Martina Gedeck

Martina Gedeck

Darstellerin
*14.09.1961 München

Biography

Martina Gedeck was born in Munich on September 14th 1961. In 1971, her family moved to Berlin, where the 11-year-old debuted as an actress in children's TV shows. After finishing school in 1981, she enrolled at the Freie Universität Berlin, majoring in German literature and history.

From 1982 to 1986, she attended the acting class at the Hochschule der Künste. During that time, Gedeck made her stage debut at the Theater im Turm in Frankfurt. She performed on a regular basis at the Deutsche Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, and had engagements at other theatres in Basel, Berlin, Frankfurt and Hamburg.

Movie audiences got to know her thanks to her parts in Sönke Wortmann's hit comedy "Der bewegte Mann" (Maybe, Maybe not) and Rainer Kaufmann's "Stadtgespräch" (Talk of the Town). Her memorable turn as sluttish housewife cum entrepreneur Lola in Wolfgang Becker's "Das Leben ist eine Baustelle" (Life is All You Get) further boosted her film career.

After getting rave reviews for her award-winning performance in the TV-drama "Hölleisengretl", Gedeck impressed critics and moviegoers alike with her interpretation of shy waitress Seraphina in Helmut Dietl's "Rossini oder die mörderische Frage, wer mit wem schlief" (Rossini) and consequently was awarded the German Film Award for Best Actress In A Supporting Role in 1997.

By then, Gedeck had established herself as one of the most prolific character actresses in Germany. She effortlessly switched ambitious feature films like "Viehjud Levi" (Jew-Boy Levi) and highbrow TV-dramas like Dominik Graf's "Deine besten Jahre", garnering numerous awards and nominations along the way. Her international breakthrough came with "Bella Martha" by Sandra Nettelbeck: Gedeck plays successful but lonely chef Martha, who suddenly has to come to terms with the orphaned daughter of her dead sister and a new Italian assistant cook. The engaging film played extremely well in Germany and abroad, and Gedeck was awarded the German Film Award as Best Actress.

She continued to win audiences over with convincing turns in TV dramas "Romeo" and "Die Mutter", and most recently added two new prestigious movie projects to her résumé, the much talked about literary adaptation "Elementarteilchen" (The Elementary Particles) and the oscar-winning drama "Das Leben der Anderen" (The Lives of Others). But also in smaller productions like Stefan Krohmer's "Sommer 04" (Summer 04) she continued to give stunning performances. Two other prestigious projects are released in autumn/winter 2008: Bernd Eichinger's adaptation of the book about german terrorism "Baader Meinhof Komplex", in which Martina Gedeck plays Ulrike Meinhof, and Helma Sanders-Brahm's portrait of pianist Clara Schumann, who is torn between her love for her husband Robert and young Johannes Brahms, "Geliebte Clara" (Clara).

In 2010 she worked again with director Oskar Roehler and played the wife of actor Ferdinand Marian (Tobias Moretti) in his controversial film "Jud Süß - Film ohne Gewissen" (Jew Suss - Rise and Fall). She then had a supporting role in the Spanish thriller "Agnosia", which was not released in German cinemas. In 2011, she played a police psychologist trying to solve the case of a missing child in "Bastard" and a woman who suddenly finds herself isolated in the mountain wilderness by an invisible wall in "Die Wand", released in 2012. This performance garnered Gedeck a nomination for the German Film Award.

Spring 2012 saw the release of István Szabó's "Hinter der Tür" in Germany. In the film, Gedeck plays a writer who develops a unique relationship to her elder and slightly peculiar maid.

Following roles in "Halbe Hundert" (TV, 2012) and "Die Nonne" (F/D/B 2013), she was one of the leads in Bille August's "Nachtzug nach Lissabon" (D/CH/PT), which premiered at the 2013 Berlin IFF. Shortly afterwards, she starred opposite Klaus Maria Brandauer in the made-for-TV drama "Die Auslöschung", and played a woman whose ex-husband is confronted with her ex-lover in Markus Imboden's acclaimed "Am Hang" (CH/D 2013). After getting much attention for her portrayal of a tough juvenile court judge in the TV production "Das Ende der Geduld" (2014), Gedeck was one of the leads in the TV miniseries "Tannbach – Schicksal eines Dorfes", which is set in the last days of WWII.

In 2015, Martina Gedeck starred alongside Devid Striesow in the screen adaptation of the bestselling novel "Ich bin dann mal weg" and played the mother of Anne Frank in "Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank".

