praised productions of "Drei Schwestern" ("Three Sisters"), "Die Möwe" ("The Seagull"), or "Die Dreigroschenoper" ("The Threepenny Opera"), among others.

Werner made her movie debut in 1967, while still attending drama school, in Ralf Kirsten's adventurous comedy "Frau Venus und ihr Teufel" alongside Manfred Krug. Besides her theatre career, she appeared in a series of popular DEFA movies during the 1970s and 1980s, including the cult comedy "Ein irrer Duft von frischem Heu" ("A Terrific Scent of Fresh Hay"), where she played an SED party secretary with the telling name "Unglaube" ("Disbelief"), or the drama "Bürgschaft für ein Jahr", that won an award at the 1982 Berlinale. Furthermore, Werner starred in numerous roles in TV series like "Polizeiruf 110", or in TV movies like "Ich liebe Victor" (1984), directed by Karola Hattop.

Since the 1990s, Ursula Werner has only appeared occasionally in film or TV productions. Her most important films include the psychological drama "Scheusal" (1991), Bodo Fürneisen's German contribution to the 1991 "Prix Italia", as well as the three films she has made with director Andreas Dresen: "Die Polizistin" ("The Policewoman", 2000), "Willenbrock" (2004), and "Wolke Neun" ("Cloud Nine", 2008), where she plays the leading role of a wife who one day cheats on her longtime husband. At the 2008 Cannes film festival, "Wolke Neun" won the jury award of the section "Un certain regard".

Also in 2008, she appeared in a supporting role in the made-for-TV Thriller "Narrenspiel". In 2011, following several performances in television productions, she returned to the big screen with two releases: In Andreas Dresen's acclaimed melodrama "Halt auf freier Strecke", she plays the mother-in-law of a cancer patient, in "Wintertochter" she is a pensioner, who helps a 12-year old girl to find her biological father.

Filmography

2016/2017 Sommerhäuser
Cast
 
2016/2017 Lucky Loser - Ein Sommer in der Bredouille
Cast
 
2015/2016 Die Hände meiner Mutter
Cast
 
2014 Bornholmer Straße
Cast
 
2013 Teufel
Cast
 
2012/2013 Sputnik
Cast
 
2012 Mikrokosmonauten
Cast
 
2011/2012 Zwei Leben
Cast
 
2011/2012 Sicher ist nichts
Cast
 
2011-2013 Schwestern
Cast
 
2011 Mädchenabend
Cast
 
2011 Nagel zum Sarg
Cast
 
2010/2011 Halt auf freier Strecke
Cast
 
2010/2011 Wintertochter
Cast
 
2010 Ein Teller Suppe
Cast
 
2010 Unten Mitte Kinn
Cast
 
2008 Am anderen Ende
Cast
 
2007/2008 Wolke 9
Cast
 
2007/2008 Über Wasser gehen
Cast
 
2007 Narrenspiel
Cast
 
2004/2005 Willenbrock
Cast
 
2004 Oegeln
Cast
 
2001/2002 Hundsköpfe
Cast
 
2000 Die Polizistin
Cast
 
1998 Money! Money!
Cast
 
1992 Scheusal
Cast
 
1988/1989 Grüne Hochzeit
Cast
 
1988 Stunde der Wahrheit
Cast
 
1987/1988 Ich liebe dich - April! April!
Cast
 
1987/1988 Danke für die Blumen
Cast
 
1986/1987 Jan Oppen
Cast
 
1986 Ein ehrlicher Finder
Cast
 
1985/1986 Die Herausforderung
Cast
 
1984/1985 Meine Frau Inge und meine Frau Schmidt
Cast
 
1984 Ich liebe Victor
Cast
 
1983 Drei Schwestern
Cast
 
1982/1983 Insel der Schwäne
Cast
 
1981 Wäre die Erde nicht rund
Cast
 
1981 Darf ich Petruschka zu dir sagen?
dubbed by
 
1980/1981 Bürgschaft für ein Jahr
Cast
 
1978-1980 Glück im Hinterhaus
Cast
 
1978 Ein Kolumbus auf der Havel
Cast
 
1978 Schuldig
Cast
 
1976/1977 Ein irrer Duft von frischem Heu
Cast
 
1976/1977 Unterwegs nach Atlantis
dubbed by
 
1976 Die Trauerrede und andere heitere Begebenheiten
Cast
 
1975/1976 Ein altes Modell
Cast
 
1974/1975 Ein Fall ohne Zeugen
Cast
 
1973/1974 Der nackte Mann auf dem Sportplatz
Cast
 
1973-1975 Der Tischherr
Cast
 
1972/1973 Zement
Cast
 
1972 Jule - Julia - Juliane
Cast
 
1970 Weil ich dich liebe...
Cast
 
1970 Netzwerk
Cast
 
1969/1970 Fiete Stein
Cast
 
1969 Seine Hoheit - Genosse Prinz
Cast
 
1969 Der Täter kommt um Mitternacht (1950)
Cast
 
1966/1967 Frau Venus und ihr Teufel
Cast
 
1962 Wind von vorn
Cast
 

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