Biography

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Bernhard Wicki  (28 October 1919 in St. Pölten, Austria - 5 January 2000 in Munich) was an Austrian actor and film director.

Wicki studied in the city of Breslau such topics as Art History, History und German Literature. In 1938, he transferred to the Schauspielschule des Staatlichen Schauspielhauses (drama school) in Berlin. In 1939, because of his membership in the Bündischen Jugend he was imprisoned for many months in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. After his release he moved to Vienna, and then in 1944 to Switzerland.

After the end of World War II, he starred in many films, like Die letzte Brücke (1953) and Es geschah am 20. Juli (1955). He was also a photographer. His first attempt at directing came three years later with the documentary Warum sind sie gegen uns? (1958). He became internationally famous with his anti-war film of 1959 called Die Brücke. In 1961, he won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 11th Berlin International Film Festival for his film The Miracle of Father Malachia.

After his death in 2001, a fund was started and named after him in Munich, the Bernhard Wicki Memorial Fund. Since 2002, it has awarded a film prize, The Bridge, considered a peace prize. A further prize was endowed in 2006 with 15,000 euros, a prize given in the city of Emden since 2000. He was a patron of the International Film Festival in Emden-Norderney which first started in 1990.

He first married Agnes Fink, a fellow acting colleague, and later married Elisabeth Endriss, also a colleague. In the documentary Verstörung - und eine Art von Poesie (June, 2007), Elisabeth Wicki-Endriss portrayed the life and work for Wicki.

He is buried at the Nymphenburger cemetery in Munich (grave number 4-1-23).

Description above from the Wikipedia article Bernhard Wicki, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Bernhard Wicki  (28 October 1919 in St. Pölten, Austria - 5 January 2000 in Munich) was an Austrian actor and film director.

Wicki studied in the city of Breslau such topics as Art History, History und German Literature. In 1938, he transferred to the Schauspielschule des Staatlichen Schauspielhauses (drama school) in Berlin. In 1939, because of his membership in the Bündischen Jugend he was imprisoned for many months in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. After his release he moved to Vienna, and then in 1944 to Switzerland.

After the end of World War II, he starred in many films, like Die letzte Brücke (1953) and Es geschah am 20. Juli (1955). He was also a photographer. His first attempt at directing came three years later with the documentary Warum sind sie gegen uns? (1958). He became internationally famous with his anti-war film of 1959 called Die Brücke. In 1961, he won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 11th Berlin International Film Festival for his film The Miracle of Father Malachia.

After his death in 2001, a fund was started and named after him in Munich, the Bernhard Wicki Memorial Fund. Since 2002, it has awarded a film prize, The Bridge, considered a peace prize. A further prize was endowed in 2006 with 15,000 euros, a prize given in the city of Emden since 2000. He was a patron of the International Film Festival in Emden-Norderney which first started in 1990.

He first married Agnes Fink, a fellow acting colleague, and later married Elisabeth Endriss, also a colleague. In the documentary Verstörung - und eine Art von Poesie (June, 2007), Elisabeth Wicki-Endriss portrayed the life and work for Wicki.

He is buried at the Nymphenburger cemetery in Munich (grave number 4-1-23).

Description above from the Wikipedia article Bernhard Wicki, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 90

