Martina Gedeck

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Martina Gedeck
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Martina Gedeck, Berlin, 2007
Born(1961-09-14) 14 September 1961 (age 52)
Munich, Bavaria, West Germany
ResidenceBerlin
NationalityGerman
OccupationActress
Years active1981–present
AwardsDeutscher Filmpreis
(1997, 2002)
Website
www.martinagedeck.com
 
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Martina Gedeck
Martina Gedeck - Berlin Film Festival 2007 (2) (cropped).jpg
Martina Gedeck, Berlin, 2007
Born(1961-09-14) 14 September 1961 (age 52)
Munich, Bavaria, West Germany
ResidenceBerlin
NationalityGerman
OccupationActress
Years active1981–present
AwardsDeutscher Filmpreis
(1997, 2002)
Website
www.martinagedeck.com

Martina Gedeck [ɡəˈdɛk] (born 14 September 1961) is a German actress. She came to broader, international attention due to her roles in films such as Mostly Martha (2001), The Lives of Others (2006), and The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008).[1] She has won numerous awards, including the Deutscher Filmpreis in 1997 for Supporting Actress in Life is All You Get, and in 2002 for Actress in Mostly Martha.[2]

Biography[edit]

Martina Gedeck was born 14 September 1961 in Munich, West Germany and grew up in Bavaria, the oldest of three girls.[3] In 1971, her family moved to Berlin, where the eleven-year-old debuted as an actress in children's television shows.[4]

After graduating school in 1981, she enrolled at the Free University of Berlin, majoring in German Literature and History.[4] From 1982 to 1986, Martina attended acting classes at the Berlin University of the Arts. During that time, she made her stage debut at the Theater am Turm in Frankfurt. Gedeck performed regularly at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, and appeared in plays in Basel, Berlin, Frankfurt, and Hamburg.[4]

In 1994, Gedeck gained the attention of film audiences with her performance in Sönke Wortmann's hit comedy Maybe... Maybe Not (Der bewegte Mann). In 1995, Gedeck received critical praise for her award-winning performance in the television drama Hölleisengretl. In 1997, she furthered her reputation with her performance as Lilo in Wolfgang Becker's Life is All You Get (Das Leben ist eine Baustelle).[4] In 1997, she received the German Film Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as a shy waitress in Helmut Dietl's Rossini (Rossini oder die mörderische Frage, wer mit wem schlief).[2][4] By the end of the 1990s, Gedeck had established herself as "one of the most prolific character actresses in Germany" with ambitious feature films such as Jew-Boy Levi (Viehjud Levi) and television dramas like Dominik Graf's Deine besten Jahre. She garnered awards and nominations throughout this period of her career.[4]

Martina Gedeck at the Österreichischer Filmpreis 2011
Martina Gedeck, Berlinale, 2013

Gedeck's international breakthrough came with her performance in Sandra Nettelbeck's Mostly Martha (Bella Martha). In the film, she plays a workaholic chef who is forced to adjust to major changes in her personal and professional life that are beyond her control. The film won the Créteil International Women's Film Festival Grand Prix Award, and the Goya Award for Best European Film in 2002. It also received a German Film Award Nomination for Outstanding Feature Film. For her performance, Gedeck received a European Film Award Nomination for Best Actress (2002), the German Film Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Actress (2002), and the German Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress (2003).[5]

In 2006 Gedeck appeared in five major films: The Elementary Particles (2006) as Christiane, The Lives of Others (2006) as Christa-Maria Sieland, The Perfect Friend (2006) as Marlène, Summer '04 (2006) as Miriam Franz, and Robert De Niro's The Good Shepherd (2006) as Hanna Schiller, starring opposite Matt Damon and John Turturro.[4] The Lives of Others won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.[1]

In 2008 Gedeck played the role of Ulrike Meinhof in The Baader Meinhof Complex. In 2010, Gedeck, who is affiliated with the Green Party, served as an elector in the Federal Assembly to elect the new President of Germany.[6] That year, she appeared in Jew Suss: Rise and Fall and Agnosía.