Filmography

2016/2017 Mittelreich
Cast
 
2016 Terror - Ihr Urteil
Cast
 
2015/2016 Gleißendes Glück
Cast
 
2015/2016 Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank
Cast
 
2014/2015 Ich bin dann mal weg
Cast
 
2014/2015 The Girl King
Cast
 
2013/2014 Das Ende der Geduld
Cast
 
2013 Die Auslöschung
Cast
 
2012/2013 Am Hang
Cast
 
2012/2013 Nachtzug nach Lissabon
Cast
 
2012/2013 Die Nonne
Cast
 
2011/2012 Halbe Hundert
Cast
 
2010/2011 Bastard
Cast
 
2010-2012 Hinter der Tür
Cast
 
2010-2012 Die Wand
Cast
 
2010 Aghet - Ein Völkermord
Participation
 
2009/2010 Wie einst Lilly
Cast
 
2009/2010 Jud Süß - Film ohne Gewissen
Cast
 
2009 Sisi
Cast
 
2007/2008 Geliebte Clara
Cast
 
2007/2008 Der Baader Meinhof Komplex
Cast
 
2007 Meine schöne Bescherung
Cast
 
2006 Auf ewig und einen Tag
Cast
 
2005/2006 Salam Cinema - Die iranische Familie Makhmalbaf und ihre Filme
Voice
 
2005/2006 Sommer '04 an der Schlei
Cast
 
2005/2006 Ein perfekter Freund
Cast
 
2005/2006 Elementarteilchen
Cast
 
2005 Liebe nach dem Tod
Cast
 
2004/2005 Das Leben der Anderen
Cast
 
2004/2005 Spiele der Macht - 11011 Berlin
Cast
 
2004 LiveMovie: Feuer in der Nacht
Cast
 
2004 Der Stich des Skorpion
Cast
 
2003/2004 Ins Leben zurück
Cast
 
2003 Hunger auf Leben
Cast
 
2001/2002 Verlorenes Land
Cast
 
2001/2002 Andreas Hofer - Die Freiheit des Adlers
Cast
 
2001 Romeo
Cast
 
2000/2001 Bella Martha
Cast
 
2000/2001 Jenseits der Liebe
Cast
 
2000 Happy Hour oder Glück und Glas
Cast
 
2000 O Palmenbaum
Cast
 
1999/2000 Harte Jungs
Cast
 
1999/2000 Die Königin. Marianne Hoppe
Participation
 
1999 Ich habe nein gesagt
Cast
 
1998/1999 Alles Bob
Cast
 
1998/1999 Grüne Wüste
Cast
 
1998/1999 Viehjud Levi
Cast
 
1998/1999 Deine besten Jahre
Cast
 
1997/1998 Der Laden
Cast
 
1997/1998 Frau Rettich, die Czerny und ich
Cast
 
1997 Tod eines Mädchens
Cast
 
1996/1997 Der Neffe
Cast
 
1996-1998 Frauen lügen nicht
Cast
 
1996 Nirgendwohin
Cast
 
1996 Rossini - oder die mörderische Frage, wer mit wem schlief
Cast
 
1996 Harald
Cast
 
1995-1997 Das Leben ist eine Baustelle
Cast
 
1995 Stadtgespräch
Cast
 
1995 Unfallflucht
Cast
 
1995 Der schönste Tag im Leben
Cast
 
1994/1995 Hölleisengretl
Cast
 
1994 Das Schwein - Eine deutsche Karriere
Cast
 
1994 Man(n) sucht Frau
Cast
 
1994 Der bewegte Mann
Cast
 
1993 Im Namen des Gesetzes. [01. Staffel]
Cast
 
1993 Schulz & Schulz V: Fünf vor zwölf
Cast
 
1993 How I Got Rhythm
Cast
 
1992 Schulz & Schulz IV: Neue Welten - alte Lasten
Cast
 
1992 Endstation Harembar
Cast
 
1992 Barmherzige Schwestern
Cast
 
1991/1992 Schulz & Schulz III: Wechselspiele
Cast
 
1991-1993 Krücke
Cast
 
1990/1991 Hausmänner
Cast
 
1990/1991 Schulz & Schulz II: Aller Anfang ist schwer
Cast
 
1990 Der doppelte Nötzli
Cast
 
1989/1990 Hard Days, Hard Nights
Cast
 
1989 Schulz & Schulz
Cast
 
1989 Der Schwur
Cast
 
1988/1989 Tiger, Löwe, Panther
Cast
 
1987/1988 Die Beute
Cast
 
1987/1988 Goldjunge
Cast
 
1986/1987 Aquaplaning
Cast
 
1986 In der Kälte der Sonne
Cast
 
1984/1985 Retouche
Cast
 

Overview

More at filmportal

Literature

KOBV-Suche