Birthday 1919-10-28

Day of Death 2000-01-03

Place of Birth St. Pölten, Austria

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1994 Rosamunde Pilcher: Wilder Thymian as Sir Kenneth
1994 Das Geheimnis as Dr. Virgil Schwarz
1993 Royal Baths
1991 Erfolg as Bichler
1989 I promessi sposi (5 episodes) as padre gentiluomo
1989 Spider's Web as Herr Waizenbaum
1987 Pattbergs Erbe as Herr Pattberg
1986 Killing Cars as Von der Mühle
1985 Marie Ward - Zwischen Galgen und Glorie as George Abbot
1984 Eine Art von Zorn as Philipp Sanger
1984 The Shore as Weber, Verleger
1984 Paris, Texas as Doctor Ulmer
1984 Dangerous Moves as Pühl
1983 A Love in Germany as Dr. Borg
1983 Spring Symphony as Baron von Fricken
1982 The Mysterious Stranger as Heinrich Stein
1982 Domino as Lehrter
1981 A case for two (1 episode) as Professor Kaiser
1981 Im Schlaraffenland. Ein Roman unter feinen Leuten as Bankier James Türkheimer
1980 Death Watch as Katherine's Dad
1979 Bayerischer Filmpreis (1 episode) as himself
1979 Theodor Chindler - Die Geschichte einer deutschen Familie as Helmberger
1978 Kidnapped (13 episodes) as Hoseason
1978 Der Mann im Schilf as Sir Gerald
1978 Despair as Orlovius
1978 The Glass Cell as Polizeikommissar Österreich
1977 The Left-Handed Woman as Verleger
1977 Curd Jürgens - Der Filmstar, der vom Theater kam
1977 Der Alte (1 episode) as Hans Pagel (1 episode) as Dragan Janczak
1977 Glücksucher as Kurt Siebold
1976 Three Paths to the Lake as Branco Trotta
1976 Crime and Passion as Rolf
1974 Derrick (1 episode) as Karl Yurowski (1 episode) as Dr. Lechner
1973 Je später der Abend (1 episode)
1972 Das Jahrhundert der Chirurgen (1 episode) as König Edward VII.
1971 Carlos as Philipp
1969 Die Enthüllung as Prof. Karl Jordan
1969 Your Caresses as Vater
1969 Der Kommissar (1 episode) as Dr. Wolfgang Brandes (1 episode) as Johannes Berneis
1968 Graf Öderland as Staatsanwalt
1968 Der Feldmarschall as Baron
1968 Affäre Dreyfuss as Emile Zola
1967 Ostwind as Konarski
1966 Goldene Kamera Verleihung (1 episode) as himself
1964 Grimme-Preis-Verleihung (1 episode) as himself
1963 Elf Jahre und ein Tag as Karl Rodenbach
1962 L'amore difficile as Hans (segment "Il serpente")
1961 Die Nashörner as Herr Behringer
1961 La Notte as Tommaso Garani
1960 Lampenfieber as Rohrbach
1959 Stars in der Manege (1 episode)
1959 Frau im besten Mannesalter as Tex Richards
1958 Frauensee as Karl Anton Graf Chur
1958 The Restless Night as Priest Brunner
1958 Flucht in die Tropennacht as Robert
1958 La chatte as Bernard Werner
1958 Madeleine und der Legionär as Luigi Locatelli
1957 Es wird alles wieder gut as Dr. Johann Krapp
1957 The Affairs of Julie as Paul Frank
1957 Königin Luise as Zar Alexander
1956 Skandal um Dr. Vlimmen as Dr. Jan Vlimmen
1956 Weil du arm bist, mußt du früher sterben as Dr. Grüter
1956 Frucht ohne Liebe as Dr.Kolb
1955 Rosen im Herbst as Geert von Innstetten
1955 Du mein stilles Tal as Erik Linden
1955 Es geschah am 20. Juli as Oberst Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg
1955 Children, Mother, and the General as Hauptmann Dornberg
1954 Double Destiny as Rainer von Hohenburg
1954 Die Mücke as Hugo
1954 Circus of Love as Franz
1954 Ewiger Walzer as Johann Strauss Sohn
1954 Prisoners of Love as Franz Martens
1954 The Last Bridge as Boro
1953 Junges Herz voll Liebe as Vitus Zingerl
1951 Deutscher Filmpreis (Lola) (4 episodes) as himself
1950 Der fallende Stern as Otto
1948 Bambi-Verleihung (1 episode) as himself
1940 The Postmaster as Statist

Directing

1989 Spider's Web Director
1987 Sansibar oder Der letzte Grund Director
1985 Die Grünstein-Variante Director
1977 Die Eroberung der Zitadelle Director
1977 Curd Jürgens - Der Filmstar, der vom Theater kam Director
1971 Weights and Measures Director
1971 Karpfs Karriere Director
1967 Der Paukenspieler Director
1965 Morituri Director
1964 The Visit Director
1962 The Longest Day Director
1961 The Miracle of Father Malachia Director
1959 The Bridge Director
1958 Warum sind sie gegen uns? Director

Writing

1989 Spider's Web Screenplay
1987 Sansibar oder Der letzte Grund Screenplay
1985 Die Grünstein-Variante Screenplay
1977 Die Eroberung der Zitadelle Writer
1977 Curd Jürgens - Der Filmstar, der vom Theater kam Writer
1967 Der Paukenspieler Writer
1961 The Miracle of Father Malachia Writer
1959 The Bridge Screenplay
1958 Warum sind sie gegen uns? Screenplay

Production

1977 Die Eroberung der Zitadelle Co-Producer

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