In 2012 she appeared in The Wall and The Door, and in 2013, she appeared in The Nun and Night Train to Lisbon. Gedeck resides in Berlin with her partner, Swiss director Markus Imboden.[3] In 2013 she was named as a member of the jury at the 70th Venice International Film Festival.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Television
  • Goldjunge (1988)
  • Die Beute (1988), Nelly
  • Schulz & Schulz (1989–1993), Britta – TV series, 5 episodes
  • Hausmänner (1991), Helen
  • Mutter und Söhne (1992), Susanne Stoller
  • Leo und Charlotte (1993), Sylvie
  • Krücke (1993), Bronka
  • Das Schwein - Eine deutsche Karriere (1995), Wanda
  • Hölleisengretl (1995), Hölleisenretl
  • Der Schönste Tag im Leben (1996), Waltraut
  • Lea Katz - Die Kriminalpsychologin: Einer von uns (1997), Lea Katz
  • Lea Katz - Die Kriminalpsychologin: Das wilde Kind (1997), Lea Katz
  • Der Neffe (1997), Isabella
  • Bella Block (1997), Frau Meng – TV series, episode "Tod eines Mädchens"
  • Der Laden (1998) TV, Elvira
  • Single Bells (1998), Kati Treichl
  • Die beste Party - Heimatabend 1999 (1999)
  • Ich habe nein gesagt (1999), Doris Wengler
  • Deine besten Jahre (1999), Vera Kemp
  • Happy Hour oder Glück und Glas (2000), Greta Steinwender
  • O Palmenbaum (2000), Kati Treichl
  • Romeo (2001), Lotte Zimmermann
  • Scheidung auf amerikanisch (2001), Sarah
  • Jenseits der Liebe (2001), Helen Dubbs
  • Die Mutter (2002), Vera Zardiss
  • Verlorenes Land (2002), Maria
  • 1809 Andreas Hofer (2002), Lebzelter-Mariandl
  • Geheime Geschichten (2003)
  • Unsre Mutter ist halt anders (2003), Paula
  • Schattenlinie (2003), Clara Lorenz
  • Das Blaue Wunder (2004), Thea Eiselt
  • Hunger auf Leben (2004), Brigitte Reimann
  • Feuer in der Nacht (2004), Paola Winkler
  • Der Stich des Skorpion (2004), Anne Stein
  • Giacomo Casanova (2004), Madame De Roll
  • Spiele der Macht - 11011 Berlin (2005), Prof. Sara M. Kardow
  • Auf ewig und einen Tag (2006), Paula Schmitt
  • Verlassen (2007), Claudia
  • Sisi (2009), Erzherzogin Sophie von Habsburg
  • Tatort (2010)
  • Halbe Hundert (2012)
Cinema

Awards[edit]

European Film Award
Berlin Film Festival, Silver Bear
German Film Award
Adolf-Grimme-Award, Germany
  • 1995 Best Cast, Just an affair, Won
  • 1998 Best Actress, The Nephew, Bella Block, Won
  • 2002 Best Actress, Romeo, Won
  • 2004 Best Actress, Back to Life, Nominated
Bavarian Film Award
  • 1999 Best Actress, The Green Desert, Won[12]
  • 2007 Best Actress, Messy Christmas, Won[12]
Bavarian TV Award
  • 1995 Best Actress, Hölleisengretl, Won[13]
  • 2000 Best Actress, Best Years, Won[13]
Golden Lion Award, Germany
  • 1997 Best Actress, The Nephew, Nominated
  • 1998 Best Supporting Actress, Bella Block, Won[14]
German Film Critics Association Award
German Television Award
  • 2004 Best Actress, Hungry for Life, Won[16]
Golden Camera, Germany
  • 2003 Best Actress, Lost Country, The Mother, Won[17]
Jupiter Award
Baden-Baden TV Film Festival
  • 2001 Best Cast, Romeo, Won
TeleStar, Germany
  • 1997 Best Actress, The Nephew, Won
Mons International Festival of Love Films, Belgium
  • 2002 Best Actress, Mostly Martha, Won
International Filmfestival Kaluga, Russia
  • 2006 Best Actress, Mostly Martha, Won
Nastro d’Argento Europeo, Taormina Film Fest Italy
Premio Bacco, Notte delle Stelle, Italy
  • 2006 Best Actress, Mostly Martha, Won[18]
BZ Culture Award, Germany
  • 2008 Film, Outstanding artistic contribution, Won
Diva Award, Germany
  • 2006 Hall of Fame, Outstanding artistic contribution, Won[2][19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Martina Gedeck". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Awards for Martina Gedeck". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Kevin Maher (1 November 2008). "'Germany's Meryl Streep' Martina Gedeck is the first lady of terror". The Times. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Martina Gedeck". Film Portal. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Awards for Mostly Martha". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "German Presidential Elections". LIFE. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Juries and Awards of the 70th Venice Film Festival". labiennale. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "European Film Academy 2006". European Film Academy. Retrieved 6 September 2011. 
  9. ^ "Prizes & Honours Berlinale 2007". Berlinale. Retrieved 6 September 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "Deutsche Filmpreise vopn 1951 bis heute". Deutsche Filmakademie. Retrieved 6 September 2011. 
  11. ^ "Nominierungen 2006". Deutscher Filmpreis. Retrieved 6 September 2011. 
  12. ^ a b "Bayerische Filmpreisträger" (pdf). Bayrische Staatsregierung. Retrieved 6 September 2011. 
  13. ^ a b "Preistaeger des Bayerischen Fernsehpreises" (pdf). Bayrische Staatsregierung. Retrieved 6 September 2011. 
  14. ^ "Bella Block: Das Gegenteil von Liebe". ZDF. Retrieved 6 September 2011. 
  15. ^ "Preisträger seit 1956". Verband der deutschen Filmkritik. Retrieved 6 September 2011. 
  16. ^ "Preisträger 2004". Der Deutsche Fernsehpreis GmbH. Retrieved 6 September 2011. 
  17. ^ "Die Goldene Kamera 2003, 4 Februar 2003". Die Goldene Kamera. Retrieved 6 September 2011. 
  18. ^ "Preisträger". Notte Delle Stelle. Retrieved 6 September 2011. 
  19. ^ "Die Preisträger der DIVA seit 1991". Diva Award. Retrieved 6 September 2011. 

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