Martin Wuttke, born 1962 in Gelsenkirchen, studied acting at the Figurentheater-Kolleg in Bochum and the Westfälische Schauspielschule in Bochum. Engagements on numerous German-speaking stages followed, among others in Berlin at the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, the Berliner Ensemble, the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, the Schillertheater, the Deutsches Theater and the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, the Thalia-Theater Hamburg, Schauspiel Frankfurt and the Staatstheater Stuttgart. From 1995 to 1996 he was briefly artistic director of the Berliner Ensemble. Martin Wuttke has been a member of the Vienna Burgtheater ensemble since 2009. He has worked with directors such as Frank Castorf, Christoph Schlingensief, Christoph Marthaler and René Pollesch for many years. He also became known to a wider TV audience as the Leipzig crime scene commissioner Keppler. In 1992 he was awarded the Körber Foundation's Boy Gobert Prize and in 1995 the Gertrud Eysoldt-Ring. In 1995 and 2003 he was voted "Actor of the Year" in the critics' survey of the theatre magazine Theater heute. He was also awarded the Nestroy Theatre Prize (2010), the German theatre prize Der Faust (2011) and the Stanislawski Prize. Martin Wuttke has appeared in films such as Die 120 Tage von Bottrop (directed by Christoph Schlingensief), Die Stille nach dem Schuss (directed by Volker Schlöndorff) and Inglorious Basterds (directed by Quentin Tarantino). Martin Wuttke also directs himself. He has been a member of the Akademie der Künste Berlin since 1996. In the 2020/21 season Wuttke can be seen in the world premiere Melissa Gets Everything (Melissa kriegt alles) by René Pollesch at the Deutsches Theater, as well as in (Life on earth can be sweet) Donna also by René Pollesch.
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