Uwe Kockisch

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Uwe Kockisch (born January 31, 1944)[citation needed] in Cottbus, Germany) is a German stage, screen and television actor.


Kockisch completed his training to become an actor at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin. He accepted engagements in Cottbus and Karl-Marx-Stadt (Chemnitz). He appeared in plays at the Maxim-Gorki-Theater for over 20 years[1] and later, for two years, at the Schaubühne in Berlin.

Kockisch began working in the film industry in 1974. In 1981, he played the lead role in Dein Unbekannter Bruder (Your Unknown Brother), available at Netflix, an East German film by Ulrich Weiss. Kockisch appeared in such crime series as Tatort and Polizeiruf 110, and played an inspector in the TV series Zappek. Since 2003 he has incarnated Commissario Guido Brunetti[2] in a number of television films based on the crime novels by Donna Leon. In 2010 he held one of the lead roles in the six-part miniseries The Weissensee Saga: A Berlin Love Story, as the Stasi officer Hans Kupfer.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

As a youth, Kockisch attempted to escape from East Germany, but was caught and had to spend a year in prison.

Kockisch is married and lives in Madrid.[citation needed]


Selected filmography[edit]

Donna Leon Series[edit]

As Commissario Guido Brunetti,[6] Kockisch has appeared in the following television films based on the crime novels by Donna Leon:


  1. ^ Müller], [Redaktion: Julia Niehaus, Manfred Möckel, und Harald (2002). Maxim Gorki Theater. [Berlin]: Theater der Zeit. pp. 14, 68, 90. ISBN 3-934344-19-4. 
  2. ^ "Uwe Kockisch als Commissario Brunetti". ARD. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Silberman, Marc (1995). German cinema: texts in context. Wayne State University Press. p. 245. ISBN 0-8143-2560-2. 
  4. ^ Hans Günther Pflaum, Hans Helmut Prinzler (1993). Cinema in the Federal Republic of Germany. Inter Nationes. p. 449. 
  5. ^ Röhe, Matthias (2009). Drehort Hamburg. Norderstedt: Books on Demand. pp. 72, 73. ISBN 3-8370-8252-0. 
  6. ^ Augstein, Rudolf (2006). Der Spiegel. Spiegel-Verlag. p. 82. 
  7. ^ Zanotto, Piero (2002). Veneto in film : il censimento del cinema ambientato nel territorio : 1895-2002 (1. ed. ed.). Venezia: Marsilio. pp. 112, 113. ISBN 88-317-8146-4. 

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