Angela Winkler

Angela Winkler was born in Templin (Uckermark). After a few hours of acting instruction with Ernst Fritz Fürbringer, she was hired at Westfälische Landestheater Castrop-Rauxel. In 1969, she played the main role in Peter Fleischmann's film Jagdszenen aus Niederbayern. Peter Stein brought her to Berlin's Schaubühne, where she was a member of the ensemble for several years. Her second screen role was in Volker Schlöndorff's 1975 filming of the Heinrich Böll novel The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, which made the actress popular among critics and the audience alike. For this role, she was awarded the Bundesfilmpreis and the Filmband in Gold. In Schlöndorff's Oscar-winning film The Tin Drum (1979) based on Günter Grass' novel, she played the mother of Oskar Matzerath (David Bennent). She later filmed with important film directors such as Andrzej Wajda, Hans W. Geissendörfer, and Michael Haneke. Beginning in 1986, she once again began working increasingly in the theater, especially with Klaus Michael Grüber, Luc Bondy, and Peter Zadek. Her important roles are the title role in Shakespeare's Hamlet (1999) and the mother in Peer Gynt (2004), both in productions by Peter Zadek, these productions have also been shown in the past few years Ruhrtriennale. In recent years, Angela Winkler has worked repeatedly with Robert Wilson at Berliner Ensemble: as Paulina in Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale, as Jenny in the Three Penny Opera, and as Wedekind's Lulu. Her last performance was with Romeo Castellucci at Berlin's Schaubühne: Hyperion: Briefe eines Terroristen.